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At The River Ishasha

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at At The River in April 2017. The lodgings were fine and the staff were friendly. That being said, I think this whole place is a bit over priced. The food was so so, quite repetitive and the ingredients did not seem fresh. Also, when we first arrived, it took them a few hours to get the fires...

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Ollantaytambo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had intended to camp in the park, but spotted one of the lodge's posters at the park entrance and got curious - turns out it was complete serendipity as the heavens opened shortly afterward. The staff were so welcoming, the food was excellent and Alex a fantastic host. We were lucky enough to join him and other clients on...

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

... but considering the distance from everything, we found the quantities of food very very lean. It wasn't enough for our children, let alone for us (and we are not big eaters..) Overall, the place (though basic) could potentially be much more valued if meals were more substantial and other than carbs. I thus strongly recommend to review the quantities...

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Kelly F, Owner at At The River Ishasha, responded to this review

Many thanks for bringing this to our attention and we apologise for the mistake. I have gone through with my chef and corrected the problem and now kids get the same portions as adults (although we have developed a kids menu to better cater to their needs.) I would also like to point out that we did offer to cook...

Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Very relaxed environment. Great place to chill in between game drives. We went on an overnight bush camp, which was fantastic, complete with night drive. The food is good with friendly staff who are eager to please. The river is a great place to have a paddle or swim or you can use the lodges plunge pool. We had the...

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Thank Mike S
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We really enjoyed this lodge. Our lunch was probably the best meal we had while in Uganda and the other meals were also good. The staff was wonderful. Our cabin overlooked a bend in the river and was lovely. The water pressure was the best since we left Entebbe and there was plenty of hot water. We had a drop...

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I was cycling through Queen Elizabeth national park when I got sick. I sought for help in Kameme, the village nearby 'At the river Ishasha'. They directed to the camp where I met the owner, Alex, who had no problem accommodating me till i got back on my feet. He looked after me for two days treating me as his...

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Thank Audigusta
East Lothian, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Lovely place to stay, our cabin overlooked the river and we found the whole ambiance of the camp to be peaceful and relaxing. The cabin was comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. However when it came to our meal in the evening things were not so good. All guests were seated in the dining room at the...

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Uganda
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stayed in one of the en-suites - super comfy beds, a lovely hot shower and an amazing view of the river and the forest opposite where monkeys were often playing + so many stunning birds everywhere! Such a peaceful place :) So happy we saw a tree climbing lion, elephants, buffalo, waterbuck and the adorable Genet cat on our...

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Thank rainbowthrills
Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We stayed for 4 nights and the place was great! The staff where friendly and clean and the food was great. The Hotel is really near the park gate, but actually we saw Elephants on our drive to the lodge, plenty of Uganda Kob and the lodge has lots of birds to see! And we saw the Tree Climbing Lions...

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I enjoyed my stay at The River Ishasha a lot. The staff was friendly and the food nice. I especially enjoyed walking down to the river to look at the wildlife (mostly birds). We spent one night and had a good sleep. Stayed there in Feb 2014.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At The River Ishasha Lodge has a tranquil yet rustic atmosphere, with different rooms to suit your budget. From families to backpackers to adventurers to bird-watchers, there’s something for everyone, enjoy the peace and quiet of the flowing river, bird life and delicious food served on the raised restaurant or beach area. The national park is just minutes away where the tree climbing lions can be found. We have 6 en-suite cottages (two family rooms) that have great views of the river and the national park on the opposite bank. The cottages are spacious and come equipped with a flushing toilet, sink, and a hot shower with a view. All prices are full board and include 3 delicious meals. We have 6 lazy camping rooms that have great views of the river and well appointed shared facilities with flushing toilets and hot shower blocks nearby. These rooms are cosy but airy, perfect for someone that doesn’t feel like putting up a tent! There are 2 large beds with clean sheets, pillows, duvets, mosquito nets, towels and a bottle of water. ... more   less 

Additional Information about At The River Ishasha

Address: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Queen Elizabeth National Park
Price Range: RM419 - RM427 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“The larger cabins are worth it - fantastic, rustic, stone bathrooms - with wood-fired hot water :)”
EmmaOllantaytambo, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a cabin overlooking the river”
4june4, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Lazy Campers, they are small but basically camping in a comfy bed worth it to splash out on this if your on a camping budget.”
Masaani, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Community toilets with inside garden are great but as 60+ people, we did enjoy the self-contained bathroom this time.”
barbarat387, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room "Elephant" is at the edge of the camp and has a nice view over the river.”
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  • Room Elephant (1 bed is big enough for 2 people!)
mawe733, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
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