Overview & Attractions
Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park is famed for its Valley of the Apes, but its wildlife is so vast and so varied that its esteem should be held for much more than just its prized primates. The Kyambura River sits deep in a sunken gorge and is covered by a dark green tropical forest. Already one of Uganda's most striking sights, the lush rain-forest sees chimpanzees, red-tailed and colobus monkeys all swing between its branches. Follow the river downstream for sightings of flamingos, pink-backed pelicans and shoe-bill storks. Water is an abiding feature across the national park. At nearly 100 square miles, Lake George is one of its most dramatic sights. For a completely different safari experience, visitors should cruise down the Kazinga Channel to see submerged hippos, supping buffalo and African fish eagles diving to catch their prey.