Ishasha Sector In Queen Elizabeth National Park
Introduction to the Ishasha Sector.
Ishasha, one of only two spots in Africa where you can witness tree-climbing lions, is part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The tsetse flies and the heat of the lower terrain are thought to be the reasons the lions have developed this peculiar behavior.
Finding dinner is made easier when they are perched on a tree branch since they can see their prey clearly from a great height. There is a wide variety of species to be seen, including the Ugandan Kob, buffalo, elephant, hippo, and zebra, in addition to the tree-climbing lions.
Things to Do In Ishasha Sector
The major activity in the Ishasha sector is going on game drives to see the lions that climb trees and other wildlife.
Ishasha is a fantastic location for game drives because it is a less popular area of the park, which means there won’t be as many safari vehicles there and you can spend more time with the lions.
A good 4×4 vehicle and a knowledgeable guide are necessary because the roads are less well maintained than the park’s busiest areas (if booking with us, this will be arranged for you).
As part of their uplift program, a cultural visit to the nearby Bakiga Community can be arranged for individuals who are interested in learning about the many cultures in Uganda.
You will be given a tour of their neighborhood while you are there, which will include stopping by their homesteads, learning how to prepare meals using regional ingredients, and helping them harvest some veggies from their garden.
By the time it’s all over, you’ll have discovered a lot about Bakiga culture and perhaps even sipped on some of their regional brews.
Where to Stay In Ishasha Sector
Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Ishasha Wilderness Camp offers visitors a genuine safari experience because it is surrounded by untamed nature. After a lengthy game drive, 10 en-suite canvas tents with spacious verandas and comfy furniture are the ideal escape.
Guests have a choice of dining outdoors by the Ntungwe River or inside the main dining room and lounge beneath a grass thatched roof. Meals are freshly made utilizing local ingredients.
The campfire is the ideal setting for telling tales and sipping sundowners in the evening. The tents are lit by solar power, and there are power outlets in the main areas where you may recharge your electronics before the day’s adventures.
Enjojo Lodge is a wonderful alternative located near the Ishasha Sector of Queens, which is outside the park.
There are 7 luxurious en-suite cottages available for guests to select from, and for large groups there is a safari house that can fit up to 7 people and has a private campfire.
Enjojo provides DIY campsites, bamboo huts, and safari tents for travelers on a tight budget.
You may take in the views of the little, un manmade lake from the grass-thatched café and bar while dining on organically grown cuisine that was grown on the property.
Elephant, buffalo, and antelope herds frequently pass through the resort, and the rich birdlife makes it a sanctuary for birdwatchers.
Other Things To Know About Ishasha Sector
When to Visit the ishasha sector.
The Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is best visited between late June and early October and between the dry seasons of December and February.
Given that the roads will be clearer, this is regarded as the ideal period for game drives.
As wildlife will be looking for water and more likely to gather around the few surviving watering holes, visiting during the dry season can also boost your chances of sighting wildlife. In order to escape the heat, lions are also more prone to be in trees.
How to get there in the ishasha sector.
From Kampala and Entebbe, the Ishasha Sector is conveniently accessible by air and road. The airstrips in Queen Elizabeth National Park are serviced by daily scheduled flights from Kajjansi Airfield in Kampala or Entebbe International Airport. The Ishasha Sector’s closest airport is Kihihi.
It takes at least 6-7 hours to travel from Queens, New York, to Kampala, which is located 410 kilometers to the north. It’s possible that you’ll stop at some other sights or national parks en route.
Ishasha makes for an excellent halt on the way to or from gorilla trekking because it is only a 2- to 3-hour drive from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.