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Luxury Lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park – Upmarket Hotels/Accommodation

Luxury lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park/hotel accommodations are those that provide upmarket facilities on your Uganda safari. These are more affluent Queen Elizabeth National Park upmarket lodges.

Below is a list of the Uganda luxury safari lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park

  1. Mweya Safari Lodge
  2. Mazike Valley Lodge
  3. Ishasha Wilderness Camp
  4. Elephant Plains Lodge
  5. Queen Elizabeth Katara Lodge
  6. Kyangabi Crater Resort
  7. Jacana Safari Lodge
  8. Kyambura Game Lodge

Let us look at these lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park independently

1. Mweya Safari Lodge

Mweya Safari Lodge, the oldest lodge in the park is one of the luxury lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park giving tourists unforgettable safaris in Uganda. Luxury Lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park - Upmarket Hotels/Accommodation

Location And Environment

This lodge is in the Mweya peninsula in Queen Elizabeth National Park and the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains engirdle it.

The Great Rift Valley hills are on the East of the lodge and the flowing Kazinga Channel separates it from the Rwenzori Mountains.

Accommodations At Mweya Safari Lodge In Africa

 They include,

  • 32 Standard Rooms
  • 12 Deluxe Rooms
  • 2 Suites
  • Tents and Cottages. These include 2 family cottages, Queen’s Cottages, a presidential Cottages, and 4 tents (2 doubles, and 2 twins).

Amenities At Mweya Safari Lodge Uganda

Presidential Cottage Amenities

  • A balcony has extraordinary views of the Kazinga channel.
  • The main bedroom with a king-size bed.
  • A luxury bathroom, en-suite with a shower and a sunken bathtub.
  • Twin bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.
  • Kitchenette with full facility.
  • A luxury living room with a dining area.
  • Luxury furniture and fittings.
  • 41″ Plasma TV screen with DSTV connection.
  • An extended balcony overlooking Kazinga Channel.
  • A mini-bar fridge.
  • Air Conditioner unit.

Queen’s Cottage Amenities

The Queen’s cottage is a grand balcony with enormous views of the lush vegetation and rich Uganda wildlife of the Kazinga Channel. The amenities here include,

  • An ultra-luxury master bedroom with a king-sized bed.
  • A bathroom, en-suite with shower, and sunken bath.
  • Twin Bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.
  • A large living and dining room.
  • Kitchenette full facilities.
  • A large Balcony.
  • 41″ Plasma TV Screen with DSTV Connection.
  • Mini-Bar.
  • AC Units.
  • Safes / Telephone.

Family Cottages (The Rwenzori Cottage) Amenities

The family cottages have tasteful furnishings with standalone fans for maximum comfort after a Uganda safari tour experience.

  • There is one en-suite master bedroom with a king-sized bed.
  • Two twin bedrooms that share a bathroom.
  • Ample space in the living room to spend time as a family.
  • A mini-fridge and tea and coffee services.
  • There are also picturesque breathtaking views of Lake Edward and the Rwenzori Mountains.
  • Natural wooden floors.

Family Cottage (The Royal Cottage) Amenities

This cottage has the same features as the Rwenzori cottage. However, it also has a 41″ Plasma TV screen with a DSTV connection (satellite). There are other amenities like

  • Luxury tent amenities.
  • En-suite bathrooms.
  • Ceiling fans.
  • Dressing tables.
  • Work desks.

The cottage has wonderful deck terraces, with lounger chairs, to wonder at the spectacular views of the Kazinga channel as you safari Uganda.

Standard Room Amenities

These are single, double, and twin rooms having a simple safari atmosphere, but a unique comfort that will leave you satisfied.

The rooms are strategically positioned to the picturesque views of Lake George and Lake Edward.

You can also view the Rwenzori Mountains while you sit on the balcony watching warthogs graze.

All these rooms have fans, en-suite bathrooms, telephones, and electronic safes. Read More

2. Mazike Valley Lodge

Location And Environment

Mazike Valley Lodge is in Kyambura Gorge, also known as the “Valley of Apes”. In Luganda, an ape is called “Mazike”, which authenticates the name, its location, and the attraction around it. Mazike Valley Lodge is a Queen Elizabeth National Park lodge on the Eastern side of the park.Luxury Lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park - Upmarket Hotels/Accommodation

Accommodation At Mazike Valley Lodge

There are eight (8) private, exclusive, and tastefully designated cottages.

This lodge is designed in the 1920s safari style which will give you the ambiance of the ancient safari days.

The cottages have a shelling at the back holding the piping frame in place. This leads to the bathroom and toilet.

The outer banana roofing made of fiber or papyrus reeds helps to regulate the hot tropical heat of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Building the cottages in local material is part of a conservation strategy.

These cottages are a source of unlimited privacy, exclusivity, and sereneness.

Four (4) cottages sit on each side of the guest house with a small intimate swimming pool. Read More.

3. Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Location And Environment

Ishasha Wilderness Camp is among the safari luxury lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park along the Ntungwe River in Ishasha. This is an absolutely ideal retreat place for guests who truly enjoy wild Uganda safaris and tours. Luxury Lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park - Upmarket Hotels/Accommodation

As one of the Uganda lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda, you can easily spot the wildlife of Uganda freely passing through this camp. This could be Elephants bathing in the river Ntungwe, Buffaloes grazing, and the resident troops of Black-and-White Colobus and vervet monkeys.

