Lion tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth national park

Lion tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth national park is such a fascinating activity listed amongst the top tourist activities to do in Queen Elizabeth national park. Situated in the south western Uganda with in the rift valley region is Queen Elizabeth national park which obtained its name after the visit of Queen Elizabeth 11 of England and it has the best savanna vegetation cover that harbors several species of mammals including the Lion “King of the Jungle” thus making it the best national park for wildlife viewing safaris.

Lion tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth national park enables tourists to have a closer encounter with the lions in their natural habitats by use of trackers. This activity was put in place as a result of lions reducing with in Queen Elizabeth national park and sometimes tourists would visit the park and leave minus having a glance at the lions thus the introduction of lion tracking experience that enable rangers to track the lions and take tourists to observe them closely.

The process of Lion tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth national park involves rangers attaching the trackers to the lions which makes it very easy to trace their where about when the tourists intend to track them. Lion tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth national park allows a group of trackers alongside trained rangers and the researchers and they involve in a search of the lions with in the wild and once allocated, they spend some time observing them closely and even learning their characters such as feeding and many more. This Lion tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth national park lasts about 2-3 hours but it’s very fascinating as it will enable tourists to sight out other wildlife in the park since Queen Elizabeth national park harbors several wildlife species including primates, mammals, birds, butterflies, reptiles and many more that are easily seen with in this beautiful savanna park.

Lion tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth national park is managed by the Uganda Carnivore project in Uganda alongside the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) the organization responsible to manage all the protected areas in Uganda the pearl of Africa and as of now, lion tracking is still the most unique and thrilling activity that attracts a lot of travelers all year round and its done in two shifts one in the morning and the other one in the afternoon. Lion tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth national park allows a few number of participants to avoid congestion in the park since it involves driving in the car together with the researches and rangers.

The cost of Lion tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth national park is $100 per person for foreign tourists while for Ugandans and other Members of East African community members they are charged UgX.100, 000 per person for Lion tracking experience. This lion tracking permit should be booked in advance either directly from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) or through the use of a well-recognized and registered tour operator like Focus East Africa tours which is a licensed tour operator that organizes thrilling safaris around the entire East African region in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Congo and Rwanda. The advantage of using a tour operator is that it eases the frustration of contacting UWA, booking accommodations and transportation as the tour operator takes over the responsibility of organizing the entire safari. 10% of the revenue corrected from tourists is paid to the Uganda carnivores Project for conservation purposes.

Other tourist activities apart from Lion tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth national park;

Game drive safaris: Queen Elizabeth national park is one of the best national park in Uganda with a huge sum of mammals with in different sectors of the park that are seen while on a game drive. Taking a game drive in Kasenyi plains is the most fascinating expedition that opens closed doors to an ever green savanna vegetation filled with several species of wildlife including mammals, birds, butterflies and many more. While a game drive in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park enables tourists to encounter with the tree climbing lions which are unique species of lions different from those encountered on a lion tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth national park. Another population of tree climbing lions is found in Tanzania with in Lake Manyara national park.

Boat cruise safaris: Apart from Lion tracking experience, Queen Elizabeth national park is also known for offering this breath taking boat cruise that is carried out along the kazinga channel while spotting a huge population of Hippos and wildlife that flock the kazinga channel to quench their thirst. Some of these mammals include the Uganda kob, buffaloes, elephants and the aquatic bird species.

Chimpanzee trekking tours: Chimpanzee trekking in Queen Elizabeth national park is done in Kyambura gorge though it’s not commonly done due to the nature of the gorge thus tourists usually prefer to trek the chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park than in Kyambura gorge of Queen Elizabeth national park. During chimpanzee trekking, tourists encounter other wildlife species such as baboons, monkeys, elephants, buffaloes, and several birds.

Birding in Queen Elizabeth national park: Birding is also another adventurous activity done in Queen Elizabeth national park alongside lion tracking experience. Queen Elizabeth national park has the best birding spots which harbors several species of birds. 

Lion tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth national park
Lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth national park

There is also guided nature walk tours, Mongooses tracking in mweya peninsular, community tours and many more.

Conclusion

Book your Lion tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth national park and engage in this unforgettable experience as you watch these territorial mammals that are known of marking out their territories either using urine or hair to put boundaries such that no male lion is supposed to cross over. Important to note is that Lion tracking experience is only carried out in Uganda with in the entire East African region so it’s crucial to grab your permit now and be part of the few people that get a chance of spending time with pride of the lion in their natural habitats.

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