WHAT CAN I DO IN THE ISHASHA SECTOR OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Ishasha tree-climbing lions are the largest cats in two African destinations: Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda and Manyara National Park in Tanzania, where you can enjoy these unique and famous experiences where lions climb big tree branches as they relax. The Ishasha sector is located in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park, the second-largest national park situated in southwestern Uganda. Queen Elizabeth harbors other animals such as elephants, Uganda kobs, buffaloes, warthogs, waterbucks, bushbucks, leopards, giant forest hogs, hippos, Nile crocodiles, hyenas, chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge, black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons, red-tailed monkeys, and many bird species.
Queen Elizabeth national park offers primate tourism activities where many travelers can engage during their tour, including both morning and afternoon game drives; tree-climbing lion tracking; boat cruises on the Kazinga channel; nature walks; bird watching; and chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge, the valley of the apes.
Ishasha tree-climbing lions can be seen lazily lying up in acacia or on a fig tree branch during the game drives in your comfortable safari vehicle with a knowledgeable driver guide from Devine African Safaris. Queen Elizabeth also accommodates other animals like buffaloes, elephants, Topi, Uganda kobs, and a variety of bird species such as the martial eagle, Bateleur, brown snake eagle, palm nut vulture, Ross’s turaco, grey woodpecker, grey-backed fiscal, white-headed barbet, African wattled plover, broad-billed roller, white-browed robin chat, yellow-billed woodpecker, greater honeyguide, striped kingfisher, and African green pige, among others.
Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park, best-visited destination due to the famous tree-climbing lions. The Ishasha sector is visited all year, but the best time to see these tree-climbing lions is during the dry season, which occurs in Uganda during the months of June, July, August, September, December, January, and February. In the dry season, Queen Elizabeth National Park receives less rainfall, so access roads and tracks in Ishasha are passable.