Awarded: Bronze

A Wild Frontiers owned property, Ishasha is spectacularly located within Queen Elizabeth National Park. An idyllic retreat with adventure on the doorstep, this camp is perfect for those wanting to make the very most of their wilderness experience in one of Uganda’s most intimate settings.


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Location

Ishasha Wilderness Camp situated within the Southern regions of Queen Elizabeth National Park, the lodge is spectacularly located on the banks of the Ntungwe river. Unlike the Northern sector of the park, the landscape in this region is closer to Savannah and Serengeti and possesses an untrammelled wilderness atmosphere, perfect for spotting East Africa’s tree-climbing lions or elephants that may wander through the camp.

Rooms

The camp’s ten Meru-style tents are placed discreetly along the banks of the river, each with a private and shady veranda to sit back and observe the wildlife or star-gaze at night. Ishasha evokes an authentic bush camp with large beds shrouded in mosquito nets, open-air bathrooms with bucket showers and flickering kerosene lanterns. All lighting is solar-powered to minimize the camps footprint.

Communal Areas

Sitting close to the river, the vast, open-sided main lodge hugs a bend of the glorious Ntungwe and is designed in classic safari style. There is plenty of comfy, chunky seating, a bar and dining area and a library from which guests can admire the river and all of its wild visitors. At night, guests can enjoy a campfire for after-hour whiskies and adventure sharing.

Activities

Due to its fantastic location, activity centres around safari drives in the pristine and truly wild area around the camp. Guests can take walks downstream to a busy hippo pool or visit a local village with the guidance and story-telling grace of local Bakiga tribeswomen, Agartha. Chimpanzee trekking is available at the Kyambura Gorge just outside the North-Eastern boundaries of the park and guests can cruise along the Kazinga Channel.

Fully inclusive

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
All house drinks (except premium imported brands and champagne)
Scheduled vehicle game drives

When to go

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DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in March. The altitude does, however, mean that this ‘dry season’ is a little unpredictable. While this park always has good birding during this time of the year migratory species can be found in full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Queen Elizabeth National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (884 to 1,337m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 29°C/84°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Queen Elizabeth National Park has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Drier walking trails also make chimpanzee trekking a little easier.

DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in March. The altitude does, however, mean that this ‘dry season’ is a little unpredictable. While this park always has good birding during this time of the year migratory species can be found in full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Queen Elizabeth National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (884 to 1,337m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 29°C/84°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Queen Elizabeth National Park has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Drier walking trails also make chimpanzee trekking a little easier.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. The air is less hazy during the wetter month, improving visibility and with that some incredible views can be seen during the sunnier periods.

While this park always has good birding during this time of the year migratory species can be found in full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Queen Elizabeth National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (884 to 1,337m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 29°C/84°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Queen Elizabeth National Park has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Drier walking trails also make chimpanzee trekking a little easier.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. The air is less hazy during the wetter month, improving visibility and with that some incredible views can be seen during the sunnier periods.

While this park always has good birding during this time of the year migratory species can be found in full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Queen Elizabeth National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (884 to 1,337m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 29°C/84°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Queen Elizabeth National Park has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Drier walking trails also make chimpanzee trekking a little easier.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. The air is less hazy during the wetter month, improving visibility and with that some incredible views can be seen during the sunnier periods.

While this park always has good birding during this time of the year migratory species can be found in full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Queen Elizabeth National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (884 to 1,337m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 29°C/84°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Queen Elizabeth National Park has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Drier walking trails also make chimpanzee trekking a little easier.

DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in September. The altitude does, however, mean that this ‘dry season’ is a little unpredictable.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Queen Elizabeth National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (884 to 1,337m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 29°C/84°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Queen Elizabeth National Park has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Drier walking trails also make chimpanzee trekking a little easier.

DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in September. The altitude does, however, mean that this ‘dry season’ is a little unpredictable.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Queen Elizabeth National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (884 to 1,337m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 29°C/84°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Queen Elizabeth National Park has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Drier walking trails also make chimpanzee trekking a little easier.

DRIER PERIOD

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in September. The altitude does, however, mean that this ‘dry season’ is a little unpredictable.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Queen Elizabeth National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (884 to 1,337m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 29°C/84°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Queen Elizabeth National Park has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Drier walking trails also make chimpanzee trekking a little easier.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. The air is less hazy during the wetter month, improving visibility and with that some incredible views can be seen during the sunnier periods.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Queen Elizabeth National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (884 to 1,337m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 29°C/84°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Queen Elizabeth National Park has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Drier walking trails also make chimpanzee trekking a little easier.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. The air is less hazy during the wetter month, improving visibility and with that some incredible views can be seen during the sunnier periods.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Queen Elizabeth National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (884 to 1,337m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 29°C/84°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Queen Elizabeth National Park has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Drier walking trails also make chimpanzee trekking a little easier.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. The air is less hazy during the wetter month, improving visibility and with that some incredible views can be seen during the sunnier periods.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Queen Elizabeth National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (884 to 1,337m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 29°C/84°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Queen Elizabeth National Park has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Drier walking trails also make chimpanzee trekking a little easier.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. The air is less hazy during the wetter month, improving visibility and with that some incredible views can be seen during the sunnier periods.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Queen Elizabeth National Park has consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (884 to 1,337m or 2,900 to 4,386ft) moderate these to a pleasant average maximum of 29°C/84°F through the year. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so do pack a light fleece encase you need one.

Queen Elizabeth National Park has no distinct dry season, although June and July do tend to be the driest months of the year. There is also a slight lapse in rainfall in January and February.

The park can be good throughout the year, but game viewing is best in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Drier walking trails also make chimpanzee trekking a little easier.

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