Est. 1993

Whether you are looking out at the forest canopy in Semliki, the Virunga volcanoes at Clouds,
the endless vista at Apoka, or the sparkling waters of Lake Victoria at Pineapple Bay,
there is a sweeping view that will inspire and recharge even the most jaded.
We have visited basically everywhere there is to visit in Uganda. And we go back (again and again).
We are careful about what we sell; and we do all we can to ensure that we find out as much as we can about
our guests in order to match them with the most appropriate accommodation.
We work mainly with high-end accommodation, but we do incorporate a very small selection of mid-range
lodges that exceed our expectations

Apoka Safari Lodge

Everything at Apoka is handmade by local craftsmen, everything is large and capacious. 10 expansive rooms with natural canvas walls surround a rocky kopje with endless views. Inside sitting rooms and private verandas provide plenty of places to relax, read and sprawl. Big hand-hewn beds with soft duvets are draped with mosquito nets, hand-woven woolen carpets… you may be as far away from the city as you’ll ever be, but you won’t miss a thing. Step outside to a sheltered terrace and slip into your own outdoor stone bathtub. The swimming pool – deep and cool – has been carved out of the big rock. This is the kind of pool that makes you want to jump in, splashing and yelling, feeling like a kid again. Do you want stride out across the savanna and walk with zebras? Spend time in a Karamojong village learning about their traditional way of life? Enjoy a sundowner in the arms of a massive fig tree? Come to Kidepo…

Kidepo Valley National Park

Bakers Lodge

The newest lodge in this park is our personal favourite: Bakers Lodge, with 10 safari tents. Each of the individual cottages is raised from the ground on supporting pillars and has its own deck overlooking the river. Privacy guaranteed but with a beautiful view. The main area offers a lounge, restaurant and bar with a 180 degree river-view. Enjoy their great menu that changes daily or have a sundowner drink on deck while enjoying the sounds of the nature. It’s a carefully constructed lodge, with attention-to-detail, and excellent service levels. The ideal base to explore Murchison Falls National Park.

Murchison Falls National Park

Buhoma Lodge

10 chalets with private verandahs invite a breathtaking view over Bwindi. The cottages offer comfortable beds, en suite bathroom, flushing toilet as well as hot shower (some have a bathtub too). The lodge has been carefully designed with a sustainable approach in mind, focusing on the use of natural as well as local products in order to respond to a responsible tourism policy. An elevated lounge, dining and bar area overlook the stunning forest scenery. Activities easily accessible include gorilla tracking, forest walks, birding and cultural interactions.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park - North

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Built of local volcanic stone, each of the 7 cottages has a large sitting room with fireplace, vast overstuffed armchairs, and hand-woven carpets. There are soaring ceilings, massive exposed wooden beams, big picture windows with endless views of treetops, volcanoes and mountains; and a gentle, warm welcome, quiet dedication from the personal butlers and smiles on the faces of all the staff. It is a short walk from the lodge to the Nkuringo trailhead or transfer to the Rushaga base in order to track the gorillas. Clouds, with the ultimate goal of protecting the natural habitat of the mountain gorilla, directly benefits the community of Nkuringo in a multitude of ways as they have a significant stake in the lodge and its income. It was built in conjunction with AWF, USAID, IGCP and NCCDF and offers many community-based activities. It is the ultimate in accommodation in either Northern or Southern Bwindi.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park - South

Ishasha Wilderness Camp

You will be staying in one of 10 large tented rooms with en suite bathroom surrounded by forest and in close range to the river, complete with hot water bush shower. The main building allows you to have your dinner either under a cool thatched roof or on the shaded area by the river. The evenings can be spent around the fireplace where you can exchange your exciting and adventurous stories about the happenings of the day or simply enjoy a relaxing sundowner. There is an ecofriendly approach to everything which is the reason why the solar powered outlets are limited to the central lodge area. But don’t worry about having to sacrifice anything… most requirements are catered for here. The Ishasha Community Uplift Group provides you with fulfilling community visits which will broaden your knowledge of the local inhabitants. We highly recommend the Camp as the best in the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Katara Lodge

