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ishasha wilderness tented camp, queen elizabeth national park uganda

ishasha wilderness tented camp's location, midway between the Mweya area of QENP and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, makes it a natural place to
spend a few nights on a long itinerary.
Ishasha Wilderness Camp is situated in South West of Uganda in the southern sector of Queeen Elizabeth National Park. It is open all year round and is ideal to include in any safari that travels to the south west of Uganda.

Queen Elizabeth National park spreads over an area of 1978 km2 in the western arm of the Great East Rift Valley. It is a home to a variety of wildlife including elephant, lion, hippo, leopard, buffalo, and Uganda kob, baboon, and birds, all typical of riverine and savannah habitats. In the southern part of the park is the Ishasha sector, where we commonly see tree-climbing lions and we find the Maramagambo, one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda.

Ishasha Wilderness Camp is situated inside the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Ntungwe river, and is an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wilderness. It is the only exclusive camp in the Ishasha sector,allowing guests to enjoy their game viewing without the hustle and bustle of lots of other vehicles and people, often experienced in other sectors of the park.

On a clear day one can see the Virunga Volcanoes to the south, and the
Rwenzori Mountains to the north! With only ten tents, guests are able to enjoy the feeling of exclusivity in pristine surroundings. Each spacious tent, which overlooks the pretty Ntungwe River, has two large beds, shady verandah and has its own en suite bathroom and dressing
area, providing hot water bush showers and an eco-friendly flush toilet. Power is provided by solar energy.

A central dining area, also under canvas, provides a comfortable environment for meals and an outdoor lounge area beside the river, and evening “fireplace” venue for guests, completes the unique bush experience offered at this camp.

We recommend a stay of between two to four nights in the camp as there is a lot to see in the area. With the varied eco-system the animal and bird life is prolific. One of the highlights is the possible viewing of the lions of this area, often found resting in the branches of the large fig trees.
Large herds of elephant can be found crossing the savannah and occasionally in the river beside the camp. Other plains animals such as topi, kob and buffalo are all easily viewed and if one is lucky, the elusive leopard or hyaena can be spotted in the early mornings.

Ishasha Community Project has recently been set up as an organisation
committed to conserving the bio-diversity of the area by reducing
threats to the eco systems through increased economic opportunities. Locally made handi crafts are available for purchase as well as 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.

At a Glance – Facts
– located in the southern Ishasha sector of QENP, along the Ntungwe River
– ten luxury en suite tents
– bush showers & eco-friendly flush toilets
– central dining area under canvas
– game drives, bush walks, bird-watching and community projects
– close proximity to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and to Mweya sector of QENP
– children and families are welcome

When to go
Ishasha may be visited all year round. For those keen on photography, it is particularly rewarding in April and June/July, as the air is clear. Game and bird life is prolific all year round, but bird-watching is particularly good during the summer months (Oct-Nov) for migratory species as well as endemics.
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+256.392.897.704, +44.790.863.9450
Recreational Facilities
Due to the location of the camp, you are unlikely to
encounter many other people during your game drives,
giving a feeling of ‘owning’ the park! From Ishasha you may:
enjoy game drives either in your safari vehicle, or for fly-in guests on our open vehicle, or you may explore the camp on foot and do some bird-watching.
International Airports
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 Bwindi Impenetrable forest to the south.

Charter flights can land inside the National Park at the Ishasha airstrip 20 minutes drive from the camp which caters for small aircraft and there is also facilities at Kihihi aistrip, approximately 45minutes drive away from the camp for larger aircraft to land.
En suite tents Full board - USD p/p
Twin sharing 230.00
Single occupancy 310.00
Triple (only some rooms) 230.00
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