5 Things To Do In Queen Elizabeth National Park On Honeymoon
Check out 5 things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park on Honeymoon. Sitting on the rift valley floor with a backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains is Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park has some exceptional wildlife and sceneries worth sharing with a loved one. Queen Elizabeth National Park forms part of an extensive system of contiguous protected areas with numerous wildlife habitats
During an early morning or evening game drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park you may get to see a wide range of the wild animal. Some of them include lions, topis, water bucks, bush bucks, giant forest hogs, warthogs, hyenas, Uganda Kob and so much more. A rich avian life enjoys the park including African Skimmers, papyrus canary, corncrake, shoebill, Chapin’s flycatcher, martial eagle, and so many others.
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A nature walk through the Maramagambo forest with your spouse gives you chance to spot arrange of primates like olive baboons, black and white colobus, vervet monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed monkeys, and a number of birds also enjoy the forest too.
The launch trip on the Kazinga channel is the highlight of your experience giving you the most beautiful view of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Highlight Of Activities To Do On Honeymoon In Murchison Falls National Park
- Game drives
- Launch Trip
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Nature Walk in Maramagambo Forest
Game drives On Honeymoon In Queen Elizabeth National Park
An early morning game drive in the northern plain of Kazinga channel and Kasenyi plains is an opportunity to enjoy the daily life of wild animals in the park. Driving through the tracks may be a great opportunity to see elephants, herds of buffalos, water bucks, bushbucks, warthogs, mongoose and so much more.
Taking a game drive in the Kasenyi area may give you chance to spot lions camouflaged to catch some Uganda kobs that enjoy snacking on grasses in this area.
A game drive in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National park are tree climbing lions that spend part of their day in the branches of fig trees. The area also has Edward Flats which are marshy and here you may get to see a variety of birds like shoe bill storks, buffaloes that love wallowing in the area’s muddy ponds and so much more.
A Launch Trip on Kazinga Channel
Taking off some time to enjoy a private launch trip on Kazinga Channel one of the most amazing activities in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Look out on the shoreline for visiting animals like elephants, buffaloes, lions, waterbucks, and others that move down to quench thirst and take a bath.
A plethora of birds love taking off some time on the shoreline of the Kazinga channel including foreign migrants that run away from the winter season in Europe. Some of the birds you may get to see include Africa Jacana, Water thick-nee, African open-billed stork, Grey-capped Warbler, African skimmer, Black-rumped Buttonquail, Red-capped Lark, Egyptian geese, greater and lesser flamingos mention but a few.
Serried Nile crocodiles and schools of hippos are phenomenal to look at in the Kazinga channel. In case you are on the afternoon launch trip, watch the sun descending below the horizon as night breaks in.
Chimpanzee Trekking In Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Visit man’s closet cousins the chimpanzees that spend their day in 100 meters-deep Kyambura gorge. Kyambura gorge was carved by the famous Kyambura River that runs on the rift valley floor.
Have a briefing by the ranger guides from the Kyambura fig tree about how to behave while searching for the chimpanzees. Do not dump any wraps in the gorge so that the nature of the forest is kept virgin, not provoking the chimpanzees, do not feed the chimpanzees, and keep a distance of about 8 meters from the chimpanzees when you locate them.
Birding In Queen Elizabeth National Park During Honeymoon
Some of the birds you may get to spot include Silver bird, Black-headed Gonolek, Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver, Blue-naped Mousebird, shoebill, Standard-winged-backed Night Heron, saddle bill stork, Grey-crowned Crane, yellow-throated leaf love and so much more.
Watch out for butterflies and forest dwellers like elephants, giant forest hogs, usual suspects warthogs, olive baboons, black and white colobus, vervet monkeys and so much more.
