ACCOMMODATION IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most visited park in Uganda because of its rich natural diversity, flora, and fauna. It has numerous accommodation facilities in and outside the park ranging from Luxury, midrange, budget, and campsites. They all offer excellent services accordingly. They are all strategically located to give you the best scenic views of the park. You can also see the animals and birds while at one of these facilities without going for a game drive. They are eco-friendly and match the standards of nature and their staff makes you feel at home.
Below are some of the facilities classified accordingly.
Mweya safari lodge
It is the first luxury which was set up in the park which lies in the Mweya Peninsular. Spending a night at this lodge gives you an excellent feel of comfort and relaxation in the wilderness. It comprises of suites with 32 standard rooms, 12 deluxe rooms, 2 suites, the presidential cottage, 2 family cottages, 2 luxury tents, 2 standard tents among others. The stunning views greet you through large windows in the lodge’s foyer, where you receive a very warm welcome. The restaurant is so fascinating guests may choose to dine indoors in our elegant, formal dining room, or outside on the veranda, where the setting is enhanced by spectacular panoramic views across the Kazinga Channel. Treat yourself to the mouth-watering menu of local and international specialties produced by our experienced chefs. Not forgetting the well stalked Tembo Bar where you can order your favorite drink. Special barbecues and traditional dancers make a Saturday evening. Other facilities include the swimming pool, business center, conference center, gift shop, information center.
Elephant Plain Lodge
It is situated outside the park on a high elevation hence giving you on a spectacular view of Queen Elizabeth national park and Lake kikorongo. It has brick-walled and grass-thatched using local brown savannah grass that not only blends into the surroundings to keep you cool and comfortable. The lodge consists of 6 spacious double/twin en-suite cottages with large private verandas and huge glass windows to take advantage of the incredible views. An additional 2 family cottages offer accommodation in 2 separate en-suite bedrooms with plenty of space for up to 5 people. All the cottages have large bathtubs as well as showers and are spaced out along the hilltop offering privacy and tranquility. All the rooms overlook Lake Kikorongo where from your veranda you can see elephants and buffaloes come to drink. The main area provides an extensive lounge with comfortable couches and intimate seating areas for you to enjoy a Ugandan gin and tonic and take in the wonderful views under the cooling breeze rolling in off Lake George. The Bar is well stocked, with a wine cellar and has bistro-style seating for a more informal experience. The spacious restaurant has outside dining serving an international menu inspired by local flavors, all presented with the warmest hospitality from our professional team.
Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Situated within the Southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Ntungwe River, the best choice for those who want experience and enjoy the wilderness. This exclusive camp offers superb quality accommodation and services in this hidden remote sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for its tree-climbing lions that can sometimes be spotted resting in the branches of the large fig trees in the area. Wildlife can be seen passing through the camp, elephants can be seen bathing in the river, buffalo enjoy grazing and resident troops of Black-and-White Colobus and vervet monkeys are frequently viewed.The lodge has ten spacious canvas tented rooms that have a private verandah overlooking the river. Comfortably furnished with large mosquito-netted beds, all rooms are en suite with hot ‘bush’ showers, running water for hand-basins and a flushing ‘eco-friendly’ toilet.
The thatched central lounge and dining area provide a comfortable setting for meals and relaxation, although we often serve meals ‘al fresco’ next to the river. In the evening, the outdoor fireplace is the perfect place for guests to relax with sundowners and share their day’s experiences.
Meals are freshly prepared with many local ingredients, offering a balance of international and locally flavored cuisine with all meals being of several delicious courses. The well-stalked bar has a selection of local and imported beverages and friendly local staff will attend to your needs. Other amenities include; Free Wi-Fi internet, recharging facilities, and a curio/local craft shop are available in the central dining area.
It is located 16km from Katunguru gate of Queen Elizabeth National park which lies in the Great Rift Valley. It is an eco- friendly lavish lodge a place of quality and the finest place to stay when having your adventurous safari activities like tracking chimpanzees in the Kyambura Gorge and game drives. It has 8 rooms completely furnished within a unique African style. Residing at this lodge will offer you a great view of Queen Elizabeth Park. It has 5 beautiful thatched cottages which will offer the best serenity anyone would ever imagine. Privacy is assured as accommodation is offered in cottages. The rooms are large and beautifully designed with local materials giving a true African appearance. These cottages are wooden floors, with thatched roofs plus canvas that may be folded to get a better view of the nearby park. Offers lovely en suite bathrooms with roll-top bath plus showers having hot and cold water to ensure that the guests enjoy their bath. Solar power is used for lighting and charging of batteries plus any other electrical. The staff is warm and very welcoming offering the finest services to the guests. They are very willing to provide the finest services to make sure that the clients get the best services and have a memorable stay. The restaurant serves both international and local meals, well-stalked bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Kyambura Gorge Lodge
This beautiful luxury lodge is situated along the eastern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park overviewing the savanna stretch of the park and the deep valley with amazing views over the Ruwenzori Mountains. It is an eco-friendly accommodation facility featuring seven cottages grass thatch, spacious, self-contained. The lodge includes a lounge with stunning pieces of art, dining area, well-stalked bar, extensive decking, and pool. The lounge and dining room are characterized by white and blue walls, tiled and wooden floors, plenty of space, great square windows and one or two. The food is delicious and plentiful, while the staff is very friendly and accommodating. Other facilities include; Wi-Fi and charging stations that are available in the main area of the lodge.
