Location and access:
Queen Elizabeth is located about 400km, on the equator, west of Kampala. From Kampala, the two routes that can be used to access the park are;
For road transport, public and private means is easy to arrange from Kampala city, at no extra cost other than the net price of transportation. contact the Elephant home or your tour operator for current information regarding transportation.
It is also possible to fly to Queen Elizabeth from Kanjansi (Entebbe Road) to Kasese airstrip. Scheduled flights are available twice a day on most days of the week. Chartered flights can be arranged any day.
Year of establishment: 1952
Size: 1978 square km
Mammals species: over 95 mammals
Primates species: 10
Birds species: Over 500 species
Vegetation and land features: Savannah, Wetlands, Forests, fresh water lakes, salt lakes, rift valley escarpment, equator
The elephant home is a complete story. A story of the journey of converting poachers to conservationists. The former hunters and encroachers have been converted to friends and partners of wildlife conservation through generating income, skills, connections and other benefits from tourism.
When you decide to stay with us. We ensure that every coin you spend at the Elephant home goes a long way to the local family to put food on their table buy scholastic materials provide medical care and or buy cloth for that least known household in the villages next to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Hosting guest at the Elephant home brings to the community, a feeling of appreciation when they get the opportunity to share with you their story of wildlife.
Our accommodation facilities have been designed to ensure that your visit to queen Elizabeth National Park is the most memorable one. Each of our guest rooms are fully furnished with private bathrooms, beds with mosquito netting, furniture and a private balcony. We also have private camping and ample packing space where guests can pack or sleep in their car rooftop tents. We now have tools that will be used to charge the guest gadgets as well as supply WiFi in our restaurant. The delicious meals served in our restaurant have made every client wish they are able to stay longer.
We are located in the heart of the jungle. Whether you want to take a walk, sit and listen to nature’s sounds, explore the rich plant life or take the views of Queen Elizabeth National Park, our secure neighborhood has you catered. The Elephant home is a bird sanctuary. You will listen to the birds 14 hours of the day from crack of dawn to late evening. In our self guided walk, you will have the liberty to walk in the animals’ tracks as you look for the spoors from different mammals that graze on the property. From the top of the self guided trail, relax as you view he lakes and game grazing in the park.
Immerse yourself in the local nature and culture as you watch wildlife and culture on the community trails. The elephant home is a perfect base to explore Queen Elizabeth national park and her neighborhoods. At the lodge, you will find experienced guides and allot of trails to do in and outside the park, whether you want to trek the Rwenzori foothills or the savannah plains.
You will have he opportunity to join the cultural demonstrations and workshops, village guided walks, traditional dances, traditional salt mining tours, Boda Boda safaris, chimp tracking, looking for tree climbing lions in Ishasha, the crater lakes tours game drives in Kasenyi, Kazinga channel boat cruise, lion tracking and many others.
By staying with us at the Elephant Home, you help us as we continue to contribute to conserve and develop the community neighboring the park.