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Dallas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in an ensuite cottage, with enclosed bathroom. Cottages are elevated, I think because the nearby river overflows. They are airy, a plus for this warm climate. Dining area is up some stairs to tree level, a great viewing point, and even with the birds. There is a birding tour bundled in, though there wasn't much to see due...

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Thank Paul T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stayed as four adults in two self-contained cabins, which seem to be more recent additions. Our deck faced the river. The bathroom was spacious and contained a very nice shower with colored cement finished floor and walls. I enjoyed the ways in which items were recycled and repurposed. We had a wok that served as our sink basin,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked to stay here the night after seeing the gorillas but a longer than expected hike in the morning left us too far to go to make it - I think if we had had a driver we might have been OK but self driving we were nervous about doing the whole thing in the dark. The owners were...

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Thank RoseT611
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 29 October 2016

It’s a lovely secluded place. Unfortunately, I have to deduct 4* because it’s way over-priced. We paid 120USD for a twin-bed cottage with shared showers and toilet. In comparison to everywhere else we’ve been during our 2-week trip in Rwanda/Uganda the value for money was the worst. The cottage was also tiny with just enough space for one person to...

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Thank Fabian B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is a wonderful lodge and the perfect place to explore the Ishasha reagion of QENP from. We had the "Elephant" room which was at the very edge of the camp with a lovely view over the river. Both the room and the bathroom were very spacious, and the shower was one of the best we had in Uganda (hot...

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Norrahammar, Sweden
Reviewed 17 September 2016

What you really need as a traveler is a clean room with a good bed, a working shower and good food (and cold beer of course). @The River has the best of what you really need at an economical price. It must have been the most comfy bed during my 20 month journey around Africa. It is not a top...

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1Thank andersbrahn
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for one night and the atmosphere, setting and room were all wonderful. We hired one of the guides from the Lodge to take us on two drives in the Park which was well worth the money. We went for an afternoon drive and then one early the following morning which made good use of the 24 hour...

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Thank Christine_JK2014
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We had the pleasure once again to stay at this wild camp with our 18 volunteers this summer. It´s the ideal place to go alone or with a group as we do every summer since 2014. The food is excellent, the staff really nice and helpful and the cottages are fantastic. The beds are the best we have slept in...

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Messancy, Belgium
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a great place right by the river and close to the park! Their self contained rooms are beautiful and the food is really nice. The owner, Alex, is shaking up the place and working hard to make it the best choice in the area. He is a great host! Would go back without any doubt!

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Thank dieryck
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 6 nights in a beautiful ensuite lodge @ The River. The staff were very welcoming and couldn't have been more accommodating. The setting is gorgeous, you can hear the river flowing in your lodge at night and the site is full of butterflies and birds. A truly African experience! Alex was a fantastic host and we would...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Budget Eco Lodge with 2 en-suite family cottages, 4 en-suite cottages and 8 budget cottages for the money conscious travelers all with beautiful river and forest views. Well appointed shared toilet and shower facilities for the non en-suite accommodation. Large capacity campsite also with great river views. The lodge has close proximity to wildlife, friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere, good food and cold drinks. We are 10 minutes drive from the main Ishasha Sector entrance gate where the infamous tree climbing lions are often found lounging about in the spectacular fig trees. Ishasha is on the way to the Bwindi gorillas. This is a remote area and 4X4 vehicles are advised, although it is not absolutely necessary. ... 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: €109 - €174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Community toilets with inside garden are great but as 60+ people, we did enjoy the self-contained bathroom this time.”
 of 5 bubbles barbarat387, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room "Elephant" is at the edge of the camp and has a nice view over the river.”
  • Room Elephant (1 bed is big enough for 2 people!)
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 of 5 bubbles mawe733, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in the new self contained bandas which have two big beds and a very cute bathroom and loved it !”
 of 5 bubbles , 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Personally, if you are not camping outright, I would just pay for the en suite bungalows because they are really nice.”
 of 5 bubbles 286bethp, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The whole place is great.”
 of 5 bubbles 116aninal, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
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