Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular safari destination. The park has been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO auspices. and rightfully so, as it includes a remarkable variety of ecosystems from semi-deciduous tropical forest to green meadows, savannah and swamps. Over 600 species of birds have been recorded, making the park a magnet for bird watchers. The bird species include the black bee-eater, 11 types of kingfisher, Shoebill storks and several species of falcons, eagles and other raptors. In the crater lakes to the north, flocks of flamingos number into the hundreds. Boat safaris offer an amazing view of Queen Elizabeth Park’s wild from the waters of the Kazinga Channel between Lakes George and Edward.