On the densely wooden 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
It 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.
Guided nature walks
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. This is in the company of your Pamoja Tours and Travel guide.
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.
You can also go by road which is about an 8hrs drive
Activities at Ishasha Wilderness Camp
- Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Guided birding and nature walks
- Kazinga Channel cruises
- Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge
- Community visits
*Some activities are at extra cost.
- 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 Kyambura Gorge