Best Place to see Lions in Uganda

Best Place to see Lions in Uganda – Guaranteed lion sighting in Uganda.

Where can I see lions in Uganda?

Are you wondering on how to get the best lion sighting experience in Uganda, here we guide you on choosing the best destination for lion sighting safaris in the country. Uganda’s Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park are the best parks for lions. There are also lions in Lake Mburo National Park and the Semliki Wildlife Reserve, but more often heard than seen.

How many Lions are left in Uganda?

The pearl of Africa is a must include in travelers’ bucket lists when planning to unleash their safari imagination of an African safari. The country is a great idea to consider when planning your travel. The safari insider is home to 10 National Parks with several game reserves and sanctuaries.

The conservation areas have enabled the existence of several wild animals with the most famous of Africa’s Big Five animals (lion, leopard, African Elephant, African Buffalo, and Rhinos). If you’re wondering how many lions are left in Uganda, only about a thousand mountain gorillas remain on the planet, and more than half live in Uganda. The country has only about 300 lions and 2,000 giraffes; however, plenty of other wildlife forms exist here.

Lions STALKING AND FEEDING in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Where to find Lions on your Safari in Uganda?/ Are there lions in Uganda?

Kidepo Valley National Park in Northeastern Uganda


Kidepo Valley National Park is one of the famous National Parks in the country with a steadily growing population of lions. The park locates in a very remote area along the border of Uganda and Sudan, it has that rugged kind of beautiful landscape with rocky parts, there are some parts covered by wetlands and others are savannah plains. Lions are often seen lying on top of the rocks sunbathing, they tend to lay quite under tree shades in the middle of the savannah grass-covered areas, and most times they are not easily seen. Kidepo Valley is one of the unspoiled National Parks and not so long ago in 2015 December CNN listed the 3rd best tourism destination in Africa.

Queen Elizabeth National Park – home to tree-climbing lions

Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second-largest in the country, home to remarkable numbers of wildlife. As you drive through the Ishasha region of the park, you will continue to search around those big trees for the climbing lions. They spend a lot of their time of the day resting up in the fig trees and the view is so amazing especially when you find a number of them lying up in one tree. This part of the sector is one of the rarely visited parts of this park despite the existence of these lions. You have to follow the lion tracking trails that were set up and the search is much more fun and easier in the morning hours.

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Murchison Falls National Park

The Murchison National Park is the largest in the country and fantastic to visit. Murchison falls is blessed with that beautiful savannah grassland studded with those huge Borassus Palm Trees and these make the park’s landscape look really beautiful perfect for wildlife viewing including the lions.

In Murchison, lions are often seen during the game drive on the northern side of the park where most animals found a home. An early morning game drive or very late-game drive gives you a better chance of seeing the lions.

Murchison is a little bit extraordinary compared to the other parks where you can find lions because lion watching in this park is combined with the existence of the amazing Murchison Falls which will see if to take a ride along the Victoria Nile. A trip here is fantastic with a great chance of witnessing the Big Five when you visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Lake Mburo National as well as in Semliki Wildlife Reserve is also home to the remaining few lions in the country. It is however rare to see lions in Semliki and Lake Mburo so if you found some lions in this park, then you consider yourself happy.

Why do lions climb trees?

There are many theories put forward to explain why lions climb trees. These include avoiding wet grass, getting a cooling breeze, getting a better view of the surroundings, escaping charging buffaloes, or getting away from annoying flies. Kabira Safaris is a genuine Tour and Travel company that will have your trip well planned.

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