Lion Research Tracking At Queen Elizabeth National Park

lion research tracking at queen elizabeth national park


The lion research track is an adventure activity is only done at the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park that 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 fall national park that 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 four of the big five animals like lions, buffaloes, herds of elephants, warthogs, a huge population of hippos, the sitatunga giraffes, antelopes, bushbucks, leopards, waterbucks, mongoose, crocodiles, Oribis, zebras, and Uganda kobs among others.


Queen Elizabeth national park is commonly famous for the tree-climbing lions at the Ishasha sector that has attracted lion research activity, it is among the main reasons why some travelers visit Queen Elizabeth national park. Lion research tracking is an interesting tourism activity where travelers track the tree-climbing lions in their natural habitat while enjoying their behaviors and life patterns. During the lion research tracking travelers learn more about the lifestyle of the lions such as feeding habits, and their social behavior.

 lion research tracking tourism activity is being operated by the Uganda carnivore project working together with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to monitors 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, cheetahs, among others. Only a maximum of four travelers allowed to participate in lion research tracking activity with the Uganda carnivores project researchers.


Lion research tracking encounter brings travelers closer to the beautiful lions in their natural environment thus travelers get a greater opportunity of taking clear pictures and videos with these kings of the jungle while taking off tracks.

Lion research tracking is only conducted in queen Elizabeth national park in the Kasenyi plains sector of the Ishasha part of the park with a high concentration of wildlife species thus giving travelers an enjoyment of game drives of other wildlife such as Buffaloes, Bushbucks, elephants, warthogs, zebras, Uganda kobs, hyenas, water-bucks, and huge populations of the lions.


Lion research track is a tourism activity in ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park that is open to all travelers all-year-round travelers can engage in the activity at any time. However, due to the high demand by many travelers, and 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.