Best Uganda Safari Lodges – With Reviews, Photos & Videos

Top Uganda Safari Lodges, Best Places To Stay in Uganda, Accommodation & Hotels include Budget/Basic, Midrange/Standard & Luxury Uganda Safari Lodges: Chobe Safari Lodge Uganda, Eco-Lodges in Uganda & Safari lodges in Western Uganda.

Safari lodges in Western Uganda

Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge

Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge is located in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Western Uganda. The lodge was built according to ecological principles, borders the Kazinga channel, offers private and affordable accommodation, and welcomes frequent wildlife visitors.

The Uganda Wildlife Authority offers thrilling safaris through the Kasenyi Plains and Ishasha sector, while night drives are also on offer. Keep an eye out for elephant, buffalo, antelope, lion, leopard, and a host of bird species.

Visitors can also get up close to hippo and buffalo when embarking on boat tours on the Kazinga channel, go chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge, watch the extraction of salt at the Katwe salt crater, and even participate in wildlife research tours.

Guests can stay in one of ten Tents located at the main camp, two Private Tents a short distance away from the lodge or 12 raised en-suite Bandas spaced around the camp. Enjoy meals at the restaurant with views of the Kazinga channel and the Rwenzori mountain range and four-course dinners outside under the stars.

Lodge Bellavista

Lodge Bellavista is located at the edge of Nyamiteza’s crater lake; it is a crater lake among the 25 craters from Fort Portal leading to Kasese. Through Google Earth, you can see them clearly. Kasunganyanja village, at 40 km from Fort Portal on the road leading to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, is the point where you should turn to your left. Proceed for less than 2 kilometers and you reach Lodge Bella Vista.

The most taking aspect of the lodge is its vicinity to the lake within the crater on one side and the view of the Rwenzori Mountain on the opposite side, all this in a complete green environment.

The lodge is along the most important tourist road in Uganda and a stop over to spend a night or for a lunch is quite an opportunity for a tourist moving from the Murchison Falls towards Fort Portal and the National Parks on the south like Kibaale Forest, renowned for its chimpanzees, the Rwenzori National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Trackers Safari Lodge Uganda

Trackers Safari Lodge is located in the Buhoma Sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is one of Africa’s most diverse forests formed as a part of a much larger forest belt that stretched south to the slopes of the Virunga Mountains until about 500 years ago when agriculturalists encroached on the forest and started planting food.

Set at an altitude of 1500m just five minutes drive from the park Headquarters Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is home to at least 120 mammal species including its famous residents – the Mountain Gorillas.

Crater Safari Lodge Uganda

Situated just a few minutes away from the lush green tropical rainforest of Kibale Forest National Park, Crater Safari Lodge offers incomparable luxury, breathtaking scenery. On the banks of the Nyinabulitwa Crater Lake and blending perfectly with its surrounding landscape.

The lodge comprises of nine ultra-luxurious double/twin cottages and two larger cottages each with two rooms to sleep up to four. These family cottages are ideal for larger groups or families.

All the cottages have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water as well as solar lighting, internet access, individually designed furniture and stunning scenery around Lake Nyinabulitwa.

Amenities at the lodge include a restaurant, bar, lounge, crafts shop, mobile spa facility and campfire area overlooking the Crater Lake.

Activities Crater Safari Lodge provides the ideal base for many exceptional wildlife activities and excursions to the local attractions including: Five-day chimpanzee and wildlife safari Chimpanzee tracking Chimpanzee habituation experience Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary Semliki National Park Rwenzori Mountains Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru Caves

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Uganda

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is located on the Nteko Ridge overlooking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perched at an altitude of 2161 m a.s.l.

it is totally mosquito free and it enjoys superb views of the forested hill locally known as ‘Nkuringo”, the Kashasha River Valley, the magnificent Virunga Volcanoes, the world-renowned Bwindi forest and the Great Albertine Rift Valley.

The Lodge is named Uganda’s leading Safari Lodge at the World Travel Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018,2019 and prides itself on its green credentials, being one of only few venues in the entire country operating with a carbon neutral footprint.

Guests at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge stay in individually hand-crafted cottages, each offering the tranquility of the rain forest, the atmosphere of a mountain chalet and the warm hospitality Ugandans are known for.

When you stay with us, you become family. There are 8 Cottages, 3 Villas made up of 2 interconnecting superior cottages and 1 Family Villa made up of 2 interconnecting superior cottages – each room/cottage is solar powered and can offer twin beds or a double bed.

Kabalega Wilderness Lodge

Kabalega Wilderness Lodge is spread across 7 acres of bristling bushes on the banks of the mighty River Nile in Murchison Falls National Park.

Inspired by the splendor of the wild landscapes of the Park and the culture of the Banyoro people of Uganda, the lodge offers a blend of African and contemporary architecture, furnishing and client service; offering you a feeling of oneness with nature and African culture.

Gorilla Safari Lodge Bwindi Uganda

Gorilla Safari Lodge is an up market facility tucked away at the boundary line of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – home of the endangered mountain gorilla. It is the ideal base from which to trek Gorillas as it just a few meters away from the starting point.

Gorilla Safari Lodge Bwindi Uganda offers accommodation in 18, en suite spacious luxurious units with individual verandahs allowing excellent views towards the pristine tropical rain forest.

Nile Safari Lodge Uganda

Nile Safari Lodge has an iconic reputation due to its unique location in one of the most beautiful settings in Africa. It is here that the mighty River Nile takes centre stage.

Nile Safari lodge allows unhindered views of wild Africa at its most magnificent. Built on an elevated rise on the banks of the River Nile, Nile Safari Lodge surrounds you with the Africa as you always dreamed of.

