Profile: Kyambura Game Lodge

April 24, 2013  By: Gretchen

kyambura lodge_cottage side view_434_289_100Next month, we’re headed to Uganda and Rwanda on an exploratory trip. We’ll visit several national parks, including Queen Elizabeth – an amazing biological diversity hotspot. There, we’ll spend a night at Kyambura Game Lodge.  We’ve outlined a profile of the lodge here, and you can spend a few nights there yourself on our Uganda Ultimate Safari or on a customized itinerary.

Kyambura Lodge is situated at the eastern edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park, in the western part of the great East African Rift valley.  It has fantastic views over the national park and the Rwenzori Mountains, and is a short distance from the Kyambura Gorge.

Queen Elizabeth National Park hosts almost 100 mammal species and a remarkable 606 bird species makes this superb safari territory, with elephant, a profusion of hippos, the elusive giant forest hog and handsome Uganda kob all regularly sighted. The remote Ishasha Sector is famed for its tree-climbing lions, the Kyambura Gorge harbours habituated chimps, the Maramagambo Forest is home to an alluring selection of forest monkeys and birds, and flocks of flamingo are resident on the crater lakes.

kyambura lodge_bar deck_331_289_100The lodge has been built using environmentally friendly local materials fitted by a local community workmanship. Accommodation is provided in seven spacious and tastefully designed self contained grass-thatched cottages, with bath tabs/showers with views to the park, running hot and cold water, 220v electricity and a private wooden balcony perched over Queen Elizabeth National Park. All cottages are privately spaced out in a shrubbery surrounding for proper environmental conservation. There is a swimming pool adjacent to the campfire, where a local traditional dance is often performed (Banyaruguru troupe).

The restaurant and the lounge/bar/fireplace are opened towards a sundowner deck overlooking the park for relaxation in the evenings while winding up the day’s activities. The kitchen features international and local cuisine, several-course meals are mainly prepared with organic vegetables from our own garden and served by our friendly and professionally trained staff.

We’ll bring back an up-to-the-minute report about the lodge and activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park next month!

Photos courtesy Kyambura Game Lodge

20 Years of Experience & Passion

Our passion for Africa began with a dream of living on the continent – a dream realized. We explored parks, rivers, mountains and villages, learned about the flora and fauna, fell in love with everything, and came away wanting to share our passion for a remarkable continent. Africa Adventure Consultants was born of the desire to give more people the chance to experience Africa’s wonders. Let us guide you into the wilderness.

Contact a Journey Specialist

Pick a Destination

Africa is enormous. There are endless things to see and do, and it can’t all be done in one trip. That said, we realize that many people believe that a trip to Africa is ‘once in a lifetime’ (though many more end up realizing once is not enough!). What do you most want to see? What experiences have you been dreaming of? Visit our destination pages to narrow your choices down, browse our safari types to get a sense of the activities and styles available, or talk with a Journey Specialist to hone in on the areas that will deliver the journey of your imagination.

Contact a Journey Specialist

Trip Ideas

We know it can be hard to narrow down what to do on vacation, especially with the wealth of choices that are available on the African continent. That’s why we have created an array of sample itineraries to inspire your travel. Browse through them – you’ll find everything from family safaris to honeymoons to Kilimanjaro climbs – and find the places and activities that excite you. From there, you can contact a Journey Specialist to start the process of crafting a customized safari just for you!

Contact a Journey Specialist

Get Started

You’re ready – it’s time to plan your safari! Contact one of our expert Journey Specialists and we will collaborate with you to craft your personalized trip.

Contact a Journey Specialist