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Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park is the only place in Uganda where climbing Lions are spotted though it is much more difficult but rewarding

Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park: Uganda is blessed with vast of different national parks among which lions can be seen climbing trees in the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Observing lions is much more difficult but rewarding in this area of the park than in others. Because most visitors visit the Mweya Peninsula and the Kasenyi Plain, the Ishasha area is both one of the park’s most famous and least visited attractions. Tree-climbing lions are only found in two national parks, Lake Manyara in Tanzania and Queen Elizabeth National Park, in Uganda  where they can be seen resting on tree branches. The lions’ behavior is unusual, but they do it for a variety of reasons, including keeping track of their prey grazing on the plains. Lions will also climb trees to defend themselves.

During the dry season, when the ground is hot, and during the wet season, when the grass becomes a breeding ground for insects such as tsetse flies, lions will climb trees to protect themselves from insect bites. When visiting the Park, go to the Ishasha sector to see and photograph the tree climbing lions for an unforgettable experience. You can also go lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park if you want to see Ugandan lions. This will allow you to visit a lion pride and observe their behavior in the wild, such as how they establish their territory by urinating around it.

While visiting this Park, you can also participate in a variety of other activities, such as. Taking morning game drives through Queen Elizabeth National Park allows you to see a variety of the park’s attractions. Morning game drives allow you to see the park’s early inhabitants, including elephants, rhinos, Ugandan cob, oribis, and a variety of other herbivores. Predators can be seen hunting on the plains during night game drives. The park comes alive at night on night game drives, when herbivores can be seen in hidden areas of the park.

The main activity in the Ishasha sector is game drives to see the tree-climbing lions and other wildlife.

Because Ishasha is a lesser-known area of the park, there will be fewer safari vehicles and you will be able to spend more time with the lions. However, the roads are less well maintained than in the park’s busier sections, necessitating the use of a good 4×4 vehicle and a knowledgeable guide (if booking with us, this will be arranged for you).

A cultural visit to the local Bakiga Community can be arranged as part of their uplift program for those interested in learning about Uganda’s various cultures. You will be given a tour of their community, including a visit to their cultural homes. You will have learned a lot about Bakiga culture and may have even tried some of their local brews by the end.

Take a boat cruise through Queen Elizabeth National Park and enjoy a boat ride where you can see many waterfowl, daytime crocodiles on the riverbank, elephants quenching their thirst at the water source, and buffalo and hippos swimming in the water, which will provide you with an unforgettable experience. Waterfowl and migratory shorebirds such as the blue-winged dive, Papyrus gonolek, grey-headed kingfisher, endangered shore stork, and many other interesting bird species can be seen in Queen Elizabeth National Park from May to September and June to July. This is the best time when you can go to Uganda and enjoy the best experience with tree-climbing lions in this Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park