can i participate in lion research tracking at queen elizabeth national park
The lion research track is an adventure activity that is only done at the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is situated within four districts in the western region of Uganda; these districts include Kasese, Rubiri, Kamwenge, and Rukungiri. Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s second-largest national park after Murchison Falls National Park, which receives many visitors due to the mighty Murchison Falls.
Queen Elizabeth National Park has a wide range of biodiversity and wildlife animals, such as the Big Five: lions, buffaloes, herds of elephants, warthogs, a huge population of hippos, the Sitatunga giraffes, antelopes, leopards, waterbucks, mongooses, crocodiles, oribis, zebras, and Uganda kobs, among others.
Queen Elizabeth national park is commonly famous for the tree-climbing lions at the Ishasha sector, which has attracted lion research activity and is among the main reasons why some travelers visit Queen Elizabeth National Park. Lion research tracking is an interesting tourism activity where travelers track tree-climbing lions in their natural habitat while enjoying their behaviors and life patterns. During the lion research tracking, travelers learn more about the lions' lifestyle, such as their feeding habits and social behavior.
Lion research tracking tourism activity is being operated by the Uganda Carnivore Project, working together with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to monitor the flooding populations, movement, and behavior of lions in all national parks in Uganda. Uganda's carnivore project is in charge of all the carnivores in Uganda, such as the nocturnal leopards, hyenas, and cheetahs, among others. Only a maximum of four travelers are allowed to participate in lion research tracking activities with the Uganda carnivores project researchers.
Lion research tracking encounters bring travelers closer to the beautiful lions in their natural environment, thus giving travelers a greater opportunity to take clear pictures and videos with these kings of the jungle while taking off tracks.
Lion research tracking is only done in Queen Elizabeth National Park in the Kasenyi Plains sector of the Ishasha sector of the park, which has a high concentration of wildlife species, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy game drives of other wildlife such as buffaloes, bushbucks, elephants, warthogs, zebras, Uganda kobs, hyenas, waterbucks, and huge populations of lions.
The Lion Research Track is a tourism activity in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park that is open to all travelers year-round. Travelers can engage in the activity at any time. However, due to the high demand from many travelers and the fact that only four travelers are allowed to participate in the activity per day, we advise travelers to book prior to their travel date so they do not miss out on the lion research tracking permits.