We stayed at Ishasha-Ntungwe River Camp in queen Elizabeth National Park Western Uganda for one night.
We felt so welcome.
The shower was really nice and warm and the tents spacious.
Down a track that got progressively more muddy and made us grateful we had 4WD, we received a very nice welcome from the manageress Betty and her team.
Soon installed in our tents, we could easily get back to the Ishasha gate for an afternoon game drive.
The raised 'river edge' tents were clean, tidy and fairly well appointed. Great stone bathrooms. Very good food with attentive service, on the river bank.
For you bird lovers... we did get to see the Shoebill in Ishasha N.P in the delta area, which is not the easiest bird to find.
Hard to see in the tall grass, make sure you stand up in the jeep when looking for them. Make sure you check out Fig Circuit in the park.
We didn't see the tree climbing lions, but we weren't there in the rainy season. We think it was to dry for them.
We did see very large groups of Tupas and some other smaller animals that we didn't see in other parks in Uganda.
Ishasha Ntungwe River Camp, is a simple but lovely tented camp which was a nice change from some of the other high end places we stayed at in Uganda.
It's a bit of a funny drive across farmers fields to get to and we did wondered if our driver was lost.
People are so friendly in Uganda, always waving and smiling .
Sweet Betty, who runs the place, loves to tell funny stories. She works also as a guide and knows all about the animals in the parks.
You walk down to a classic open tented area near the river , where they serve breakfast and you can watch monkeys and other animals.
The sleeping tents are not on the river, they are a short walk from where you enter the camp. Dinner was served by candle light in a small open covered hut area about 5 mins. from all the tents.
The food is nice, but simple.
Not much to do after the lights go out, make sure you bring a head lamp for reading at night the lights go out around 8pm.
They could use a few more people working there, the kitchen is far from the river tent eating area, its a long walk if they forget something.
The local village kids came by to dance for us, one rainy night. We made a small donation.
This area is more remote then some of the other parts of the country, if you can make room in your bag to bring a small, old or new photo book on animals, plants, bugs to give the school or any type of kids books.