A wildlife safari is nearly unworthy without sighting the king of the jungle, the lions. If you are wondering what could be the best place to see lions in Uganda, this article will offer exclusives information about top places to see lions in the pearl of Africa. The pearl of Africa with it wondrous scenery as a backdrop, is home quite many lion prides. Acacia safaris limited have well planned safari packages that guarantee wildlife sightseeing experience with all the African “Big Five” animals. Some of the best places to see lions in Uganda include; Kidepo Valley National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park.
Kidepo Valley National Park in north eastern Uganda
Located in the far northeastern end of the country, Kidepo Valley National Park is one of the best spots for wildlife adventure. The National Park has steadily growing population of lions. This beautiful park has a rugged kind of beautiful land scape with rocky parts with incredible scenery. There are some parts covered by wetlands and others are savannah plains. Lions area often seen lying on top of the rocks sun bathing, they tend to lay quite under tree shades in the middle of the savannah grass covered areas and most times they are easily seen during dry seasons. Kidepo Valley National Park ranks as one of the unspoiled National Parks and not so long ago in 2015 December the park was listed the 3rd best tourism destination in Africa by CNN. A safari here is worthy with quite a lot to look up to.
Queen Elizabeth National Park – home to tree climbing lions
Queen Elizabeth National Park is entirely a breath taking place to visit for wildlife adventure. This enchanting safari park ranks as the second largest in the country after Murchison Falls National Park. Queen Elizabeth is one of the best place to see lions in Uganda. The safari park is home to remarkable numbers of wildlife. A safari to Murchison Falls National Park will grant you an opportunity to spot view several wildlife including, African elephant, African buffalo, Ugandan kob, hippopotamus, topi, waterbuck, warthog, giant forest hog, Nile crocodile, leopard, spotted hyena, chimpanzee and lions. Driving through Ishasha region of the park will leave you amazed, you will be able to see lions on top of big trees resting lazily. They spend a lot of their time of the day resting up in the fig trees and the view is so amazing especially when you find a number of them lying up in one tree. This part of the sector is one of the rarely visited parts of this park despite the existence of these lions. For a visit here, tourists are always recommended to follow the lion tracking trails that were set up. The morning search is much more fun and easier in the compared to the evening hours.
Murchison Falls National Park
Ranking as the largest National Park in the country, Murchison Falls National Park is a fantastic place to visit. The beautiful savannah grass land studded with those huge Borassus Palm Trees offer great habitat for lions. If you are looking for the best place to see lions on your visit to the pearl of Africa, Murchison Falls National Park is a must visit. The beautiful savannahs make the park’s landscape look really beautiful perfect for wildlife viewing including the lions. In Murchison, lions are often seen during the game drive on the northern side of the park where most animals found a home. The other animals spotted here include; Giraffes, Buffaloes, Uganda kobs, Bushbucks, Elephants, Hartebeests, Oribs, waterbucks, warthogs, hyenas. A trip to here is fantastic with a great chance of witnessing the Big Five when you visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.