Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha plains are the main compelling reason why many travelers on Wildlife safaris in Uganda add Uganda on their bucket list. Many people can’t believe it that lions can trot up the tree and in case they encounter a Lion in the wild up in the tree, that is considered a day Sunrise again.
However, Queen Elizabeth National Park has made many travelers to run back to their drawing board and prove it that its real Lions can climb trees with ease although they may not get to the extreme small branches like primates. But this alone is enough to send a shiver in your spine that you won’t be safe with a game plan just in case you are in trouble with this lion.
Often our travel guides have challenges to answering multiple questions from visitors to ensure I really appreciate the adventure although our safari guides are amazing and informative in most aspects since they are always on the road traversing various parks in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and East Africa at large.
The Lions of Ishasha climb trees for various reasons; and one of them is, they rarely hunt during the hot sun times of the day thus climbing is away to conserve their hunting energy and rest as you will find them in the acacia trees with their eyes closed
Secondly, the lions of Ishasha climb trees to avoid the biting insects which often fly at a low height.
The trees in Queen Elizabeth National park offer a vintage point to spot the location of prey especially where grass and the thickets are higher compared to the body heights of the lions.
The exceptional plains of Queen Elizabeth national park are one of Uganda’s best game viewing spots in Uganda. The national park stretches to the Rwenzori foothills in the north and covers a wide mixture of Crater Lakes, wildlife, birds, many primates, lakes and the magical Kazinga channel where sight the Elephants cooling off, Hippos yawning and the basking crocodiles.
Safaris to Queen Elizabeth national park are scenic and memorable to keep travelers on Uganda safaris engaged all their stay. The safari Accommodation is fantastic to cater for all the travelers whether luxury, mid-range or Budget with camping for backpackers.
From the Ishasha sector, one can easily connect Bwindi impenetrable National Park for life time Uganda Mountain gorillas trekking experience.