Best Places to see Lions in Uganda

Posted by on May 11, 2013

The Lions of Uganda – Where to see them in Uganda

Where to find the Lions in Wild of Uganda

Best-Places-Uganda-to-see LionsUganda – The Pearl of Africa – with its wondrous scenery as a backdrop is the home of many prides of lions.  The King of Beasts and his pride is found in various National Parks in Uganda. Here are the best places where you can see prides of lions in Uganda

  • Kidepo Valley National Park:  One of the most remote parks in all of Africa – a place where it seems that you have the whole park to yourself. A place with rugged beauty – located near the Kenyan and Sudanese border is certainly one of the best places in Africa to see lions – even tree climbing lions are found here.
  • Murchison Falls National Park:  Easily accessible – a beautiful savannah studded with Borassus Palm Trees provides the backdrop and setting for some of the best lion sightings in Uganda.  Combined with the beauty of the River Nile – the powerful Murchison Falls – this is one of the best places in Uganda to see various prides of lions.  You can also do a two-day safari here and still see lions and other wildlife.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park:  There is the Ishasha region of the Park where you can find the Tree Climbing Lions up in the fig trees during the day time-a most amazing sight – Ishasha is also the unvisited part of Queen Elizabeth Park and the vast plains are amazing.  You will see lions in the other portions of the park and the nice thing about Queen Elizabeth Park – it can easily be combined with Gorilla Tracking at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Seeing Lions in the wild of Africa in the Pearl of Africa is a most thrilling treat – seeing a pride of lions – a lion family at Murchison Falls Park, Kidepo Valley Park or Queen Elizabeth Park is simply awesome – the Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha are amazing and not to be missed – Lions in Uganda as in other parts of Africa are under threat – mostly from pastoralists and encroaching villages – yet the Lion remains one of the animals that visitors to Uganda want to see in Uganda.

  • Lions live for about 12 years  in the African Wild
  • A lioness will usually give birth to a litter of about 3 cubs.
  • Lions roar to attract mates
  • The hunt for prey is done by the females whereas males act as protectors and the hunt is done in packs.
  • Unlike a human family where the little ones are fed first – lion cubs are most often last in line for their share.
  • A male Lion will develop that lovely mane a year and a half after birth.
  • Lions are found in savannas, grasslands, dense bush and woodlands.
  • Simba is the Swahili name for a lion

Enjoy Africa  and experience it in Uganda which is Africa’s Pearl. See the lions in Kidepo Valley Park, Murchison Falls Park and Queen Elizabeth where you can also see the Tree Climbing lions at Ishasha – seeing lions is the wild is most awesome….enjoy Uganda …from Kampala…jon

“If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.” John Hemingway – African Journeys





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