Are you planning to go on your tour in Uganda in this post Covid-19 era? Here are some of the places that you wouldn’t miss on this safari. While visiting the Murchison Falls National Park the first stopover is the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and experience the Rhino tracking experience.
From this unique tourism site and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will also experience game drives and boat ride and the tree climbing lions in the fig tree branches and this experience can also be experienced in the Tanzania’s Lake Manyara National Park.
Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Rhinoceros are among the African big fives and they are called so because they were very difficult to hunt on foot by local hunters, the Rhinoceros species elapsed in Uganda due to unfavorable factors which included civil wars, constant disease attacks, heavy sunshine which led to scarcity of pasture, hunting and more.
But later in need of reinstating back these species Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary was established to provide home to these wild animals and the first species were got from Solio ranch in Kenya plus others being donated by Destiney kingdom of animals in California, United States of America.
This Sanctuary is located in the Central part of Uganda in Nakasongola district along Kampala- Masindi- Gulu highway on your way to Murchison Falls National Park. Rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary costs $50 USD per person going for about 1-2 hours.
Tree Climbing Lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in the South western part of Uganda nearing Kibale forest National Park in the North. This Park is popularly known for the Tree climbing lions which are found in the Ishasha sector side although it has other Wild animals, different Primates and Species to encounter, when you visit Queen Elizabeth National Park reaching you will be welcomed by the thick tropical rain forest comprising of big tree species, Savannah grasslands and some areas covered with Swamps.
Visiting Uganda for wildlife and primate safaris do not miss out this adventurous place on your bucket list of destinations because of its interesting and attractive features, some of the most prominent attractions in Queen Elizabeth National Park include African Big fives like Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards and Lions, others include Cheetah, Kobs, Elands, impala, Primates include Vervets, Baboons, Blue Monkeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Chimpanzees which are found in the Kyambura gorge side plus different bird species which are recorded sightable in this Park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park has its four major sectors where these fabulous attractions named are found and these sectors include Maramagambo forest, Ishasha sector, Kyambura gorge and the Kazinga Channel.
Using road transport means via Kampala – Masaka –Mbarara highway in a stable 4×4 wheel drive safari jeep is the cheapest way of reaching Queen Elizabeth National Park with en-route stop over at the equator for some briefing, photographs and snacks, it’s about 389 kms from Kampala up to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
If not, road transport you can go luxuriously with private charters which are always arranged from Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe airport up to Mweya airstrip in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Tree Climbing Lions are rare species which are usually not found everywhere, in Africa these Species are only found in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park and Tanzania’s Lake Manyara National Park. Usually, these Lions climb up in the tree branches in escape of heavy sunshine on the ground, enemies which include leopards, Buffaloes and more, biting insects like tsetse flies and also, they enjoy resting up in the tree branches feel the cool associated air plus gazing at the ground feeders which include Kobs, Cheetah and more.
Game driving around the Ishasha sector is the best way of sighting these rare tree climbing lions resting up in the tree branches after feeding and usually clients enjoy taking photos of these animals for memories.
It is not advisable to go for the tree climbing lions on foot since there are very tough and unknowingly you may be attacked by these ground hiding lions so it’s advisable that you use a top up roof safari jeep.
These famous tree climbing lions only feed on beef and they usually feed on animals like Kobs, Antelopes, impala and more plus human beings if you are unlucky so always be very alert such that you are not used as their feeder.
While on a game drive in Ishasha sector you will be with opportunities of sighting other different features which include different bird species, primates like Black & White Colobus Monkeys, Baboons, Vervets, Blue Monkeys, Red tailed Monkeys and more.