The 8 cottages at Katara Lodge have been built with the help of the community. Local products have been used to build the large cottages from where Queen Elizabeth National Park can be viewed. The 8 cottages’ movable beds allow for romantic and peaceful nights under the stars on the veranda. In addition, the large refreshing rain shower allows you to recharge your energy after a long day in the wilderness. An additional bedroom and sitting area are included in the slightly larger family cottage. The swing couch and hammocks make it an ideal place for the entire family to hang out and discuss the happenings of the day. Next to the pool, you are welcome to pick a book from the lodge library which you can enjoy reading in one of the sitting areas or the comfortable hammocks.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kyambura Gorge Lodge

The 8 bandas are situated on a hill-top creating a fabulous view surrounding this small but luxurious lodge. The bandas include an en suite bathroom and large beds. They reflect the local architectural style by making use of brick/timber walls in combination with iron sheet or thatch roofs. The lodge is built out of an old coffee store, and one can call a stay at this lodge a journey back in time. Although the original structure has been mostly retained after the restoration, one will not have to sacrifice anything, as luxurious features have been added which will make your stay a unique experience. Would you like to do more than simply tracking chimps, leopards, lions, hippos etc.? You will be able to discover the hidden wetlands, visit the busy beehives, kick around a ball with the locals at Omumashaka playground or simply seek total relaxation through the different massages available at the lodge.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kyaninga Lodge

The 8 cottages at Kyaninga Lodge are built on platforms and set apart to ensure peace and intimacy. There are large beds with soft duvets and cushions in the spacious bungalows, as well as freestanding baths and large showers in the en suite bathrooms. In the main area, a cozy fireplace, two intimate galleries and outdoor platform with comfortable loungers are available. If the numerous outdoor decks are not enough, the view from the pool overlooking the valley is pretty spectacular. Tennis and cricket fanatics will also love this lodge with its grass tennis court and cricket field surrounded by a British inspired landscape. With Kibale National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park just a few hours away, you will be able to track down some of Uganda’s most impressive wildlife. Kyaninga is one of our favourites in the area.

Kibale Forest N.P - Fort Portal

Lake Heights Boutique Hotel

The Lake Heights Hotel is a 33 room boutique Hotel centrally located in the heart of Entebbe – it is just 10 minutes’ drive from the International Airport Entebbe. Offering luxury rooms, which are individually designed with comfortable beds, bathrooms featuring separate baths and showers, generous work desks, high speed internet access, private open balconies, mini bars on request, mini digital safes and in-room entertainment on DSTV (16 Channels). All rooms have natural light flooding through the windows providing views of the surrounding world famous Lake Victoria Peninsular. Lake Heights Hotel has a full In-House Restaurant and Bar catering for early breakfast meetings, a la carte lunches and dinner in the Bridge Bar, which offers steak house inspired cuisine. Sundowners or cocktails can be sampled in the Bridge Bar in the cool of the early evening overlooking Lake Victoria. The hotel is one of our preferred choices for pre and post safari arrangements.

Entebbe

Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge

Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge rooms are all spacious and include en suite bathroom with open shower as well as a private terrace. A dressing table and desk add more comfort to the already exquisitely designed suites. If you are seeking a more luxurious accommodation, the presidential suite will cater to these needs by offering an additional bedroom and bathroom, an expansive living room and a terrace overlooking the Munyanga river and the ancient forest. Gorilla tracking stands at the top of the activities list when visiting this good-value lodge. Additional activities include watching some of the rarest East African bird species, forest walks and visits to the local Batwa tribe.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park - North

Mihingo Lodge

The luxury safari tents covered by a thatched roof and built on a wooden deck featuring en suite bathrooms make Mihingo Lodge a very special retreat. The 10 tented rooms are situated in diverse environments and are placed in different corners of the property which ensures tranquility and privacy. The infinity pool is a special feature of this lodge as it seems to disappear into the countryside below, adding a special feeling to your swimming experience. Late afternoons can be spent watching a variety of wildlife coming together at the nearby water hole while the sun disappears in the vast landscapes of the Lake Mburo National Park. Spotting zebras, buffalos, hippos or leopards during an exciting game drive, horse-back safari or boat tour are only a few of the activities offered by the environmentally friendly Mihingo Lodge and Mburo National Park.

