Ishasha Wilderness Camp

On the densely wooded banks of the Ntungwe River, Ishasha Wilderness Camp is a charming property within the southern Ishasha sector of Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The wilderness surrounding the campsite is breathtakingly beautiful and unspoilt, inhabited by prolific wildlife including elephant, buffalo, black-and-white colobus monkey and tree-climbing lion.

Accommodation at Ishasha Wilderness Camp is in 10 spacious canvas-clad rooms, each fitted with a private veranda and canopied bed. Ensuite bathrooms contain eco-toilets and bush showers with plenty of hot water. Meals can be enjoyed in the thatched communal lounge and dining area, which features an outdoor firepit for atmospheric al fresco dining. There is also a bar here, with a good selection of quality local and imported beverages.

Animals often move freely through Ishasha Wilderness Camp. You can also go in search of them on early morning and late afternoon game drives, embark on a guided walk to admire the birdlife or maybe even cruise the hippo-rich Kazinga Channel located to the north of the park. Also in this part of the park is the picturesque Kyambura Gorge, where you can trek to see a small troop of chimpanzees. For a glimpse into local culture, visit the members of a nearby community to sample traditional foods and to learn what plants they consider to have medicinal value.


How to get to Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Guests can fly into Kasese from Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport, which is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes’ drive from Ishasha Wilderness Camp.

Activities at Ishasha Wilderness Camp

  • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Guided birding and nature walks
  • Kazinga Channel cruises
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Chambura Gorge
  • Community visits

*Some activities are at extra cost.

Ishasha Wilderness Camp Highlights

  • A wonderful tented camp set amid idyllic, unspoilt wilderness
  • Access to all the amazing big game of Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Go on safari in search of elephant and tree-climbing lions
  • Cruise the hippo-rich Kazinga Channel
  • Trek for chimpanzees in Chambura Gorge

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Uganda Overview

Why should I travel to Uganda? Uganda offers a wide variety of experiences, from classic big game viewing in the Queen Elizabeth National Park to mountain gorilla and chimpanzee trekking. There are many pristine rainforests with unique fauna and flora including within the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kibale Forest and the Rwenzori National Park. Uganda also has a rich culture with over 30 languages spoken by many different tribes, ranging from the regal Buganda and Bunyoro to forest-dwelling Batwa pygmies.

When is the best time to see Gorillas in Uganda? Gorilla trekking can take place at any time of year with April/May and November being wetter. However, be aware that rain occurs all year round. For general game viewing safaris, the best time to go is during the dry season (between June and September).

What is the climate in Uganda? Although Uganda is on the Equator, much of the country is at relatively high altitude and temperatures are very pleasant (25°-28°C). The mountain areas where gorillas are found can be cool to cold. Rain falls throughout the year but is heaviest between Mar-May and Oct-Nov.

What can I combine Uganda with? Uganda can be combined with neighbouring Kenya or Tanzania and we highly recommend including renowned game parks such as the Masai Mara or the Serengeti into your itinerary.

How to get to Uganda? The Ugandan capital of Entebbe can be reached by air from Nairobi in Kenya, Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, with Emirates from Dubai and with SAA from Johannesburg.

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