Where to see Flamingos in Uganda – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Where to see flamingos in Uganda – Alkaline, saline crater lakes in western Uganda were surveyed between 26 th February and 3 rd March, 2014 with an aim of providing information on the physico-chemical features of these less known unique habitats and provide a basis for comparison with similar environments in other parts of the world. Lakes considered for this study included; Katwe, Kikorongo, Murumuli, Nyamunuka, Munyange, Bunyampaka, Bagusa and Maseche. Surface and Bottom measurements of physic-chemical parameters were measured in-situ from at least three geo-referenced points. Water samples for alkalinity, nutrients and detailed ionic analysis were taken from each of the points. In the laboratory, collected water samples were analysed following APHA standard operating procedures. All the studied lakes were alkaline and saline in nature as reported in the previous studies except Lake Kikorongo which was found to be fresh with a salinity of zero in this present study. With the exception of Lake Murumuli which was found to be a Carbonate-chloride lake, the rest of the sampled lakes are carbonate-sulphate lakes which is contrary to earlier studies which reported lakes like Katwe and Kikorongo to be Carbonate-chloride lakes.
Flamingos in Queen Elizabeth national park
Lake Bagusa is one of Uganda’s alkaline lakes found in Queen Elizabeth national park and the adjacent wildlife reserve. Both are important birding areas, a status to which the birds of the lake contribute a total of 176 water birds recorded in all the alkaline lakes in queen Elizabeth national park all recorderd in explosive craters.
Lake Katwe lies inside Queen Elizabeth National Park, at the floor of the Western Rift Valley in the South East of the Rwenzori massif and on the west side of the Kazinga Channel. The lake covers an area of approximately 8 square miles.
Lake Katwe is about 800 yards from Lake Edward and has a large sheet of mosquitoes that hang around its edge. This area can be brutally hot and surprisingly dry as it misses the rains that fall on the Rwenzori Mountains and in the Ankole region. There are hundreds of Euphorbia trees in the vicinity of the lake.
Lake Nyamunyuka is located near the kabatoro gate that takes you to the mweya peninsular where the Kazinga channel is situated which is famous for the boat cruises.
Lake Bunyampaka is one of the lakes found in the kasenyi region of queen Elizabeth national park the kasenyi plains are one of the most popular places to see wildlife in the park visitors during the game drive can access the lake to view the flamingos and coffee and soveniour shopping from the nearby community.
Lake Maseche is located at the extreme end of queen Elizabeth national park bordering kamwenge district its one of the most prominent lakes in queen Elizabeth for viewing the flam