Game drives; early morning or evenings are the best times to go game viewing mainly because the sun is not as hot and the cats prefer to hunt during these periods. The game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park happen mainly in the Kasenyi area, which has the largest Kob mating ground. The area is famous for big cats because of the high population of Uganda Kobs which they prey on. Look out for herds of buffaloes and elephants as they graze through eh Savannah. The game drives are in custom-made vehicles for safari where each occupant has access to a window seat and open roof. This is carried out in different locations such as Kasenyi ground, Crater Lake area, and Ishasha sector. There is a high chances of seeing animals like predators which include; Bush bucks, water bucks, Oribi, Topi among others. Mammals comprise Buffalo, Elephants, Hippos, and Mongoose. All these can be watched in all game drives. It is also known for its wildlife which comprises Hippos, Elephants, Leopards, Lions, and Chimpanzees among others. The park is also famous for tree climbing lions in Rukungiri district in the ishasha sector. Launch trips; This Kazinga channel is a stretch of water linking Lake Edward and Lake George offers a fantastic bird viewing and game experience game . You have sightings of Elephant as they take water and conservatories of Hippos as they guard their zones. There are boat safaris happening from the jetty that last between 2 – 3 hours leaving both in the morning and the afternoon. There are shared boats but you can choose to hire private boats for you and your party. Other animals you are likely to see are monitor lizards, crocodiles, waterbucks, buffaloes, Elephants, bushbucks etc. The bird life is excellent with abundant bird species. The launch trips are twice daily for instance in the morning and afternoons but for birding trip we recommend the morning boat which gives you enhanced and splendid opportunities for bird viewing. Guided nature walks – These are done with a ranger guide for purposes of protection. They are offered at the Mweya peninsular where you have a great birding and views across Kazinga channel and Lake Edward. In Ishasha, you have an opportunity to walk along Ishasha River where you have a chance to get close to the Hippos with your ranger guide. Chimpanzee tracking; The Queen Elizabeth National park hosts the Kyambura gorge which is an ‘underground’ forest 100m below the Kichwaba escarpment. It is home to ten primate species that includes the famed chimpanzees, olive baboons, colobus monkeys, black-and-white among others. Chimpanzee tracking has to be reserved and booked in advance from the park headquarters. The chances of spotting the chimpanzees are not high but nonetheless the experience trekking through the forest is astonishing as you have many other views of beautiful birds and other primates. Community walks and traditional cultural: In supplement to the remarkable wildlife, Queen Elizabeth has an amusing cultural history with a lot of fishing villages adjacent to the park. Visitors have opportunities in participating and engaging with the local people and appreciating the stories, music and dance. They can as well participate in the daily events of the locals like reaping and cookery of a swift vegetable meal, making crafts among others. There are also communities next to to the park that you can visit to study about their creativities and others to do community walks that allow you learn more about their different cultures For instance the Nyanzi’ibiri Cave Community view of scenery around the cave. Historical cave and museum, paddle a canoe, hike to the transparent lake, spot primates and birds and a taste of local foods – from farm to plate. Also the Kikorongo Women’s Community Project offers cultural performances of dance, drama, music and fire-making, basket weaving, paper beads. However you are required to book before visiting because the women are not at this project daily since most of the time, they will be in their farms. Agro-tour walk: Locals living in the Kichwamba escarpment, which makes up the eastern arm of the western rift valley, have an agro tourism project where they take interested visitors to their farms showing you the local farming methods. You walk through the village sighting birds, medicinal plants and learn about how they combat the human wildlife conflict as their farms border the national park. Bird watching; The park is great destination for birding in Uganda as it hosts 600 bird species. Lake Munyanyange neighboring to the park is a bird reserve as well as a traveling location for the minor flamingo between the months of August up to November. Other areas for bird watching involve the Kasenyi plains, launch cruise on Kazinga channel, Kyambura gorge Mweya peninsular, Maramagambo forest, Katunguru bridge and several lakes in the park. Usually, every corner of the park is a great bird watching area. The birds are fairly easy to see and you can expect beautiful photo shots as you discover the park and its vicinities.