Queen Elizabeth National Park Photo Gallery

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda's second largest park, is known for its tree-climbing lions (Panthera leo) and its rich bird life. The low-lying park straddles the equator along the Albertine Rift Valley, protecting grasslands, acacia woodlands, rainforests, volcanic calderas, and wetlands, including the 40 km Kazinga Channel which connects Lake Edward and Lake George.

African elephant, Loxodonta africana

Hippopotamus, Hippopotamus amphibius

Nile monitor, Varanus niloticus

Most of the park is open grassland and savannah, with a high concentration of candelabra trees (Euphorbia candelabrum). A family of lions (Panthera leo) is resting in this one.

The park supports at least 95 species of mammals, the highest for any Ugandan national park, including ten primate species and twenty carnivores.

Olive baboon, Papio anubis

Red-tailed monkey, Cercopithecus ascanius

Vervet monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops pygerythrus

Eastern black and white colobus, Colobus guereza

Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) tracking is possible at Kyambura Gorge.

African buffalo, Syncerus caffer

Uganda kob, Kobus kob thomasi

Topi, Damaliscus lunatus

Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to 610 bird species including 54 raptors.

Ruppell's starling, Lamprotornis purpuroptera

Ring-necked dove, Streptopelia capicola

Emerald-spotted wood-dove, Turtur chalcospilos

Black-headed gonolek, Laniarius erythrogaster

Speckled mousebird, Colius striatus

Black-winged stilt, Himantropus himantropus

Brown-chested lapwing, Vanellus superciliosus

Spur-winged lapwing, Vanellus spinosus

Water thick-knee, Burhinus vermiculatus

Hadad ibis, Bostrychia hagedash

African sacred ibis, Threskiomis aethiopicus

Little egret, Egretta garzetta

Striated heron, Butorides striata

Yellow-billed stork, Mycteria ibis

Egyptian goose, Alopochen aegptiaca

Hamerkop, Scopus umbretta

Pied kingfisher, Ceryle rudis, female left, male right

Woodland kingfisher, Halcyon senegalensis

Malachite kingfisher, Corythornis cristatus

African fish-eagle, Haliaeetus vocifer

Palm-nut vulture, Gypohierax angolensis

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Last modified 13 September 2022