Luxury Lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Luxury Lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park are the perfect choice of accommodation for visitors looking to experience the best service during your stay in the national park. Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda is one of the most visited national parks after Murchison falls national park in the Northwestern region of Uganda, and Bwindi Impenetrable national park in the Southwestern part of the country.

Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda is home to about 95 mammals and 645 species of birds including the African skimmer, black bee-eater, papyrus Gonolek and the rare shoe bill stalk to mention but a few. The national park is located in the western region of Uganda in Kasese district. It is the second largest national park in Uganda covering 1,978 square kilometers.

Luxury lodges in Queen Elizabeth national park

Mweya Safari Lodge

The lodge is strategically situated within the heart of the national park in Mweya peninsular. It offers unforgettable experiences to visitors on a safari in the park in that you will have spectacular views of the Rwenzori mountains, rift valley, Kazinga channel which joins lake Edward and lake George among others. 

Accommodation options at Mweya safari lodge include; Standard rooms, Deluxe rooms, Suites, Queens cottage, Presidential cottage, the Rwenzori family cottage, Royal family cottage, Luxury tents, 

Other facilities at Mweya safari lodge in Queen Elizabeth national park include; swimming pool overlooking Kazinga channel, restaurant and bar and traditional dancers who entertain guests on Saturday evenings. The lodge also has a business Centre which is open 7 days a week and all needs for business travelers visiting the park. There is also a gift shop where visitors can purchase souvenirs, conference halls and the Mweya Information Centre. 

Katara Lodge

Katara is a luxury lodge that is situated on the rift valley escarpment 16 kilometers from Katunguru gate of the national park. 

The lodge offers 8 luxury thatched cottages, 7 regular and one family cottage. the cottages are built on a hill overlooking the open savannah and each cottage was designed using local materials, have wooden floors, grass thatched roofs, canvas which can be folded to get a better view of the park, have double bed and a four poster star bed that can be wheeled out onto the veranda, bathrooms and romantic roll top bath. The lodge also has a family cottage has two separate double bedrooms where one bedroom has a double bed and two beds and another bedroom can accommodate three children. The family cottage bedroom has a private sitting area, bathroom, swing couch and two hammocks.

Other facilities at the lodge include; a swimming pool, well-stocked bar, dining area, restaurant, laundry services and free Wi-Fi for guests staying at the lodge.

Kyambura Gorge lodge

Kyambura Gorge is a luxury lodge that is located at the edge of Kyambura Gorge, also known as the valley of apes, in the eastern section of the national park.

Kyambura gorge lodge in Queen Elizabeth national park has 8 private Cottages/Bandas with 3 double rooms and 5 twin bedrooms. The Bandas at the lodge are named after the chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge and amenities like en-suite bathrooms, flushing toilets, mosquito nets, 240voltage lighting, and private balcony for relaxation among others

Facilities at the lodge include; a Swimming pool, well-stocked bar and restaurant, sitting lounge, laundry services and Wi-Fi which is available in the main building. 

While at the lodge you can engage in activities like chimpanzee trekking, game drive, night game drive, lion tracking, and cultural encounter among others. 

Jacana Safari Lodge

Jacana is a luxury lodge located in Queen Elizabeth national park and it is part of geo lodges Uganda a hospitality organization that owns lodges in protected areas. The lodge was constructed using local rock, gum poles, wood and rope and was decorated with rich textures and organic furniture.

The lodge has 10 luxury chalets and a family cottage with two rooms. The rooms at the lodge offer amenities like private terraces, en-suite bathrooms with running water and flushing toilets. 

Other facilities in the lodge include; Virunga lounge with large sitting sofas centered around a huge fireplace, Swimming pool, Sauna, Tembo bar which is set on the lower level with beautiful views of the water, restaurant which prepares local and international dishes, free Wi-Fi, laundry services

While at the lodge you can engage in activities like bird watching, forest walk, game drive, chimpanzee trekking, nature walk around the lodge itself and also in the national park.

Ishasha wilderness camp

Ishasha wilderness camp is a very popular luxury lodge located in Queen Elizabeth national park. This luxury camp is situated in the southern sector of the park on Ntungwe River in Ishasha sector which is famously known for the tree climbing lions. Ishasha wilderness camp offer spectacular views of the river, wildlife like buffaloes, elephants, vervet monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys among others.

The camp has 10 spacious canvas tented rooms which are designed in African style and amenities like en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water, flushing toilets, private verandas which overlook the river, large mosquito netted bed among others

Other facilities at the lodge include a restaurant which prepares local and international flavored cuisine, dining area, outside fire place in the evening for visitors to relax, Bush breakfast and sundowner in the wild, a well-stocked bar, free Wi-Fi and recharging facilities, Laundry services

Kasenyi Safari Camp

Kasenyi safari camp in Queen Elizabeth national park is a luxury lodge that is located at the edge of Lake Bunyampaka in Kasenyi sector. the camp has eight tents which are constructed on platforms with thatched canopy roof, en-suite bathrooms, king size beds, walk in mosquitos,  spacious living areas, private decks, elevated dining structure and offers great views of the animals like buffaloes, elephants, hyenas, warthogs, lions, hippos among others which are seen either during the day or at night walking around the camp.

The lodge also has other amenities and services that it offers to its guests such as; a restaurant which serves both local and inter-continental cuisines, Wi-Fi hot spots in the tents which come at an additional cost, complimentary Wi-Fi in the main restaurant and laundry services among others.

Conclusion: Luxury lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park can be booked at any time of the year as long as there is availability. Visitors can always contact the reservation office at a respective lodge that you want to stay at and check for availability of rooms. Alternatively, you can always book accommodation in any of the above lodges using a trusted tour operator like Explore Rwanda Tours.

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