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Where to stay in Uganda’s National Game Park

Luxury Uganda Safari Lodges

Since we do not provide fixed departure dates, the lodges on your Uganda Safari can be fully customized to suit your preferences. Whether you desire a lavish experience or simply crave some indulgence, we are capable of arranging the ideal accommodation for you. Explore the available options on our website or feel free to contact our team for their expert recommendations.

  1. Bwindi Lodge offers a unique experience

Overlooking the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with breathtaking views of the forest canopy and a tranquil stream. The lodge has recently undergone renovations, offering guests a choice between deluxe and standard bandas. The contemporary decor of the lodge blends seamlessly with the natural surroundings. Each of the eight cottages, named after Bwindi’s famous gorillas, features an en-suite bathroom, four-poster beds, hand-carved furniture, and terraces with stunning forest views. The main terrace is perfect for enjoying sundowners, with the occasional visit from mountain gorillas. Guests can also explore the River Trail below the lodge and cool off in the water, while monkeys watch curiously. A visit to the local village for a tapas-style meal at the Bwindi Bar is highly recommended, although the lodge’s personal butler service and comfortable accommodations may make it hard to leave.

  1. Clouds Lodge

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is situated on a forested ridge near the entrance to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The lodge offers eight spacious cottages constructed from volcanic stone. It’s ideal location in the Rwandan countryside provides guests with breathtaking views that extend all the way to the Virunga Volcanoes of Rwanda and even across the border into Congo, where the Nyiragongo Volcano’s glow can be observed on clear nights. Each cottage at the lodge creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, featuring a bedroom, an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower, and a separate lounge. The private outdoor veranda of each room offers an exceptional vantage point to admire the captivating vistas of the forest below. In the evening, guests can relax and enjoy the cozy ambiance created by the blazing fireplaces, adding a touch of warmth to the African nights. At Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, meals are meticulously prepared using fresh local ingredients and can be savored in front of a roaring fire or in the privacy of your own stone cottage.

 

  1. Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Ishasha Wilderness Camp is a serene and peaceful retreat, nestled in the breathtaking wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This intimate camp has received high praise for its exceptional service and outstanding quality. Situated alongside the Ntungwe River, each of the camp’s ten spacious canvas tented rooms boasts a private veranda that offers stunning views of the river. These rooms are tastefully furnished with large mosquito-netted beds and feature en suite facilities, including hot ‘bush’ showers, running water, and environmentally friendly flushing toilets. The thatched central lounge and dining area provide a cozy atmosphere for meals and relaxation, although meals are often enjoyed ‘al fresco’ by the river. As the sun sets, guests can unwind and share stories of their safari adventures around the outdoor fireplace. Being located within the park, the camp allows for the free movement of local wildlife, with elephants frequently spotted bathing in the river, buffalo grazing nearby, and troops of Black-and-White Colobus and vervet monkeys often making appearances.

  1. Kyambura Gorge Lodge

The primary motivation for choosing to stay at the charming Kyambura Gorge Lodge is the opportunity to participate in chimp tracking within the gorge. The chimps in this area have been cut off from other populations due to deforestation and human interference. Despite this, the lodge offers breathtaking views and exceptionally distinctive and cozy accommodations, making it a truly special experience. By actively supporting various community and wildlife initiatives that bridge tourism, local communities, and conservation efforts, the lodge plays a crucial role in minimizing human-wildlife conflicts, safeguarding the wetlands, and boosting the livelihoods of the nearby residents.

  1. Kyaninga Lodge

Kyaninga Lodge boasts a superb location just north of Fort Portal, serving as an ideal hub for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest, exploring the snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains, or venturing into the lowland tropical forests of Semuliki Valley. Upon arrival, guests are immediately captivated by the architecture, as the expansive cottages gracefully cascade along the crater rim of Lake Kyaninga. These cottages are interconnected by a central walkway elevated on wooden beams. Upon closer inspection, it becomes evident why Kyaninga Lodge has emerged as a preferred choice for those seeking mid-range accommodations. The cottages offer ample space, featuring wooden floors and eucalyptus beams, generously sized twin or queen beds, private en-suite bathrooms, and a personal veranda with stunning views of the Crater Lake and surrounding countryside.

