Lions are among a few big cats found Uganda’s National Parks and it is among the most wanted to be seen a
while on game drive. Research made by our team at African Adventure travellers indicates that 90% of most c
from all Tour Companies will ask their drivers to look for lions. And there will always be big excitement on sp
the King of the jungle, after the lion, the demand goes on to the Leopard.
A fully grown lion will normally weigh between 150-250kg for males whereas females can weigh between
182kgs, and can live in the wild up 14years. In zoos, they can live for even 20years. Females will normally do m
the hunting. Male lions will need atleast 7kgs of meat per day and 5kgs of meat per day for the females. After
hunt example a Buffalo, a lion can consume up to 30kgs of meat and can sleep by for a simple digestion to con
more of the meat if other lions fail to finish the hunt. In open areas like Murchison falls National Park over lo
the Albert Nile, where there are many thickets, lions will normally pull Uganda Kobs, into the thickets so that
don’t get any disturbance from hyenas and moving Safari cars around. Lionesses normally produce by the ag
years, and can mate with any male before it conceives and the mating can take up to several days.
The gestation period is 110 days after which a female will give birth from 1 – 4 cubs normally in a secluded are
thicket which cannot be easily reached especially like the Hyenas who will normally want to kill and eat the cub
cubs will normally weigh 1.2 – 2.1 kg. With a close look at a cub (baby lion) there are brown spots on their bodie
they will always fade as they reach adulthood.
Tree Climbing Lions in Uganda.
The lion being found up in the tree branch is a unique adventure moment as lions are often found in the
savannah grasslands roaming around, sleeping, resting or hunting. These lions will normally climb and rest in
fig trees when noon approaches. It is hard some times to find them up in the trees when it is raining, or when still slippery in the morning. These tree climbing lions of Uganda are found in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Southern section near the Congo boarder.
The tree lions will climb and rest in the umbrella fig trees to cover away from the sun, target their prey, and
times run away from the mosquitoes or tsetse flies that are carried by the Warthogs and Cape Buffaloes.
Today some families of these tree lions have migrated from the south of the park (Ishasha) and have been sight
several people and Peoples choice clients in the Mweya Section of the park while on the boat ri
the Kazinga Channel and the Park’s main gate of Kabatoro on the few fig trees around.
However, other tree lions have been sighted in Kidepo Valley National Park hanging in the sausage trees (K
Africana) and also their famous resting rock places near the park’s head quarters.
Safari trips that sights you to the lions or tree lions
18 days Uganda wildlife
14 days wildlife adventure
14 Days Uganda Safari
6 Days Kidepo Valley & Murchison Falls
5 days gorillas and lions
5 Days Kidepo Valley National Park
4 days gorillas and tree lions