Accommodation At Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Ishasha Wilderness Camp has;

  • 10 en-suite luxury safari canvas-tented rooms.
  • There are tent-styled rooms with private verandahs overlooking the river.
  • The rooms have cozy furnish with large beds fitted with mosquito nets.
  • These rooms are en suite with hot ‘bush’ showers, running water for hand basins, and an eco-friendly flushing toilet. Read More

4. Elephant Plains Lodge

Location And Environment

Elephant Plains is one of the latest safari luxury lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park located in Western Uganda positioned on the most outstanding viewpoint in the park. It sits 941 meters above sea level, high on the western escarpment of the Albertine Rift in the North East of Queen Elizabeth National Park.Luxury Lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park - Upmarket Hotels/Accommodation

Your Uganda tour while in the lodge will give you beautiful panoramic views of the extensive open grasslands of the Kasenyi plains to Lake George. The Elephant plains lodge also sits near the beautiful Lake Kikorongo, hence promoting safari activities like the crater lakes tour.

Accommodation At Elephant Plains Lodge

  1. There are six (6) spacious double/twin en-suite cottages with large private verandas. The big glass windows will give you amazing views of the dropping nature.
  2. Two (2) spacious family cottages with 2 separate en-suite bedrooms accommodate over 5 people. Read More

5. Queen Elizabeth Katara Lodge

Queen Elizabeth Katara Lodge is on the Great Rift Valley escarpment. The lodge provides rich views of the savannah, Lake Edward, the Virunga ranges, and the Rwenzori Mountains while on a Queen Elizabeth safari. Katara lodge is also 16km from the Katunguru gate of Queen Elizabeth National Park.Luxury Lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park - Upmarket Hotels/Accommodation

Accommodation At Katara Lodge

There are seven (7) regular cottages and one family cottage.

These luxury-thatched cottages sit on a lovely stretch of hills overlooking the open savannahs in a serene environment.

The Katara village community built spacious cottages with local materials and carved them into the hillside. These cottages combine wooden floors, grass-thatched roofs, and canvas which you can fold to have clear views of the park extending below.

The regular cottages have a large open sleeping and sitting area, a double bed, and a four-poster star bed. This bed can be wheeled out onto the veranda to sleep directly under the starlit African sky.

The luxurious bathrooms will either give you the romantic roll-top bath, or the invigorating rain shower. This could be the sound way to relax after thrilling Uganda wildlife safaris during the day.

The family cottage has two independent bedrooms with a shared sitting area and bathroom.  There is a double bed in one bedroom, and two beds in another bedroom which can accommodate up to 3 small children.Read More

  1. Kyangabi Crater Resort

Location And Environment

Kyangabi Crater Resort is one of the hotels near Queen Elizabeth National Park offering lodging in the Rubirizi District. The resort is an ideal place to relax as you enjoy nature in your Uganda safaris and tours in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Accommodation At Kyangabi Crater Resort

The resort has thirty-two (32) different styled rooms fashioned to meet the guest’s personal preferences.

Room categories in this lodge include double, twin, and family rooms.

The family room has a sitting area, a master bedroom, and a twin room. It is ideal for either families or a group of friends on a Uganda luxury safari.

Double rooms have one (1) queen-sized bed that enriches your comfort and stay in the resort. Also, the rooms have beautiful views of the national park and baby cots are provided when requested for.

Twin rooms have two super comfy beds, and modern and chic décors for you to relax and rest during the day. The room has mosquito nets, a balcony, toiletries, towels, and a bathroom with Bathtub. Read More

7. Jacana Safari Lodge

Location And Environment

Jacana Safari Lodge is the oldest Luxury Lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park, reflected as the birthplace of Uganda safaris and tours in the park. It is a place in which you can experience an open aura of the tranquil environment of the Maramagambo Forest.Luxury Lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park - Upmarket Hotels/Accommodation

The Maramagambo Forest surrounds this lodge and its rooms stand on elevated platforms to give it the appearance of a tree house.

Even the New York Times ranked it as one of the places that one should visit before one leaves the earth. This makes it one of the best safari lodges in Uganda.

The lodge sits on the shores of the largest crater in Uganda that is Lake Nyamusingire on the outskirts, making it a perfect spot for your Uganda safari holidays.

Accommodation At Jacana Safari Lodge

  1. 12 exclusive luxurious cottages.
  2. Hot and cold water showers.
  3. A private balcony.
  4. Mosquito net, towels, and free toiletries in the rooms. Read More

8. Kyambura Game Lodge

Location And Environment

Kyambura Game Lodge is one of the best Luxury Lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park – Upmarket Hotels/Accommodation. It is located in the Albertine Rift Valley escarpment overlooking the expansive Queen Elizabeth National Park.

This lodge design’s cover is made of local materials that reflect an African ambiance in the woods, hence giving you a welcoming sensation in Uganda tours and safaris.

Accommodation At Kyambura Game Lodge

The lodge has 7 thatched cottages, which are self-contained with both hot and cold water.

Each cottage has a private veranda that overlooks the beautiful views of the park and animals such as Elephants and baboons. The cottages are also spread out to maximize privacy among the guests.

These cottages were also well designed in terms of their rustic, bush beds that were handcrafted from eco-friendly materials from local artisans. Read More.