Ishasha is located approximately 432 kilometres (268 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. This location is near Uganda’s International border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Ishasha lies close to the south western tip of Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP), the most visited national park in Uganda. The topography in this area of the national park is significantly different from the other areas of QENP.
What makes Ishasha Lions unique?
The Ishasha Sector of QENP is home to the tree-climbing lions, unique to this area. The males of these lions sport manes that are black, another unique feature.
Much as there are times when these lions are not very easy to find up in the trees, if you spend some time in this region of the park, you will most likely find them in one of the suitable fig or other tree in the area.
Even when you do not find them in the trees, there is something about Ishasha. The setting here is very pristine and wild. You do not need an expensive camera for any of your shots, just as I did in these particular photos taken on three visits to the area, very minimal zoom with a point and shoot camera when moreover, I was the one on the wheel.
On one of these trips, a pride of seven (as shown in the photos), walked ahead of us in a procession style for about 20 minutes.
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