Lake Mburo National Park

Mweya Safari Lodge

Mweya Safari Lodge is a large lodge offering standard rooms, deluxe rooms, suites and a variety of cottages, all of which have en suite bathrooms and a balcony. The cottages will cater for the needs of most looking for more spacious and luxurious accommodation. Especially the presidential and queens cottage, which offer more intimacy and exclusivity. You will be able to spot different animals bathing in the Kazinga Channel while enjoying a dip in the large swimming pool overlooking the valley. After a long day out tracking wildlife, the verandah of the safari-themed Tembo Bar is the perfect place to enjoy an ice cold drink while peering over Lake Edward during the sunset. Spotting hippos on a water safari, watching lions on the hunt, enjoying a romantic bush breakfast or spotting animals from a hot-air balloon are only few of the activities available in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Ndali Lodge

Ndali can host 16 guests in their 8 luxurious chalets – each one has an en suite bathroom with bathtub and shower and an intimate verandah from where you can enjoy beautiful sundowners with the Rwenzori Mountains in the background. A special feature of this accommodation is that it is ‘missing’ electricity or generators and runs fully on solar energy. At night the open dining room is filled with candles creating a romantic and private feeling. The nearby craterlake can be used for relaxing afternoon swims or sunbathing which allows you to forget entirely about the stresses of the real world. With Kibale Forest National Park only 45 minutes away and Queen Elizabeth National Park also in close range, Ndali lodge represents a great stopover for people visiting these areas.

Kibale Forest N.P - Fort Portal

Paara Safari Lodge

Paraa Safari Lodge is the largest within Murchison Falls National Park. It is well located for game and has 54 rooms, all of which have en suite bathrooms and mosquito nets. For those looking for more luxury there are suites available and a luxury private cottage as well as safari tents built with great views over the Nile. Staying at Paraa will remind you of the Africa of old. A classic safari experience with a modern touch. The lodge has a large swimming pool looking out over the Nile with a bar right in the water. The meals at the lodge are generally served as a buffet. Even though the lodge is large it certainly is a little piece of heaven in the heart of Murchison Falls National Park and provides a good standard of service.

Murchison Falls National Park

Pineapple Bay

Pineapple Bay is 45 minutes from either Munyonyo or Entebbe by private boat. The 6 Lake View Rooms are literally on the beach; offering expansive spaces comprising of bathroom with shower and lake-view bath, lounge area, and veranda. You can lounge on a Lamu bed, looking out to the sparkling waters of Lake Victoria, charter a fishing-boat and head off with rod and tackle to fish for the legendary Nile Perch, arm yourself with binoculars and roam for kilometers over this unspoiled island paradise in search of hundreds of birds who make this their home. And then come back and plunge into the dark blue pool or go with the chef to the organic gardens and choose your own lunch before you climb to a breezy hilltop and enjoy an ice-cold sundowner with a 360 degree view. Pineapple Bay really is the ideal post-safari destination for 2 to 3 nights.

Lake Victoria

Primate Lodge

Primate Lodge offers several variations of accommodation including 8 safari tents which gives camping a whole different meaning with their queen-sized beds and en suite bathrooms, 7 intimate forest cottages with private verandah and a sky tree house. The sky tree house particularly is often visited by forest elephants and will make you think of the adventures we all dreamed about as children. Would you like to simply relax in comfortable large chairs or pillows while listening to the sound of the forest and watching red-tailed monkeys playing around in the trees? Than the lounge of the Primate Lodge is the perfect place to do so. A mid-range lodge, but good value.

Kibale Forest N.P - Fort Portal

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

8 stylish and spacious tents are on offer at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp. They feature queen sized beds as well as a large bathtub facing the jungle, perfect for recharging your batteries after a day filled with exciting and adventurous walks around the forest. Observing some of the rarest forest animals from your bathtub; or the private viewing desk while being served by a personal attendant will create an unforgettable experience. The camp’s main area consists of a welcoming lounge and bar area, comfortable dining facilities as well as a mini spa where you can enjoy numerous treatments. The bar and dining cottage is situated on a raised platform, overlooking the rainforest. Aside from gorilla tracking, cultural interactions through the community walk or the Batwa tribe visits will enhance your understanding of the traditions and cultures of the old inhabitants of the park. A highly recommended lodge.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park - North

