Like Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth National Park is an opportunity for travelers in Uganda to get in their non-gorilla game-viewing. This diverse park is home to a number of magnificent animals – including tree climbing lions, hyena, elephant, buffalo and plenty of antelope species.

In the northern sector of the park, Mweya Safari Lodge is perfectly located on the Kazinga Channel and boat safaris reveal some of Africa the biggest hippo pods and an abundance of game. The southern region around gate is home to tree climbing lions although you need to stay a night or two in this region to have the highest chance of seeing them.

Queen Elizabeth is busier than most Ugandan reserves, although compared to other East African safari destinations, nowhere in Uganda ever really gets crowded.

A stop at Queen Elizabeth National Park is a good way to break up the drive between Kibale and Bwindi.

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