Lions in Uganda
The lions are the second most sought after tourism attractions in Uganda after the Mountain Gorillas and can be seen all year round in different game/ national parks across Uganda.
Where to see Lions in Uganda
Lions are territorial and can stay in a territory for a lifetime for as long as they are not threatened and there is enough food for them. In Uganda, the lions can be spotted in game parks like: Queen Elizabeth National park and Murchison Falls National Park are the only parks in Uganda with tree climbing lions. In Queen Elizabeth National Park, tree climbing lions can be seen in the Ishasha sector and at Murchison, there is bigger space to enrich your game drive experience.
Kidepo valley national park is the only park in Uganda where you can spot lions along with cheetahs.
There is only one male lion in Lake Mburo national park though rarely spotted.
Population of lions in these parks.
As per the 2016 census, Queen Elizabeth National park had an estimate of 99 lions, Kidepo Valley National Park with 120 lions and Murchison Falls National Park with 98 lions.