Tree-Climbing Lion spotting Safari in Uganda
Most people will hope to see lions while on safari in Africa. Luckily, lions are not quite as difficult to spot as the rhino or leopard. Uganda is one of the best safari destinations in Africa where you can easily spot lions. Unlike most felines, lions are actually quite social and live in prides of up to 15 members that may include males, females and their young ones (Cubs). So, you can get the chance to watch the little ones play and interact with their bored looking mothers. There is nothing quite so chilling as hearing a lion roar in the night while you are camping but they are actually not prone to attacking humans.
From the comfort of your open roof and air-conditioned safari car, you can take a half-day or full-day game drive drive-through Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you may see a thousand free-roaming animals. A game drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park enables enjoy the antics of lions, zebras, African elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, several antelopes, bushbucks, and so many more fascinating creatures.
Spotting Tree-Climbing Lions
Worldwide, there are only two populations of tree-climbing lions and Uganda boasts one of them. In Uganda, tree-climbing lions are found in the Ishasha sector, located in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. A game drive through the Ishasha Sector rewards you real life time experience with an encounter with Lions resting on trees in additional to other animals.
While cubs climb trees for fun, adult lions rarely do, they climb trees in order to get away from tsetse flies (large flies with a nasty bite). They also tend to climb tees to enjoy a cool breeze up in fig trees.
Although tree lions are difficult to spot, the staff and management of Queen Elizabeth National Park record daily sightings, they thus have a good idea about their movements within the park. The fig trees which the lions climb, line the roads in the Ishasha sector of the park, giving you chance of clearly seeing the lions close to your vehicle, which offers a clear platform for photographing.
4 Days Tree-Climbing Lion safari to Uganda | Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day One: Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Drive off after breakfast, take western direction to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Stop at the Equator to experience being in two hemispheres at once. Continue through the lush hills of the Park with a game drive enroute, arriving by late afternoon. You can take a short evening game drive or relax at the pool side of Mweya safari lodge, dinner and over night at Mweya safari lodge / Jacana Lodge / Simba Safari Camp / Enganzi lodge / Twin lake lodge .
Day Two: Game viewing drive & Boat trip
Early morning after a cup of tea / coffee, go for a game viewing drive along the Kasenyi trail in search for early raisers and predators returning to their hideouts, retire for full breakfast as we wait for lunch.
After lunch proceed for an afternoon launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel, famous for the highest concentration of Hippos in Africa. You will see huge crocodiles, Elephants and buffaloes basking along the water shores as well as 611 bird species. The Boat provides a clear platform for photographing. Return for dinner and overnight.
Day Three: Tree lion spotting in Ishasha Sector
Morning breakfast is followed by transfer to Ishasha sector in southern part of Queen Elizabeth, famous for tree-climbing lions. Take a full-day game drive in search for tree lions and other animals. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day Four: Departure
Have breakfast and embark on a leisurely drive back to Kampala with lots of game viewing enroute.
End of the Tour
The tour quotation Includes:
– Ground transport in a comfortable 4WD safari van equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
– Full board accommodation
– All park entrance fees to include government taxes
– Full time English speaking professional driver/guide
– All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
– Bottled water while on safari
– Airport transfers
The tour quotation excludes:
– Laundry services
– International flights
– Items of a personal nature
-Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary