TREE CLIMBING LIONS OF ISHASHA IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
The Ishasha Sector is found in south western part of Queen Elizabeth national park and home for tree climbing lion, Uganda’s most popular & most visited park by tourists from all corners of the world. Many travelers’ thinks that lions do not actually climb trees and it’s just a rumor created by safari marketing people, tree climbing lions are there and they are residents of the Ishasha sector.
There is a perception that the lions in this sector tend to climb up the acacia trees after having a heavy meal as the sun starts warming up and or to watch their prey. The climb is also said to help them keep away from the ground which usually has many insects and flies.
This experience is so unique in Africa and thus can be accessed on your way to gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or after. The drive to this area is approximately 2 hours to drive to Ishasha. If coming from Mweya, you are recommended to request for a radio message from the park’s office found in Mweya to the Ishasha Katookye gate asking for information if trucks are moving from the course of Katunguru.
Why trek tree climbing lions of Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth national park
Unlike the Big Cats of Lake Manyara in Tanzania which are at most had to sport on a game drive, tree climbing lions of Ishasha are a must watch on your safari, our experienced guides understand the trails from where they can spot these cats and thus there high chances of meeting them on a game drive since these Cats are always relaxed in fig trees after their big hunt and relax upon the feast
Best season for viewing tree climbing lions of Ishasha
The dry season is the most favorable time to go for game drives and you will view these famous tree climbing lions and no hope of rain to interrupt you. However in the dry seasons the grass is short and you can easily see the lions in the fields and trees and in addition to this the weather is awesome since roads are not slippery like in the rain season. Please note the sector is always open throughout the year.
At Safari Vacations & Travel Services we can help you to tailor make your safari and make it a achieved through using expert tour guides to take you to trails where you can be able to observe these primates without missing any planned encounter on your safari.