Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The Medley of Wonders!

Queen Elizabeth National Park is undeniably one of Uganda’s most popular tourist destinations.

The Kazinga channel close to Mweya Safari lodge 


 The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savannah, shady, humid forests, sparkling crater lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game safari, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds can be found in this diverse ecosystem.

Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob.

As well as its outstanding wildlife attractions, Queen Elizabeth National Park has a fascinating cultural history. There are many opportunities for visitors and meet the local communities within the park and enjoy storytelling, dance, music and more.
Child photographed at the Kazinga fishing village along the Channel 


Mweya Safari lodge one of the Pearls in the Marasa Africa crown hovers over the Kazinga Channel below. This 32-kilometre long, natural channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George, and is a dominant feature in the Park. The channel attracts a varied range of animals and birds, with one of the world’s largest concentrations of hippos and numerous Nile crocodiles and an incredible array of birds.

Buffalo along the Kazinga channel 


While travelling along the channel you are assured to encounter numerous fish eagles known for their very distinctive and some might say haunting call. These eagles are perched all along the channel ready to swoop down and grab fish from the water below.

Fish Eagle on perch by Corne Schalkwyk 


 It’s a spectacular sight to see them leave their perches or drag their catch to shore. But make no mistake this eagle will also catch monkeys or other birds and even crocodile hatchlings.

Take off by Corne Schalkwyk

Make sure to visit the peninsula in Queen Elizabeth to take in the spender of the reflecting water and its hidden gems.

Fish Eagle in Flight by Corne Schalkwyk 
   Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park is truly a Medley of Wonders!

For bookings or information on the lodges contact Premier Safaris at www.premiersafaris.com or email reservations@premiersafaris.com

Mweya Safari lodge - www.marasa.net