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Wild Frontiers Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
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#3 of 36 Specialty lodging in Queen Elizabeth National Park
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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.
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Free parking
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
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24-hour security
Mosquito net
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Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Outdoor fireplace
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Wild Frontiers Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
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Bora Kilicoglu wrote a review 22 Sep
Chisinau47 contributions55 helpful votes
First of all greeting manager in the hotel was like a major in the army.It was not a pleasant start.Wi-fi in the restaurant was not working and there was no wi-fi in the tents.Cellular data is not also available so you have to know that you are without internet at this camp.Food choices are very few.Tents has not good isolation.At night inside of tent was full of flies and insects all kind.There is no hot water in the tents.You have to order hot water to make shower which was very strange because I stayed in many tents like this and all had hot water.It is the easiest thing to do in a sunny country.The park was also not good as there were very few animals.After Tanzania and Kenya safaris you can consider that there are no animals here.We had two nights reservation but we left the second day and did not stay second night.It is better you go only to Gorilla tracking in Uganda.There are good lodges there.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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HendryBC wrote a review 15 Sep
Vancouver, BC27 contributions37 helpful votes
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Stayed here for 2 nights and by far the best accomodation of our adventure! The "tent" was amazing with views of monkeys, baboons, elephant & hippo from our room #9. The lodge is cozy & comfortable with drinks & snacks always available and a beautiful setting on the river with a campfire each night. The lodge washrooms are a treat in themselves - both luxury & wilderness all in one! A large thermos of hot water is available beside the washroom sink and hot water is provided for the shower on 5 minutes notice. Breakfast and dinners were some of the best we've ever had - both at the lodge and the bush breakfast. This is a unique experience not be missed if you are visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park. Thank you again to everyone at Ishasha for going above & beyond with truly a unique experience!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cliffordchambers wrote a review Aug 2022
Europe630 contributions293 helpful votes
A luxury tent overlooking the river, friendly staff, professional manager, good food, escorted to your tent after dark as various animals wander around, snuffling for food; I don’t understand some people’s negative reviews. Anyway, we had one night here and thoroughly enjoyed it, as it really is isolated and just getting all the food and drink here must be quite a challenge. Had a great night’s sleep, lulled by the gentle swishing of the river, occasionally woken by some animal cry, then drifting off again assuaged by the murmuring water. Also, we saw lions,but they had just eaten so we’re not up a tree!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Anna C wrote a review Aug 2022
Santa Clara, California8 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed at Ishasha for a couple of nights as part of our Uganda/Rwanda adventure. Without a shadow of doubt, staying here was an absolute highlight of our trip and one of the best lodges I've ever stayed in. The cottage/tent was very comfortable and well appointed for anything you'd need. The staff was ultra friendly and attentive. The food was scrumptious (they made me the best gluten free bread) and served outdoors in a setting that's made for movies. And the location of the lodge...it's on a river that allows for wild animal viewing from your cottage or the main lodge. We had 16 elephants roaming around us one day and just stayed watching them for hours. If you're lucky enough to be in Uganda you absolutely must stay here. Just do it!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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K Coveney wrote a review Jul 2022
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Lucky enough to spend two nights at this beautiful wilderness camp after my gorilla treks…in a stunning, very private, exclusive location next to a river. Relax with a drink in the beautiful lounge and dining areas or outside your room listening to the sounds of the savannah; watching the wildlife that pass through. Very relaxing and peaceful. Rooms / bathrooms were really lovely also. Food was excellent - chef was lovely and came out personally to ensure our meals were as desired. The attentiveness of staff from arrival until the time I left was excellent - special thanks to Frank for his kindness and interest during my stay. Would not hesitate to return or recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Aubrey O wrote a review Jul 2022
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My mom, sister and I recently stayed here for two nights in tent 10. It was incredible! Most notably because an elephant put on a show for hours right outside of our tent — we sat on the porch and watched him eat and nap. We saw other animals in the camp as well such as water buffalo and antelope. The accommodations are excellent for glamping. There is an option for limited hot water for showering that they bring to your room but we opted for quick cold showers during the hottest part of the day. Dinner along the river with the bonfire was beautiful. I am gluten free and dairy free and they served gluten free pasta that was very good. They did not have gluten free bread but were accommodating to make my meals free of gluten and dairy — one night there was a coconut cream based sauce. Full disclaimer, am not celiac, just intolerant but I did not have any reactions to the food served. Unfortunately we did not see any tree climbing lions — no one did in the park the days we were there, but apparently that happens that they will disappear for a few days and then come back. The “sundowner” program is a must! Cocktail hour in the park with snacks while watching the sunset. I’m including pictures of the “community bathroom” that is near the main dining area. It feels a little exposed but it’s an experience!! We also stayed at two more conventional lodges set in nature (Elephant Plains and Primate Lodge) and if we could only do one again I would pick this one because of the up close nature encounters.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mandeville1322 wrote a review Jun 2022
Cambridge, United Kingdom187 contributions85 helpful votes
This was our 2nd visit here and again for only one night but what a 24 hours...after the long drive the shout out for lions in the tree went out and managed to capture some wonderful shots of relaxing cats, before going back for an unexpected sundowner overlooking the valley and a magical sunset. The next morning we travelled out and found a shoebill - totally unexpected- and completed the whole experience with a bush breakfast...Absolutely amazing..The staff were wonderful and couldn't do enough for us and the whole "wilderness" experience lived up to its name...next time we will stay for longer, but 24 hours here feels like 3 days anywhere else...would award more than 5 * if we could.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Brent wrote a review Jun 2022
Austin, Texas328 contributions116 helpful votes
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This was an extremely unique experience with high end glamping. The food was fantastic. The “tents” were so cool and located along a river and in the middle of nature. Elephants passed by our front door multiple times. The staff walked us everywhere on our visit for safety purposes. This was such a unique experience and highly recommend it. The drive in and out was spectacular amongst nature and was literally way out in the middle of the park. Things to know: -your shower is limited on hot water and is considered a “bush shower” meaning it’s cold and trickles naturally. It was “cool” but was hard to get fully clean. -internet only works at the lodge which makes it charming. -animals roam through the lodge and all along your door lines which is cool. -no air conditioning. The walls are screens which makes the sounds at night insanely cool, although slightly warm.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Bush shower with limited “warm” water.
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Holly Budge wrote a review Apr 2022
Winchester, United Kingdom9 contributions
A charming lodge with a beautiful setting. We only stayed the one night & on reflection should of stayed 2. It’s set in a beautiful, lush area with plenty of animals to view close by on the game drives. It’s famous for the tree climbing lions which we didn’t see yet weren’t disappointed as we saw so much in the one day we spent there. The sundowners & bush breakfast were are a really nice touch with postcard outlooks.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sherry Bhatti wrote a review Mar 2022
Jinja, Uganda113 contributions75 helpful votes
A superb camp nicely tucked in deep INSIDE the national park, and on the banks of a small rivulet. The staff are very courteous and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The tent we had was right next to the river with a neat sitout for enjoying the morning cuppa in serenity. Small touches like hot water for shower and a complimentary Sherry wine for a nightcap added to the luxury.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ishasha Wilderness Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Ishasha Wilderness Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ishasha Wilderness Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ishasha Wilderness Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Ishasha Wilderness Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.