Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Ishasha Wilderness Camp is an authentic tented safari experience located in a stunning area of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The Ishasha sector of the park is remote and unspoiled, and with no other accommodation in the area this feels like true wilderness. Close to the border with the DRC, the Virunga mountains form the backdrop to open savanna and grasslands. Wildlife in this part of the park is abundant and the area is famed for its unusual, tree-climbing lions that take refuge from the heat in the branches of fig trees.
The ten luxury canvas tents are spacious and kitted out with all you’ll need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The hot-water bucket showers add a touch of authenticity, as do the flushing eco-toilets. Ishasha Wilderness is a camp built to have a minimal footprint amongst the pristine surroundings.
Service is impeccable; the hospitality you’ll receive is warm and genuine. Food is delicious and you’ll be amazed at what can be produced this far from ‘civilisation’.
Activities include game drives, sundowners and hot air balloon rides (in season). We recommend heading out at dawn and enjoying a breakfast in the bush.
Children and families are welcome, but the open nature of the camp means that parents should be watchful with young children. Guards will escort all guests to and from their tent at night, in case of any wayward buffalo or hippo. We stayed here when Elsa was just two years old and all had a wonderful time.
Coral Tree luxury rating
Number of rooms
10 luxury tents
Queen Elizabeth National Park
All ages welcome.
Why we love it
"Ishasha Wilderness Camp is one of those safari properties that you fall in love with from the moment of arrival. Authentic in design with hospitality to match, the location is perfect for exploring the southern wilds of Queen Elizabeth National Park."
Mike, Coral Tree founder
Key Highlights & Amenities
- Traditional safari camp located next to the Ntungwe River in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park
- The Ishasha sector of the park is famed for its tree-climbing lions
- Ten spacious luxury canvas tents, each with a verandah looking out to the river - perfect for bird watching
- The outdoor fireplace serves as a gathering area for guests to share stories under the stars
- Located within the national park, the camp is completely open, allowing for close encounters with the wildlife
- Delicious, home-cooked food and warm, genuine hospitality