Tree climbing lions of Ishasha
Uganda is not as popular safari destination as Kenya or Tanzania but it has its own treasures. One of the highlights was definitely the tree climbing lions (or better lionesses) of Ishasha. Ishasha is a sector of Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda. Hard to believe, we were the only vehicle in this section of the park and it was high season in July. We even camped alone in a campsite on the bank of Ishasha river. That was a thrilling experience - a small backpacking tent and hyenas howling around us all night!
The lion is one of the five big cats in the genus ''Panthera'' and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies found in Africa. With some males exceeding 250 kg in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger.