Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
At a Glance
Just ten luxury en-suite safari canvas tented rooms
Situated on the banks of the Ntungwe river
Found in the remote Ishasha Sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park
Eco friendly camp with bush bucket showers and flushing eco-friendly loos
Spot the tree climbing lions for which this area is renowned
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Uganda can be visited at any time of year. There are two annual rainy seasons: the big rains which last from mid-February to the beginning of June, and the small rains from mid-September to mid-December. Rainfall, especially over the mountains, is heavy during these two periods, particularly from March to May. The long dry season, June to September, is the best time for tracking gorillas.
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Ishasha Wilderness Camp is an authentic safari camp, with just ten tented rooms on the banks of Ntungwe river, in the remote Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The camp has the feeling of being in the heart of the wilderness.
Ishasha Wilderness Camp is situated inside the remote southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Ntungwe river, and is an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wilderness. This comfortable camp is in the perfect position from which to explore the unspoilt remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for its tree climbing lions that can sometimes be spotted resting in the branches of the large fig trees in the area.
Each of the ten spacious framed canvas tented rooms, situated in the wooded area besides the river, is comfortably furnished and with large mosquito netted beds, its own private en suite bathroom and dressing area providing running water, hot water ‘bush bucket’ showers and a flushing eco-friendly loo.
A central lounge and dining area, under a cool thatched roof, provides a comfortable environment for meals and relaxing during the heat of the day. A shaded area beside the river offers al fresco dining and an evening ‘fireplace’ for guests to relax with sundowners and share their day’s experience.
As the camp is within the Queen Elizabeth National Park and has been designed to be as low impact as possible with low usage of water, power and other resources. Solar power is used for lighting with power points limited to a central area allocated for recharging cameras and videos.
Meals are freshly prepared with many local ingredients, offering a balance of international and locally flavoured cuisine with all meals being of several delicious courses. The bar has a selection of local and imported drinks served by the friendly local staff. Hot drinks are available throughout the day on a self-service basis, and are delivered to your tent with early morning wake up calls as required, allowing you to savour the early morning sounds of the ‘bush’ awakening.
Each of the ten spacious framed canvas rooms, situated in the wooded area besides the river, is comfortably furnished and with its own private en suite bathroom and dressing area providing running water, hot water ‘bush’ showers and a flushing eco-friendly loo.
Activities in the Ishasha area are centred on 4x4 vehicle safaris in the immediate area. There's plenty of kob and topi, whilst elephant, leopard and lion are present but more elusive. Short walks may also be possible, notably downstream to a busy hippo pool. Guests can also visit the nearby community, schools and the traditional medicinal herbalists.
Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel
Embark on a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel through the Queen Elizabeth National Park, the most popular safari destination in Uganda, spanning the equator and home to over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species.
Game Drives - Queen Elizabeth National Park
Embark on game drives through Queen Elizabeth National Park, understandably Uganda's most popular tourist destination, set against the backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains, with the Kazinga Channel flowing through the park.
Hot air ballooning in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Soar over Queen Elizabeth National Park in your very own hot air balloon, taking in the incredible morning views of this diverse park. Spot wildlife from above, then return to land for a tasty bush breakfast.
Step away from the popular game trails and head into the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the scent of the park's lions. Join researchers in the search for radio-tagged lions, and help monitor their movements and behaviour.
Mobile camping in Uganda
For the ultimate luxury bush camp experience, try mobile camping in Uganda. Completely off the beaten track, camp will be set up in a remote area of a national park, with all modern facilities included. Find a secluded spot and enjoy the views in privacy!
Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
from £6300 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
- Track the impressive and endangered mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Take part in game drives and treks; experience safari from several perspectives
- Take off over Queen Elizabeth National Park in a hot air balloon, followed by a delicious bush breakfast back on land
Location & directions
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Ishasha Wilderness Camp is located in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, in western Uganda.
How to get there
8-hour 30-minute international flight from London to Entebbe. The Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National park is a full day’s drive from Entebbe or Kampala, four hours drive from Fort Portal, six hours drive from Lake Mburo, and two hours drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park (Mweya Peninsula) to the North or two hours from Bwindi Impenetrable forest to the south.
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