Queen Elizabeth National Park covers an area of about 1978 sq kms; its position provides a magnificent view of the rift valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and Gorge. The area was strategically located with a stunning view of Mount Rwenzori, the plains and the composite jagged mass of mountains that are good for activities such as hiking. On the other side of Lake Edward, there is a famous hill known as Mitumbe that looks out to the Congo. Its beauty is signified with changing colors from blue to green, with gentle slopes.
The eastern part of the park is characterized with a peaceful green escarpment that is acquired from the western Rift Valley. Queen Elizabeth National Park has one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world, over 500 different bird species and about 100 mammal species. The grassland plains supports a variety of animals that 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. Common Antelopes species include the kob, bush buck, topi and water buck. There are also various primate species are available in the park 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.