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What are the accommodation options in Queen Elizabeth National Park

What are the accommodation options in Queen Elizabeth National Park


Different types of accommodations are available in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park also provides a range of options to accommodate all types of visitors, including those seeking luxury, mid-range, and budget accommodations.

These hotels and lodges offer outstanding services. Additionally, the park offers camping sites for those who enjoy camping.

In the following discussion, we will delve into the specific types of accommodations found in the park and the services they provide.

Table of Contents

  • Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Katara Lodge
  • Kyambura Gorge Lodge
  • Ishasha Wilderness Camp
  • Marafiki Safari Lodge
  • Enganzi game lodge

Mweya Safari Lodge

Located in the center of Queen Elizabeth National Park, the lodge offers visitors an enhanced vantage point to enjoy the park's stunning scenery.

With the majestic Rwenzori mountains encircling it and the great rift valley stretching in the distance, the lodge is perfectly positioned amidst this natural beauty.

The Kazinga channel acts as a dividing line between the Rwenzori mountains and the great rift valley, creating a unique and picturesque setting for guests.

In this park, you can appreciate the delightful experience of staying in the park. The accommodations are conveniently located and include amenities such as a swimming pool, a restaurant offering various cuisines, a business center catering to the needs of business travelers, a gift shop selling handmade crafts and clothing from East Africa, conference rooms, and the Tembo bar.

It is recommended to make reservations at Mweya Safari Lodge in advance, ideally one month before, as they offer a total of 32 standard rooms, 12 air-conditioned deluxe rooms, and 2 suites.

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Katara Lodge

Katara is located 15 kilometers away from the main entrance of Queen Elizabeth National Park, offering stunning panoramas of Lake Edward and Virunga as well as the Rwenzori Mountain ranges. It is the top choice for accommodation when embarking on chimpanzee trekking expeditions in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The lodge consists of seven standard cottages and one family cottage, all of which feature wooden floors, roofs with grass-thatch, and foldable canvas to enhance the scenic views.

The lodge is equipped with a fully stocked bar and a dining area. Furthermore, it is situated in an ideal location with a swimming pool.

Additionally, guests have the opportunity to relax on a private terrace while enjoying the views from either end of the park.

Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Introducing the amazing safari lodge situated on the edge of Kyambura Gorge, which offers breathtaking views and is located in the northern region of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

There are eight lodging bandas in the lodge, all of which have roofs made of grass and floors made of wood.

The lodge is also known as one of the top places to stay for tourists going for chimpanzee trekking safari.

The lodge provides various amenities including a pool, Wi-Fi access, laundry services, a bar and lounge, and a restaurant. The rooms have ensuite bathrooms with both hot and cold showers, as well as flushing toilets.

Ishasha Wilderness Camp

The camp is situated in the southern area of Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park, right by the Ntungwe river. It offers the ultimate wilderness experience that every tourist desires.

If you're lucky, you may have the chance to see Elephants as they frequently come to the Ntungwe river to drink on a pleasant day. The camp is the ideal accommodation for those on a safari tour to spot tree-climbing lions.

The camp provides excellent amenities, including 10 canvas rooms, a central lounge and dining area, a cozy restaurant with delicious, freshly cooked meals, and a bar where you can enjoy a few drinks with your friends.

Marafiki Safari Lodge

This lodge is situated at the park's border, with stunning views of the enchanting Rwenzori Mountains and the distant shores of Lake George.

The lodge provides deluxe safari tents built on elevated wooden platforms, with walls made of canvas.

There are a total of four wooden cabins available, which can comfortably house up to sixteen individuals.

Additionally, there are three high-end safari tents, a designated area for a campfire in the evenings, a restaurant, and rooms with private showers.

Enganzi game lodge

We discover accommodation on the Kichwamba escarpment. Additionally, this lodge is constructed using indigenous materials that demonstrate African customs. When staying at this lodge, you can enjoy panoramic views of the vast plains of the rift valley and also take in the majestic sight of Mountain Rwenzori.

This accommodation is made up of five cottages that offer cozy beds, including both single twin and double options. If there are more than two people staying, an additional bed is available.

Moreover, it serves as a convenient starting point to discover the stunning sights of the park, such as taking a boat cruise, going on game drives, embarking on chimpanzee trekkiing safaris, engaging in bird watching, and more.

Extra amenities that are offered include a lounge area with a bar, a dining establishment, and complimentary internet access.

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