The elephant home is located next to Queen Elizabeth National Park, at Kikorongo village. The lodge sits in the elephant dispersal jungle outside the protected area. This lodge is probably the most accessible community lodge that will go well with everyone looking to get value for money in a community run facility. Easy to find with any transport means, hospitable staff, easy access to the park gate and the clean spacious rooms leave everyone wanting to visit again.
The lodge offers self contained room (with private bathroom and showers), on site restaurant where you can order all meals and a curio shop that sales local gifts. For those who want to go off the beaten path along with the wildlife safari, this lodge offers great opportunities to meet and interacts with the local communities in various organized tours and activities. If you need help to organize all park activities, chimp tracking, the crater lakes tours or any other activities will find this lodge handy as the staff will organize these at no extra cost. Pickups and transfers can also be arranged from the lodge at short notice.
The lodge offers accommodation in twin private self contained rooms, one none-self contained single room and camping grounds. The rooms have medium size beds and large double beds.
Phone: +256-414501866 (office)
WhatsApp: +256 780278010
Location: Kidepo Valley National Park
Apoka is located on a picturesque kopje overlooking the Narus River valley in the remote and beautiful Kidepo Valley National Park. The Park itself is located in far northeastern Uganda, bordering Sudan to the North, the Napore Mountains to the West, and the Morungole Mountains to the South. The Kenyan border is just 5 kilometers from the Park’s Eastern boundary. At the crossroads of Kenyan, Sudanese and Ugandan ecosystems, Kidepo provides an amazing wildlife experience in a remote and pristine wilderness. Apoka Lodge is relaxed and a very remote location of the park which provides a quiet, private and fulfilling experience.
Location: Mabira Forest Reserve
GeoLodges’ exquitite and unusual RainForest Lodge has been built using local, onsite materials to create a stunningly unique atmosphere for visitors to truly appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Mabira Forest Reserve. Boasting over 100 species each of birds, butterflies and insects as well as three primate species and outstanding biodiversity, the RainForest Lodge exhibits the peace and calm of an equatorial hardwood rainforest in the heart of Uganda.
Lodge facilities include the internationally-renowned Legacies Restaurant; the Canopy Bar, with daily cocktail specialities; and the Elements Lounge: A multi-level, 360-degree open lounge with comfortable seating and beautiful views of Mabira Forest. The campfire is the perfect place to rest in the evenings, surrounded by leaping vervet monkeys and the haunting sound of tree hyraxes.
Trails wind through the forest to the private cabins, tranquil seating areas and the secluded pool, and guests are invited to explore the fascinating nature trails with a trained guide who will share the forest’s secrets.
Come stay at the Acholi village with a local family in a traditional African banda. This community accommodation offers its visitors an authentic taste of daily Ugandan life and complete cultural immersion. See the day-to-day activities of a typical northern Ugandan village while the proceeds from your trip are directly benefiting the local population.
Guests can choose between sleeping in a private room or a dormitory. Eight rooms are available for guests; all have private bathrooms with a composting toilet, bathing basin and hot water. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Location: 12km from Mbarara town along Masaka – Mbarara highway.
Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by gorgeous scenery of gardens and beautiful buildings that house a museum, a crafts shop and a restaurant. We serve traditional dishes of millet bread, matooke and ghee, along with a local drink made from millet or sorghum. All ingredients are locally sourced to guarantee freshness and support local producers.
A hotel and campsite is currently being constructed near the center and is anticipated to open in the coming months. The hotel will house up to 22 quests per night and include electricity, private bathrooms with flushing toilets and hot showers, all-inclusive meals and mosquito nets. There will also be dorm rooms.
Description of Tours:
Tours: $5-10, depending on tour and group size
Entrance fee: $8
Price per person per night (anticipated): US. $ 100
Location: Rakai district,Nabigassa sub-county Ngoma Village
Discover the Jjaja Bbanga community and stay in a local guesthouse that was once the home of the community’s chief. Enjoy authentic Ugandan community accommodation and partake in the various activities offered through Grassrootz Safari, a sponsor of the community. During your stay you can participate in tourism activities throughout the village, many of which entail volunteering activities which support the community and conservation.
Guests can sleep in the very same place the village chief once slept! Rooms are set up dormitory-style and all have electricity, towels, sheets, mosquito nets, showers and flushing toilets. The guesthouse can accommodate up to nine people per night and breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Location: Kibale National Park
Kibale Safari Lodge is spectacularly located on a hillside overlooking the forests of Kibale National Park and the Rwenzori Mountains.
The Lodge has been meticulously designed to blend into its natural surroundings, enabling visitors to feel like part of the wildness. From the seclusion of your private veranda you can watch wild animals leap from tree to tree.
Our spacious dining room offers excellent standards of cuisine, and the well stocked bar overlooks the forest so that guests can enjoy magnificent scenery while relaxing with a drink. The Kibale rainforest is home to an astonishing 13 primate species including chimpanzees, 325 bird species, elusive forest elephants and giant forest hogs. Our network of shaded forest trails allows our guests to make the most of this abundant wildlife.
Primate Safari Lodge offers two rooms on the main building, and five luxury cottages with private toilets and hot showers. All cottages are well furnished to ensure comfort
Primate Safari Lodge works closely with the local Bigodi Women’s Community and KAFRED – the Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Development.
Our guests will enjoy local cultural performances, village walks and the opportunity to buy local handicrafts – all profits support the local community. The Lodge is committed to purchasing fruit and vegetables from neighboring villages.
Pineapple Bay Resort
Location: Bulago Island
With 6kms of sandy beaches and almost 10kms of shoreline on 500 acres, Bulago Island is a miniature paradise away from the bustle of urban life. Surrounded by Lake Victoria, the shoreline is made up of rocky outcrops and low cliffs. Around the shore the soil is highly fertile and covered with shady trees. The northeast tip of the island contains a small portion of rainforest. while the interior is covered with savannah-like grassland.
A number of local farmers provide a range of fruit and vegetables, ducks, chickens, pigs and goats. The fish, Nile Perch and Tilapia, can be caught by line or bought from the local fishermen.
Location: Kibale National Park
We invite you for a stay in the middle of the African rainforest. Discover a place where the serene silence is only interrupted by the melodious sounds of the numerous forest birds. A place that combines comfort with adventure while blending perfectly with the natural environment…
Located in the middle of Kibale Forest National Park, this eco-friendly safari lodge is the perfect gateway for tracking the primates of Uganda, with a special focus on the wild chimpanzees that inhabit this African
Primate Lodge Kibale features an exclusive camp with eight luxury safari tents, seven comfortable forest cottages and an adventurous Tree House. All rooms are privately situated within the forest, making it an ideal place to unwind and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you.
Location: Biharwe sub-county Mbarara district.
Visit Rwenjeru Parish and embark on an array of unforgettable cultural and natural activites. You will even have the option of spending the night in an authentic Ugandan community!