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Uganda - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is in western Uganda. We spent three night in this park in August 2006. The first two nights were at Jacana Lodge, upmarket accomodation in the north part of the park. It is in an isolated location on the edge of a lake. After driving to Jacana from Fort Portal we checked in and then went for a game drive in the area near Mweya. We returned to the lodge during the heat of the day and then went for another game drive before sunset. We were lucky enough to spend some time with a pair of lionesses.

The second night we drove to Ishasha Camp in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth NP. The accommodation consisted of a rather primitive banda with an outhouse whose only contents was a slit in the floor. We went for a game drive in the evening,hoping to see the tree climbing lions the area is noted for. We hoped to arrange a game drive in the park ranger's 4x4 truck the next morning, but the weather turned wet and they seemed reluctant to take us.
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Butterfly in flower garden at Jacana Lodge
Butterfly in flower garden at Jacana Lodge
Butterfly in flower garden at Jacana Lodge
Butterfly in flower garden at Jacana Lodge
Black and white colobus monkeys rest during heat of day
Black and white colobus monkeys rest during heat of day
Cape buffalo, Warthog and Little egret share a water hole
Cape buffalo, Warthog and Little egret share a water hole
Defassa water-buck (female)
Defassa water-buck (female)
Cape buffalo taking mud pack to improve her beauty
Cape buffalo taking mud pack to improve her beauty
Bush pig crossing road
Bush pig crossing road
Defassa water-buck and candelabra tree forest
Defassa water-buck and candelabra tree forest
Elephant - should we move the car?
Elephant - should we move the car?
Pin-tailed whydah
Pin-tailed whydah
Defassa water-buck looking for a date
Defassa water-buck looking for a date
Lioness watching for game
Lioness watching for game
Two lionesses playing before the hunt
Two lionesses playing before the hunt
OOH, that feels good!!
OOH, that feels good!!
Older lioness leaving to stalk Cape buffalo
Older lioness leaving to stalk Cape buffalo
Younger lioness yawns as she waits for other lion to get into position
Younger lioness yawns as she waits for other lion to get into position
Younger lioness sets out to try to drive Cape buffalo towards the other lion
Younger lioness sets out to try to drive Cape buffalo towards the other lion
Chambura Gorge
Chambura Gorge
Flowers in Chambura Gorge
Flowers in Chambura Gorge
River in Chambura Gorge
River in Chambura Gorge
Flower in gorge
Flower in gorge
Flower in gorge
Flower in gorge
Mother Chimpanzee
Mother Chimpanzee
Young and adolescent Chimpanzees
Young and adolescent Chimpanzees
Black and white colobus takes a siesta during heat of day
Black and white colobus takes a siesta during heat of day
Peid kingfishers by lake at Jacana Lodge
Peid kingfishers by lake at Jacana Lodge
Warthogs and Hammerkops share water hole
Warthogs and Hammerkops share water hole
Helmeted guinea-fowl
Helmeted guinea-fowl
Elephants blocking road
Elephants blocking road
White-throated bee-eater
White-throated bee-eater
Grey-backed fiscal shrike
Grey-backed fiscal shrike
Red-necked spurfowl
Red-necked spurfowl
Sacred ibis
Sacred ibis
Hammerkop
Hammerkop
Defassa water-buck - note that it does not have a ring around the tail like a common water-buck
Defassa water-buck - note that it does not have a ring around the tail like a common water-buck
Spur-winged plover
Spur-winged plover
Sunset on road to Jacana Lodge
Sunset on road to Jacana Lodge
Our room at Jacana
Our room at Jacana
Breakfast at Jacana Lodge restaurant
Breakfast at Jacana Lodge restaurant
Long-crested eagle
Long-crested eagle
Hippopotamus's near campsite as Ishasha
Hippopotamus's near campsite as Ishasha
Hippos in the river that separates Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Hippos in the river that separates Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Defassa water-buck
Defassa water-buck
White-browed coucal
White-browed coucal
Topi checking out the girls
Topi checking out the girls
Topi with calf
Topi with calf
Topi calves
Topi calves
Herd of Cape buffalo
Herd of Cape buffalo
Bull elephant in evening
Bull elephant in evening
Elephants knock down tree for browse
Elephants knock down tree for browse
African white-backed vultures and a Marabou stork on Cape buffalo kill
African white-backed vultures and a Marabou stork on Cape buffalo kill
Palm-nut vulture
Palm-nut vulture
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