Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park | Uganda

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Ishasha Wilderness Camp is found in a very remote, unspoilt region of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, and located on an alluring spot on the river, frequented by the local wildlife. Capture the scenic views and local inhabitants on twice-daily game drives through the park, provided by the camp at the perfect times to watch the sunrise and sunset.
Perfect forThose who want to experience the wilderness up close.
In the knowAfter a busy day's wildlife spotting, unwind by the campfire by the riverside with a book, and watch the resident hippos, elephants and buffaloes coming down to drink and bathe right in front of you.

Recommended for...

  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Landscapes & Scenery
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Guiding

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Ishasha Wilderness Camp is tucked away in a secluded spot in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, making it a perfect sanctuary for relaxation in between wildlife adventures. 

Rooms at Ishasha Wilderness Camp

There are just 10 African-style wooden-framed tents, each strategically located on the Ntungwe River, ensuring the best views of the natural landscape and wildlife, and all offering exclusivity and privacy. The tents are contemporary, with large mosquito-netted beds, and are furnished to complement the style and setting of the camp.

All tents have private bathrooms with a traditional 'bush shower' and an eco-friendly toilet, and private verandas offering views of the river.

Food & Drink

Meals are arranged around guests’ daily schedules, with a warming breakfast waiting for guests returning from early morning game drives. Filling and hearty multi-course meals are served during the day, created with fresh local ingredients, and tea and coffee is provided in the tented lounge area daily, and can be delivered to your room in the morning, accompanying the morning sounds of the wildlife and birds around you. 

Dining in the evening is an unforgettable experience, with guests choosing to dine either by the river or at the main camp area, where the wild views will just as be appealing as the food.


Relax after a long day in the bar, or share your stories with fellow travellers in the spacious thatched lounge.

Activities at Ishasha Wilderness Camp

The main highlight of your stay at the camp will be the early morning and late afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles with your experienced guide in Queen Elizabeth National Park. You may spot a tree-climbing lion - famed in the region. They climb up into the shade of the trees to escape the heat, snoozing in the branches. 

Around the camp, see colobus and vervet monkeys, and a wide variety of birds.

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Hotel location

Ishasha Wilderness Camp is located a 45-minute drive from Kihihi airstrip, which is a 1.5-hour flight from Entebbe international airport. 

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