The Ishasha Sector is a remote area in south western part of Queen Elizabeth national park, Uganda’s most popular & most visited park by tourists from all corners of the world. Those who venture this far may be rewarded with sightings of Ishasha’s most famous residents – the tree climbing lions – lounging in the branches while keeping a close eye on herds of Uganda kobs. It is also home to many buffaloes and elephants as well as the rare shoebill. Ishasha is also a convenient region to pass through on the way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The landscape in this section of the magnificent park is considerably different from that found in other parts of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
How to get to Ishasha for the Tree Climbing Lions!!
It takes approximately 30 minutes to drive to Ishasha from our loadge – the most interesting part of Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda. If you have a private vehicle or one you have hired from a tour company, you will certainly enjoy the views from Ishasha, the home of the tree climbing lions. The route from Katunguru may be unreliable. However the direct road to the border post of the Ishasha is normally full of mud through the rain season. It is better described as a seasonal route and requires a 4×4 wheel drive vehicle which can be hired from Primate World Safaris at an affordable cost.