Uganda is known for its gorilla-tracking adventures, the amazing Nile waterfalls, and its beautiful savannah. Uganda has got some of the best Safari Lodges and Camps which offer a fantastic type of accommodation to enjoy when on your holiday.
These lodges are usually located in places that are very close to the wild reserves. This gives visitors an opportunity to see wildlife up close in the comfort of there suites. These lodges give you the feel of nature and the experience of a lifetime.
In this article, I talk about some of the best safari lodges that will make your Ugandan stay a thrilling experience to talk about.
At the top of our list is Mweya safaris Lodge, this amazing lodge offers a mesmerizing view of the lake with an African fill. Everything in this Lodge is designed to portray the African life set up.
This lodge is located within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, it offers its visitors an unforgettable experience. Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the 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.
Located within Kidepo National Park, Apoka Safaris Lodge is another great lodge. In this lodge, you can get to witness wildlife while having a cup of coffee at your veranda.
This lodge has 10 beautifully furnished rooms with a remarkable view of grassy savannah, and the interior of these rooms will blow your mind. Rock, wood and natural hues work alongside hand-crafted wooden beds, which are romantically draped.
Other things that you can find in this lodge include hand-woven woolen carpets which add an element of warmth and sitting rooms and private verandas cater to quiet moments.
Kidepo is renowned for its vast number of bird species and the area around the lodge offers rewarding birdwatching.
Unwind in your alfresco, stone bathtub and take in the tranquility of your surrounds beneath the African stars.
Built at the banks of Lake Kyaninga which is one of the country’s deepest crater lakes, Kyaninga Lodge is made from timber.
While at this lodge, you can also spot the legendary Mountains of the Moon, the mount Rwenzori.
Built from over a thousand hand-carved logs, the main building is exceptionally designed and scale provides an extraordinary first impression. Inside the lodge, you are welcomed by an array of comfortable seating areas, an open fireplace, and two raised galleries.
Each of the lodge’s cottages that are built on platforms, which are set apart for privacy. Each beautifully appointed cottage boasts stylishly rustic furniture, a private deck and an elegant bathroom with a marble countertop basin, a claw-footed freestanding bath, and a glass-walled shower.
Located in Murchison Falls National Park, Paraa Safari Lodge overlooks one of nature’s best-kept secrets, the River Nile, on its journey from its source at Lake Victoria to join Lake Albert.
This is where it is the water is forced into a gorge only six meters wide, and cascades 43 meters below. Paraa Safari Lodge 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 private bathroom.
The lodge is built in a way that reflects the bygone era of early explorers, enshrined with a modern touch. The luxurious pool overlooks the winding River Nile below.
Situated in the heart of one of the last remaining areas of lowland and montane rain forests in the world, Primate Lodge is strategically located Kibale National.
The park is a key Eco-tourism and safari destination in East Africa, home to over 300 species of birds and 13 species of primates, including Columbus monkeys and various communities of habituated chimpanzees.
Primate Lodge has a range of accommodation options to suit adventurous travelers at any budget, from a secluded campsite and deluxe safari tents to spacious private cottages in the forest.
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 a half hours’ drive from Kampala, Chobe Safari Lodge is the perfect retreat for any discerning traveler.
It was originally constructed in the 1950s and at that time was one of the jewels in Uganda’s crown of tourism destinations. The panoramic views of the magnificent River Nile from the site offered a true sampling of the prime offerings of Uganda, coupled with the ample wildlife, birds, flora, and fauna.
Mihingo Safari Lodge a celebratory palace in the wild Bush of Uganda’s Lake Mburo National Park, is only 4 hours from Kampala. Mihingo Safari Lodge is what one can only imagine about a luxury Safari Lodge would be like, each of the suites provides guests with splendid views of Lake Mburo.
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.
From the dining and pool area, guests can enjoy the view of a westward oriented valley and its stunning evening sunsets over Lake Mburo National Park.
Located in the South of Fort Portal and overlooked by the Rwenzori Mountains to the west, Ndali Lodge is a lodge that will give you a true African experience. Ndali Lodge is located approximately 45 minutes from Kibale Forest National Park.
The lodge is 100m directly above Nyinambuga crater lake and has eight individual cottages set on the hillside.
Designed to blend in with the landscape, the lodge was built using all local materials such as traditional mud render and thatching, providing the lodge with its key qualities of light, space, simplicity, and openness to nature.
Sipi Falls is home to a series of three spectacular waterfalls, some of the best Arabica coffee in the world, world-class mountain biking and beautiful sunsets!
Sipi falls sits just outside Mount Elgon National Park which is the home of an incredible number of bird species as well as being the largest volcanic base in the world.
Sipi Falls is a place to enjoy the challenges of the mountains, and also a place just to relax and unwind in a cool peaceful climate.
Sipi River Lodge offers a variety of accommodation and activities, all located within walking distance of the Lodge, including coffee tours, hiking, rock climbing, abseiling and trout fishing.
Uganda is blessed with an abundance of wildlife, a good climate and a lot of natural vegetation. This together with a large number of travelers coming into the country has led to the rise of a multitude of Safari lodges.
Uganda has a very wide number of Safari lodges and you should note that the ones provided in this article are only an extract of the very many.
Our vacation expert knowledge of Uganda and these unique hideaways ensures that as travelers you are treated with respect and the attention you need.
Together with Friendly Gorillas Safaris, we go beyond the call of duty to provide those extra special touches to create wonderful lasting memories deserving of your special safari.