Ishasha Wilderness Camp is situated within the Southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Ntungwe river, an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wild. This exclusive camp blends the magic of a wilderness tented camp with superb service in this unspoilt and remote region of the National Park. The Ishasha savannahs are famous for its population of tree climbing lions that can sometimes be spotted resting in the branches of the large fig trees. Being within the park the wildlife is free to also pass through the camp and elephants can be seen bathing in the river, buffalo enjoy grazing and resident troops of Black-and-White Colobus and vervet monkeys are frequently viewed.
Welcome to Ishasha Wilderness Camp
This place is buried in the rain forest but with space created by its river aspect. A hippo was resdient in the rushing river, and complemented by elephants and buffalo in the grounds while we were there. The staff are very pleasant and attentive (including bush breakfast and sundowner on the bluff 20 min awayRead More ”
I absolutely loved my stay at Ishasha Wilderness Camp – the only negative thing I have to say is that I only stayed for one night. I wish I could have stayed for longer. The staff were fantastic, very friendly, helpful and passionate about making a good impression on the guests.Read More ”
My first bucket shower!. This camp is amazing. For being in the middle of nowhere, it’s perfect for game rides and close to what you are there for. The camp is clean, the food amazing, and the staff lovely!.Read More ”
This lodge has thought through every detail for its guests — from the friendly greeting and fresh juice upon arrival to the varied and exotic gamedrives planned in the park, to the inevitable moment you must pack up to say goodbye.Read More ”
On early morning and late afternoon game drives, either in your safari vehicle, or for fly-in guests – in our dedicated camp open safari vehicle, you may explore the area’s game routes in search of the different species. The area is still pristine and untouched with only a handful of game vehicles found around the area at any time. Being the only camp within the park, it offers flexibility of timings for drives allowing guests to maximise their game sightings in this area.Learn More
How to get there
The Ishasha sector of the 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.. See a detailed road map with directions.
Our reservations staff can assist you in transport to/from Ishasha Wilderness Camp and if necessary assist in the planning of a fully-inclusive safari around Uganda.
Twice daily scheduled light-aircraft flights land at the nearby Kihihi airstrip approximately 45 minutes’ drive from the camp. It is also possible to charter a flight to Kihihi from Entebbe or various locations around Uganda or other major hubs in East Africa.