Herds of elephant, hippopotamus, crocodile and other large mammals are regularly sighted from the lodge, as the Nile flows majestically by.

The lodge is also famous for its bird life, and is one of the few places from which the elusive shoebill stork can be spotted. While Murchison Falls National Park provides you with exciting animal and nature encounters, Nile Safari Lodge extends this experience with down to earth hospitality.

Eco Lodges in Uganda

Kyaninga Lodge

Kyaninga Lodge is among Uganda’s most luxurious accommodation outside the capital, Kampala.

Built from timber and thatch, and overlooking Lake Kyaninga, which is one of the country’s deepest crater lakes, it is nearby the town of Fort Portal and has easy access to spectacular hiking trails with views of the Great Rift Valley and Rwenzori Mountains, which are also known as the Mountains of the Moon.

Mihingo Lodge Uganda

Perched on a rocky outcrop with spectacular views across Lake Mburo National Park, Mihingo Lodge treats you to Uganda at its most magical. Unwind beside the lagoon style infinity pool, enjoy delicious home cooking and experience the rich wildlife through walking safaris, horse safaris, game drives and boat trips. All en route to the gorillas.

Wildwaters Lodge

WILD WATERS LODGE is nestled in a luxuriant rainforest on it’s own private island, mid-stream in the mighty Nile and is breathtakingly beautiful.

The expansive, canvas walled, traditionally thatched rooms each boast private decks with elegant free-standing baths and wash basins carved from the local pink granite.

Softly lit with hand-made furniture, you can relax in comfort on this island paradise listening to the thunder of the Nile rapids, and the calls of the many species of bird who call the island home.

Rushaga Gorilla Lodge

Rushaga Gorilla Lodge Description: Size :- On about 6 acres of land bordering the Bwindi Impenetrable National park at Rushaga. About 15 minutes’ walk to the gorilla trekking starting point. Location: The land is comprised of a mountain, with nice vistas of the Impenetrable forest front and a permanent spring where forest elephants occasionally come down for a drink from the national park. Gorilla trekking

Buhoma Lodge

One of only two lodges located within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Buhoma Lodge is a top quality and intimate property, commands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – home to the Mountain Gorilla. The cosy central lounge area with its open fire is the perfect place for guests to unwind after a hard day gorilla tracking.

Chobe Safari Lodge Uganda

Located in the Murchison Falls National Park, this Five Star lodge is undoubtedly the gem in Uganda’s crown of tourism destinations.

The breathtaking panoramic views, coupled with the sounds of the River Nile’s magnificent rapids, sets the scene for an adventure that will impress even the most discerning of visitors.

Chobe Safari Lodge Uganda offers a unique opportunity to sample the wildlife, birds, flora and fauna; all in an area of the park that has yet to be discovered. This area of the park is ideal for fishing and accessible via the Chobe airfield.

Kabira Country Club

Known not just in Kampala but all through Uganda, Kabira Country Club is an impressive place to relax, and hold events, or a venue for a business gathering. With 95  luxurious guest rooms and exceptional amenities, many consider this place a home away from home. 

When you get here just relax because this is an award-winning boutique hotel and therefore expect exceptional services.

Best places to stay in Uganda- Kabira Country Club has a world-class restaurant, gymnasium, accommodation, and a solar-heated swimming pool.

The country club is spacious enough to host special events and business meetings. Accommodation is a great definition of luxury with city views and hospitality at its best. Stay at Kabira Club Kampala and discover a new diversion of luxury with first-class services. Learn More

Paraa Safari Lodge Uganda

Paraa Safari Lodge Uganda is located in the north west of Uganda over looking one of nature’s best kept secrets, the River Nile.

Paraa Safari Lodge is that one lodging facility that offers a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Each of the rooms is a haven of style and serenity, complete with a balcony and a private bathroom.

If you would love to have a hot air balloon experience, then spending a night at Paraa lodge is a wise option as they work with Dream Balloons to make this experience possible. A hot air balloon experience includes bush breakfast and lasts for about 1 hour.

Pakuba Safari Lodge Uganda

Pakuba safari lodge Uganda is nestled in the Eastern Bank of the Albert Nile overlooking the spectacular River Nile. The location of the lodge offers panoramic views of the mighty River Nile in a surrounding that is home to several wildlife species like giraffes, elephants, antelopes and occasionally leopards.  The beautifully furnished rooms offer comfort, style and serenity.

Murchison River Lodge Uganda

Murchison River Lodge is a mid-range facility located on the southern bank of the River Nile with comfortable and relaxing facilities.

The Lodge is suited with en-suite thatched cottages all with solar fans and USB port. The thatched safari tents each has private facilities and comfortable camping tents already set up. A bar, restaurant, swimming pool are part of what keep those who choose to stay at the lodge relaxed.

Red Chilli Rest Camp

Red Chilli Rest Camp is located just 500 meters from Paraa ferry which is the ferry crossing point for vehicles going for game drives in the park.

The lodge is on the southern bank of the River Nile and an a great budget facility and starting point for most of the safari activities in the park. Red Chilli Rest Camp has great facilities that include a fully stocked bar,  restaurant, solar hot water systems, modern toilets and a bonfire is lit in the evening.

Heritage Safari Lodge Uganda

At Heritage Safari Lodge Uganda, you will nestle and see, hear, taste, smell and touch the wonderful sights and fantastic landscape of the renowned Murchison Falls National Park. This is a budget accommodation facility that offers a warm welcome as well with very scenic views of the park.  The cottages offer an experience of the traditional settings of Acholi land.

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