The Ishasha Wilderness Camp
This wilderness camp is situated in the Ishasha area south of Queen Elizabeth National Park an area that is popular for tree-climbing lions. It is situated on the Ntungwe River and it is a perfect area for one to get the best of the true African wilderness. This wilderness tented camp features 10 luxurious canvas rooms overviewing the River with mosquito net, dressing area, and private en-suite bathroom, hot water ‘bush showers’ and flushing eco-friendly toilets. The facility also has a spacious thatched lounge and dining area overlooking the river, swimming pool, free Wi-Fi internet and recharging facilities available.
Meals are freshly prepared with many local ingredients, and our bar has a selection of local and imported beverages. Early morning wake up calls to your tent with tea/coffee allows you to listen to the early morning bush sounds. We recommend a stay of between two to four nights in the camp as there is a lot to see in the area
Kasenyi Safari Camp
It is located on the edge of Lake Bunyampaka in the Kasenyi savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park. There are four tents all with en-suite bathrooms, spacious living areas and private decks on platforms with a thatched canopy roof. Many animals frequent the camp during the day & at night. Lion prides, hippo, leopard, buffalo, elephant, waterbuck, kob, hyena and warthog are frequently seen. The night comes alive with sounds of hyenas howling and lions roaring. Many animals frequent the camp during the day and at night. Lion prides, hippo, leopard, buffalo, elephant, waterbuck, kob, hyena and warthog are frequently seen. The night comes alive with sounds of hyenas howling and lion’s roaring. We provide complimentary Wi-Fi in the main Restaurant. Wi-Fi hot spots are available in the tents at an additional cost. Laundry services are complimentary.
A well-stalked bar with drinks such as local sodas, beers and house spirits and wine. The restaurant serves tasty meals ranging from breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Hippo Hill Camp
It is built on the hill providing a magnificent view of Kitako as well as Kabazimu Islands offering mainly the tented accommodation. The Camp blends into its natural surroundings to give the guest a feel of the wilderness while in Queen Elizabeth National Park. While at this camp you can easily spot some Hippos, buffaloes, Flamingos and other wildlife. The camp consists of 10 en-suite tents with private toilets and hot showers, well- furnished to ensure comfort and peaceful setting to enjoy the night
A fully stocked bar with a perfect view of Lake Albert, Dining area with both international and local cuisines, evening campfire as you relax under the sky full of stars. The camp also offers WI-FI in the main areas.
It is an environmentally sensitive lodging facility with the best privacy while at Queen Elizabeth National Park. Book your stay at the lodge to enjoy the best incredible views over the meandering Kazinga channel and the stunning savanna. The lodge consists of 12 self-contained Bandas, spaciously placed between the indigenous bush with an en-suite bathroom with running water for your hand-basin, a flushing toilet and an outside shower with 24/24 hours hot water, where 2 showerheads allow couples to take their starlit shower together. The rooms are built on a raised wooden platform and made from a fine combination of canvas and local materials. Each room has a private terrace overlooking the seasonal Kamera River. The lodge also has two self -contained tents a little distance away from our lodge offers budget-friendly accommodation in the form of 10 non-self-contained tents which overlook the Kazinga Channel. They share the showers and flushing toilets.
The lodge has a large create a cozy setting from where your 4-course dinner will be served a well-stalked bar with alcoholic and soft drinks at your disposal. Paraffin lights at the campfire where you can have a recap of your journey and safari experience
Enganzi Game Lodge
Enganzi Game Lodge situated on a hill along the Kichwamba escarpment having the most spectacular views of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Ruwenzori Mountains. It displays the African tradition because it was constructed using local materials such as dry banana leaves and dry grass. It consists of five cottages with single, twin and double beds with provision for the 3rd bed. This lodge is situated in the southeastern side of Queen Elizabeth National Park and serves best as the starting point for visitors on a game drive, launch cruise. It comprises of restaurant which serves pleasant and tasty, well-stalked bar, lounge and decks for nature and wildlife viewing.
