Visitors will actively monitor some of the lions using locator devices under the supervision of a Senior Research Assistant James who has been involved in numerous wildlife interventions, including rescuing and relocating lions and leopards, and removing snares from elephants, buffaloes, and warthogs. You will learn habituation calls of lions, monitor the weather, and learn about the environment that these lions call home, and their behaviours.
This lion tracking research trip gives visitors a great chance, about 95% to see the king of the jungles, the lions.
The results from this monitoring and tracking experience will be added to the data base and thus helping in conservation and better understanding of wildlife.
How many people per Lion tracking Experience
Only a limited number of people is allowed to go for this activity to avoid stressing animals and for visitors to have a great quality experience.
How long is Lion Tracking?
Lion tracking takes about 3 hours and takes place early in the morning and or in the evening and sometimes in the evening and must be booked through the Visitor Information Centre at Mweya peninsular and must be booked with in 24 hours in advance.
Other Experiential research Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park
There are other experiential tourism activities currently available in Queen Elizabeth National Park and these include Mongoose Tracking, Hippo Census, and Bird Counts.
Cost of Lion Tracking 2018
The cost is 50 USD per person paid to Uganda Wildlife Authority at their Information Centre in Mweya in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and 10 USD per person is paid to the Uganda Carnivore program for the communities. The rates exclude park entry fees.
Suggested Itineraries that can include Lion Tracking