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Jul 25, 2017 - Katara Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park to Ishasha Jungle Lodge, QE N.P.

Tuesday 25th July 2017 Katara Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park to Ishasha Jungle Lodge, QE N.P. Slept outside on the open balcony all night and awoke at about 6:45am to a beautiful view of the valley. We were situated on the escarpment and had a view over the whole valley. Very beautiful, although no time to sit and savour the view. After breakfast we drove into the southern part of the Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive, looking for the tree climbing lions that inhabit this area. We didn't see any lions, but saw mostly...

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Jul 24, 2017 - Kibale National Forest Park to Queen Elizabeth Nationa

Monday 24th July 2017 Kibale Forest National Park to Katara Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park This morning, we had breakfast and left our hotel at about 8:30am. Today was overcast looking showery but not raining. We drove through small villages and green countryside, heading west then south. Past huge, deep (2,500 metres) volcanic craters filled with water and surrounded by green hillsides. Passed through a company town Hima where there is a huge cement manufacturing industry. We arrived in Kasese, a bustling market town, around 10:30am...

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Sep 9, 2015 - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park. I had decided to splurge on the accommodation so we were staying at Katara Lodge.....just 8 separate cabins with a stunning view overlooking the park. It was superb! See photos. We went on a great game drive seeing many elephants etc and a entire pride of lions who were resting next to their last meal. Another boat ride where we saw many hippos and quite a few crocodiles and many birds. Even without trying to we are starting to recognise different birds. It is a beautiful park. I had bought a bottle of Pink...

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Dec 5, 2014 - 24 November - Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

An early start this morning for the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. A beautiful trip with lovely scenery, mist in the valleys etc. We arrived around 2pm and got ourselves organized for the boat trip on the Kazinga Channel. We saw so many animals - elephants, hippos, buffalo, crocodiles, monitor lizards, plus birds, birds and more birds! As if we hadn't seen enough already, it's going to be had to choose photos for our album. When we arrived back we walked to the local resort where we were to be picked up by our truck. On the way we...

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Oct 1, 2011 - Queen Elizabeth National Park to Lake Bunyonyi

It was an extremely difficult night for all. Two tents had biting ants invade them during the night. Of course that woke the rest of us as they scrambled out of their tents trying to escape. We heard them talk about the problem and quickly got our headlamps out to check our tent. To be safe, we stuck a pair of socks into the space where the 3 zippers of the tent met. Both tents with ants were left evacuated while the occupants decided to sleep on couches in the bar area for the rest of the night. There was no place to hang a mosquito net so...

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Sep 30, 2011 - Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Drive

Early wake up call for our game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. We were excited so had little problem getting our buts out of bed for a 6:30 breakfast. We also packed our own brown bag lunch. It wasn't long before we spotted oribi (small deer-like antelope), along the road. A marshal eagle sat proudly on top of a tree. Soon someone noticed the black long crested eagle so we stopped for more photos. Ugandan kobs, water bucks, herons in a tree, grey headed king fishers, African fish eagles,lions, buffalo, black colobus monkeys, bush...

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Sep 14, 2011 - Queen Elizabeth Park Game Drive & Kazinga Channel Boat Ride

Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Drive Photos Kazinga Channel Boat Safari Photos The final game drive of this Africa trip for me. Kevin warned us multiple times not to have very high expectations for this Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park covers 770 square miles but it does not have the varied and numerous wildlife populations that we’d seen in Serengeti or Maasai Mara. This is in part due to past animal poaching and the history of Uganda where animals were either killed or left in search of food. We were not to expect to see...

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Sep 13, 2011 - Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth Park: Camping with the Hippos

Drive to Queen Elizabeth Park Photos When the alarm went off I took a few minutes to assess where I was and how I got there. To this day I have no clue how I remembered to set the alarm for the correct time. The original plan for Entebbe was to take advantage of the showers but as you can imagine, this wasn’t going to happen in my hangover stupor and on my stumble to the washroom to clean up I realized when I stubbed my toe on the cement stair that I didn’t notice that I left my tent yet again without putting in my contact lenses (again…the...

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Nov 13, 2009 - Queen Elizabeth, Uganda - Chimp Walk

I'm loving life!!! Up early once again...5am! I luv Charles from the hotel...he came bright and early with all my clean clothes!! My gym shoes have never been cleaner. Ahhhh...it feels soo good! And they had my diet coke to go!! I was out the door with Abus by 6:30 with my packed breaky box. We headed out of the park to go to Kyambura section of Queen Elizabeth National Park for chimpanzee tracking...um, I hope its not muddy and horrific conditions as I was skeptical of this hike! We passed the Kazinga Channel this morning and they were...

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Nov 12, 2009 - Heading to Queen Elizabeth, Uganda

It's great to be a new day!! Its great to have recovered from yesterday! The pins and needle stings are gone, however, I am left with a severe red rash all over my legs that seems to be swelling and a bit of itchiness. When I woke up and looked out the balcony, I couldn't believe my eyes...I was perched in the hills with an amazing view of the lush green rolling mountains and volcanoes in the distance....including Sabinyo! I had breaky with Abus and could see even better views as I was higher on the hill. I was ready to strap on the...

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Jan 19, 2009 - A park fit for a queen

After all the monkeys and gorillas, we headed to Queen Elizabeth National Park (QE). It was not as exciting as I hoped, but we saw lots of hippos and warthogs. We only saw one small group of elephants on the way in and a small heard way way in the distance on the way out. It downpoured on us so apparently the animals don't need to come down to the lake b/c of the watering holes through the park. We went for a game drive in Claudia and a few of us sat up on the roof. The views are stunning. It is so vast and changes so quickly. One minute it...

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Mar 28, 2008 - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Had a leisurely bath and breakfast today. Was nice not being up and rushing for a change. Chrissie had a panic as she left her mobile at the last lodge but Joseph, being the star he is, sorted it out for it to be taken to Kampala. He also knew of a very cheap internet café so I got all my photos downloaded which was great. We then hit the road to make our way to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. We arrived at about 3pm and drove slowly to our lodge. We saw waterbuck, elephants, baboons, monitor lizards, warthogs and of course various...

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