The lodge borders the Ishasha sector famous for the tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is situated in the middle of an acacia forest, scattered grassland and lush vegetation with palm trees. The lodge is entirely 0solar-powered and constructed with local materials to blend in with the surrounding environment. Most of the furniture and decoration have been hand-crafted by the local community. It is made up of seven luxury cottages; each cottage has its own unique charm and character. Four cottages are situated in lush vegetation with swaying palm trees. Three cottages are overlooking an open grassland where elephants are regular visitors. Each cottage has its own en-suite bathroom with solar hot and cold running water and a wonderful outdoor shower. You can unwind, relax enjoy the African wilderness from the easy chairs on the spacious verandah.
From the grass-thatched restaurant and bar, you can enjoy our homemade food from our own organic garden while viewing the scenic beauty of a small natural lake. The lodge also offers budget-friendly accommodation in an African bush setting of bamboo huts and safari tents. Although not self-contained, the huts and tents are solar-powered, comfortable and equipped with beds, bed linen, and towels. The tents share outdoor showers facilities made of rocks clean toilets. There is also a campsite is set away from the main lodge in a bush area with plenty of acacia and local trees. There are two simple kitchen areas with fire pit and seating. Water and firewood are provided. Campers can use our outdoor showers made of rocks and clean toilet facilities.
Situated just outside the Queen Elizabeth National Park, 250 meters above the plains, having a spectacular view of the Park, Lake Edward and Lake George, the Kazinga channel and the Ruwenzori’s. The Banda’s are built in an African village style resembling typical huts that existed in former times and are made comfortable to meet western standards. The hats are made in round shapes and the grass thatched self-contained and have water heaters.
The restaurant has trained chefs who prepare international and local dishes not forgetting the stalked bar to serve your needs, spacious gardens for meetings and other needs, craft shop, swimming pool to cool off the heat and massage services to help you relax. It also has a meeting room can be used for seminars or workshops in a peaceful atmosphere.
Ishasha jungle lodge
It is nestled in the Ishasha sector popular for the tree-climbing lions 2km off Katokye Gate of Queen Elizabeth National Park along River Ntungwe. The lodge is surrounded by riparian forest vegetation and acacias Savannah. Ishasha Jungle Lodge is a small eco-friendly lodge, entirely made with local materials and African art, with its raised en-suite wooden deck cottages, spacious rooms, and bathroom, all finished with canvas. Solar systems give 24hr power and hot water to all cottages
The restaurant offers an international standard menu and dining area. Cooking is provided with clean sources like gas and alternative charcoal. Attention is given to waste management disposal and recycling of any materials. Water is safe as it comes from a borehole. A well-stalked bar which used solar fridges to provide safe storage and cold drinks.
Park View Lodge
The building style is a combination of modern and local materials, opening up to the wilderness beyond. The lodge reflects true African ambiance and hospitality, providing comfort to our esteemed guests. This is a home away from home! Our unique cottages are endowed with en-suite bathrooms, private balcony with spectacular views to the park and Bunyaruguru hills.
The restaurant is just next to the lounge and offers a wide range of authentic African dishes made from fresh produce and continental cuisines to ensure customer satisfaction. It provides a variety of fresh fish brought to the lodge daily by the local fishermen from Kazinga channel, Lake George and Edward. The on-site bar is fully stocked with a diversity of cocktails, whiskeys, wine, and champagne. Order any liquor while enjoying the magnificent view of the rolling Savannah vegetation of the Park. The gift shop is equipped with authentic African products made from the local materials. Buy one to commemorate your visit to the Pearl of Africa! Free Wi-Fi is available in all public places like a restaurant and a bar. Relax at the pool with supernatural materials such as beach chairs, towels, and an umbrella to keep you comfortable whilst lazing in the sun. Sauna and steam bath to enhance our clients relax after a very long game drive and other park activities. All communal areas of the lodge open out onto decks with superb views. The variety of recreational spaces makes a visit both exciting and relaxing.
Marafiki Safari Lodge
An award winner lodge as one of the best lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is traditionally designed with local materials hence displaying an African natural authentic design. During your stay at this lodge, you will experience the sun rises from behind the dark shadow of the Kyambura Gorge resting on the far shores of Lake George. As the Savannah Plains display the wild animals while feeding. The safari tents are perched on a wooden floor with canvas walls that can be rolled up to get the best views over the savanna grassland area. It is composed of 4 timber cabins and 3 luxury safari tents with self-contained rooms, campfire, bar, and restaurant among others.
