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Uganda

Kyambura Gorge Lodge

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Kyambura Gorge Safari Lodge is part of an eco-tourism project on a former coffee plantation at the edge of Kyambura Gorge and Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Accommodations at the lodge consist of eight unique timber and brick bandas with either iron sheet or thatched roofs to echo local building styles. There are six double rooms and two twin rooms and each are named after a local chimpanzee. Each banda comes with a luxury en suite bathroom with a flushing toilet, double vanity, and a shower with hot and cold running water. A private balcony with a unique view either across the savanna or the gorge.

The lodge is located on the edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park with panoramic views of the rolling savanna, the distant Rwenzori Mountains, and the sunken Kyambura Gorge. The Park spreads over an area of 1,200 square miles in the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley. Elephant, lion, hippo, leopard, buffalo, Uganda Kob, baboon, and over 600 birds make their home in the area. Particular to the southern area of the park are tree-climbing lions often found resting in the large fig trees. However, the lodge is also located near the sunken forest of Kyambura Gorge, home to a tropical rainforest and chimpanzees some of which have been habituated. The Kazinga Channel flows through the park.

A big draw to the lodge are the guided chimpanzee treks. A two to three-hour walk descends a steep gorge and crosses log bridges over the river and requires some agility and fitness but is worth it to see the chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Morning and afternoon game drives explore Queen Elizabeth National Park with an expert guide in a 4×4 vehicle. A unique opportunity, guests can join a local scientific researcher on his daily game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park to locate and record the behavior of a lion pride he is studying. River cruises are available on the Kazinga Chanel which bisects the park for an excellent chances of spotting elephants on the river-bank, hippos in the water, and a plethora of water-birds. A tour of a community coffee plantation shows the process from bean to cup and even includes a tasty sample.

The main lodge building houses a lounge and dining area. Nearby there is a gift shop for those precious souvenirs. The lodge’s salt water pool is the best place to relax during the heat of the day. There is a tranquil massage where every guest receives a complimentary massage. There is Wi-Fi in main area.

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Uganda

Kyambura Gorge Lodge

PLAN MY TRIP

Kyambura Gorge Safari Lodge is part of an eco-tourism project on a former coffee plantation at the edge of Kyambura Gorge and Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Accommodations at the lodge consist of eight unique timber and brick bandas with either iron sheet or thatched roofs to echo local building styles. There are six double rooms and two twin rooms and each are named after a local chimpanzee. Each banda comes with a luxury en suite bathroom with a flushing toilet, double vanity, and a shower with hot and cold running water. A private balcony with a unique view either across the savanna or the gorge.

The lodge is located on the edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park with panoramic views of the rolling savanna, the distant Rwenzori Mountains, and the sunken Kyambura Gorge. The Park spreads over an area of 1,200 square miles in the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley. Elephant, lion, hippo, leopard, buffalo, Uganda Kob, baboon, and over 600 birds make their home in the area. Particular to the southern area of the park are tree-climbing lions often found resting in the large fig trees. However, the lodge is also located near the sunken forest of Kyambura Gorge, home to a tropical rainforest and chimpanzees some of which have been habituated. The Kazinga Channel flows through the park.

A big draw to the lodge are the guided chimpanzee treks. A two to three-hour walk descends a steep gorge and crosses log bridges over the river and requires some agility and fitness but is worth it to see the chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Morning and afternoon game drives explore Queen Elizabeth National Park with an expert guide in a 4×4 vehicle. A unique opportunity, guests can join a local scientific researcher on his daily game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park to locate and record the behavior of a lion pride he is studying. River cruises are available on the Kazinga Chanel which bisects the park for an excellent chances of spotting elephants on the river-bank, hippos in the water, and a plethora of water-birds. A tour of a community coffee plantation shows the process from bean to cup and even includes a tasty sample.

The main lodge building houses a lounge and dining area. Nearby there is a gift shop for those precious souvenirs. The lodge’s salt water pool is the best place to relax during the heat of the day. There is a tranquil massage where every guest receives a complimentary massage. There is Wi-Fi in main area.