Ishasha Wilderness camp - Queen Elizabeth - Uganda

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This exclusive tented camp offers the only quality accommodation in this unspoilt remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for it's tree climbing lions that can sometimes be spotted resting in the branches of the large fig trees in the area.Combined with excellent game viewing for buffalo, elephants, kob, topi and other species of antelope, the camp provides the ideal location between gorilla viewing in Bwindi and the Mweya area of QENP. 

On a clear day views from the area stretch to the ice-capped Ruwenzori Mountains to the north, and the Virunga volcanoes to the south, there are few places on earth to rival the scenery in this park.'Birders' won't be disappointed with the enormous range of species in the area.  

There are a total of ten spacious safari tents alongside the wooded area beside the Ntungwe river.Each tent has its own private en suite bathroom and dressing area providing hot water "bush" showers and an eco friendly toilet.  A central dining area, also under canvas, provides a comfortable environment for meals, plus there is a shaded outdoor lounge area beside the river, and evening "fireplace" for guests to discuss the day's activities.

Queen Elizabeth National Park spreads over an area of one-thousand-nine-hundred and seventy-eight square kilometers in the western arm of the Great East Rift Valley. It is a home to a variety of wildlife including elephant, lion, hippo, buffalo, and Uganda kob, baboon, and birds, all typical of riverine and savannah habitats. In the southern part of the park is the Ishasha are with tree climbing lions and the Maramagambo, one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda.

The northern part of the park is traversed by the equator and is dominated by the scenery of crater lakes often with flamingos on some of them. A launch trip from Mweya along the Kazinga channel, which joins Lake Edward and Lake George, provides one of the most memorable experiences of the park.

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