Always planning to see lions in Uganda, Ishasha is an east African landlocked country and it has various attractions to offer and you can have a glimpse and an experience with nature. When you take a safari of vacation in the ten national parks of Uganda as they all have a special attraction which distinguishes it from the others.
These include Murchison falls national park(the largest and one of the most loved),the Kidepo national park, queen Elizabeth national park, Mgahinga national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park, Semliki national park, lake Mburo national park, mountain Elgon national park, Rwenzori mountain national park and Kibale national park.
Lions are unique among the cat family in that they live in a group or pride. The members of the paid typically spend the day in several scattered groups that may unite to hunt or share a meal.
Lions proclaim their territory by roaring and by scent marking. Their life span is 10 to 15 years. Lions have different types which include, the African lion ,Asiatic lion and others.
The African lion(PantheraLeo have been admired throughout history for as symbols of courage and strength. These iconic animalshave powerful bodies in the cat family, they are the second in size only to tigers and its roar can be heard five miles away. An adult coat is yellow-gold and juveniles have some spots that disappear with age.
Where they live
The lions mainly stick to grasslands, scrub or open woodlands where they can hunt their prey easily but they can live in most habitats aside tropical rain forests and deserts.
These disappeared from 94% of its historic range and can only be found in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The Asiatic lions are the subspecies of African lion, but only one very small population survives in India.
The African lion comprises of the tree climbing lions and others. The tree climbing animals are very rare animals and one to have a glimpse, one must have a game drive in queen Elizabeth national park particularly the inshasha sector and in lake manyara National park in Tanzania where they are found.
Queen Elizabeth national park is the only place in Uganda you can have an opportunity to view the tree climbing lions. This park is a twin park to queen Elizabeth country park in England and it was founded in 1952 and its among the largest protected areas known internationally second to Murchison falls park.
Queen Elizabeth national park is about square kilometres large and with a unique selection of mammals; about 95 species,619 species of birds, crocodiles,different types of antelopes, the tree climbing lions (ishasha sector), butterflies among others.
The tree climbing lions in the inshasha sector feed on topics and Uganda jobs. Sometimes if they are so confident, they will feed on the cape buffaloes as they graze on the studded savanna.
The other unique feature about the tree climbing lions of ishasha is that the mane of the male lion is black. There is a reason as to explain why these unique lions climb trees to protect themselves from the Tsetse fly bites, or climb trees to enjoy the cool breeze during the heat of the day.
The difference between the tree climbing lions of Lake manyara and ishasha is that the fig trees of ishasha are short and so the lions can be easily seen in the early afternoon, during a game drive.