Tourist activities in Queen Elizabeth national park

Activities inside the park;

  • Kazinga channel boat cruise: You will be exposed to a long list of birds including migrant species in certain seasons. The ride is an opportunity to witness mammal and other game coolling off along the shores. This evergreen territory is dear to every kind of wildlife from the park.
  • Game drives and safaris: On the Kasenyi plains, on mweya peninsular or looking for tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector: looking for the big five and other small game; herds of buffalos, antelopes, elephants in the extended savannah of Queen Elizabeth national park. A mixture of ecosystems and landscapes will enable you to explore the varying wildlife of this park on the same journey.
  • Experiential and research activities such as mongoose tracking, lion and other carnivore tracking, Hippo census etc.

The activities outside the park. These activities can be done without paying park entrance fees.

  • Visiting the equator at Kikorongo: You will have an opportunity to stand in the northern and southern hemisphere at the same time. it is a photo opportunity posing by the equator marks on the two road sides
  • Lake Munyanyange birding tour: Here you can find flamingos during certain seasons of the year. Listen to the story of why and how flamingos move from Kenya on a pilgrimage only to return a few months later.
  • Katunguru community boat cruise: a flexible option that allows you to watch wildlife on Kazinga channel to view the wildlife inside the park.

The activities in the surrounding wildlife reserves. These may require entrance fees required by the specific wildlife reserves.

  • Kyambura forest reserve: here you can do chimp tracking and nature walks as you witness the underground forest.
  • Kalinzu forest: You can participate in chimp tracking and a series of nature walks, you will be witnessing one of the oldest and most extended canopy while you look for the primates, birds and the transparent lakes.
  • The bat caves in maramagambo forest. On a lucky day, you may have a chance of viewing the mother python that lives amidst it’s pray in the cave.

Cultural encounters and other community activities.

These activities are all outside the park organized by the local communities in and around their residential areas. The benefit channeled through these activities go to the grassroots community members.

  • The equator women traditional dance: Showcasing a selection of music and drama demonstration the local heritage as it has been used by generations to educate and entertain the local society.
  • Crafts weaving workshop: With guidance from the local crafts women, a guest is able to make their own basket using the local materials. They can either take the basked to finish in their own time or buy from the finished ones on the display.
  • Visiting the cave at Nyanziibiri: chill in the cave besides lake “kamweru” one of the local creators in the famous crater area. You will be listening to the guide on the secrets of this case and lakes in the surrounding area.
  • Kikorongo boda-boda safari: on the back of a mototrcycle (locally called bodaboda) you will go on a Safari through the rustic villages pass by the lake Katwe salt mines and through Queen Elizabeth national park. Great view, scenery and wildlife await every guest on this journey.
  • Katwe traditional salt mining tour: you can do this either during the bodaboda safari by paying extra of 10$ or separately by getting yourself there. You will learn and be involved in the science and local trade of salt as it has been done hundreds of years back in life.
  • Kikorongo village trek: From one of the high hills of the community, you will trek to the mountain lake. You will meet the local people in their gardens and homes doing the local trade. The entire occupations. During the trek, you have uninterrupted views of Queen Elizabeth national park. With binoculars you will sometimes view wildlife grazing along the edges of the lakes.
  • The cotton growing experience (seasonal): cotton growing is a seven month journey that you can participate in with the locals in this dry corridor by the equator. You will be able to learn how cotton is farmed and how it is protected from wildlife (elephant) raids during the nights.

To get more information or including any of these activities in your safari, please contact the elephant home lodge through this page or through info@theelephanthome.com

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on Aug 30, 2018