Location Of Queen Elizabeth National Park
This national park is found in the southwestern part of Uganda in the Kasese district. The park was established in 1952 and is one of the largest in Uganda and adjoins the frontier of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west. The vegetation of Queen Elizabeth national park consists mostly of thickets of various types of small trees, including the acacias. It is found in Kasese in southwestern Uganda. It occupies an area of 764 square miles in a region of rolling plains east of Edward and foothills south of Rwenzori mountains.
Queen Elizabeth national park is located in western Uganda, close to the historic town of fort portal, and it is spread out throughout the districts of Kamwenge, Rubirizi, Rukungiri, and Kasese. With more than 95 mammal species, 600 bird species, 10 kinds of primates, reptiles, and a wide range of insects like butterflies, it is the epicenter of Uganda’s wildlife. Reasonably, the diversity of ecosystems that are home to a variety of animal species is credited with the zazwildlife’s adaptation in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The park has got the Kazinga Channel which runs across 700 square miles of territory in the western region of Uganda, between Lakes Gorge and Albert. Following her visit in 1954, the park was given the name “Queen of England.”
According to the map, Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in the Kasese area, about 370 kilometers southwest of Kampala, the country’s capital. The main gate is situated in Katunguru, a district within Kasese, which explains why. In the past, Kasese town was well-known for its profitable cooper mining and the Rwenzori Mountains, also called the Moon Mountains.
Kasese district, which occupies more than 17% of the national park’s territory, borders Queen Elizabeth National Park on its north-eastern side. The aquatic bodies that dominate the Kasese district’s park, which is shared with Queen Elizabeth National Park, are the Kazinga Channel, Lake George, Lake Katwe, River Mubuku, and Kilembe.
During the morning and evening game drives at queen Elizabeth national park, you can see a lot of wild animals along the trucks because the part of Kasese district protected by the park is designed with game drive tracks. The most tempting lodging, such as Mweya Safari Lodge and Mweya Wildlife Authority Hostels for your budget safari, are still found in Kasese district.
Fort portal district.
Fort Portal District is important for all safaris to Queen Elizabeth since it acts as a stopover town close to Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is why it is referred to as a tourist town.
It was given that name in the 1980s after Sir Gerald Herbert, the British ambassador to Zanzibar. His monument is actually located in the center of the city and is a popular tourist destination.
Because it takes less than an hour to drive from Fort Portal to Queen Elizabeth National Park, you can stop in Fort Portal Town your route to your safari in the park.
The Karambi tombs for the Babito royals, the Tooro kingdom palace, where the king of Tooro, “King Oyo Nyimba Kamba Iguru,” was raised, and where the queen mother resides are some of the other cultural attractions in Fort Portal in addition to the lovely cover and fluffy “Batooro” ladies. Fortunately, you might meet and interact with the African royals while visiting these places.
The folklore surrounding the King’s daughter (Nyina Mwiru) comes to life when you visit the Amabere caverns, which you don’t want to miss.
Banks like Kenya Commercial Bank, Stanbic Bank, and others are among the support services you can receive in Fort Portal Town. You can acquire an on-the-go meal at one of Fortportal’s fine restaurants, which serve both international and regional fare including tacos, pizza, and other international specialties.
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