Uganda offers the best views of tree climbing lions in East Africa and these famous lions are found in Ishasha-sector of Queen Elizabeth National park which is located in western Uganda about 6 hours drive from Kampala-Uganda’s capital, 5 hours drive from Kigali-Rwanda’s capital and one hour charter flight from Entebbe International airport.
Ishasha sector is located south of Queen Elizabeth National park on the way to Bwindi Impenetrable National park where most visitors head for mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda.
We well know that all animals in the cat family climb trees and you will find this in Kidepo Valley National Park and Murchison falls national park. However, this can be overwhelming in Queen Elizabeth national park where it is a common practice for lions to climb trees in Ishasha sector.
The lions in Ishasha climb up the acacia trees to watch for the prey, to high away from the scorching sun or sometimes to take a rest after a heavy meal. Professionals also say that the lions Ishasha sector climb trees to hide away from the many biting insects and flies on the ground.
Come for a wildlife safari in Uganda and visit Ishasha sector for the unmatched views of tree climbing lions in their natural habitat. It is important that you inform us to include a visit to Ishasha sector on your Uganda safari trip. There is an option of driving through Ishasha sector from the Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi national park however, it is more unlikely that you will not sight any lion on the tree unless if you go for a game drive in Ishasha sector.
But is possible to leave the main Queen Elizabeth National Park early in the morning and drive to Ishasha Sector for a game drive tree climbing lions and then drive back to your lodge in the evening.
You can also spend a night in one of the accommodations in Ishasha sector to allow you the opportunity of doing both the morning and evening game drive in Ishasha sector-the home of tree climbing lions. The views of these lions are possible all year round; all you need is to contact us to book your Africa safari holiday in Uganda.