uganda’s queen elizabeth national park [video]


In the first in a series of videos featuring Uganda, this mini-report, from the roof of a safari vehicle, gives a brief introduction to Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Established in the early 1950s, Queen Elizabeth National Park covers an area of approximately 760 square miles [1980 square kilometers] – nestled in the East Africa rift valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and George. Within the savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park can be found the largest collection of mammals in Uganda, incuding leopards, hippos, elephants, buffalos, Uganda kobs, and hyenas. Rare tree climbing lions can be found on the southern Ishasha plains. In the northern part of the park, the Kyambura Gorge is home to ten primate species, most notably chimpanzees. The park is also home to over 600 species of birds.

Tomorrow’s video post will feature the Elephants of Lake Edward.