Ishasha Sector Safari In Uganda : Ishasha sector is located in the southwestern region in Queen Elizabeth National park. This sector is famous for its tree-climbing lions that have become the major attraction that attract many tourists who come on a wildlife safari in Uganda. The Tourists who visit Queen Elizabeth National Park in order to explore in the Ishasha sector will sight see the tree-climbing lions with ease.

Tree Climbing Lions in Ishasha Sector

Ishasha sector is surrounded by the Candelabra trees with big branches where the lions the lions hang up and research shows that these lions climb because they run away to protect themselves from the hot ground especially during the dry season and also the climb up in the trees  to relax from the days hunt. As these lions are up, they get a chance of planning their hunt because as they look down, they look down at their delicious food, which happen to be the kobs feeding in the field. Majorly, the Kobs are the main reason as to why these lions tend to climb the big trees in the Ishasha sector.

This sector is blessed with savannah woodlands tree species such as; The Cactus trees, Acacia trees, the huge fig trees. Tourists visiting this sector do not only get a chance to see the interesting and amazing tree climbing lions but also see many large herds of cattle, antelopes, African elephants crossing the road and looking at this elephants is exciting because they have ears, which are in a shape of the map of Africa.

Tourists exploring in ishasha sector which is found in Queen Elizabeth National Park can also get opportunity to Visit the Mweya section being that it only 2 hours’ drive from the park to reach there.

Activities to do in Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Tourists planning to travel to go explore in the Ishasha sector found in Queen Elizabeth National park engage themselves in different activities offered in the park to get a new experience and these activities include the following;

Game drives.

Either tourists can opt to do day or night game drives in the Ishasha sector, which are charged at a fee of USD 30 dollars per person. During the game drives, tourists get to sight a variety of animal species such as; Buffaloes, elephants, topi, Impala, the Uganda Kob, and many others.

Lion tracking Experience.

Tourist who engage in the lion tracking experience are excited to look at the climbing lions in Ishasha sector. This experience is not only exciting but also educative to the many. Lion tracking activity in Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park costs 50 USD per person.

Ishasha Sector Safari In Uganda
Ishasha Sector Safari In Uganda

Bird Watching.

Ishasha sector is a good spot for bird lovers to visit because Queen Elizabeth National Park harbours over 600 bird species. Visitors who engage in birding activities will be an able to spot wonderful bird species in Ishasha sector such as; Chapin’s Flycatcher, the rare shoebill stork, the African Broadbill and many others.

Cultural Visits.

Tourists with an interest to learn about other cultures can engage in community visits where they will take a visit in the Bakiga community where they will learn about way of lifestyle, their local way of preparing meals, and help them to harvest vegetables from the gardens. These local people will also entertain their visitors with their traditional cultural performances, listen to their folk songs and help visitors tour around the rest of the community.

Attractions in the Ishasha Sector.

Tree Climbing Lions.

Tourists who travel to Uganda to look at the tree-climbing lions can only do so in Ishasha sector found in Queen Elizabeth National Park. In Ishasha sector, there is an estimated total number of 40 lions and among these; there are three prides of lions. Tourists are always accompanied with the well-trained and experienced tour guides to easily spot the lions because these people usually know where to locate the lions.

Tree climbing lions are seen as the unique attraction in Queen Elizabeth National park, which attract large numbers of people from all the parts of the world just to look at them.


In Ishasha sector, is not only blessed with the tree climbing lions but also  with a variety of various animal species that also tourists can get an opportunity to look at while in Queen Elizabeth National Park and these animal species include the following; African Elephants, Waterbucks, antelopes, Impala, topi, Buffaloes, zebras, and many more.

 More so, the Ishasha sector harbours a number of bird species as another form of attraction and these birds include; the shoebill stork, grey kestrel, African Wattled power, African Crowned eagle, Martial eagle, Palm but culture, Cisticola, and the African green Pigeon among others and the beautiful landscapes in the National Park, Ishasha Sector Safari In Uganda

Where to stay when visiting Ishasha Sector.

Tourists visiting in Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park are offered with comfortable and affordable accommodation facilities in the following lodging facilities and these are; Mweya Safari lodge, Queen Elizabeth Bush lodge, Park view Safari lodge, Ishasha wilderness camp, Enjojo lodge and Kasenyi Safari. However these accommodation facilities are ranged in different classes such as; Budget, Luxury and mid-range accommodations in order to suite every individual with where they have a chance to choose where they would love to stay.

Best Time to visit Ishasha Sector.

Tourists can visit the Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National park at any time throughout the year. However, the best time to visit this Ishasha sector should be during the dry season between months of June to September and December to February since there are less rains and short grass that gives tourists a clear view of the sector.

 How to get to Ishasha Sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Tourists planning to Tour in the Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park can decide to travel either by road or Air transport.

Air transport.

Travelers who do not like having long trips can opt to go book a domestic flight from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi airfield and then take a drive of about 2 hours and a half to reach to Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Road transport.

Tourists can decide to use road transport where they take a drive of about 6-7 hours from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park, which covers a distance of 410 kilometers, or visitors from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can take a drive of about 2-3 hours to reach the ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

In conclusion, tourists interested in travelling to Uganda to visit the Ishasha sector can Book with our Tour operators such as Achieve Global Safaris or Explore Tours Rwanda for inquires and the best offers on a wildlife tour in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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