Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Ishasha Wilderness Camp has a delightful position on the banks of the Ntungwe River, in the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. A classic East African tented lodge, it accommodates a limited number of guests in its ten tented rooms.

The Ntungwe river is home to large pods of hippo and nearby is a regular crossing point for herds of elephant. The river also attracts large numbers of birds including the rare Narina trogon and black bee-eater as well as a variety of water birds.  The park is perhaps most famous for its tree climbing lions, though they are quite a rarity! It’s not known why they climb trees though a popular theory is that it gives them a better view over the tall elephant grass that defines the region. Other game to be found here includes leopard, elephant, buffalo, kob, topi, waterbuck, zebra, colobus monkeys and numerous species of birds.

Ishasha Wilderness Camp and Queen Elizabeth NP can easily be incorporated into a primate safari. Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park connects easily with the northern sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Ishasha Wilderness Camp is often booked in conjunction with sister property Buhoma Lodge), while Kyambura Gorge, north of Queen Elizabeth National Park, allows for tracking of semi-habituated chimpanzees.


Ishasha Wilderness Camp comprises ten tented rooms, each with private veranda overlooking the Ntungwe River. The rooms are permanent structures, with wooden frames/flooring and canvas sides & roof. En-suite bathrooms have typical “bush” bucket showers and eco-toilets. Inside, the rooms are furnished with either double or twin beds surrounded by mosquito net, a writing desk and chair & storage chest.


The central dining area can be set up for communal or private dining. Meals can also be taken alfresco by the river depending on the weather. Hot drinks are available all day in the lounge area on a complimentary basis.


Wi-fi in communal areas


Game drives
River cruises on the Kazinga Channel
Guided community tours to visit the Bakiga tribe
Excursions to Lake Edward where you may see the Shoebill Stork (at additional cost_
Hot air balloon safari (at additional cost)

Child Policy

Children of all ages accommodated.