Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Ishasha Wilderness Camp - Double Room Ishasha Wilderness Camp - Lounge and Dining A
Ishasha Wilderness Camp - Double Room
Ishasha Wilderness Camp - Lounge and Dining A

Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Ishasha Wilderness Camp is situated inside the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) on the Ntungwe River, and is an idyllic retreat for visitors who truly enjoy the wilderness. This exclusive camp offers quality accommodation and attentive service in an unspoilt area, famous for its tree climbing lions that can be spotted resting in the large fig trees in the area.




Ishasha Wilderness Camp is an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wilderness. Set within the park the wildlife is free to pass through the camp and elephants can be seen bathing in the river, buffalo enjoy grazing within the camp and not far from it either. Resident troops of Black-and-White Colobus and vervet monkeys are frequently viewed. The framed spacious canvas tents give that feeling of camping with a lot of comfort, without feeling too removed from the wilderness around you.

Need to Know

  •  QENP and the Ishasha Sector is a malaria area. While the rooms are all netted, guests are advised to bring spray/repellent. Guests are also advised to have a prophylaxis prescribed by their doctor before arriving
  • QENP and the Ishasha Sector are a tse-tse fly area (but traps are in place)
  • A yellow fever certificate is also required before travelling to Uganda and must be shown on arrival at your port of entry


We offer game activities by 4x4 safari land cruiser with a guide in both the Ishasha, Mweya, Kasenyi sectors of QENP. Early morning or later afternoon game drives explore Ishasha’s pristine game area. The camp’s remote location means that you are unlikely to encounter many other people during your game drives and you may feel you ‘own’ the park! The area is renowned for frequent sightings of hyenas and tree-climbing lions. We also offer pick up services from the nearby Kihihi airstrip for guests flying in.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

The Ishasha Sector of QENP has a wide variety of wildlife and offers excellent game viewing opportunities. One of the highlights is the possible viewing of the tree-climbing lions often found resting in the branches of large fig trees. Other wildlife includes elephant, lion, hippo, leopard, hyena, buffalo, Uganda kob, baboon, and over 600 species of birds. Uganda is considered one of the top 10 destinations in the world when it comes to bird watching.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

  • Game drives in the park
  • Bush walks
  • Bird watching
  • Hot air balloon rides
  • Community visits
    • The Ishasha Community Upliftment Project which was voted the Best Community Tourism Initiative in 2015 for developing Deo’s Homestead Tour and Agartha’s ‘Taste of Uganda’ Tour; a short drive from the camp.


  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Recharging facilities available in the main area of the lodge as well as in the rooms
  • Communal restaurant and dining area with outside dining when weather is suitable
  • Fully stocked bar with local and international beers, wines and spirits
  • Open game drive vehicle on site available for hire (pre booking required)


Each of the ten framed, spacious canvas tents, set in a wooded area besides the river, is comfortably furnished. With the en-suite bathroom offering running water, hot water 'bush' showers and a flushing eco-friendly toilet. The appeal of camping, but with a great deal of comfort. Framed canvas tents include:

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom
  • Private verandah
  • Mosquito nets
  • In room safes


  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence


Ishasha may be visited all year round. Photography is particularly rewarding in April and June/July, when the air is clear. Game and bird life is prolific all year round, but bird-watching is good during the summer months (Oct — Nov) for migratory species as well as endemics. This area of Uganda has a temperate climate all year round, 25 – 30˚C during the day and 8 – 12˚C at night.

Average StayAverage Stay

While we would love for you to stay with us for as long as possible to get the full Ishasha Wilderness Camp experience, we recommend 3 to 4 nights to have the best possible time, and to see everything.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Please contact us for prices as they are subject to change;

  • 360 - 475 US$ during high season and 310 - 405 US$ during low season

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children welcome.

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To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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