Uganda is well known for being one of just three countries in the world where one can visit endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, but there is far more to be discovered in Uganda. It is home to the longest river in the world, the Nile (4,184 miles or 6,734 kilometres) and Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria (surface area of 68,800 square kilometres). In this friendly Banana Republic, which grows more bananas than any other nation except India and China, you will find 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Rwenzori Mountains National Park and the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi. Mount Stanley, in the Rwenzoris (often referred to as the “Mountains of the Moon”) is the 3rd highest peak in Africa.
Located in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) is the Ishasha Sector. Huge elephants roam the plains of the Ishasha Sector amongst the Uganda kob, while lions climb huge fig trees to escape the relentless heat of the day.
Uganda is an impressive country, where Wild Frontiers run three camps/lodges:
Today, we’d like to take you on a quick tour of Ishasha Wilderness Camp.
Set in an unspoilt section of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda, Ishasha Wilderness Camp’s remote location means that you are unlikely to encounter many other people during your game drives and you may well feel you ‘own’ the park. It’s an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wilderness. View tree climbing lions perched lazily in huge fig trees, enjoy private bush breakfasts in secluded surroundings, savour romantic sundowners as the sun sets over this vast African savannah and visit fascinating Ishasha Community Project, offering insights into everyday local living.
At a Glance:
- 10 luxury en-suite safari, wooden framed, canvas tents all with river views
- Hot water “bush showers” and eco-friendly flush toilets
- Thatched dining and lounge area with meals served ‘al fresco’
- Free WiFi
Activities in the Area:
- Bush breakfasts and sundowners
- Guided nature walks
- Hot air balloon rides
- Ishasha Community Project
- Bird watching
When to Go:
Ishasha may be visited year round, with the following months being most popular:
- April, June and July – Photography opportunities are ideal, partly due to the dry conditions during this period.
- October to November – Great for bird watching, especially when it comes to spotting the migratory bird species.
- Scheduled or charter flights to nearby Kihihi airstrip
- Full day drive from Entebbe & Kampala
- 2 – 3 hours drive from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
- 2 hours drive from the Central Mweya area of Queen Elizabeth National Park