Ishasha Jungle Lodge - home of lions

Ishasha   Jungle  Lodge  is an eco-friendly   lodge   offering accommodation  in cottages mixed  tents,  built  on a raised wooden platform, with a grass thatched  roof and with an en suite  bathroom   constructed with the typical local stones

The Lodge  is  set on  a  30 acres' land of riverine  forest along  River Ntungwe,  surrounded  by open  acacias savannah  where elephants  and antelopes are roaming,  while  lions  and leopards  are regular  visitors.  This  is the perfect  cool, quiet  hideout to relax  and  rest after  the game  drive excursions  along  the  nearby trails  of the  Ishasha   Sector  of Queen Elizabeth  National  Park.

About the Lodge

The Lodge  is  set on a 30 acres' land of riverine  forest along River Ntungwe,  surrounded  by open  acacias savannah where elephants  and antelopes are roaming, while lions and leopards are regular visitors.

Quick Info


It is located 2 km off Katokye Gate of Queen Elizabeth National Park, known and the Ishasha Sector, along River Ntungwe under a stretch of riparian forest. Perfect location for photographic safari, the lodge itself is an experience of nature


The lodge has Private en suite raised mixed tent cottages, grass thatched (7) immersed in the cool riverine forest along river Ntungwe. Private en suite raised Family Cottages, grass thatched (2 rooms for maximum 5 people)

Room facilities:

  • Queen/ Twin/ Single & triple room setting
  • Reading desk & reading light
  • Open veranda with safari chairs and table
  • Luggage rack
  • Wardrobe
  • Laundry bag & basket
  • Refillable drinking glass water bottles
  • Electricity sockets for light power use (charging phones and cameras).

We use solar energy for both all the electrical system and solar water heaters. A backup generator is available for necessity and in case of special needs. All the rooms are equipped with sockets for light use like charging of batteries. The hair dryer is available on request from the reception and can be used on generator.

WIFI internet is available at the restaurant.


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Laundry for in house guests is available; a laundry list is found in the room’s desk. Leave the clothes in the special laundry bag and basket. We inform our clients about the use of laundry, efficient use of water to reduce water pollution and water waste.


Check in at 2PM - EAT

Check out at 10AM - EAT

Travel Experiences at Ishasha

Enjoy the sounds of nature, while observing the wildlife and birds at Ishasha Jungle Lodge, where the Ishasha plains are one of the best savannah experiences in Uganda. The sundowner in the jungle is a way to connect to the wilderness and to the Earth. River Ntungwe crosses along the lodge where a camp fire and bush breakfast are giving visitors the opportunity to fully feel the power of nature. In the surrounding areas, communities live a simple life and Kameme village is an example of a village walk where to learn about economic activities and culture while interacting with the people.

Game Drive in the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National park

Ishasha Jungle Lodge is located along the boundaries of the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park. The Ishasha plains are a landscape of astonishing beauty, being the extreme edge of the Albertine Rift as it proceeds to Congo Democratic Republic along river Ishasha until Lake Edward. The main attraction however is the presence of the “tree climbing” lions, who climb the fig trees to rest over the branches

Kameme Village Community Walk

This guided activity makes guests to interact with the local community where Ishasha Jungle Lodge is located, Kameme village, which is at the boundary of the Queen Elizabeth National park and therefore a buffer zone. Guests are entertained as they experience the way of making local brewing from millet and bananas (“bushera”); they see and learn how to clean some of the local crops like millet and beans; they visit the local vegetable market of Kameme.

Bush Breakfast

Ishasha Jungle Lodge offers the possibility to experience the wild nature of the riverine forest along river Ntungwe. We organize a special breakfast besides river Ntungwe, where guests enjoy the peace of the wilderness, the sounds of the water flow, birds and monkeys. Wildlife is also common in the surrounding, including elephants and antelopes. 

The activity has to be pre-booked.

Ishasha Sundowner

This is a unique travel experience that the lodge organizes in the national park of Queen Elizabeth. Guests will enjoy for about one hour the sundowner over the sprawling savannah as they relax in a set of chairs and having drinks, beers and snacks. The full package with service is provided by the lodge, while guests pay the entrance to the park.

NOTE: this includes snacks, drinks, service; it excludes transport and entry fee to the national park.

Ishasha Garuga Golf Club

Garuga Golf Club is located about 15 km from Ishasha Jungle Lodge, about 20 minutes’ drive. Ishasha Jungle Lodge provides you with a golf package including transport, golf equipment and 3 hours play.

The lodge organizes a golf game at Garuga golf club located about 30km from the lodge. We provide transport and a day package with golf equipment.

Kameme Traditional Dancers Group

Guests can experience the traditional Kikiga dances performed by a cultural group of youth from Kameme Village, who have been trained in the art of dancing, drumming and singing of folk songs. Among the songs, some are traditional others are composed specially to educate the community on conservation and the protection of the wildlife. The performance can be booked and made at the camp fire of Ishasha Jungle Lodge.

BEFORE you book info

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Ishasha Jungle Lodge is located 2km off Katokye Gate of Queen Elizabeth National park along Kameme Road, directly on the shores of River Ntungwe. This is the perfect location for your photographic safaris in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park and a stopover on the way to Bwindi National park.


Children below 3 years free of charge-Between 3 and 12years 50% of adults rate when sharing accommodation-Above 12 years children pay same rate as the adult.


Payment can be done at the head office of Uganda Jungle Lodges LTD at plot 1127 kitintale road-Kampala or by bank deposit/transfer on account at

Bank Name: I&M Bank Limited

Name of account: Uganda Jungle Lodges

Account number: 18955002020501

Currency: USD

OR online by Pesapal link below with 5% deposit charge.


Full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch, dinner) or half board accommodation (breakfast and dinner) Tea and coffee station, inclusive of VAT and local government taxes.


Drinks and beverages served from the bar and restaurant, Laundry-Tips, National park or forest reserve fees, any transfer road or air, tips, optional activities and community and conservation fees.


The health and well-being of our guests, associates and community is our top priority. That is why we have developed a comprehensive set of enhanced safety, sanitation and operational guidelines.

Each cottage has a set of first aid kit, fire extinguishers, all surfaces, handles and buttons are effectively sanitized using special tools and alcohol-based products.

Our rooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized with alcohol-based detergents after each Guest departs, to safeguard health and comfort.

The dining areas of the Ishasha Jungle Lodge (breakfast, restaurant, bar) are open for our guests. In order to continue to offer the best possible welcome, strict sanitation and hygiene procedures have been adopted, starting with the kitchen and extending to the way the tables are arranged, in accordance with the Ministry of Health in Uganda laws and regulations.


We store your luggage for you at the reception either prior to arrival or post check out, to allow you to enjoy the sights of Ishasha Jungle Lodge without extra baggage.


We offer our guests a wide variety of international, local and Italian made menu. The lodge give the importance to the culture of food preparation and knowledge following the concept of slow food international with the attention to selection of fresh, good, organic and original ingredients.

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Jungle House, Kitintale



+256 (0) 787 220107