Lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth National park : Dubbed as “a medley of wonders”, Queen Elizabeth national park is among Uganda’s treasures worth exploring. Tracking the tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth national park is a major highlight of visiting the park. Offering a lifetime experience with the unique lions that are found in Queen Elizabeth national park.

The park is well known as a home of a number of wild game, witnessed on an Uganda wildlife safari. The tree-climbing lions stand out as a major attraction of the national park. With the unique characteristics that have been recorded in the behavior of these lions.

Queen Elizabeth national park makes up the western circuit of Uganda’s national park, including Rwenzori national park, Semilki national park, Kibale national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga national park, and Murchison falls national park. With each national park uniquely gifted, Queen Elizabeth national park stands out as a top site for wildlife viewing.

The park is home to over 90 wildlife enjoyed on a game drive through the Kasenyi plains or along the Kazinga channel. A large population of African elephants has been recorded in the park, together with other wildlife species such as leopards, antelopes, warthogs, giant forest hog, crocodiles, and many more.

Tree-climbing lions are a unique attraction among the wildlife of Queen Elizabeth national park. They are found in the southern sector of the park, called the Ishasha sector. The best way to fully immerse and explore the tree-climbing lions on Queen Elizabeth national park is through participating in the tracking experiment in the ishasha sector.

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The tree-climbing lions exhibit unique characteristics from the other lion species of the park. These build up acacia trees and hand up as the rest on the branches of these trees.  Scientific studies show that these lions climb trees as a behavior to avoid the ground heat, to keep away from the irritating flies. The view from the tree branches offers a great sight of the prey, that the lions can easily hunt done their food.

Tracking of the tree-climbing lions offers a different kind of wildlife experience. With the usual game drive through the park that is limited to take on marked path trails to view the various wildlife of the park. Lion tacking in Queen Elizabeth national park goes beyond into the untouched trails of the park to track the different lion prides.

The tracking experiment involves a group of researchers heading into the park and exploring the various lion pride. Tracking of the tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth national park si enabled with the use of sensitive trackers. Radiation locators and radio collars are major tools used in the tracking of the tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth national park.

A lioness is a major lead in tracking these species. A radio collar is installed around her neck that sends location signals to the radiation locator that gives direction to the exact location of pride to the researchers.

Joining a group of researcher groups to track the tree-climbing lions of Uganda is a fascinating activity on an Uganda safari. Trekking of the lions in the ishasha sector is an insightful adventure to carry on. Having a one on one encounter with pride, there the cubs are playing around their mothers, with rare sights of females hunting, or males protecting their territories can be witnessed.

Lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth national park is a great opportunity to know in-depth about the lions in regard to their behaviors, social arrangements where the females are dominant in pride families, predator competition, reproduction, life span and more.

To participate in the tracking activity, trackers are required to purchase valid lion tracking permits from the Mweya information or indirectly from tour operators. Non-foreigner residents and foreign residents purchase lion tracking at $100 while East African residents pay 100,000 ugx.

The tracking experience is divided into three sessions. Opted according to the trackers time and preference. The morning, afternoon and session of lion tracking all offer a unique tracking experience.

Fortunately, lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth national park is not bound to season, making it available all year round in Uganda.

Besides the tracking of lion in Queen Elizabeth national park. The park is a hub of other interesting and existing experimental activities. Mongoose tracking along the Mweya plains is another unique experience to take on and Uganda safari. This activity involves getting to know in depth about the banded mongoose species in Queen Elizabeth national park.

This activity shares the similarity with hippo census in the park, as another experimental activity in Queen Elizabeth national park.  Hippo census is carried out the Kazinga channel, a water channel that links lake Edward and Lake George.  Uganda’s highest concentration of hippos as been recorded in the water of the Kazinga channel. This channel is a great place where the hippo census activity is carried out.

The beauty of Queen Elizabeth national park goes beyond with the tree-climbing further more to the enchanting primate life. The Kyambura gorge located in the north region of the park is a home to over 300 chimpanzees.

Chimpanzee tracking in the thick marsh gorge offer a unique primate experience, despite the fact that view of the chimpanzees in not guaranteed due to the less chimpanzee numbers that hide further in the thick forest marshes.

Nevertheless, chimpanzee tracking in Queen Elizabeth national park , is one activity to add up on the travel list, to entice the whole safari journey.

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