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3 Days Tree Climbing Lions and Queen Elizabeth National Park tour is a trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park to spot the tree climbing lions and other animals. Queen Elizabeth National Park occupies1,978SqKm of land and water in the Western region of Uganda. It is a place of great wildlife experiences including the most spectacular and rare one of viewing big cats (the lions) draped across tree branches. There are many wildlife scenarios that can be encountered in this park but viewing these cats climbing up the trees or pouncing down is such a rare sight. Jungle Escape Africa’s 3 Days Tree Climbing Lions and Queen Elizabeth National Park tour is crafted in a way that a traveler can explore more of what is offered by this extensive wildlife park with the little available time. For this trip, you will do game drives in the north and south of the park plus a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel where you are able to see the large fierce mammals at a closer range.
Highlights of the 3 Days Tree Climbing Lions tour:
- Ishasha tree lions game drive
- Kasenyi Plains game drive
- Kazinga Channel boat cruise
- Equator monument stopover
- Views of Zebras on the highway at the edges of Lake Mburo Park
- Scenic viewing – tea plantations in Bushenyi, Kyambura escarpment and crater lakes.
- Cultural encounters.
- Local craft market visits.
Detailed itinerary for the 3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park and Tree lions Safari
Day 1: Driving to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha tree lions game drive
After breakfast at 7.00am, we are to start our journey to the jungles of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Stops will be made along the way; Uganda Equator crossing line, Mbarara for lunch or anywhere and for any reason that may necessitate stopping. The views of the crater lakes, the escarpment, the savanna plains and others will signal to us that we are finally reaching the ‘’home of the Kazinga Channel and Tree Climbing lions’’ – Queen Elizabeth National Park. We are to continue with the drive and enter the park through Ishasha gate in the south. Expect views of some animals like elephants, antelopes, baboons on the way to Ishasha. We shall do an evening game drive before checking into our lodge.
Dinner and overnight:
- Topi Lodge – budget
- Enjojo Lodge – mid range
- Ishasha Wilderness Camp – luxury
Day 2: Tree lions Game drive and Kazinga Channel boat cruise
Lions do not climb trees very early morning. Nonetheless, we shall have to leave the lodge after an early morning breakfast to maximize our time in the park where we can spot other animals as the dew dries up on the trees for the lions to climb. After a chance on the lions, we shall drive to the northern sector of the park to have lunch and later a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel for more animal sightings as they rest, play, bath, feed along this water channel that links Lakes George and Edward. The boat cruise takes 3 hours after which we shall drive to our lodge.
Dinner and overnight:
- Bush Lodge – budget
- Kikorongo Safari Lodge – mid range
- Elephant plains Lodge – luxury.
Day 3: Optional morning game drive and depart for Kampala
Depending on where we shall have stayed, a morning game drive might be or not possible given that it’s the same day we shall be having a long drive back home. We shall embark on our return to Kampala which will be a relaxed drive with a lunch stop in Mbarara city. Drop off shall be at your preferred place in Kampala or Entebbe/airport. End of the 3 Days Tree Climbing Lions and Queen Elizabeth National Park tour.
What to pack for this 3 Days Tree Climbing Lions and Queen Elizabeth National Park tour
- A reusable water bottle. As Jungle Escape Africa, we embarked on a mission of eliminating single use plastics that are harmful to the environment. You can however let us know if you are unable to have one and we work on an alternative before your trip.
- Sun screen and a mosquito repellent
- Warm and light clothes
- Sun glasses
- A camera with charged batteries, it can be a phone camera
- Binoculars – optional.