These are usually in places very close to the wildebeest migration routes which mean that visitors get to see these amazing wild animals close-up. Staying in a lodge really helps tourists get back to nature and experience and feel the real nature in Uganda. This list presents the best luxury camps and Safari lodges in Uganda, as rated by visitors. Accommodation in Uganda varies according to your budget. A range of Western-style luxury lodges and eco-lodges are available for the luxury safari traveler.
Mweya Safari Lodge
Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described as the ‘Mountains of the Moon’. To the east, lie the guardians of the birthplace of mankind, the Great Rift Valley hills, separated from the Mountains of the Moon by the meandering Kazinga Channel. Here the water flows endlessly into two giant lakes – Lake George and Lake Edward.
Kyaninga Lodge There aren’t many people who could stand on the rim of an ancient crater lake thousands of miles from home, and have the vision to imagine building a luxury lodge entirely out of timber on that very spot.
Apoka Safari Lodge
When you close your eyes and think of Africa, the landscape you imagine – the jagged hills, the golden grasses, the plains dotted with wildlife, the soft glowing light – is likely to be Kidepo. This is Uganda’s most remote park, far away from city life. The rooms at Apoka Safari Lodge have been built with comfort in mind. Everything is handmade by local craftsmen, everything is large and capacious. 10 expansive rooms with natural canvas walls surround a rocky kopje with endless views across the savannah. With inside sitting rooms and private verandas there are plenty of places to relax, read and write letters. Big hand-hewn beds with soft duvets are draped with mosquito nets, hand-woven woolen carpets, extra-large plush towels, oversized dressing gowns.
Paraa Safari Lodge is in Murchison Falls National Park. The lodge is located in the north west of Uganda overlooking one of nature’s best kept secrets, the River Nile, on its journey from its source at Lake Victoria to join Lake Albert – here it is suddenly channeled into a gorge only six meters wide, and cascades 43 meters below. The earth literally trembles at Murchison Falls – one of the world’s most powerful flows of natural water. Paraa Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of comfort.
Located in the middle of Kibale Forest National Park, this eco-friendly safari lodge is the perfect gateway for tracking the primates of Uganda, with a special focus on the wild chimpanzees that inhabit this African rainforest. Primate Lodge Kibale features an exclusive camp with eight luxury safari tents, seven comfortable forest cottages and an adventurous Tree House. All rooms are privately situated within the forest, making it an ideal place to unwind and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you.
Chobe Safari Lodge
Occupying a prime location in Murchison Falls National Park and only three and half hours drive from Kampala, Chobe Safari Lodge is the perfect retreat for any discerning traveler. It was originally constructed in 1950s and at that time was one of the jewels in Uganda’s crown of tourism destinations.
There is a main thatched lodge with spacious sitting room, reception area and dinning room flanked by 8 cottages providing luxurious accommodation for 16 guests. The cottages which face west offer a panoramic view of the spectacular ‘Mountains of the Moon’. They were designed by Capt. Mark Price and are built of local stone and thatch. The interiors are imaginatively and comfortably furnished where the decor emphasis in on the use local material
Mihingo Safari Lodge
Mihingo Lodge is a peaceful and exclusive retreat adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. It features ten rooms which are built on wooden platforms with stilts, covered by a thatched roof. Suspended under the thatched roof is a spacious and comfortable tent equipped with en-suite bathrooms with stunning views, including hot and cold running water, showers, and flush loos.
Sipi River Lodge
This is home to a series of three spectacular waterfalls, some of the best Arabica coffee in the world, classic mountain biking and beautiful sunsets! The Lodge is set amongst 17 acres of private grounds, which include the 80m Kapsurur Falls (the second of the three Sipi waterfalls), several caves and peaceful gardens to explore.
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