Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Lions of the Ishasha sector are exceptional attractions and attract more visitors in the park thus making the highlight for the safari is taken within Queen Elizabeth National Park

Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Ishasha sector is located on the southwestern side of Queen Elizabeth National Park and is famous for tree-climbing lions. Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in western Uganda in Kasese, Kamwenge, and Rubirizi and Rukungiri districts.

The park is managed by the Uganda wildlife authority and seats an area of 1978 sq. km. The Ishasha sector is dominated by candelabra trees with big branches allowing the lions to hang up there. Ishasha sector has also got savannah wood and trees i.e. acacia trees, huge fig trees, cactus trees among others, and is the only part in East Africa where you can find tree-climbing lions and others are also located in Lake Manyara in Tanzania. However, these lions are hard to track since they are few.

Lions of the Ishasha sector are exceptional attractions and attract more visitors in the park thus making the highlight for the safari is taken within Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Uganda kobs in Ishasha attract lions and other big cats i.e. leopards in the area and the presence of kobs is the reason why these lions climb big trees in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

There are reasons as to why the lions in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park are clear; lions climb trees running away from hot ground during dry weather. They also climb trees because they want to relax from the days’ hunt and the candelabra trees act as a spying site for the prey for the lions.

 The lions hung in trees and look down at Uganda kobs feeling in the field, whilst the lions and go kills these kobs for a meal. Apart from interesting and amazing climbing lions, the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park has got antelopes, large herds of cattle and you might have a chance to see a huge herd of elephants crossing the roads. They are called African elephants because they have ears like the African map.

The dry season is the best time favorable for fantastic uninterrupted game drives in the Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park because the roads are dry. The best season is from June to September and this is called the dry season where the grass is short, making it easy to spot lions in the field. In the dry season, the roads are not slippery unlike in the rain season. However, the Ishasha sector is always open to visitors throughout the year.

Travel tips to Ishasha sector safaris are a camera, open roof car, binoculars and a pen for writing, and a book to record information down. To have the best memory of tree climbing lions, a morning drive through the Ishasha of the park will give you a strong reason why visitors never have enough of Uganda safaris. For where to stay while at Ishasha there is Ishasha wildness camp, Mweya safari lodge, Kasenyi safari camp, Ihamba lodge, park view loge, and Queen Elizabeth bush lodge among others.

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