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Both activities, Chimpanzee tracking and Tree climbing lions are done in Queen Elizabeth National Park, in Kyambura Gorge and Ishasha Wildlife Reserve irrespectively, which is found in South Western Uganda. And this safari package can be independently done.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Depart Kampala early in the morning with your driver guide at 7.00am after breakfast. Kampala –Masaka road has heavy traffic so you will have your first stop over at the Equator, for the equator experiment then proceed to Mbarara for lunch. It’s quite a long journey but you will take delight in watching the fascinating landscapes and the beautiful green vegetation as you drive directly to the Bush Lodge in the Kyambura Gorge area. You will arrive in the evening and rest from the long journey dinner and overnight at Bush Lodge or Kingfisher Lodge.
After breakfast you will be oriented for the chimpanzee tracking and off you will go with yourranger guide, in a deepgorge carved by the Kyambura River as it flows across the rift valley floor towards the Kazinga Channel for the guided tracking.
After the tracking you will have your packed lunch then proceed to the Ishasha Wilderness to watch the tree climbing lions, for the evenings are the best time for watching the lions.
Tree climbing lions in Ishasha Plains.
“Tree climbing lions”is such a unique adventure which one may find hard tobelieve thatit’s true, but this interesting experience can be enjoyed in the Ishasha plains in Queen Elizabeth National Park. These lions can be seen resting in the branches of the trees like monkeys, or literally climbing the trees.
Yet when one does a game drive in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, lions are rarely seen, you have to tactfully find them because they tend to hide out during the day.
Nevertheless this jungle harbors other animals as well, only that the climbing lions took the show. A game drive through this wilderness will exhibit the rich adaptation of these lions of acquiring the co-habiting mechanism and adaptive trait of climbing trees.
The beauty of the adventure is that the watching of the lions is done in the comfort of the vehicle and you can carefully take photo shoots without scaring them, you will be guided by a ranger guide for he knows the way about of their dens. Seeing a lion climbing a tree is the epitome of the tour, and this will satisfy your soul.
You will then retire for dinner and the overnight at the Wilderness Camp.