Lion tracking experience-Queen Elizabeth National Park-experiential tourism in Uganda
Lion tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth National Park. There is more to than unusual fun thrilled activity in Queen Elizabeth National Park for you. You can have more time in the presence of lions “the kings and queens of the jungle” while at this National Park. Lion tracking is one kind of an experiential tourism which literally is one of Uganda’s top most thrilling experiences.
Lion tracking experience is apparently done only in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. So, you can’t try missing it for anything because the only chance to grasp a lot of memories is today. You can take part in Lion Tracking Experience research either in the morning or late evening and it’s open to tourists every day.
While on this activity, the pride of lions to be tracked have a lion with a radio collar attached in the neck, and through a complex designed radio antenna, you are fully assured of seeing the lions with a team of researchers and during this experience, you will learn the habits of the Lions while observing them. Since Lions move in prides of 3- 25 individuals, there is a possibility of the lions being tracked numbers increasing without prior notice when an individual or multiple lion join the initial group. So it is recommended to importantly keep note of the number of lions being tracked.
In addition, during this Great Lion Tracking Experience, you will be advised to highly take note of nocturnal roars and their intensity with other animals like the hyenas inclusive because anything distress has price. While on the tracking experience the researchers in company will equip you with all the various tricks used in tracking them down.
Among the several tricks you will be lectured with the lions’ ways of marking their territories that include: lions will scent mark their territory by scraping the ground with their hind feet, creating shallow parallel scrapes of bare soil measuring approximately 12cm in width and 20cm in length.
Also drying, sticky urine sprayed on a prominent bush is also a common sign left by lions as they mark their home and they will also rub their heads in bushes leaving inconspicuous blonde hairs behind. All these tricks are availed to you have. And additionally, lions move through tall grass, leaving a very slight trail of bent grass.
Lion tracking experience is limited to a minimum number of visitors so as to reduce stress on the animals and to increase the quality of the experience for visitors. They usually take place in the early morning or evening, or occasionally at night.
For you to do lion tracking, you need to have booked minimum 6 months back before the exact date of tracking the lions. Visitors for experiential tourism get additional bonus in the park by viewing several other wildlife species as this National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Uganda
For any interest picked up by you to do this experiential tourism, kindly contact us at Great Adventure Safaris for any help as you prepare your safari to Uganda.
There are other experiential tourism activities currently available in Queen Elizabeth National Park and these include Mongoose Tracking, Hippo Census, and Bird Counts.
Great Adventure Safaris can organize Lion Tracking Experiential activity that can be combined by with a wildlife and boat safari on the Kazinga channel.
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