Location: Near the entrance to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Just 800 metres from the equator monument, and overlooking a thrilling landscape of crater lakes is the Queen´s Pavilion, a community-run internet café. This is the perfect spot to revive yourself after an early morning safari with a cup of Ugandan tea or coffee. You can email exotic tales of wild African adventures to your friends and family back home, as you listen to the elephants trumpeting on the dry plains below, or sit outside at one of the shaded tables and enjoy the savannah views.
It´s also a great place to come for souvenirs – the Centre has a selection of locally made handicrafts including handwoven baskets and paper bead jewellery.
The Queen´s Pavilion was set up by Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), a non-profit organization which was founded by Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, a veterinarian. She began the project following an anthrax outbreak in the local area, and CTPH trained 10 volunteers from each affected community, with the aim of improving public education and awareness.