Ishasha, Uganda

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Lioness in Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park
Ishasha is located in Uganda
Map of Uganda showing the location of Ishasha
Coordinates: 00°44′24″S 29°37′30″E / 0.74000°S 29.62500°E / -0.74000; 29.62500Coordinates: 00°44′24″S 29°37′30″E / 0.74000°S 29.62500°E / -0.74000; 29.62500
Country Uganda
Region Western
District Rukungiri
Elevation 990 m (3,250 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Ishasha is a town in the Rukungiri District in the Western Region of Uganda.


Ishasha is located approximately 432 kilometres (268 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[1] The coordinates of the town are:00 44 24S, 29 37 30E (Latitude:-0.7400; Longitude:29.6250). This location is near Uganda's International border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Ishasha lies close to the southwestern tip of Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP), the most visited national park in Uganda. The topography in this area of the national park is significantly different from the other areas of QENP. The Ishasha Sector of QENP is home to the tree-climbing lions, unique to this area. The males of these lions sport manes that are black, another unique feature.


The exact population of Ishasha is not known, as of January 2010.

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The following points of interest lie within the town limits or near its edges:

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