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Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Set on the banks of the tranquil Ntungwe River, the eco-friendly Ishasha Wilderness Camp offers quality game viewing in a secluded corner of Queen Elizabeth National Park roamed by rare tree-climbing lions.

Thanks to its location within the national park itself, guests can expect to see wildlife roaming freely about camp, including vervet monkeys, elephant and hippo - the latter of which is often seen wallowing in the river just below the viewing deck. Expert guides will also take you further afield on game drives, bush walks and boat trips to see the area’s famous tree-climbing lions as well as some of the 600-plus species of birds. When not exploring the park, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the nearby community and school for a deeper insight into local life.

Designed to be as low impact as possible, each of the camp’s 10 canvas tented rooms has a private veranda overlooking the river’s flowing waters, as well as an ensuite bathroom, hot bush shower and large, mosquito-netted bed. The thatched central lounge is an inviting space to dine and relax in during the day, but meals can also be enjoyed al fresco by the river as well as secluded bush breakfasts. The outdoor fireplace provides the perfect spot for sundowners in the evening. 

Ishasha Wilderness Camp, at a glance

  • Intimate, eco-friendly safari camp located within the unspoilt Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park 
  • 10 spacious canvas-tented guestrooms with simple yet sophisticated interiors 
  • Private verandas with picturesque views over the Ntungwe River 
  • Ensuite facilities including hot water ‘bush’ showers, running water for hand basins and a flushing eco-toilet 
  • Spacious thatched lounge and dining area overlooking the river 
  • Guests can also enjoy al fresco riverside dining and secluded bush breakfasts 
  • Meals are prepared using fresh, local ingredients
  • The perfect location in between gorilla viewing in Bwindi, Kibale and other areas of Queen Elizabeth National Park 

For leisure and pleasure

  • Spot black-and-white colobuses, vervet monkeys, hippos and elephants close to camp
  • Take boat trips along the Kazinga Channel to view various water birds and wildlife basking on the banks
  • Game drives to see the region’s famous tree-climbing lions
  • Guided nature walks along the Ishasha River offering close-up sightings of hippos 
  • Enjoy late afternoon sundowners around the fireplace beside the Ntungwe River
  • Hot air balloon rides can also be arranged 
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