Best Places to see Lions in East Africa : Lions are the most and the best iconic wildlife species in East Africa and even in the entire Africa, but these predators are not common in every place, they are under the serious threat and they have almost disappeared at the highest percentage of their natural range. Planning a safari in East Africa is the best way on how you can see these king of the jungles and before anything knowing exactly where they are found gives you the highest chances of witnessing and observing them in their habitats.

Best places in East Africa to see the lions.

In East Africa the Serengeti ecosystem, southern Kenya is the best wilderness region to see lions in East Africa when it comes to numbers that hosts the largest populations on the continent.


Kenya is awesome and known best wildlife destination in the entire world, and being the home of the large numbers of the lions in East Africa, though many people say that Serengeti National Park is the leading park where tourists can large number of the lions, but Maasai Mara National Park explores the lions to the tourists in the pride.

Best Places to see Lions in East Africa
Game Drives in Maasai mara reserve

Maasai Mara National Park has got the open savannah which makes it easier for the tourists to see the lions how they live, roar that is such great to the tourists. The lions in the reserve can as well be seen during the great migration during July to October as they are crossing the Mara River, the lions can be waiting to get the prey. Not only the lions are found in Maasai Mara National Park, other places where the lions in Kenya are found includes Tsavo National Park, Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Nairobi National Park and among many others.


Tanzania is as well-known as the big cat country majorly that is Serengeti National Park which is the best destination in the entire country being the home of the lions, with the oldest lion research project in Africa has been operating in the Serengeti for over 46 years, in the park also the great migration takes place from  the park and Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya  where it attracts vast number of the predators especially the lions, the best time to spot the lions in Serengeti National Park is during the period of July to October when the wildebeest are crossing the Mara River to Kenya, that’s the period when the lions do hunt and they can be in their large prides.

Tanzania also has got the tree climbing lions excellent spotting  that are found in Lake Manyara National Park that attract vast number of the tourists in the country. Tanzania also has Ngorongoro crater that has high concentration of the large numbers of the lions and your chances of seeing the lions in this crater is compact and diverse conservation area are very high, with the high density of these big cats which makes it to be the popular destination in Tanzania where the tourists do spot the lions from.


Uganda  gives the tourists the best lion spotting safari experience in East Africa, with the best destinations that includes Murchison falls national park, queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo valley national park and among others.

Kidepo valley National Park.

Kidepo valley national park is the famous park in Uganda with the increasing number of the lions in the country, with the best habitants where the lions can stay including the beautiful landscapes with rocky parts, savannah plains, wetlands. Most lions on your Uganda safari can be seen lying on the top of the rocks as they are sunbathing, as other lay under the trees in the middle of the grass covered areas, the lions in Kidepo needs a tourist who is extra keen to spot these amazing creatures.

Queen Elizabeth national park also has got the high number of the tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector part of the park, as they spend most of their time while resting up in the trees which makes the tourists viewing them fast, also in the park there is lion tracking safari which makes viewing of the lions very easy. Another park is Murchison falls national park which also has got the large numbers of the lions and mostly these are seen through game driving especially during in the morning or late game diving this is where the tourists spot the various number of the lions in the park.

Best Places to see Lions in East Africa
Tree climbing lions in Queen

In Uganda other national parks where the tourists can spot other lion species includes Semuliki National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and among others, carry out a Uganda safari and explore the attractive lion species in the country.


Not only Rwanda being the best safari destination for the gorilla worldwide, the country has got the large numbers of the lions spotting in Akagera National Park, and these majorly can be during the morning game drive and the night game drive, tourists can get the chance of watching more lions as they are catching their prey in the park. Not only the lions, the park has got other animal species that includes elephants, rhinos, gazelles, oribi, Uganda kobs and among others.

Explore East Africa, you will have the best sight of the lion species in the different countries Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda if you consider and contact on your East Africa safari.

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