TREE CLIMBING LIONS OF ISHASHA

TREE CLIMBING LIONS OF ISHASHA

When travelers decide to fuel their wanderlust by undertaking a safari to Uganda, the first animal that comes to their mind is the endangered mountain gorilla. This comes with no surprise the Pearl of Africa being home to more than half of the gorilla population. Uganda has magnificence, variety and form of every colour and the tree climbing lions are among the wonders. These lions are found in the southern region of the Queen Elizabeth National Park called Ishasha. The park is one of the most visited conservation areas in Uganda. It was renamed the Queen Elizabeth national Park to commemorate the Her majesty’s visit to Uganda in 1954.

tree-climbing-lion-uganda-safarisThese unique kings of the jungle only thrive in Queen Elizabeth National park and Lake Manyara National park in Tanzania worldwide. These lions are not any different from others but are just adapted to their environment that allows them climb trees to get a better vantage point when hunting for prey.  In short when a lion chases you in Queen Elizabeth national park, don’t climb a tree, think outside the box.  Others however claim the lions climb trees as a means of escaping tsetse flies and enjoying the cool breeze.

It doesn’t matter if you’re on a gorilla safari to Uganda, one can experience the adult lions and their cubs wiggle up in the fig trees. The queen Elizabeth national park is just a stop on the way to Bwindi or Mgahinga. Apart from experiencing the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha region, travelers indulging in a tour to see wildlife in Uganda can be rewarded with views of   other wildlife like the Ugandan Kobs . The park is gifted with  600 species of birds which makes it the number one in terms of bird count in Uganda, 10 species of primate and 20 predator species adding to the diverse satisfaction that comes with safari to Uganda.

At Prime Uganda Safaris we can help you experience ultimate Uganda safari memories with the best safari services starting with an short and easy booking process, warm welcome to country, excellent accommodation and dining with diligent guides that will make you want to come come back or stay in the Pearl of Africa.

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