This fact will be emphasized a lot as you read about Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is very rare to find lions that climb trees. There are no more than two populations of tree climbing lions in the world. Both of these are only exclusive to East Africa namely. The medley of nature in Uganda and Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania. It is supposed that these lions climb trees as a way of protecting themselves against the bites of the tsetse flies on the ground. Whereas others say they climb the trees to cool off from the excessive heat. Whatever the reason, the lions are such a vision visited for this trait although visitors to this sector are rewarded with sights of other wildlife.
Still, the Ishasha is famous for the lions it possesses. The Ishasha sector is the highlight for which most tourists visit the park. Hence, at Queen Elizabeth National Park, choosing to climb a tree when chased by a lion is not a good idea as they will climb up to you and say hello while you say goodbye. Nonetheless, the lions will be seen in the afternoons laying lazily on the tree branches after their meal.
It is advisable to book your game drive safari with a recognized safari agent. For an eventful and safe Ishasha park experience of the tree climbing lions as they know the most convenient routes to use, especially during bad weather. Otherwise, one can drive direct to the border post of Ishasha. Whose road if usually under maintenance and a little rain could ruin your car. Also, chances are you will be just by yourself during the drive. You will not really enjoy the vast wildlife in the sector. Book your drive for a more credible experience.