Tree Climbing Lions in Uganda
The Most popular tree climbing lions in Uganda are mainly found in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park located in western Uganda. This Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most visited National park among all the Uganda National parks. The park is about 6 hours drive by road from Kampala, 1-hour flight from Entebbe International Airport and about 4,5 hours from Kigali City and Kigali International Airport.
The Ishasha sector is on the southern side of the Queen Elizabeth National Park on the way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where you are able to have Mountain gorilla trekking safari experience. Tree climbing Lions are also found in Kidepo valley National park and Murchison falls national park. However, this is on a very rare occasion compared to the Ishasha sector where they are mostly in trees.
Lions climb up the acacia trees after having a big catch in the Morning or Evening. They do climb up to hide away from Hyenas which attack them after having caught a prey. But mostly they climb because of the many insects and flies which bite them while on the ground. So they do that for their own security and better health.
You will enjoy a clear sight of these tree-climbing lions in the acacia trees with no care in the world. If this adventure experience is on your travel list, then you ought to inform your African tour consultant so that the Ishasha sector where tree-climbing lions are found in Queen Elizabeth National park is included on your Uganda safari itinerary.
You may have the option of having a game drive through the park without entering the Ishasha sector with the hope of sighting some of the tree-climbing lions on the acacia trees along the road but this is very unlikely. Alternatively, you can leave the ‘main’ Queen Elizabeth National Park early and spend the day in the Ishasha sector in search of the tree-climbing lions and return to your safari lodge later in the evening for relation.
Another option is to spend a night in the Ishasha sector and visit the park both in the morning and evening to maximize the chances of sighting the tree-climbing lions. You can take a safari to Queen Elizabeth National park as a weekend getaway from the city or as part of a longer Uganda safari tour experience.
Other Wildlife Animals Besides Tree Climbing Lions in Uganda
African Bush Elephants found in Queen Elizabeth Park, Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley, and Lake Mburo National Parks. Cape Buffaloes, Hyenas, Leopards, Giraffe, White Rhinos found in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Hippos, Antelopes and many more.
Uganda habitats a number of Primates which are found in Kibale forest park, Queen Elizabeth Park, Budongo forest and many other parks. These primates include Chimpanzees, golden monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, and many more.
Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park’s habitats almost have of the World’s Mountain Gorillas. Mountain Gorillas are only found in the Virunga Massif in the whole world. The Virunga Massif include for National Parks which are Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park of Uganda. Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda and Virunga National Park located in Congo
There are a series of Bird species found in the Jungle and this includes even the rare birds such as the Shoe-bill, Marabou Stork, and many more.