Water is everywhere in Queen Elizabeth National Park and the subsequent wildlife is just as prolific. Sometimes dubbed the 'Pearl of Africa' for its fecundity, the park consists of two lakes connected by Kazinga channel set in front of a high peninsula of volcanic craters and tropical rainforest. The channel is said to contain the highest concentration of hippopotamus of any area in the world, but the cavalcade of other species lining its banks make a boat ride up its length a mammal and bird watcher’s dream delight. Rhino, giraffe, giant forest hog, impala zebra, topi, kob and sitatunga all live here, as does the large and oddly beaked shoebill. With one of the highest biodiversity ratings in the world the Queen of Ugandan Parks is wet safari-ing at its best.