The Ishasha sector is located within the southern sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The area is famous for sightings of resident tree-climbing lions. Whilst the lions are no different to other lions, the fact that they reside in trees is unique to only a handful of locations in Africa including Lake Manyara Park in Tanzania.
In Ishasha, the lions have taken a particular like to the large fig trees which offer a comfortable support and a good view of the grasslands where Ugandan kob (“lion lunch”) graze in abundance.
Ishasha is less than an hour from Bwindi and passing through it may not always result in sightings of the tree lions, but the landscape itself is diverse and home to abundant wildlife. Keep your eyes open for the blue turaco often sighted here.