The luxurious Ishasha Wilderness Camp is located in the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to the famous tree-climbing lion.
Situated on the Ntungwe River, it offers ten comfortably furnished en suite tents, each with mosquito nets, a private dressing area, hot water ‘bush’ shower and eco friendly flush toilet. The camp has a central lounge and dining area, under a cool thatched roof, as well as a shaded area by the river offering al fresco dining.
As the camp itself is situated within the National Park, it has been designed to have a low impact on the environment; therefore solar lighting is used within the tents, with power points limited to the central area where guests can recharge their cameras. On a clear day from this part of the park you can see the Virunga Volcanoes lying to the south, and the Rwenzori Mountains to the north.
is featured in the following itineraries:
Take a unique primate safari, gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Parc National des Volcans and Bwindi National Park in Uganda, as well as tracking the equally fascinating chimpanzee in Uganda’s Kibale Forest. Observing these magnificent apes in their natural habitat is a wildlife experience of a lifetime.
When to go: Jan-Dec
Duration inc. flights: 14 days
Price inc. flights: From £6,795 pp
Tailor-made trip idea
Get to know Uganda’s primates - man’s closest relatives - in the company of renowned guide Harriet Kemigisha. Trek the forested mountainous slopes of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to encounter mountain gorillas face-to-face and watch the antics of playful chimpanzees in the enchanting Kibale Forest.
When to go: Sep-Oct
Duration inc. flights: 13 days
Price inc. flights: From £6,695 pp
Trip type: Group tour
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Queen Elizabeth National Park offers Uganda’s best open-country birds (over 600 species) and wildlife (over 100 mammals). Often described as “The Pearl of Africa”, it has rolling grassland, tropical forest, volcanic crater lakes, papyrus swamp and lakeshore, giving it one of the highest biodiversity rates in the world.
Where: Kasese District
Ideal for viewing: black bee-eater, chimpanzee, giant forest hog, red-tailed colobus, Ugandan kob
Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris