The tree climbing lions of Ishasha, Uganda

The Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha – Queen Elizabeth Park, Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National is the only park in Uganda where tree climbing lions of Ishasha can be found. There instances of people proclaiming to have seen other Tree Climbing Lions in Kenya and South Africa, the story seems not to be evident as in Queen Elizabeth park because the lions they see are often young lions playing about tree branches.

The Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha are one of the must-see tourist attractions in Uganda, Just let us know that you like to spend a day there. Ishasha is also home to one of  Uganda’s best exclusive Tented Camps, Ishasha Wilderness Camp.

The Ishasha Sector is actually today very famously because of its mystifying population of the tree-climbing lions that are a very exceptional attraction and as well one of the major highlights for which most guests visit this park. The Lions are normally seen lazily lying up within the branches of the huge fig trees staring down at the numerous  Uganda Kobs that are grazed in the open Ishasha plains –  and these are actually the main prey to these lions.

It is said that the type of these tree climbing lions climb trees as a way of protecting themselves against the numerous biting tsetse flies on the ground level, whereas other people claim they actually climb into the branches to escape from the heat on the ground and enjoy the cool breeze; nonetheless the reason why they climb up into the tree branches remains unknown.

The tourists get lost of words and stay amazed when they come to visit Queen Elizabeth national park’s mysterious behaved cats (tree climbing lions) that climb in the top of the trees and hug up there with a lot of ease. A tourist can get to spot over a guestimate of 50 lions sleeping in the trees. When you spot the tree climbing lions during one of your game drives, you will assertively confirm the unique characteristic of the big cats of Ishasha found in Queen Elizabeth national park- Uganda.

Despite the fact that these tree climbing lions are endangered, they still remain a firm attraction for the tourists to this jungle of Africa. They also remain “the king of the jungle”, it’s their historical pride and no one can change that. Apart from the unique tree climbing lions of Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park contains other Africa’s big cats such as leopards and also other animals like buffalos, hyenas, antelopes, elephants and many more.

The rest Queen Elizabeth also offers striking scenic views of a real wilderness from the ranging mountains of Ruwenzori also known as mountains of the moon to the magnificent crater lakes surrounding the park including freshwater bodies like lake Edward and George linked by the vibrant Kazinga channel streamlined with hundreds of hippos, crocodiles and elephants playing with water at noon with the stunning Kyambura George where chimpanzees can be trekked and far away fishing villages to be visited and interact with the locals and get entertained with local dances and check-in their gift shops for locally made crafts to take back home.

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