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Ishasha Wilderness Camp - Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Great location overlooking the river. Very comfortable tent, clean and well serviced. Showers are by request with warm water delivered (20litres) when required. Hot water for shaving in a vacuum flask. Good food, nice staff. Meal times not always when they were scheduled. A proper Eco-centre. Pity it has Wi-Fi. Should have no means of communication with outside world. Credit Card facilities are VISA ONLY otherwise cash.

Room Tip: All rooms overlook the river.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Our return to Ishasha was nothing short of disastrous, the management of the lodge has changed since we visited in February 2013, and the downturn is amazing. The majority of staff were like robots!
For those considering travelling in July you need to be warned that at this time last year and again this year the park management has chosen to do a "controlled" burn, which renders wildlife viewing totally pointless!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank kensword
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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

The staff is what made this place! Very friendly great service! The chef is excellent! All the meals were great. Sometimes we got lucky enough to see the elephants along the river. The only drawback is that you have to ask for a hot shower. Only cold shower available unless you request a hot one. Which means you need to leave your tent and goo to reception to ask. Also no charging in tents, only in reception area. We stayed in tent 4. Overall a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

A wonderful camp tucked away in QENP's Ishasha sector. The tents are specious and fairly luxurious, especially considering the eco-focus of the camp. There is no running hot water, but the staff will boil a bucketload for you whenever a hot shower seems like a good idea. The location is stunning, right on a riverbank. During our stay we saw elephants and buffaloes come down to the water on the other side, and heard a male lion roaring not far from the camp throughout one night. Food was good, sometimes excellent, and the permanent tea station as a nice touch, as was the bush breakfast and sundowners on the ridge. Abu is probably one of the best managers around, and was an incredibly graceful host. Overall, a wonderful stay and experience!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank LifeThroughALens
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

I just did Sobek mtn travels African Primate Safari in Uganda and Rwanda ( amazing trip) and this was everyone's favorite place to stay. The setting is idyllic, on a river below a bluff right in the Ishasha park , you are surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African jungle and savannah . Not a big place maybe 8 canvas cabins , simple and elegant with private bath ( environmentally friendly but can still get a hot shower). The staff is so nice, want coffee in your room at 5 AM before a game walk ( no problem). The food is amazing , the chef Michael prepares menus that rival 5 star restaurants , hard to believe you are in the middle of no where. The dining area is open to the river . Perfect place to enjoy nature !

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Vincent C
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

An outstanding tented camp in the grounds of the Southern Sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
First greeting was a big bull elephant feeding at the river as I arrived. I was the only guest in this camp, and the service was flawless. I stayed 1 night in May '14.
The permanent tents are good size, typical ECO style, but comfortable, clean and spacious. The Winner is each tent has its own view of the river, where despite being there only one night, watched colobus monkeys, baboons, and elephant as if they were at my command.
Food was outstanding quality and more than enough. I felt I had been fattened up to be fed to the lions :)
Winnie and Mark who manage the establishment were great to meet and dine with, the evening watching the fireflies and stars over a fire and drink.
1 night was not enough, and despite seeing the tree climbing lions, leopard and plenty of elephant definitely have Ishasha Wilderness Camp on my "am coming back" to list.

Room Tip: All the tents are great
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

This camp is perfect! The tents are very big and beautifully located. The beds are huge and very comfy and the bathroom is as big as most standard hotelrooms. There is no warm water in the rooms, but whenever we wanted to take a shower, they brought a big kettle of hot water to our tent.
We really loved the food, every 4 course dinner, 2 course lunch and breakfast was prepared with love. Every wake up call came with tea and homemade cookies.

All the staff is very friendly and helpful. We really recommend this camp!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ishasha Wilderness Camp - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Address: Wild Frontiers Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Queen Elizabeth National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 33 Speciality Lodging in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Price Range: £463 - £540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ishasha Wilderness Camp - Queen Elizabeth National Park 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A luxury, eco-friendly camp located in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park - famous for its tree climbing lions. It is an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wilderness. Being within the park the wildlife is free to also pass through the camp and elephants can be seen bathing in the river, buffalo enjoy grazing and resident troops of Black-and-White Colobus and vervet monkeys are frequently viewed. ... more   less 
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