Other mid-range lodges include; Ihamba Lakeside camp, Jacana Lodge, Engiri lodge, Irungu Forest Safari Lodge, baboo safari Resort, kyangabi crater resort, Elephant HAB lodge, Njovu Park Lodge, Queen Elizabeth Lodge
It is a self-catering accommodation facility perched on top of the Kichwamba escarpment overlooking Queen Elizabeth National Park. It allows you to enjoy clear views of Lake Nyamusingire, Lake Edward and Lake George, the Kazinga channel, herds of elephants crossing and Mountain Ruwenzori. It has 6 guests’ rooms. The amenities include; Laptop friendly workspace, TV, Free parking on premises, Kitchen, private entrance, a splash pool, Sauna, Massage, swimming.
This accommodation is set within the Mweya Peninsular of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Its strategic location offers the best views over the Kazinga channel. It is mostly used by students who visit the park for study tours and research.
Simba Safari Camp
It is nestled on top a hill overlooking Lake Kikorongo on the edge of Uganda’s most popular Queen Elizabeth National Park, with panoramic views across the park’s extensive savannah plains teeming with wildlife as well as Lakes George and the famed Kazinga Channel. It is the closest accommodation to Kasenyi plains on the edge of Lake George, the famed mating grounds for the Uganda Kobs and thus the most preferred area for game viewing drives. It is also closest to the other areas of northern Queen Elizabeth National Park, including the Mweya Peninsula and the Kazinga Channel; well known for launch cruises, close-range game-viewing as well as bird-viewing. There is also an opportunity to go for guided chimpanzees tracking in Kyambura Gorge.
Guest accommodation comprises 13 self-contained cottages with wall fans for warmer days, lounge seat, a verandah with two ‘directors’ canvas chairs’ and clothing rack, all beds fitted with a mosquito net as well as consistent hot and cold showers as well as 03 Dormitory rooms with shared bathroom and a private campsite where guests are required to carry their own camping equipment). Other amenities include an extensive lounge, a well-stocked bar, a restaurant serving excellent continental and local dishes and free Wi-Fi in the public areas.
The River Ishasha.
It is located approximately to the park and offers accommodation a variety of accommodation to budget travelers. Ranging from the budget camper to the safari-chic glamper. Pitch a tent in the simple camp area, or leave the comforts of home for a stay in one of the stripped-back cabins or the magical family-sized treehouse that overlooks the Ntungwe River. We have 6 en-suite cottages, two family rooms in the treehouse that have great views of the river and the Ishasha.
The cottages are spacious and come equipped with a flushing toilet, sink, and a hot shower with a view. There are 2 large beds with mosquito nets, towels and a bottle of water. We have 6 lazy camping rooms that have great views of the river and the Ishasha national park on the opposite bank.
They also have cottages that are cozy and airy, perfect for someone that doesn’t feel like putting up a tent! There are 2 large beds with mosquito nets, towels and a bottle of water. These rooms are not self-contained but there are shared toilets and hot shower blocks nearby.
There is a raised restaurant and bar offers a casual spot to relax with a cold drink, while enjoying panoramic views of the Kigezi Wildlife Reserve. Only minutes away is a hidden treasure; a peaceful beach area where you can sunbathe, enjoy a picnic or treat yourself to an evening sundowner or two. The evening campfire as you relax after a long day safari adventure in the park.
Pumba Safari Lodge
It is located in Kyambura overlooking Queen Elizabeth National Park along the rim of the western rift valley in Uganda. With a view over a rich animal kingdom, you might spot elephants coming to enjoy the waterhole in the view from Pumba Safari Cottages. The cottages are cozy, they also have welcoming staff and stunning views. Enjoy the tasty meal in an elevated restaurant looking out over the treetops and over the endless view of the savannah.
Tembo Safari Lodge
It is within Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, overseeing the Kazinga channel one of the park’s marvelous wonders harboring lots of wildlife and birds. Its strategic location makes it the most popular budget accommodation within the park, a place to start your Queen Elizabeth adventure. At Tembo Safari lodge, they pride in providing the best accommodation facilities at an affordable cost. Restaurant and bar offer the best meals and drinks consisting of local and continental dishes all at unbeatable prices. Still, the counter remains an outstanding fitness in the internal bar room for those who will enjoy a meal or drink while watching satellite TV channels or check your e-mails. The services are attested by the various reviews provided by clients over the year.
Other budget accommodations include; Mazike Valley Lodge, Rift valley Game Lodge, Forest Hog Safari Lodge, twin Lakes Safari Lodge, wild tracks overland camp