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Bush Eco Safari Lodge- in Queen national park (Budget)

In the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park and conveniently situated for wildlife viewing and Kyambura Chimp tracking, The Bush Lodge forms an excellent base for your safari. The small scale set up built along ecological principals and the unique setting where animals room in and out the camp, offers a unique opportunity to experience a safari as it once was in East Africa
The lodge consists of 12 self contained units which are spaciously placed between the indigenous bush. The rooms are made from a fine combination of canvas and local materials and built to ensure the best views on the seasonal Kamera River. Each room has its own private en-suite bathroom with an eco toilet and an outside shower where 2 showerheads allow couples to take their starlit shower together.
The Bush Lodge is located just off the main road Kasese – Mbarara. 500 m after (coming from Kasese) the bridge over Kazinga Channel, our signpost will direct you on a murram road which will take you to our camp, located around 2 km further.

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Ishasha Wilderness Camp-in Queen national park (Luxury)

The beneficiary of a fairly recent refurbishment, located in Ishasha, the much less busy southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha Wilderness Camp is exactly what it claims to be: a bona fide eco-luxury bush camp.
Situated in riverine woodlands, overlooking the Ntungwe River, Ishasha is a canvas, wood and thatch build (with stone foundations), and consists of a main camp and 10 sleeping rooms. The shared area includes a lounge, bar, veranda, dining area and library. Once a reasonably simple mess tent, it’s now an all bells open sided affair, raised, thatched and characterized by sisal matting, chunky seating, local weaved artifacts, a cavernous sealing and a selection of found wood tables. Easily large enough to accommodate the camps full complement of guests, comfortable and beautifully positioned, it’s an ideal spot – though perhaps over-vast - to meet, view the river, eat and relax.
Much is made by returning guests of the level of service, the standard of the food. Key to Ishasha success, the service is both relaxed and super efficient, it’s defining position one that manages to be as flexible as it is organized. Special diets are easily catered for, as are particular wildlife interests, and meals can be taken inside, out, communally or in the privacy of one’s tent. Food is as locally sourced as humanly possible, the emphasis placed on organic, sustainable chow, the menu European-Ugandan in essence, with traditional fare complimenting dishes from around the world.
Situated along the bank, some closer to the river than others, the sleeping tents at Ishasha Wilderness Camp are discreetly positioned, their private verandas wonderfully placed for the purpose of viewing resident herds of elephant, the local pod hippo. Approached by means of a simple path, sheltered by an extra roof skin, each tent includes a huge double bed, an outdoor bathroom, plenty of room to change in and rush matting dividers. Again, the overall feel is one of comfort, the style much more about simple, good living, the eco-showers and toilet just one element of a camp committed to leaving little more than the faintest of carbon prints.
Activities at Ishasha Wilderness Camp include game drives, camp based walks, bird watching and cultural excursions.

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Jacana Safari Lodge-In Queen national park (Luxury)

Set on the edge of Uganda’s largest Crater Lake, this tree house lodge grew out of the forest, peacefully at one with nature. The delicate use of rock, poles, wood, rope, organic furniture and rich textures blend perfectly with the smells, sights and sounds of this tropical hardwood forest. A cracking fireplace combined with a magical atmosphere creates an unforgettable experience.
Much effort and imagination went into the creation of Jacana Safari Lodge, which comes as no surprise when you consider its prime location within the national park and the distinctive and unique design by its creator, Managing Director, Mr. Zahid Alam. Opened in 1998, the winning combination of the beauty of Queen Elizabeth National Park rich in biodiversity with the Jacana Safari Lodge’s delicate style and attention to comfort provides one of the best accommodation facilities in the area

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Katara Lodge-in Queen national park (Luxury)

Situated on the Great Rift Valley escarpment with uninterrupted views of the savannah, Lake Edward and the Virunga and Rwenzori mountain ranges beyond, Katara Lodge is a 20 minute drive away from the main entrance of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s premier safari destination and one of the most bio-diverse reserves in the world.
The park’s varied habitats, which include open savannah, dense papyrus swamps, crater lakes, the extensive Maramagambo Forest and the forested Kyambura Gorge, are home to almost 100 mammal species and over 600 bird species.
Katara Lodge is the ideal base from which to explore the park and the many activities it offers, including game drives, bird watching, the famous launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel, chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura Gorge, and forest walks in the Kalinzu or Maramagambo forests, all of which provide truly memorable wildlife experiences and incredible opportunities for nature photography.
We are keenly aware of the delicate and precious nature of the park and the flora and fauna we share it with. At Katara Lodge we pride ourselves on offering a luxury safari experience while minimizing any impact to the environment. The materials used in the construction of the lodge were all gathered locally from renewable sources. We use extensive rain water harvesting, heat all our water using solar water heaters, and use ultra low flush toilets throughout the lodge. Similarly, all lighting and electrical outlets are solar powered and use low energy CF or LED bulbs. Our salt water swimming pool further reduces our reliance on harmful chemicals.

