Tree climbing lions of Ishasha sector– Uganda is one of the strongholds for lions in the African continent and can be sighted in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison falls National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park. Tree climbing lions of Ishasha sector are found in Queen Elizabeth National Park and the park receives good rains and retains its scenic beauty for the most parts of the year. Unlike for instance the drier mara in Kenya. The park also has spectacular landscape with fascinating beauty of the Maramamgambo forest, Kazinga channel, Kaseny plains and Kyambura George. Read more about Kazinga channel boat cruise
The tree climbing lions are rare, because most lions tend to keep away from trees once they reach a certain size, unless surrounded by a heard of buffalo and climbing trees is the only safety measure or sometimes it is just adopted. Tree climbing lions in Africa are found in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda and Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania Individual lions sometimes have been sighted climbing trees in the Serengeti National Park Kenya and Krugaer National Park South Africa however these are rare sightings cannot be compared to those of Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Manyara National Park. In the Ishasha sector the whole pride can be spotted up the tree making Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda the best place to spot the tree climbing lions. But in Queen Elizabeth and Lake Manyara National Park spotting the tree climbing lions depends on your luck of the day, so we cannot guarantee and we cannot make any appointments with nature.
The ishasha sector consists of mainly acacia forest, lush vegetation with palm trees and scattered grassland. Most visitors to the park visit Mweya and Kasenyi plains where they can easily go for game drives, boat cruises along the Kazinga channel, chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura George and nature walks in Maramagambo forest, and they usually get satisfied after spotting the common lions in Kasenyi plains, this could be because visitor lack detailed information about the ishasha sector and tree climbing loons, but it is always better to squeeze time and visit the rare tree climbing lions of Ishasha sector. Lions love climbing the Acacia and large sycamore fig trees especially during the dry seasons. The chances of seeing the tree climbing lions in Ishasha depends mainly on the visitors luck of the day as this is nature, if you are lucky enough you may spot them up the tree easily. Great Adventure Safaris can arrange visiting the tree climbing lions alongside the overall Uganda safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park and other nearby parks like Bwindi impenetrable National Park, and Kibale forest National Park. Read more about gorilla trekking in Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Ishasha sector are open for visitors throughout the year. The dry season (December, January, February, June, July, and August) is considered the peak season for tourists in Uganda. This period is perfect for a safari because the park is less muddy and the lions are easier to spot. The months of April, may, October and November are the rainy seasons and are more ideal for birding safaris.
The Sector has a number of good accommodation facilities available and ready for visitors but prior booking is advised especially during the peak season of the year and this include Ishasha wilderness Camp, Ishasha Jungle lodge, @ the River lodge and Enjojo Lodge. Great Adventure safaris can help you arrange an all-inclusive tour package to visit the tree climbing lions of Ishasha sector, and chimpanzee trekking in Uganda.