Topi Lodge is located by the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park, just a short drive from the southern gate. Ishasha is the southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park and offers great game-drives with nice scenery.
The Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park is known for its tree-climbing lions. Climbing trees is an unusual behavior for these big cats, there are only two locations in Africa where lions are known to have the habit of regularly climbing trees and Ishasha is one of them. It is not known why they climb the trees but it is for sure an impressive sight to see a fig-tree with a big lion resting on a branch. Stay with us at Topi Lodge so that you are close to Ishasha and can head out for an early morning game-drive to search the fig-trees for lions.
A game-drive here has the highlight of searching the big fig-trees for lions but also offers Uganda kob, topi, buffalo, elephants and more. Along with the animals you can also spot birds and beautiful nature.
Entry fees Ishasha: Uganda Wildlife Authority charges park entry to Queen Elizabeth National Park per 24 hours. For adults it is 40 us dollar, children from 5 to 15 years pay 20 us dollar and children under 5 years enter for free.
ISHASHA FOR TREE-CLIMBING LIONS, SCENERY & ADVENTURE
Birding in Ishasha
For a birder there are some specialities to keep an eye out for in Ishasha. Here we find savannah birds with the top vulture of the region Lappet faced vulture, Africa`s most spirited eagle the Marshal eagle, larks and can try to tick off the rare Dusky blue flycatcher on River ishasha. If you are on a Uganda birding safari a stay with us at Topi Lodge gives you the chance to explore Ishasha's birds.