Ishasha Wilderness Camp is situated inside the Southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Ntungwe River. Home to a variety of wildlife including the famous tree climbing lions, this exclusive, expansive camp is an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wilderness and the untamed outdoors.

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Ishasha Wilderness Camp features a collection of 10 spacious, framed canvas rooms, all of which are nestled in the wooded area beside the Ntungwe River. The rooms at Ishasha Wilderness Camp are comfortably furnished with weatherproof coverings, large mosquito-netted beds, dressing areas, en-suite bathrooms with solar hot water bush showers and flushing eco-friendly toilets, and private verandas looking out onto the river. Morning wake-up calls, accompanied by hot coffee or tea delivered to guests’ tents, provide a gentle entrée to the day amid the sounds of the wakening bush.

The central lounge and dining area at Ishasha Wilderness Camp provides a comfortable environment for meals and relaxation during the day under a cool thatched roof. Meals are freshly prepared, offering a balance of international and locally flavored cuisine through multiple courses. Guests are welcome to enjoy al fresco dining by a shaded area beside the river or relaxation around an evening fire pit where sundowners and safari experiences are shared under the African stars.

Ishasha Wilderness Camp provides exciting animal encounters without leaving the comfort of the tents, with elephants, hippo, and buffalo frequently visiting the neighboring Ntungwe River. Each day, guests of Ishasha Wilderness Camp set out on game drives to explore the area’s different species, especially the region’s famous tree climbing lions which can usually be spotted resting in the branches of large fig trees nearby. Guests are also encouraged to take guided walks along the Ishasha River for an up-close viewing of hippos, or to explore the camp on foot and witness the Nerina Trojon and Black Bee Eaters, two of the rare bird species that frequent the area. Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the best birding areas in all of Africa, affording avid birders access to over 600 bird species—the largest variety of any other protected area on the continent. Plus, hikes are possible to the papyrus swamps, crater lakes, and gorges in the area, contributing yet another adventure to Ishasha Wilderness Camp’s arsenal of wildlife experiences.

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