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Tree Climbing Lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park

These are a popular attraction to visit in Queen Elizabeth National Park while on your dream tour in Uganda. Uganda “The Pearl of Africa” is located in the Eastern part of the African Continent with this national park commonly known for the Tree Climbing Lions located in the South Western part of Uganda.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the top destinations to visit in Uganda for Wildlife Safaris located far south west of Uganda spanning the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi, and Rukungiri. This park is approximately 400 kilometres by road south-west of Kampala which is Uganda’s capital and largest city. The town of Kasese is just outside the northeastern edge of the park, while the town of Rubirizi is just outside the park’s southeastern boundaries.

It includes the Maramagambo Forest and borders the Kigezi Game Reserve, the Kyambura Game Reserve, and the Kibale National Park in Uganda, and the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. You can better reach Queen Elizabeth National Park by use of Kampala – Masaka- Mbarara high way with a stopover at the Equator for some explanations about the Equator, snacks and photographs, after proceed with the journey up to the park.

Its wildlife includes cape buffaloes, hippopotami, crocodiles, elephants, leopards, lions, and chimpanzees. It is home to 95 mammal species and over 500 species of birds recorded in the Park but commonly known for the Tree Climbing Lions which are located in the Ishasha Sector, It’s very rare to see Lions Climbing trees but there are only two populations of these Tree Climbing Lions in the Whole World, one found in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park in the Ishasha Sector and the other population of these famous Tree Climbing Lions is found in Lake Manyara National Park of Tanzania.

These Tree Climbing Lions in Queen are un exceptional attractions while in Queen Elizabeth National Park as there are rarely seen in other National Parks, it is believed that these primates climb Trees to escape from burning Sunshine on the ground, they are lazily seen lying on the tree branches while digesting their food after feeding, they also climb the trees with interest of escaping from their enemies, they also like it lying in the tree branches and gaze at other feeding primates on the ground like Kobs, Elephants, Buffaloes and more.

These  Tree Climbing Lions are always sighted while on a game drive in the Ishasha sector and never risk moving on the ground because there are more dangerous to human beings therefore if they tend to attack you there is no any way you can escape from them if you don’t have a safari jeep, although these Lions are mostly seen in the tree branches but some usually dwell on the ground and they tend to hide in bush targeting for what to eat like prey (cats, kobs, Impala, Buffaloes, Wildebeests, human beings  and more) since these Lions are predators.

 

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