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Kyambura Gorge Lodge (Luxury )

Brand new to the much feted Volcanoes Safaris stable and located in the eastern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Rwenzori Mountains in view, Kyambura Gorge Lodge is fast becoming one of Uganda’s finest luxury lodges.
Essentially a mountain lodge, its relatively low lying position no guarantee against chilly nights, Kyambura Gorge Lodge is a wood, stone, corrugated iron and thatch build consisting of a main lodge and 6 sleeping rooms. Initially a coffee plantation store and processing plant, the main lodge includes a lounge, dining area, bar, extensive decking and pool. Beautifully converted, its colonial form wonderfully utilized, the old store forms the hull of the main lodge, the lounge and dining room characterized by white and blue walls, tiled and wooden floors, plenty of space, great square windows and one or two stunning pieces of art. Most attractive is the sense that the design hasn’t just been bought in, lock, stock and barrel (or if it has, then it’s been done very well): different types of chair circle the main dining table; a huge found wood sculpture hangs from the ceiling; the mix of eco-minimalist wood features and crazy paving make for a delightful contrast. It’s lovely, touching and great fun.
While the sleeping rooms – bandas – at Kyambura Gorge Lodge are all similarly different, each is purpose built, and as such very coherent design-wise, the external thatch and / or corrugated cottage-like feel giving way to deep brown floorboards, a mix of bare brick, white and curved walls and exposed beams. Each room comes with an enormous four poster double / twin bed, en suite bathroom, seating area and private veranda. Everything about the look – the mix of window sizes, the simple and carefully chosen pieces of furniture – is designed to make the most of the light, which is extraordinary, particularly early morning / evening.
Activities at Kyambura Gorge Lodge are centered round a resident cartload (yes, quite, and perfectly true) of chimpanzees. Other activities include boat trips on the Kazinga Channel, visiting the Blue Lake and Maramagambo Bat Cave, cultural visits, spa treatment and bird watching.

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Mweya Lodge (Luxury)

Located in western Uganda, in Queen Elizabeth Park, and set on a ridge overlooking Lake Edward and Kazinga Channel, Mweya Lodge is known for its setting, its scope and its wildlife.
Recently overhauled, Mweya is large, more like a hotel than a boutique lodge, and will appeal to travelers whose needs include all the amenities found in hotels - television, internet facilities, meeting rooms. The forecourt is dominated by a huge elephant sculpture, and the main lodge - peaked thatch roofs, polished floors, African patterning - is a mixed material construct, and consists of reception, a bar, lounge, restaurant and souvenirs shop. On the whole, feedback has been consistently good with regards to the service, and the food at Mweya Lodge is varied, excellent and beautifully presented.
Outside, the grounds are extensive and slope down towards the lake. Much is made of the gardens' family of habituated mongooses, and of the birdlife. Overlooking the lake, and served by a bar, the pool here is incredible.
Wonderfully positioned, the en-suite rooms, which range from the Presidential Cottage to standard twins, all have balcony views of the lake. The bedrooms themselves are perfectly functional. In some, bright African patterns sit a tad uncomfortably against what is fundamentally a neo-colonial style. In others, the mood is less playful, and the art and furniture choices create a more unified effect.

Activities at Mweya Lodge include boat trips, game drives, bush walks and bird watching

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Simba Safari Camp (Budget )

Simba Safari Camp is a budget safari accommodation situated on the border of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you will find a variety of comfortable and affordable guest rooms, dormitory rooms and a well established camp site.
 Located on a hill, the camp offers spectacular views of Lake George, Lake Kikorongo and the savannah plains stretching till the far horizon. It is the closest accommodation for game drives in the Kasenyi plains, while elephants and buffaloes can often be viewed from the camp.  
Whether your wish to explore the beautiful surroundings of Queen Elizabeth National Park with a game drive, join a boat safari on the Kazinga Channel or go in search of the chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge, Simba Safari Camp is the perfect base for your safari!