Tree Climbing Lions Safari in Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Tree climbing lions safari in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National park Ishasha sector is one of the most fascinating safaris that should not be missed. In Ishasha sector, the Southern part of Queen Elizabeth National park is where these king of the jungle lions are seen lazying in fig trees and sometimes, visitors find them climbing up there. It is estimated that there about 3 prides of lions in Ishasha with approximately 40 lions.

In the whole world, lions can only be seen in trees in Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National park, Uganda and in Lake Manyara National park in Tanzania but with greater chance of seeing them in Uganda.

Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National park is easily accessed from the northern part of the park, Kibale National park, from Kampala, on your way to and from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and a safari to the tree climbing lions is easily to incorporate in the different itineraries.

Apart from tree climbing lions, visitors will also be able to see herds of elephants, African Cape Buffalo, Etopi among others.

Commonly Asked Questions about Tree Climbing Lions of Queen Elizabeth National park.      
Why do lions in Ishasha sector climb?          
Preferred Tree in Ishasha. It is believed that of the reasons why these lions climb is that they prefer a particular tree in Ishasha- They love resting in the sycamore fig tree which has big shades.

To avoid insects. It is also believed that these lions climb trees to run away from ground insects which pester them while on ground.

To escape from heat. It is also said that they actually climb into the branches to escape from the heat on the ground and enjoy the cool breeze from the trees

Is it easy to see Tree Climbing Lions in Ishasha Sector?
Yes it is easy to see these tree climbing lions in Ishasha on a morning or evening game drive and they are often seen in the fig trees.

Many of our safari packages that go through Queen Elizabeth National park include a game drive in search for the tree climbing lions.

Our 3 Days Tree climbing lions and wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National park is one our popular safaris among others. The sight of these big kitties in the trees is very memorable. So if you are planning a safari tour to Uganda, consider including Queen Elizabeth national park, specifically the Ishasha sector on your itinerary since these tree climbing lions are a rare sight.

Suggested itineraries that include a safari to the Tree Climbing Lions

3 Days Tree climbing lions and wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National park

9 days Gorilla ahttp://ccarchs.com/birds/tour/3-days-wildlife-and-chimpanzee-tracking-at-queen-elizabeth-national-park/nd wildlife expedition

Lion Tracking Experiential Activity in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

Lion Tracking research experience in Queen Elizabeth National Park is a unique one and a way of actively learning about lions in this beautiful national park and should not be missed on any of the Uganda Safaris. Lion tracking is purely a research program

Lion Tracking Experiential Activity in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

Lion Tracking research experience in Queen Elizabeth National Park is a unique one and a way of actively learning about lions in this beautiful national park and should not be missed on any of the Uganda Safaris. Lion tracking is purely a research program under the Uganda Carnivore Program (UCP) which is committed to the research and conservation of lions, leopards and hyenas in Uganda.

Visitors will actively monitor some of the lions using locator devices under the supervision of a Senior Research Assistant James who has been involved in numerous wildlife interventions, including rescuing and relocating lions and leopards, and removing snares from elephants, buffaloes, and warthogs. You will learn habituation calls of lions, monitor the weather, and learn about the environment that these lions call home, and their behaviours.

This lion tracking research trip gives visitors a great chance, about 95% to see the king of the jungles, the lions.

The results from this monitoring and tracking experience will be added to the data base and thus helping in conservation and better understanding of wildlife.

How many people per Lion tracking   Experience
Only a limited number of people is allowed to go for this activity to avoid stressing animals and for visitors to have a great quality experience.

How long is Lion    Tracking?
Lion tracking takes about 3 hours and takes place early in the morning and or in the evening and sometimes in the evening and must be booked through the Visitor Information Centre at Mweya peninsular and must be booked with in 24 hours in advance.

Other Experiential research Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park
There are other experiential tourism activities currently available in Queen Elizabeth National Park and these include Mongoose Tracking, Hippo Census, and Bird Counts.

Cost of Lion Tracking  2018
The cost is 50 USD per person paid to Uganda Wildlife Authority at their Information Centre in Mweya in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and 10 USD per person is paid to the Uganda Carnivore program for the communities. The rates exclude park entry fees.

Bird’s Nest Safaris  can organize Lion Tracking Experiential activity that can be combined by with a wildlife safari and boat safari on Kazinga channel.

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