  1. Ndali Lodge

The Ndali Lodge, a family-owned establishment, stands out as one of Uganda’s most exclusive getaways. Positioned high on the edge of Lake Nyinambuga, it boasts breathtaking views of Lake Rukwanzi and the steep slopes adorned with banana and tea plantations of the Rwenzori peaks. The spacious and elegantly decorated lounge and dining area, nestled in vibrant gardens, exude a charming English country-house atmosphere, complete with an antique library and delightful candlelit, home-cooked four-course meals. Located just 45 minutes away from the starting point of the chimpanzee tracking trail at Kanyanchu, the lodge is surrounded by the world’s highest concentration of volcanic lakes, creating a magical and regal ambiance. It serves as an ideal hub for exploring the region through hiking and embarking on primate tracking adventures in the nearby Kibale Forest.

  1. Nile Safari Lodge

Situated on the southern riverbank of the Victoria Nile, nestled between the Albert delta and Paraa jetty, Nile Safari Lodge offers a serene and luxurious family retreat within the stunning Murchison Falls National Park. Positioned just 20km away from the powerful falls, the lodge provides easy access to the park’s top game activities. Its eco-friendly design harmoniously integrates with the natural surroundings, making it a top choice for those seeking a lavish wilderness experience in Uganda. Crafted from locally sourced materials, including wood, the lodge’s design effortlessly blends in with the environment while ensuring both comfort and aesthetics are not compromised. Nile Safari Lodge is an ideal option for families or travelers looking for a high-end safari experience in Murchison Falls National Park.

  1. Wild Waters Lodge

Located on a secluded island with access only by canoe, Wild Waters Lodge is ideal for individuals in search of excitement or simply some tranquility before or after their wildlife safari. The lodge offers stunning vistas of the River Nile and the surrounding forests, while each room features spacious private balconies with luxurious double baths. Guests can partake in a variety of activities organized by the lodge, or opt to unwind by the natural swimming pool, indulge in massage services, or peruse the library for a leisurely retreat.

  1. Mount Gahinga Lodge

Mount Gahinga Lodge serves as a perfect starting point for gorilla tracking in the Ugandan region of the Virunga Mountains. Visitors have the opportunity to not only track the elusive golden monkey but also embark on volcano climbs, explore local villages, and immerse themselves in the culture of the Batwa, the ancient inhabitants of the Central African rainforest. This delightful safari establishment draws inspiration from traditional design and construction methods, boasting a warm and inviting lounge area, dining rooms, and gardens. The exquisite bandas, meticulously crafted by the Bafumbira people, showcase the enchanting beauty of their aesthetic traditions. Each Banda offers a luxurious ensuite shower room, a cozy fireplace, and a private porch.

  1. Apoka Safari Lodge

Apoka Safari Lodge is situated on a scenic kopje that overlooks the Narus valley in the southwestern part of Kidepo Valley National Park, which is known as Uganda’s most remote park. This lodge offers a tranquil and secluded experience, as it is peacefully nestled within the park. Guests can enjoy observing wildlife from the comfort of their veranda or while relaxing in their private outdoor stone bathtub. However, the best way to truly appreciate the wildlife is by getting up close and personal, either on foot or in one of our open-top Land cruisers. The rooms at Apoka Safari Lodge have been meticulously designed with comfort as the top priority. Each room is crafted by local artisans and boasts a spacious layout. The lodge features 10 expansive rooms with natural canvas walls, encircling a rocky kopje that offers breathtaking views of the savannah. Inside, guests can unwind in the cozy sitting rooms or on their private verandas, providing ample space for relaxation, reading, and lounging. The beds are handcrafted and generously sized, adorned with soft duvets and draped with mosquito nets. Additionally, the rooms are furnished with hand-woven woolen carpets, oversized plush towels, and extra-large dressing gowns. Despite being far away from the bustling city, guests will not miss out on any modern comforts or conveniences at Apoka Safari Lodge.

Conclusion

In general, the accommodation was nice; there were a little minor issue in some but these we got over. They all had hot water available which was good and to be honest not to be expected in the wilds of Africa.  The food was decent in all and if you wanted a beer to help you relax after your day it was possible to get one.

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