Queen Elizabeth National Park
Set majestically in the shadow of the Rwenzori, flanking Lakes Edward and George, the lush savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park offers prime grazing to buffalo, elephant and various antelope. A checklist of 600-plus bird species testifies to the extraordinary ecological diversity of this park. Mammalian specialities include the (elsewhere elusive) giant forest hog, and the legendary tree-climbing lions of the Ishasha Sector. The park spreads over an area of 1978 square kilometres, in the western region of the Great Rift Valley. In the southern part of the park is Ishasha where there are tree climbing lions and one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda.