WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK-UGANDA
Queen Elizabeth national park is located in southwestern Uganda, shared by four districts such as Kasese district, Rubirzi district, Rukungiri district, and Kawenge district. It’s the second-largest national park in Uganda. Queen Elizabeth has a wide diversity of wildlife wonders. Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to over 95 wildlife mammals, such as the famous tree-climbing lions, herds of African cape buffaloes, large numbers of elephants, famous tree-climbing lions, sitatunga antelopes, herds of zebras, hippos, and primate species like baboons, popular chimpanzees at Kyambura gorge, red-tailed monkeys, white and black colobus monkeys, and over 620 bird species.
Besides the wildlife, animals, and bird species, Queen Elizabeth National Park is dominated by savannah and forest vegetation. Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to the crater lakes, the scenic views of the Kazinga Channel that separates Lake George from Lake Edward, and the stunning views of the Mweya Peninsular.
Queen Elizabeth national park is covered by the biodiversity of savannah woodland, savannah grassland, and the forest vegetation in kyambura gorge sector of Queen Elizabeth national park, the park is also famous because of the amazing chimpanzees, tree-climbing lions in the ishasha sector, hippos along the shores of Kazinga channel as well as others primates.
Uganda has two climate types experienced annually: the dry season and the rainy season. The long dry season kicks off from mid-June to mid-October, and the short dry season starts from December to February. While the long rainy season starts at the end of March, April, May, and early June, and the short rainy season starts from late October to November with heavy rainfall yearly, climate changes have a great impact on travelers that visit Queen Elizabeth National Park every year.
The dry season is recommended as the best time to visit Queen Elizabeth national park where the temperatures are warm or sometimes hot, the roads to the park are dry, not wet nor slippery they are passable, animals can be seen easily at the water points and in large numbers taking water. Also, during the dry season chimpanzees tracking at kyambura George is amazing as travelers walk on the dry grounds of this tropical rain-forest.
The dry season in Uganda is also known as the peak season for wildlife safaris, there are large crowds of travelers into the country who have come enjoy wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth national park and all other national parks in Uganda, most of the accommodation facilities to be overbooked, travelers are advised to book 6 months prior to their travel dates.