Next 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.
The 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