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Mweya Lodge

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Mweya Lodge enjoys an unsurpassed location, perched atop a peninsula jutting into the Kazinga Channel, the meandering waterway at the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Every room overlooks the channel, which boasts the world’s largest concentration of hippos. Guests also enjoy magnificent views of Lakes George and Edward, not to mention wild forest hogs grazing just outside the windows and an abundance of colorful local birds. In the distance rise the volcanoes of the Rwenzori Range, the famed “Mountains of the Moon."

Though Mweya is a larger lodge than we typically use on our safaris, its outstanding location directly on the Kazinga Channel makes it a most gratifying stay. The lodge's 54 en suite rooms have a host of amenities for guests' comfort. Lodge interiors feature a dramatic high-ceilinged lobby and incorporate thatch, stucco and terracotta tile. Guests may enjoy drinks amid the classic safari ambience of the Tembo Bar, and meals in the formal dining room or on the veranda, with views that will surely distract from dinner! Enjoy a swim in the infinity pool as you identify animals cooling off in the channel below. A health club and spa offer a range of facilities, including sauna, steam bath and relaxing treatments.