Among the intriguing things to do in Uganda that you can’t do in other places is see tree-climbing lions. Your best chance of seeing these odd lions is in the Ishasha region of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Since the lions hunt by night and sleep most of the day in the trees, you may be able…

A Must Visit in Uganda and one of the biggest tourist attractions are the “The Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha in the Queen Elizabeth National Park of Uganda”. The Tree Climbing Lions are very rare in Africa, however, in Ishasha you will find about 50 of them sleeping the day away in the Fig and Acacia Trees found here. They provide you with some of the best Big Cat “Lion” Photo Ops in Uganda.

Ishasha’s Tree Climbing Lions are one of those must visit places in Uganda, Just let us know that you like spend a day there. Ishasha is also home to one of Ugand’s best exclusive Tented Camps, Ishasha Wilderness Camp.

It is somewhat uncommon for lions to actually climb trees. There are no more than 2 populations in whole world of such lions that do actually climb trees as one of their day after day behavior. One of these populations is found within the Ishasha sector which is found in the south part of the well known Queen Elizabeth National Park within Uganda. The other population is found in Lake Manyara National Park in the Southern part of Tanzania.

It is supposed that this type of lions climb trees as a way of protecting themselves against the numerous biting tsetse flies on the ground level, whereas other people claim the 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.

To experience the tre climbing lions of Ishasha, you can book a 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari to get a chance of viewing the enchanting tree climbing lions of Ishasha on a Safari.