If you’re looking for an authentic African wilderness experience in one of the most beautiful parts of the continent, Ishasha Wilderness Camp is the ideal destination. Situated on the Ntungwe River inside the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha resides in one of the most idyllic sectors of the park and enjoys absolute harmony with its beautiful natural surrounds. Ishasha offers luxurious accommodation in an otherwise entirely rustic set up, so is perfect for those who wish to experience the wilderness of Africa without having to sacrifice their creature comforts. Guests can expect exceptional levels of service and hospitality – truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Guests are accommodated in 10 spacious Meru-style safari tents, which are dotted along the Ntungwe River in the shade of ancient indigenous trees. Each tent has been carefully furnished to ensure your comfort and privacy, with en suite bathrooms, hot bush showers and perfectly flushing eco-friendly toilets.
The main camp area has a thatched lounge and dining room serving delicious hearty meals throughout the day, a perfect spot to relax and meet the other guests. Meals are prepared using fresh local produce wherever possible and are several courses to satisfy even the heartiest of appetites. Everyone is invited to convene around the evening fire after some al fresco dining to share camp stories while enjoying a sundowner under the warm African skies.
Guests are typically encourage to start the day with a hot beverage delivered to their tent, and to gradually wake up to the sound of the “bush chorus’” before heading off on a day’s game tour. Famous for its tree climbing lions, the Queen Elizabeth National Park is a hive of game activity, guests can expect to see elephant, buffalo and several types of antelope as well as the fascinating climbing lions.
The camp is also a popular rest stop for travellers on their way to track the legendary gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Bird-lovers might consider an excursion to nearby Lake Edward Flats, home to a plethora of bird species including the shy shoebill stork.