Ishaazi Farm Lodge in the western region of Uganda offers a unique and unforgettable experience for nature, culture, and safaris enthusiasts. This charming four star Uganda safaris lodge is located on a working farm and wildlife conservancy.
It offers you with the chance to immerse yourself in the African bush and experience the beauty of the Ugandan countryside. Ishaazi Farm Lodge promises a unique stay that blends a luxury stay with its love and passion for the Ankole Long horned cattle.
It’s the only place of its kind for cultural and domestic conservation tourism centred on the Ankole cow. You will enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding hills and valleys, as well as frequent visits from the resident wildlife such as giraffe, impala, zebra and a variety of birds.
Activities at Ishaazi Farm Lodge
Ishaazi Farm Lodge offers a range of activities for you to enjoy:
- You can learn how to be an Ankole herdsman for a day.
- You wake up to milking the graceful long-horned Ankole cows in an activity called Okukama.
- You can help in the rearing of the cattle, as well as several activities, such as checking for injuries, spending the day with them as they feed, and separating the calves from their mothers at the end of the day to ensure they do not finish all the milk overnight.
- You can also enjoy game drives and guided walks
- For those seeking a more relaxing experience, Ishaazi Farm Lodge’s swimming pool and wellness center provide the perfect opportunity to unwind and recharge.
- At Ishaazi Farm Lodge, you can also indulge in farm-to-table dining experiences, with fresh and delicious meals made from locally sourced ingredients.
- The lodge’s surroundings are also perfect for bird watching, with a variety of species frequently visiting the gardens and surrounding areas.
- For those who enjoy more hands-on experience, Ishaazi Farm Lodge offers a range of cultural experiences that allows you to learn more about the local way of life.
- You can participate in traditional cooking classes, learn about the local agriculture and farming practices, or visit nearby villages to learn more about the local culture and customs.
- There is also a bonfire camp where you sit back in the evening and enjoy conversations with friends as sip on your cup of freshly made tea milked at the farm.
Access and Location
Ishaazi Farm Lodge located in Rushere Town Council along Kaguta Road in Kiruhura District of Western Uganda. Kiruhura is home to the Bahima People, who are part of the cattle herding community in Uganda. The lodge is perched atop a hill that rolls down to a green valley overlooking the main road. It is located a few meters from the main road.
The lodge is a home away from home, especially for those travelling as family or friends. It is the gateway to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is about three hours’ drive. Kibale Forest National Park, the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary and the crater lakes belt of Kabarole-Bunnyangabu districts are all within o 2-3 hours’ drive.
Ishaazi Farm Lodge is also closer to Lake Mburo National Park. You can also connect to Mbarara in case you intend to continue to Kabale to visit Lake Bunyonyi or Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Kanungu District. The farm gives you a rejuvenating ambience so that you don’t get exhausted during your trip around western Uganda.
Rooms at Ishaazi Farm Lodge
Ishaazi Farm Lodge has 13 rooms with an accommodation capacity of 26. The rooms offer a cozy and comfortable retreat for guests seeking a more intimate and rustic experience.
Each room is tastefully decorated with African-inspired décor.
All rooms are spacious. They equipped with all the modern amenities needed for a comfortable stay, including en-suite bathrooms, mosquito nets, and comfortable bedding.
The rooms offer a unique and authentic African experience. They offer stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys and frequent visits from the resident wildlife.
Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway in Uganda or a Uganda family adventure, the rooms at Ishaazi Farm Lodge offer the perfect base to explore Uganda’s stunning natural beauty while enjoying the comforts of home.
Facilities at Ishaazi Farm Lodge
Ishaazi Farm Lodge offers a range of facilities to keep you entertained and relaxed, including;
- Swimming in the outdoor pool
- Spa treatments at the wellness center
- A sun deck where you can lounge with a good book
Dining at Ishaazi Farm Lodge
Ishaazi Farm Lodge offers a unique dining experience. The lodge is located on a working farm and many of the ingredients used in the kitchen are grown right on the property.
This means that you can expect fresh, locally sourced produce and meats in every meal.
The dining room itself is rustic and cozy, with a fireplace and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The menu changes frequently to reflect the seasons and availability of ingredients.
You can expect to find creative, flavorful dishes that showcase the best of local cuisine.
From hearty soups and stews to delicate salads and seafood dishes, there is something for everyone. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available.
In addition to the regular menu, the lodge also offers special themed dinners and events throughout the year, such as wine dinners and farm-to-table dinners. Overall, the dining experience at Ishaazi farm lodge is a true reflection of the local culture and cuisine.
Ishaazi Farm Lodge Rates
Foreign Non Residents
- Ensuite Cottage – Bed and Breakfast – $130
- Ensuite Cottage – Half Board – $160
- Ensuite Cottage – Full Board – $190
- Ensuite executive Bedroom – Bed and Breakfast – $100
- Ensuite executive Bedroom – Half Board – $130
- Ensuite executive Bedroom – Full Board – $160
- Ensuite Cottage – Bed and Breakfast – 250,000/=
- Ensuite Cottage – Half Board – 305,000/=
- Ensuite Cottage – Full Board – 360,000/=
- Ensuite executive Bedroom – Bed and Breakfast – 200,000/=
- Ensuite executive Bedroom – Half Board – 265000/=
- Ensuite executive Bedroom – Full Board -325000/=