Semliki Safari Lodge

Nestled on the mystical Wasa River Valley is the intimate and luxurious Semliki Safari Lodge. The 8 rooms are tented with large four-poster beds, Persian carpets and en-suite bathrooms. At night you can hear the animals moving around you… particularly the leopards harsh sawing as it hunts baboons. There is a great swimming pool area and the fresh food is renowned as some of the best in Uganda. You can go for a boat ride on Lake Albert in search of the endangered Shoebill and enjoy open-vehicle game drives. There are miles of amazing trails cut through the riverine forests that crisscross the savanna – perfect for guided walking. They helped develop the Semliki Chimpanzee Research Project – so have a chat with the chimp researcher and learn about evolution and bipedalism. Staying at Semliki is like stepping back in time. It evokes the spirit of the old explorers, it piques curiosity and inspires discovery.

Semliki Wildlife Reserve

Serena Kampala

The Serena Kampala offers generously proportioned deluxe rooms, executive suites, business suites and royal suites, all of which feature a large en suite bathroom, dressing table, work station, seating area and terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, voicemail and 24 hour room service. It is close to activity such as banks, the national theater, shopping malls and a variety of social life, but this is not felt whilst inside the 5 star hotel as it has large gardens, and an extensive swimming pool area with rocky waterfall. There is a mind/body/spirit spa, running track in the grounds and golf course close-by. A hair and beauty salon, VIP entrance, helipad, dedicated car park, taxi and limousine service and business center also add to its facilities. It is a huge hotel, but is a safe base to start / end a safari in Uganda.

Kampala

Serena Lake Victoria

The Serena Lake Victoria presents a selection of unique accommodation. Choose from standard rooms, executive suites and presidential suites. Housed in Tuscan-style buildings, which are widely spaced around the terraced rose gardens, the standard room accommodation is elegantly presented in shades of terracotta and cream. Each room features either a queen-sized or 2 twin beds, dressing table, work station, seating area, balcony and lavish marble bathroom with walk-in shower. The suites offer many additional facilities and are great for those looking for the next level. With massive gardens, this hotel is more of a resort than a hotel in terms of the look and feel and its facilities. It’s pretty stylish and has a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.

Entebbe

Sheraton Kampala

This International brand hotel offers many room-types (classic, executive, club, diplomatic suites, suites, presidential suites). All rooms have an extensive entertainment system, a comfortable bathroom and all other necessities. Sport enthusiasts can pursue their fitness activities with a personal trainer in the in-house health club or enjoy the day playing a relaxing round of golf on the course nearby. The sauna facilities and the outdoor pool will ensure that you can recharge your batteries after an exhausting day wandering around Kampala. Cold drinks and good dining can be enjoyed in any of the several bars and restaurants serving cocktails, snacks and meals. The Sheraton suits all types of guests, but perhaps is best geared towards conferences and business people.

Kampala

The Boma Guest Hotel

The Boma is located 10 minutes from Entebbe Airport. Double rooms, triple rooms and family rooms are all available. It is a combination of modern comforts and charm of character from the 1940’s. All rooms are individually decorated in a mixture of African and European décor and reflect the colonial architecture. Facilities available include bar and restaurant, swimming pool, beach area and Internet. The Boma is a long-standing favourite stopover of many visitors to Uganda.

Entebbe

Wildwaters Lodge

Wildwaters Lodge is the ultimate in luxury and intimate accommodation in Jinja. The 10 large canvas walled rooms are scattered around the island in a calm forest environment featuring free-standing baths (they are amazing!). The restaurant and bar area is easily reached by the elevated wooden paths; and the mother-nature created swimming pool nearby is situated almost in the rapids! The roaring sound of the rapids with its refreshing breeze make this place a hidden treasure. The lodge is on a calm forest island with only the rushing water and the special bird species interrupting the peaceful atmosphere, but you are able to experience some of the most extreme action sports such as bungee jumping from a platform right above the Nile, intermediate to extreme white water rafting or racing against the strong Nile River current in a 450HP jet boat very close by.

Jinja