The Mysterious Tree Climbing Lions - Uganda is more than just the Gorillas

The Mysterious Tree Climbing Lions - Uganda is more than just the Gorillas

Although Uganda has been known world wide for having almost half of the population of the rare Mountain Gorillas in the world, there is a variety of other tourist attractions including various animal species, birds, vegetation and scenery.

One of the highlights of your safari should include spotting of the mysterious tree climbing Lions in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

There are only two places in the world where you can find these extraordinary animals, the Ishasha sector in the Southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park plus the Lake Manyara region of Tanzania.


The Ishasha Sector is famously known for its mysterious tree climbing lions which is a unique attraction and is one of the highlights of visiting this park. Lions can be seen hanging on large fig trees while Uganda Kob graze in the Ishasha plains.

If you were to find yourself being pursued by a lion you might try and climb a tree to escape, this would not be of much help in the Queen Elizabeth National Park because Lions have been spotted sleeping in trees as they digest their lunch and escape the hottest part of the day. It is also believed that these Lions climb trees in order to escape from the Tsetse flies.

These rare lions have been found climbing trees in Uganda and Tanzania and can often be seen resting on a tree limb, high above the ground. While on a game drive, look up in the fig tree branches for the rare cats.

The route also offers high chances of spotting elephants, buffaloes, Kobs, birds and great scenery.


Travel tip shared by Wal-Mark Africa Safaris


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