East Africa 2012

7½ months - with Melanie - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Queen Elizabeth National Park

September 15, 2012  —  Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda

The Queen Elizabeth National Park is located between lake Edward and lake George. The Kazinga channel linking these two lakes is located at the centre of the park.

The park contains a varied fauna among which are 96 species of mammals and more than 600 species of birds.


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Ishasha area

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Typical landscape.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Uganda Kob.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Weaver.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Weaver.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
A break near Ishasha River.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Topis.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
A road in the park.
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Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
A female lion.

The Ishasha area is known for its lions that like to climb in trees. We searched for a few hours... with success.

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Laziness at the end of the day.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Another female with a collar.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
One of the 2 cubs.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
The other cub.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
One of the 2 cubs.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
The other cub.
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Lake Edward area

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda

The area near Lake Edward is another interesting section of the park.

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Waterbuck.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Note the back of the ears.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
It doesn't look happy.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Nile monitor.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Warthog.
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The craters area.

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
The road towards the craters.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
The road towards the craters.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
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Lake George area

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda

The female said no and moved away, thus the male did not get the chance to mate... not yet.

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
This village, on the shore of Lake George, is an enclave in the park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Salt pan.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Break for lunch.
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Other areas

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
An elephant on the main road.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Watch out for elephants that may charge. It happened to us.
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Back to lake George area

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda

We saw lions from far away in the morning. We took the chance of coming back at the end of the day. Once more, luck was with us.

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
A female lion with a collar.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
The chief of the pride.
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Uganda
Dad doesn't want to play...