Primates and predators

Queen Elizabeth National Park covers an area of about 1,978 square kilometres and its position provides a magnificent view of the rift valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and Gorge. It has one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world, over 600 different bird species and about 100 mammal species.

Landscapes are diverse too from jagged masses of mountains ideal for hiking to stunning lakes, open plains and savannah and green escarpments acquired from the western rift valley. The grassland plains supports a variety of animals which can be viewed from a vehicle on the network of tracks designated in the park. About 20 predators are found in the park such as lions, leopards, side stripped jackal and spotted hyena among others. Other wildlife you can expect to see are antelope species kob, bush buck, topi and water buck, buffaloes, elephants, warthogs and hippos not to mention impressive primate species including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkey, black and white colobus monkey, olive baboons among others. The Ishasha sector is famously known for its tree climbing lions and it is also known to host the world’s highest concentration of hippos.

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