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These famous tree-climbing lions of the Ishasha sector are uniquely found in large fig trees of the remote southern extremity of Queen Elizabeth National park. They are unique to this area. These tree-dwelling lions apparently hunt and prey on antelopes such as Topi, Uganda Kob, bush bucks, bush pigs and if confident! Cape buffalos which graze along Ishasha’s beautiful acacia studded savannah. For the males of these lions sport manes that are black, another unique feature
This Ishasha sector is 124kms from Mweya peninsular and approximately 432 km from Kampala the Capital of Uganda and the largest city so the return excursion takes the greater part of a day. It is however ideally placed for a visit on the journey to Bwindi impenetrable National park to trek the Mountain Gorillas.