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Date: 07 Oct 2015 10:16:19

Subject: East Africa Safari - Tanzania & Uganda

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Ishasha Wilderness Camp

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When to go
  • Ishasha may be visited all year round. For those keen on photography, it is particularly rewarding in
    April and June/July, as the air is clear. Game and bird life is prolific all year round, but bird-watching is particularly good during the summer months (Oct–Nov) for migratory species as well as endemics.
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Exclusive Camps and Lodges, Uganda, was established in 2005. Each camp or lodge withinbthe ‘group’, whilst having its own style, has been developed with the same ethos in mind… we concentrate on service and offer an exceptional safari experience to our discerning guests.

The location of each establishment has been carefully selected, and each has been designed to be eco-friendly; built in such a way to minimise the impact or ‘footprint’ on the surrounding area. Environmental Impact studies have been undertaken during the development stages, in order to build and run the camps/lodge within acceptable levels. We construct using local materials, with minimal impact on our surroundings, and utilise locally grown foodstuffs in order to support the community.

Our camps are small, between four and maximum ten rooms, giving our guests a feeling of exclusivity, and our friendly staff go out of their way to ensure a memorable and comfortable stay.

We would like to invite you to stay with us, and enjoy our hospitality.

The Lodge

Ishasha Wilderness Camp offers quality accommodation in the unspoilt, remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for its tree climbing lions. It’s an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wilderness.  The camp is next to the Ntungwe River, nestled under shady trees. Each of the ten spacious canvas rooms is comfortably furnished and boasts a large verandah. The en suite bathroom and dressing area have running water for hand-basins and hot ‘bush’ showers, plus a flushing ‘eco-friendly’ toilet.

A central lounge and dining area, under a cool thatched roof, provides a comfortable environment for meals and to relax in during the heat of the day. Under the trees, next to the river, we often serve meals ‘al fresco’ and there is an evening ‘fireplace’ for guests to relax with sundowners and share their day’s experience.

As the camp is within the National Park, we have designed it to be as low impact as possible with low usage of water, power and other resources. Solar power is used for lighting with power points limited to a central area allocated for recharging cameras and videos.

Meals are freshly prepared with many local ingredients, and our bar has a selection of local and imported beverages. Early morning wake up calls to your tent with tea/coffee allows you to savour the early morning sounds of the ‘bush’ awakening.

We recommend a stay of between two to four nights in the camp as there is a lot to see in the area. One of the highlights is the possible viewing of the lions of this area, often found resting in the branches of large fig trees.


Due to the location of the camp, you are unlikely to encounter many other people during your game drives, giving a feeling of ‘owning’ the park! From Ishasha you may enjoy game drives either in your safari vehicle, or for fly-in guests on our open vehicle, or you may explore the camp on foot and do some bird-watching.

Community Projects

Ishasha Community Project has been set up by Wild Frontiers and we are committed to conserving the bio-diversity of the area by reducing threats to the eco-system through increased economic opportunities. Locally made handi-crafts are available for purchase, and village walks are offered to guests to interact with the communities of the area and view the UCF “elephant trench” designed to reduce crop raiding in the agricultural areas on the fringes of the National Park. More information on UCF and their projects can be found on

About Ishasha and Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National park spreads over an area of 1978 km2 in the western arm of the Great East Rift Valley. It is a home to a variety of wildlife including elephant, lion, hippo, leopard, buffalo, and Uganda kob, baboon, and birds, all typical of riverine and savannah habitats. In the southern part of the park is the Ishasha sector, where we commonly see tree-climbing lions and we find the Maramagambo, one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda. Its location, midway between the Mweya area of QENP and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, makes it a natural place to spend a few nights on a long itinerary.

At a Glance

  • located in the southern Ishasha sector of QENP, along the Ntungwe River
  • ten luxury en suite tented rooms
  • running water servicing hot ‘bush’ showers and eco-friendly flush toilets
  • central lounge and dining area under thatch
  • game drives, bush walks, bird-watching and community projects
  • close proximity to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and to the Mweya sector of QENP
  • children and families are welcome

Ishasha Wilderness Camp offers quality accommodation in the unspoilt, remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for its tree climbing lions. It’s an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wilderness.

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