Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Queen Elizabeth National Park
AccommodationIshasha Wilderness Camp is a classic safari camp with ten guest tents that all feature en-suite bathroom, shower and running water. The camp was built in a romantic location on the banks of Ntungwe River under shady trees. Guests who do not expect too much luxury and enjoy a typical safari camp in the middle of the wilderness will love this camp.
The open main building comes with a large dining and lounge area. Down by the river is a fire pit where guests can sit around the open fire in the evening and enjoy a drink.
LocationIshasha Wilderness Camp is located in the southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Bwindi Forest can be reached in about two hours. The northern section of the Queen Elizabeth National Park (Mweya Peninsula, Mweya Lodge) in about 3 hrs, depending on the road conditions. Kihihi Airstrip is about 45 minutes from the camp.
WildlifeIshasha is known for its tree climbing lions. With a little luck, these lions can even be spotted in the immediate vicinity of the camp. They usually rest on the branches of the big fig trees. The only other place where lions climb trees like this is Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania.
Ishasha sector is by far the best area for wildlife sightings in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Elephant, hippo, buffalo, topi and the Uganda kob (an antelope similar to the Impala) are frequently seen. Chances are quite high to find a leopard. Bird lovers will also get their money's worth here, with over 600 different bird species to be found, especially along the rivers.
ActivitiesGame drives, bush breakfast, sundowners, guided walking safaris, bird watching.
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