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The Ishasha Wilderness Camp offers an authentic tented camping experience without compromising on comfort or style. The Ishasha Wilderness Camp is found in Ishasha sector in the south-west of Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of its quietest areas. Within the tranquility, early morning wake-up calls allow you to witness the beautiful rising sun in the early morning.
Overlooking the Ntungwe River, Ishasha Wilderness Camp is built using canvas, wood, and thatched roofs to seamlessly blend into the surrounding woodlands.
Excellent location. The camp is on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is near to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and the Mweya sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Accommodation and Facilities at Ishasha Wilderness Camp
- 10 private canvas tents are deliberately positioned to take advantage of their stunning surroundings.
- Each tent offers a fantastic view of the local hippos and herds of elephants from its veranda.
- Each has an en-suite bathroom with eco-friendly toilets and showers to minimize the camp’s environmental impact, as well as solar panels to provide power to the tents.
- This eco-friendly accommodation is perfect for environmentally conscious travelers.
- The central area of the camp contains a comfortable lounge, bar, dining area, spacious veranda, and even a quiet library for avid readers.
- The lounge is tastefully decorated with wonderful local artefacts.
- Guests can choose to enjoy their meals inside the dining area, outside on the veranda, or in their own tents. The quality of food is fantastic.
- Traditional Ugandan and European-style dishes are made with local ingredients wherever possible.
- There is a free Wi-Fi service in the lounge, allowing you to share your day of adventures with your loved ones back at home.
The Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is very famous because of its population of the tree-climbing lions that are a very exceptional attraction, the Lions are normally seen lazily lying up within the branches of the huge fig trees staring down at the numerous Uganda Kobs that are graze in the open Ishasha plains and these are actually the main prey to these lions. Sometimes even leopards can be seen lying in the tress. Depending on Luck, you will be able to see them while on game drive.
Attractions and Things to do staying at Ishasha Wilderness Camp Queen Elizabeth National Park?
Game drives in Ishasha
Head out on a game drive in the Park for a wildlife experience, on early morning and late afternoon game drives, you may explore the area’s game routes in search of the different species as well as numerous varieties of birds. The area is still pristine and untouched, you will have enough time to maximize you enjoyment and game sightings in this area. Our 4×4 vehicles with pop-up roof and highly trained driver-guides take guests over the tracks in the plains of Ishasha to discover incredible new slices of nature, spot various animals while driving at a snail speed in the Park. Some of the wildlife in this park include Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes, Warthogs, Hippos and many others.
Game driving activity in Ishasha of Queen Elizabeth National Park is under the management of Uganda Wildlife Authority. Your safety as a visitor is top priority, the armed rangers and tourism police are in place for your safety and security. Our driver guides are fully committed to responsible game driving and following park rules.
African Sundowner in Ishasha
Sundowners can be arranged for the late afternoon at a suitable viewing point either along the ridge area or besides the Ntungwe River to allow guests to savour the vast vistas and atmosphere of this beautiful area of the park.
A selection of drinks, cocktails and delicious bites are usually served against the unforgettable backdrop of the African sunset. During a sundowner, we advise guests to just sit back, relax and take in the atmosphere while they listen and watch the wildlife of the savanna. Most sundowner spots also offer amazing opportunities for a photographic session. You are enjoying your afternoon game drive or maybe a walk in the bush on one of our amazing honeymoon safaris and the sun is beginning to set on another magical day in Africa when your guide stops at a spectacular place and then set up
Community Encounters in Ishasha
There is the Ishasha Community Project committed to conserving the bio-diversity of the area by reducing threats to the eco-system through increased economic opportunities. Locally made hand-crafts are available for purchase. You can also do village walks to interact with the communities of the area and view the UCF “elephant trench” designed to reduce crop raiding in the agricultural areas on the fringes of the National Park.
There is also the Agartha’s Taste of Uganda Tour, it is a small village on the fringes of the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park, Agartha takes great pride in sharing with you how the women of her tribe, the Bakiga, prepare their favorite food. Not only do you hear how the ingredients are grown and harvested but you can witness how to shift, grind, cook, and most importantly, keep the much-loved food warm for their husbands.
Where to stay in Ishasha
We will suggest for you the best choices of Lodges/Camps worth your stay. Most lodges have separate cottages, themed rooms fitted with spectacular baths, revolving beds, and private terraces overlooking the River in Ishasha or the Park/Wilderness, will make your stay here unforgettable. Some of the best hotels in Ishasha include Ishasha wilderness camp, Ishasha Jungle lodge and Enjojo Lodge
How to get to Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park
There are daily Flights to Queen Elizabeth National Park is the easiest means of transport to access the park which only takes you approximately 1hr 15minutes to get there. You can take a flight from Entebbe international Airport or Kajjansi into Kasese Airstrip/Kihihi Airstrip and then drive to Ishasha sector for 3-4hours. The drive time from the Airstrips into the park is very short and lot to see as you enter the Park.
You can as well have a road trip to Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, it is approximately 5-6 hours’ drive from Entebbe/Kampala. The drive may seem long but it is very enjoyable as you can have some stops on the road with a lot to see. We only use 4×4 vehicles for transportation considering the state of our roads in the park, the vehicles are very comfortable and spacious with pop-up roof to enable your viewing and taking of Photographs.
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