Kasenyi is situated in Kasese District, within Rwenzururu sub-region in the Western part of Uganda. It is within Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is the most well visited national parks in Uganda. The location of these Kasenyi plains is about 48 kilometers or 30 miles by road, just south-east of Kasese, which is the district head office, as well as the major town in this sub-region. The Kasenyi plains are on the western shores of the adjacent stunning Lake George, just near to the area where the Kazinga Channel confluences with this lake.
Kasenyi is found within the north-eastern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This area is also known as the Mweya or the Kasenyi Sector as a dissimilarity from the renowned Ishasha Sector found in the southwestern region of the park.
The region around Kasenyi is actually an open savannah, and it is swarmed with various wild animals with the Uganda safari Kob being the dominant animals. Actually this place is the major breeding area for the Uganda Kobs within this park. For that reason, Lions are commonly seen here during the various game drives as they are drawn by the large Kob’s population which is their main prey in this area.
Whereas lions once were uncommon and hard to pin down, are supposed to total up to at least two hundred and these are readily seen within the Kasenyi Plains. In addition, It supports an fascinating diversity of grassland birds, among which are the yellow-throated long crow, red-throat spurfowls as well as the grey-crown cranes.
Fortunately majority of the Uganda safaris taken within Queen Elizabeth National Park offer a game drive into the Kasenyi area majorly because of the fact that it is the major breeding area for the Uganda Kobs and offers clearer views of the king of the jungle – the lion.
Because of the overall nature of this area (with open savannahs surrounding it), it is very good for tourists interested in taking photographs. The Guided game drive will not be rushed so visitors will have the opportunity to capture all the wildlife drama on camera. If fortunate, you may actually get the chance to see one of the lions chasing after its prey or even making a kill.