Optimally located on Lake Victoria and less than a mile from the international airport, this four-star hotel is modern and sophisticated, with 73 spacious rooms that are stylishly appointed.
Protea Hotel Entebbe
Optimally located on Lake Victoria, the 4-star Protea Hotel Entebbe offers fine accommodations less than one mile from Uganda's international airport. Guests are greeted in the expansive lobby, defined by sophisticated modern furnishings and a winding staircase. The 73 spacious guest rooms are stylishly appointed and have every contemporary amenity including air conditioning, en suite bathrooms, satellite TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and electronic safes. Before or after your safari, stroll the lavish gardens and relax on the outdoor terrace, or enjoy a swim in the spectacular pool at the edge of Lake Victoria, with sweeping views. The Tides Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and features fresh local seafood, including tilapia and Nile perch. Nearby are Entebbe Botanical Garden, Kitubulu Forest, the Ugandan Wildlife Education Center, and Entebbe Golf Club.
Dramatically perched on the rim of an extinct volcano that has filled to become scenic Lake Nyinambuga, a main thatched lodge has ample communal space along with eight luxurious stone and thatch cottages.
Kibale Forest, Uganda
Ndali Lodge in Kibale Forest is one of the most exciting accommodations we offer... anywhere! The setting is one of the most dramatic in Africa: the lodge is perched on the rim of an extinct volcano that has filled with water to become scenic Lake Nyinambuga – 250 acres in size and 430 feet deep.
The main thatched lodge has a spacious sitting room, reception area and dining room flanked by eight cottages providing luxurious accommodation for 16 guests. The west-facing cottages have a panoramic view of the rainforest-draped 'Mountains of the Moon.' Cottages are built of local stone and thatch, and the interiors are imaginatively and comfortably furnished using local natural materials. Each cottage, large enough to accommodate a family, has en suite facilities with bath, shower, toilet and wash basin, plus a private veranda, ideal for watching the sun set behind the Rwenzori Mountains, the snowcapped peaks of which are easily visible on a clear day.
At night the dining room is lit exclusively with candles – the lodge has no electricity or generators to alter the tranquil atmosphere, though there is solar lighting in the cottages. The sitting room, reception and dining room open onto Lake Nyinambuga and are connected by open-air passageways. Breakfast is served on the veranda overlooking the lake, and guests enjoy freshly squeezed passion fruit juice (from Ndali's vines when in season) and homemade bread with wild honey to complement a full English breakfast.
Perched atop the Kazinga Channel at the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park, all 54 rooms overlook the waterway with the world’s largest concentration of hippos, with entry via a dramatic high-ceiling lobby.
Location 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.
In a remote region famed for its tree-climbing lions, 10 framed-canvas tents are set beside the Ntungwe River, comfortably furnished with large mosquito-netted beds, with camp outlets powered by the sun.
Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Ishasha Wilderness Camp enjoys an isolated setting in the remote southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Ntungwe River. The region is famed for its tree-climbing lions, which can sometimes be spotted resting in the branches of the large fig trees in the area. Ten spacious framed canvas tents are situated in the wooded area beside the river, each comfortably furnished with large mosquito-netted beds and an en suite bathroom and dressing area with hot and cold running water, hot ‘bush-style' showers, and an eco-friendly flush toilet. A central lounge, dining and bar area under cool thatch provides a comfortable environment for meals and relaxing during the day. A shaded area beside the river offers al fresco dining and an evening fireplace for guests to relax with sundowners and share their day’s experiences. The camp is designed to be as low-impact as possible, with carefully limited usage of water, power and other resources. Solar power is used for lighting, with power outlets limited to a central area that has been allocated for recharging cameras and other small electronic devices. Wireless Internet access is available.
Seven large thatched cottages overlook the clear Munyanga River and face the dense jungles that are home to half the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. Suites offer privacy, serenity and comfort.
Mahogany Springs Lodge
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Mahogany Springs Lodge enjoys one of the finest locations in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Seven large thatched cottages overlook the clear waters of the Munyanga River and face the dense jungles of the national park that’s home to half the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. The lodge combines privacy, serenity, scenery and exceptional comfort to create a gorilla and birding safari base that has few peers. Every room at Mahogany Springs is a spacious suite, with large double doors and windows that bring the outdoors in. Each suite has a balcony overlooking the verdant valley. Suites have hardwood floors, minimalist wood beds with crisp white linens, writing desks and bathrooms with terra cotta mosaic-tiled showers. The main building features high ceilings under thatch and wrap-around terraces that survey the panorama of river and forest. Enjoy a glass of wine at the impressive wooden bar, or relax in front of the double-sided fireplace with a book or board game from the library.