Nature Walk In Maramagambo Forest On Honeymoon In Queen Elizabeth National park
Taking a break away from your lodge walls to walk in the forest and spot some birds, monkeys, and butterflies is refreshing and Maramagambo Forest is a perfect choice. The forest hosts troupes of monkeys like black and white colobus, red-tailed monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, and olive baboons to mention but a few.
Look out for lovely birds that spend the day in the forest. During the forest walk beautiful copper-rich blue lake comes into view, as Lake Nyamusingire, the Bat Cave and so much more.
What Accommodation To Book For Honeymoon In Queen Elizabeth National Park
A range of accommodations are available for you to book on your honeymoon. You need a cozy and great accommodation ambiance coupled with the serene environment to enjoy your Africa honeymoon days.
Some of the accommodations you can book for a honeymoon in Queen Elizabeth National Park include Mweya safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, Bush lodge, Jacana Lodge, Simba Safari camp, and Ishasha Wilderness Camp to mention but a few.
Divine lodge service offered during honeymoon creates memories that will last a lifetime.
How To Get To Queen Elizabeth Falls National Park
By road, two alternative routes can be used to access Queen Elizabeth Nation Park creating a circuit.
From the north, you drive Kampala to Mubende to Fort portal to Kasese and get into Queen Elizabeth National Park. This distance is about 410 km
From the south, you drive from Kampala to Mbarara to Kasese and get into Queen Elizabeth National Park. This distance is about 420 km
From Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the Queen Elizabeth National Park can be accessed through the Ishasha sector but this is if the bridge over the Ishasha River is in good condition. This drive may take about 4 hours. Ishasha sector which is south of Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to the tree-climbing lions which you may see hiding in the huge fig trees.
By Air, daily flights leave Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe Airport to Kasese airstrip. Morning and afternoon flights are available daily. You need to secure a seat in advance. Charter flights can be arranged upon request but advance booking is required.
When Is The Best Time To Do Honeymoon In Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is open for all activities all year round but the busiest months are June to September and December to mid-January. There is less privacy in all accommodation facilities during this time because of the overwhelming numbers of tourists in the park. The grass is lower allowing easy visibility of wild animals especially ungulates that spend the biggest part of the day in the grasslands.
The shoulder seasons that is March to May are known for the biggest numbers of infants born in Queen Elizabeth National Park but the visibility of wild animals is not clear. This is because of obstruction from the tall grass, the weather is colder, and the ground on the tracks is more slippery too.
How Much Is Park Entrance To Queen Elizabeth National Park
Per adult, Park entrance to Queen Elizabeth National Park as of this financial year is $40 per adult but it is paid per day in the park. This feed is used to support the park conservation program, security, and maintenance, and 20%of the profit accrued per year is given to the local community close by to support their activities. This is one way to encourage the local community to participate in wildlife conservation.
What To Pack For Honeymoon In Queen Elizabeth National Park
- A travel Journal to keep a record of every detail that you may get to see in the park.
- Binoculars to get a clear picture of far-hidden animals and birds.
- Sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburns and to apply while at the pool in case your lodge has one.
- A torch just in case lights go out at night and because most accommodation facilities use solar sometimes the panels may run short of power.
- When the dry spell heats Queen Elizabeth National park which is expected between June to September, and Mid December to Mid-January, the temperature may rise to about 28 degrees centigrade. You need to pack some light wear like sleeveless and shorts with flip flops. The color of clothes to pack must be dirt friendly like Khaki.
- Try to avoid bright colors because they may look suspicious to some wild animals and cause them to charge at you. The wild is dusty at times which may make your clothes dirty in case they are brightly colored.
- A camera for taking memories of your honeymoon adventures in Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Some hard cash to exchange into local currency in case you need to have an on-ground transaction.
- Carry an extra fully charged battery to switch with in case one runs low.
- Insect repellant as the wilderness has stinging insects that may hurt your skin.
- First Aid kit for just in case of any illness that is known to you.
- Toiletries just in case the lodge doesn’t provide
- Energy snacks to bite while on game drives and other activities in the pack.
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