While many tourists visit Uganda purely to see the Gorillas, that is a real mistake. Uganda is full of gems and one of these is Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is said that there are only 2 populations of tree climbing lions anywhere in the world (by this I mean lions who regularly climb trees as part of their day-to-day behaviour). One of these populations lives in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The chance to see these prides is definitely one for the bucket list.

But don’t think the QENP is just about the lions, the park is full of incredible wildlife and spectacular scenery given it’s location in the heart of the Great Rift Valley.

We visited in September, and while we were able to find the lions they were happily lazing around the grasslands. So we weren’t able to get a glimpse of them in the trees but still amazing to see these animals no matter what they were up to. Travelling with Lake Basin Tours and Travel (highly recommended) we stayed at Mweya Safari Lodge. The lodge was spectacular and offered breathtaking views of the Kazinga Channel.

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