The scenery is spectacular and unique, green islands seem to float in the golden colored savannah plains. At a closer look, these are dense shrubs surrounding a cactus tree. In the early morning with the mist nestled in-between, this view was quite mystical.
The more serious game viewing is north of the Kazinga Channel that connects Lake Edward and Lake George. Nevertheless, the true highlight in this park is a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel. Buffaloes wallow in the shallow water, next to large pods of hippos and the most amazing birds bounce on branches on the riverbank.
The Ishasha Sector in the southern part of Queen Elisabeth National Park is almost void of animals. All of the famous 40 tree climbing lions avoided us and were not lazing on one of the fig trees. Given that number, the odds to see these rare animals are not so high, but most of the other travelers we met were luckier than us! Respectively, we freely admit that Murchison Falls National Park has much better game viewing, though the boat trip on Kazinga Channel is not to be missed.
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