Queen Elizabeth national is the most popular park for people looking for lions. There are lions in the various regions of the park, but the most notable region is the ishasha region in the southern sector where you can see the tree climbing lions. This part of the park is amazingly beautiful although not very regularly visited by visitors to the park. The advantage of Queen Elizabeth national park is that you can combine it with a gorilla trekking trip in Bwindi impenetrable forest.
Lion tracking is the most interesting experiential tourism activities in Uganda is Lion tracking Research only possible within Queen Elizabeth National Park under the Uganda Carnivore Project. When you are ready for the activity, join the researchers in the field as you track the Lions in their natural habitats.
The activity is conducted with a limited number of participants to take part in this exceptional opportunity. Due to high demand for the activity, you have to book in advance so as to get the chance to enjoy the breath-taking activity.
It’s done in the morning or late afternoon, tourists undertake this adventure within Queen Elizabeth National Park and tracking also lasts from one to three, and is conducted twice a day. Tracking is always done using radio collars attached to the Lions. The enthusiastic trackers together with the researchers go into the field to learn the habits of the Lions in this National Park.
This activity involves monitoring, researching and tracking the King of the Jungle (African Lions) within Mweya Peninsular of Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is undeniably one of a kind experience for tourists on Uganda safaris. Lions normally move in prides of three to twenty five individuals.
While tracking, the number of these mammals being tracked can grow without prior warning, mainly resulting from an individual or several lions joining the former group. It is therefore advisable to first note the number of lions being tracked to avoid being confused with the new ones joining the group.
While in this exceptional experience, take note of the nocturnal vocalizations (loud roars) and their intensity as well as the hyena laughs and any distress calls from the prey. During lion tracking, the researchers will inform you about the different tricks used in tracking these lions. For example, they will inform you that lion’s move through tall grasses while creating a trail of bent grass.
Lions scent mark their territories by rubbing the ground with their hind feet thus forming shallow parallel scrapes of bare soil of about 12cm wide and 20cm long. Not only drying but also sticking urine sprayed on the bush is also a popular sigh left by lions. These animals will also rub their heads in the bushes thus leaving unnoticeable blonde of hairs behind.
Everyone desires a right to spend more time learning about these predators through lion tracking than the normal game drives where you don’t get enough time to learn and understand detail about them.
Queen Elizabeth National Park into your itinerary for other wildlife safaris because it is the only place in Uganda where you can enjoy this riveting experience in addition to other activities such as game drives, guided nature walks and boat cruises and chimpanzee tracking.
Lion is the most sought-after safari species, and very impressive to observe. Living in prides of around 15 individuals, lions adhere to strict social structures. Groups consist of related females and their cubs, who are often born around the same time and raised communally.
New mothers Lions will live in dens with their cubs for the first few weeks, moving them one by one to a new den every few days to avoid building up a scent which would attract predators. A new male taking over a pride will often kill all cubs, and mate with each of the females.
Kidepo Valley National Park This national park is located in the northern Uganda. It is very remote, but is worth a visit. It is a beautiful place, and the tourist traffic is very minimal because of the difficulty in accessibility make you to karamoja region and enjoy the wilderness with less crowds, it is the perfect place to visit while looking for some sense of solitude. And the catch; there a number of lions in the park, you can even catch sight of a rock climbing lion.
Murchison Falls National Park The park is found in north western region of Uganda, Murchison falls is the largest and the oldest protected area of the country. It has stretches of savannah grasslands, and Borassus palm trees with provide a beautiful backdrop for a lion habitat. Murchison falls national park has the magnificent Murchison falls as its centre piece which makes the place simply beautiful. Here, lions are seen on the game drives and a variety of other wildlife
For years Africa has been known as a home for lions. There are umpteen lions in game parks all across the continent and the pearl of Africa is no exception. Seeing the lions prowl around in the savannah, resting, climbing trees, young cubs playing, and hunting prey is an amazing sight, and can be very thrilling.
Lions are threatened by man in entire Africa especially pastoralists and villagers that encroach on lion habitats. These hunt and kill them because they are dangerous predators. The pastoralists poach the lions to protect their cattle and themselves, and the villagers protect their human population.
Here are a few facts about the lion.
- Lions have an average lifespan of about 12 years in the African wild.
- A lioness usually gives birth to a litter of about 3 cubs.
- While the lion roar is one of the most amazing sounds you could ever hear in the wild, lions roar for a reason – to attract mates.
- It is the females that go out to hunt for prey/food. The male’s role is to protect. Lions often hunt in packs.
- Lions are commonly found in savannah grasslands, dense bushes and woodlands
- The name Simba has been heard of across the world, especially from the famous lion king movies which means lion in Swahili.