Are you interested in seeing the tree-climbing lions in Uganda and you are trying to search where can you see tree climbing lions in Uganda? Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is the place to be located in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Uganda. It is very safe and there are lots of animals to see in the Park, it is very serene as you create magical experiences together. It’s an ultimate experience to see animals in their natural environment in the wilderness in Ishasha of Queen Elizabeth National Park such as the buffaloes, Elephants, Lions (by Luck), Antelopes, Warthogs and many others can all be viewed during the game drives. Our professional guides who are very knowledgeable about the fauna and flora of Queen Elizabeth National Park will help in spotting the animals and giving relative information. To find out more about Luxury safari Experiences and to arrange your tailor-made trip, get in touch with us today.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the savannah Parks found in Kasese district in Western Uganda, it spreads to the western arm of the Great Rift Valley and is home to a wide variety of wildlife including elephants, lions, hippos, buffalo, Uganda kob, baboon, and many species of birds. With both a riverine and savannah habitat, the park includes the southern Ishasha area with its tree climbing lions and Maramagambo, one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda. The northern Mweya area, traversed by the equator and dominated by the scenery of crater lakes, is often occupied by large flocks of flamingos.
The Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is very famously because of its population of the tree-climbing lions that are a very exceptional attraction, the Lions are normally seen lazily lying up within the branches of the huge fig trees staring down at the numerous Uganda Kobs that are graze in the open Ishasha plains and these are actually the main prey to these lions. Sometimes even leopards can be seen lying in the tress. Depending on Luck, you will be able to see them while on game drive. Where can you see tree climbing lions in Uganda
What to do in Ishasha of Queen Elizabeth National Park?
Game drives in Ishasha
Head out on a game drive in the Park for a wildlife experience, on early morning and late afternoon game drives, you may explore the area’s game routes in search of the different species as well as numerous varieties of birds. The area is still pristine and untouched, you will have enough time to maximize you enjoyment and game sightings in this area. Our 4×4 vehicles with pop-up roof and highly trained driver-guides take guests over the tracks in the plains of Ishasha to discover incredible new slices of nature, spot various animals while driving at a snail speed in the Park. Some of the wildlife in this park include Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes, Warthogs, Hippos and many others.
Game driving activity in Ishasha of Queen Elizabeth National Park is under the management of Uganda wildlife Authority. Your safety as a visitor is top priority, the armed rangers and tourism police are in place for your safety and security. Our driver guides are fully committed to responsible game driving and following park rules.
African Sundowner in Ishasha
Sundowners can be arranged for the late afternoon at a suitable viewing point either along the ridge area or besides the Ntungwe River to allow guests to savour the vast vistas and atmosphere of this beautiful area of the park.
A selection of drinks, cocktails and delicious bites are usually served against the unforgettable backdrop of the African sunset. During a sundowner, we advise guests to just sit back, relax and take in the atmosphere while they listen and watch the wildlife of the savanna. Most sundowner spots also offer amazing opportunities for a photographic session. You are enjoying your afternoon game drive or maybe a walk in the bush on one of our amazing safaris and the sun is beginning to set on another magical day in Africa when your guide stops at a spectacular place and then set up
Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel
We can organize for you a day excursion for a boat cruise in Kazinga channel. The cruise happens on the Northern Side of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Mweya sector. The Kazinga Chanel, bisecting this part of the park offers a tranquil river cruise, with excellent chances of spotting elephants on the river-bank, hippos in the water and a plethora of water-birds. After the two hour cruise and Lunch in Mweya, you will return to the lodge in Ishasha with an en-route game drive.
Chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge
Kyambura Gorge is home to a small community of habituated chimpanzees and it is two hours’ drive from Ishasha Sector. It is also Park of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will trek the chimpanzees in the company of a Wildlife Authority ranger. You are required to have secured a chimp permit in advance at USD50 per person per trek. Chimpanzee trekking is one of the activities to do while on your safari in Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Community Encounters in Ishasha
There is the Ishasha Community Project committed to conserving the bio-diversity of the area by reducing threats to the eco-system through increased economic opportunities. Locally made hand-crafts are available for purchase. You can also do village walks to interact with the communities of the area and view the UCF “elephant trench” designed to reduce crop raiding in the agricultural areas on the fringes of the National Park.
There is also the Agartha’s Taste of Uganda Tour, it is a small village on the fringes of the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park, Agartha takes great pride in sharing with you how the women of her tribe, the Bakiga, prepare their favorite food. Not only do you hear how the ingredients are grown and harvested but you can witness how to shift, grind, cook, and most importantly, keep the much-loved food warm for their husbands.
Where to stay in Ishasha on your safari
We will suggest for you the best choices of Lodges/Camps worth your stay. Most lodges have separate cottages, themed rooms fitted with spectacular baths, revolving beds, and private terraces overlooking the River in Ishasha or the Park/Wilderness, will make your stay here unforgettable. Some of the best hotels in Ishasha include Ishasha wilderness camp, Ishasha Jungle lodge and Enjojo Lodge
How to get to Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park
Where can you see tree climbing lions in Uganda? There are daily Flights to Queen Elizabeth National Park is the easiest means of transport to access the park which only takes you approximately 1hr 15minutes to get there. You can take a flight from Entebbe international Airport or Kajjansi into Kasese Airstrip/Kihihi Airstrip and then drive to Ishasha sector for 3-4hours. The drive time from the Airstrips into the park is very short and lot to see as you enter the Park.
You can as well have a road trip to Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, it is approximately 5-6 hours’ drive from Entebbe/Kampala. The drive may seem long but it is very enjoyable as you can have some stops on the road with a lot to see. We only use 4×4 vehicles for transportation considering the state of our roads in the park, the vehicles are very comfortable and spacious with pop-up roof to enable your viewing and taking of Photographs.
Why book with us a Safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park
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