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Ishasha Wilderness Camp

An authentic safari-camp feel with good game viewing opportunities

Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Ishasha Wilderness Camp

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Located in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, in the area of Ishasha, this unspoilt area is famous for its tree-climbing lions which can be spotted resting in the branches of the large fig trees. The whole camp has a very authentic safari-feel to it, with canvased tents, hot bucket showers and intimate communal dining in the main mess area. Overall, this camp is a very good option for those looking for a short safari experience in Uganda.


This camp is located in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in south-western Uganda. This park is one of the main destinations for game viewing in Uganda (alongside Murchison Falls National Park and Kidepo Valley). The park is famed for its tree climbing lions (who have interestingly learned this behaviour over the years), elephant herds, buffalo and a variety of monkeys including black-and-white colobus and velvet monkeys.


The main area of the camp is under canvas – comprising of a lounge area (with large sofas, Africa coffee table books and warm colours), a dining area and a tea and coffee station. The rooms are located off one side of the main area and spread out along a walkway, offering views out to the Ntungwe River.


The rooms at Ishasha Wilderness Camp are very authentic and cosy. They are made from canvas, which gives it a very natural safari-feel. They each have large beds (either double or twin rooms), a well-appointed ensuite bathroom with flushing toilets and bucket showers, and a small veranda area outside with a table and chairs overlooking the river.


Before you even start your safari, you are likely to see wildlife in camp as elephants often walk through camp, buffalos enjoy grazing on the banks of the river, and monkeys swing from the trees above. Game drives are offered around the Ishasha Sector of the park, where elephant, lion, hippo, buffalo and Uganda kob can be found easily. This part of the park has a variety of riverine and savannah habitats, so the birding is also exceptional. Other activities include sundowners, bush breakfasts, community tours and visits and wildlife walks.

Safari feel, good location and game in camp!

Availability as it is one of the only camps in this area

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