Lodges, Hotels and other accommodation facilities in Queen Elizabeth National Park
There is a wide range of lodges, camps and hotel kind of establishments to stay while at queen Elizabeth national park. The accommodation facilities in Queen Elizabeth national park are located in areas where the biodiversity is less but proximate to the star attractions for example Mweya. Most of the lodges or accommodation facilities in the park are eco based whereby they are built in such are that they adverse the natural environment at the most minimal level possible. These establishments are classified into types that is the budge lodges, midrange and luxury lodges. These offer services in relation to the rates charged to their customers. Some of the lodges at Queen Elizabeth national park include:
Ishasha Wilderness Camp: this is a luxury accommodation facility located in the southern part of the park in ishasha sector on the shores of river Ntungwe. The structures of this lodges are built in tent designs with a thatched roof hence giving a tourist a camping sort of experience but in an executive manner. There are 10 tented camp rooms for the tourists to stay. The rooms are commodious within built wash rooms and very comfortable bed. The area also have wireless internet for clients to surf. The lodge is also a great viewpoint of some wildlife like the tree climbing lions resting on the fig trees, the elephants taking a bath in the river and also antelopes seen grazing in the savannah plains
Katara Lodge: with its strategic location only kilomentres away from katunguru gate and with in the vicinity of kyambura gorge and maragambo forest, katara lodge is the perfect bay for tourists taking up a safari in queen Elizabeth national park. The facility is established at hill offering tourists an clear view of the amazing unique natural features (Rwenzori ranges and the Virunga massif and lake Edward) from far. The rooms are built in hut designed thatched at the top and at night a great display of lamps lighting up the whole play. This is a high end establishment with first class locally made furniture in the rooms and it also has a swimming pool for clients to cool off the heat on a sunny day.
Kyambura Gorge Lodge: this safari lodge dervies its name from one the physical feature in Queen Elizabeth national park the Kyambura gorge a deep natural trench that was created the flow of river Kyambura. The lodge is located at the edge of the gorge in Rubirizi. It is an ideal base for tourists who engage in chimpanzee tracking in the dense forest of kyambura gorge. The lodge also offers great views of the Rwenzori ranges. The lodge is a luxury banda construction all the possible lodging facilities en suite.
Mweya safari lodge: this is more like a hotel with most of the facilities found in a luxury hotel in place from the swimming pool, bar and restaurant, conference room, gym. These also have all types of rooms that is single, double/twins and family room taking up 4 people. This is the most popular lodge in Queen Elizabeth national park since it is located just few meters away from the Mweya tourism information Centre. The lodge organizes boat ride experience and ranger guided game drive since they have boats and safari vehicles respectively.
Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge: this is a lodge that reaches out to both budget and middle class travelers. It has 12 self contained bands for their middle class visitors with running water in the wash rooms. For the budget travelers, there are self-contained tents and non self-contained one and these come with a relatively lower price from the bandas and their services more basic. It is bordering the Kazinga channel and a very great spot to start off your game drive at the northern Kazinga plains ad Kasenyi plains.
Jacana Safari Lodge: jacana safari lodge was built to bring that jungle aura to the tourists while resting. It has 12 high end cottages which are on the shores of lake Nyamusingire a large crater lake and at the edge of Maramagambo forest. The tourist combines both the sea and the forest bliss while on this lodge. Other than the exquisite rooms, the lodge also have a swimming pool, sauna lobby, a restaurant with very delicious meals and also camp fire experiences are organized in the evening.
Hippo hill camp: this camp is built at the hill where a visitor can visibly see a school of hippos dipping on the waters of Lake Edward. It has ten en suite elegant tents with toilet and bathroom intact. It has very professional personnel, a restaurant offering both local and intercontinental dishes. The camp fires are also in place to unwind and look at the shooting stars.