Can I See Tree-Climbing Lions In Queen Elizabeth National Park In 2024/2025



The lion research track is an adventure activity that is only done at the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is situated within four districts in the western region of Uganda. click here to check for mountain gorilla trekking tours 


These districts include Kasese, Rubiri, Kamwenge,and Rukungiri. Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s second-largest national park after Murchison Falls National Park, which receives many visitors due to the mighty Murchison Falls.check our most recommended gorilla trekking safaris 


Queen Elizabeth National Park has a wide range of biodiversity and wildlife animals, such as the four of the big five: lions, buffaloes, herds of elephants, warthogs, a huge population of hippos, the sitatunga giraffes, antelopes, bushbucks, leopards, waterbucks, mongooses, crocodiles, Oribis, zebras, and Uganda kobs, among others.


Queen Elizabeth National Park is commonly famous for the tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector, which has attracted lion research activity. It is among the main reasons why some travelers visit Queen Elizabeth National Park.


Lion research tracking is an interesting tourism activity where travelers track tree-climbing lions in their natural habitat while enjoying their behaviors and life patterns. During the lion research tracking, travelers learn more about the lifestyle of the lions, such as their feeding habits and social behavior.


Lion research tracking tourism activity is being operated by the Uganda Carnivore Project, working together with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to monitor flooding populations, movement, and behavior of lions in all national parks in Uganda.


Uganda's carnivore project is in charge of all the carnivores in Uganda, such as the nocturnal leopards, hyenas, and cheetahs, among others. Only a maximum of four travelers are allowed to participate in lion research tracking activities with the Uganda carnivore project researchers.


Lion research and tracking encounters bring travelers closer to the beautiful lions in their natural environment. Thus, travelers get a greater opportunity to take clear pictures and videos of these kings of the jungle while off-trail.


Lion research tracking is only conducted in Queen Elizabeth National Park in the Kasenyi plains sector of the Ishasha part of the park with a high concentration of wildlife species, thus giving travelers the enjoyment of game drives of other wildlife such as buffaloes, bushbucks, elephants, warthogs, zebras, Uganda kobs, hyenas, waterbucks, and huge populations of lions.


Lion research track is a tourist activity in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park that is open to all travelers all year round. Travelers can engage in the activity at any time.


However, due to the high demand by many travelers and only four travelers being allowed to participate in the activity per day, we advise travelers to book prior to their travel date so they do not miss out on the lion research tracking permits.


when is the best time to visit Queen Elizabeth National park in 2024/2025

The long dry months are the best time to tour Queen Elizabeth national Park in Uganda, and starts from June, July, August. The short dry months is also a good time to visit Queen Elizabeth National park  that starts from December, January, and February.

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