Tree climbing lions in Ishasha- Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is situated in the Western part of Uganda and is second largest, most diverse and popular conservation area with over 95 mammal and 600 bird species, the park prides in varied ecosystems including savannah grasslands, leafy forests, lakes and wetlands which attract the biggest variety of mammals in the country.

The highlight of your safari is taking a scenic boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel whose banks are coated with large schools of hippos, herds of buffaloes and elephants, spectacular game drives in the Kasenyi and Ishasha plains as well as spectacular scenery of multiple craters set into the undulating lush hills

The Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National park is famous for tree climbing lions and this is a must see while on your safari. It is believed that the lions climb trees for shelter, keeping away from insect bites on the ground and also to easily spot prey. While on a game drive, you will catch sight of the lions lazily lying on branches of huge fig trees.

tree climbing lions - Queen Elizabeth National park

Lions on top of tree branches at Queen Elizabeth Np

Besides the tree climbing lions, the park has a wide variety of other animal species that can be seen and some of these include; buffalos, Uganda kobs, elephants, hippos, waterbucks and many others. In East Africa, there are 3 destinations with tree climbing lions, Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda and Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania . 

It is a very breathtaking sight to see the King of the Jungle perched up high on one of the branches of the huge fig trees in Ishasha, lazily resting away as the day goes by. The Ishasha sector is certainly one of the very memorable destinations while on a Uganda safari . For a safari itinerary and quotation, get in touch with us at Jewel safaris.  Email us:

Uganda Safari Packages

1 Day Jinja City Tour & White Water

1 Day Kampala City tour Uganda

3 Days Sipi Falls Hike Tour Uganda

2 Days Queen Elizabeth Park Safari

2 Days Lake Mburo Safari

2 Days Uganda Birding Safari

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3 Days Ssese Island Tour Uganda

3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla trekking Safari