Ishasha Wilderness Camp

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Situated in the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, on the banks of the Ntungwe River, this intimate tented camp will allow you to truly experience the African wild. Ishasha Wilderness Camp is ideal for romantics looking for a peaceful stay, and is ideally situated as a base from which to explore the park.

Set out on game drives to search for the rare and famous tree-climbing lions, as well as the many other species found here. You can also enjoy excursions to Lake George's floodplains or to Kazinga village to meet a traditional medicine man and learn a little more about the local customs and culture. Bird watching will introduce you to some of the 610 species of birds, and the park is also believed to host one of the largest populations of hippo, so keep your eyes peeled for these river-loving creatures.


  • In Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • On the banks of the Ntungwe River
  • Intimate, private and peaceful camp with occasional bush breakfasts
  • Attentive, helpful staff offer personalised service
  • Game drives, bush walks, hot-air ballooning and sundowners
  • See rare tree-climbing lions and go chimp tracking in Kyambura Gorge
  • Visit Kazinga village and a local 'medicine man'


  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Local village visits
One of the few lodges located within the National Park, the riverside location means you wake up to the sounds of hippos. The staff are always at hand and with all the activities on offer an extended stay is recommended.
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En-Suite Tent

With only 10 canvas tents, you will enjoy a private and intimate stay at Ishasha. The spacious tents are designed in the East African Meru style and create a comfortable, relaxed home.

Tents can be fitted with either a double or two twin beds and overlook the beautiful Ntungwe River. The en suite bathrooms feature indoor showers and eco-friendly toilets. All tents are powered by solar energy to minimise the camp's impact on the environment.


The bar overlooks the river and serves a wide range of local and international beverages. Hot beverages are available throughout the day on a self-serve basis. Do be sure to browse the boutique - it is one of the few in Uganda that accepts credit cards, so you can shop up a proverbial storm.


Enjoy your meals either in the central dining room, under a canvas roof or alfresco in the shaded outdoor area. All meals are made from fresh and locally-sourced ingredients to provide delicious and hearty meals.

General facilities

  • Bar
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Traveller Reviews

Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Stefania Pelloni

"This camp was great and very similar to those we have visited in other parts of Africa. The location by the river was very nice and the tent was just perfect"

Marilyn Matthews

"I would say that Ishasha was my favorite camp with the Nile Safari Lodge a close second."

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