Uganda can be found on the East African Plateau and is home to glistening lakes and lush forests. This beautiful country also has countless opportunities for sighting rare wildlife and embarking on safari adventures into the wilderness. Uganda also has many endangered species, and along with its vibrant culture and world-renowned hospitality, it is a fast-up-and-coming travel destination.
Africa Travel offers a selection of quality accommodation types, providing you with a luxury stay as well as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In fact, each resort has its own unique features; here are the very best.
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is located next to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where you can take a hike to see the endangered mountain gorilla. Half of the world’s population of this gorilla species is located here, making it a site that must be visited by avid nature lovers.
This is a place for unforgettable memories. The camp comprises eight luxury tents where you can enjoy some peace and seclusion in the heart of Uganda. The camp also has open-plan communal areas to relax in, while taking in the spectacular views of the neighbouring rainforest.
The Bwindi Lodge was fully renovated in 2018 and now offers a guest lounge, dining area and outdoor terrace, where you can often see gorillas venturing close to the grounds.
Here, you’ll be staying in one of the eight bandas, each with private balconies, where you can relax after a day of trekking deep into the rainforest. Each banda contains four poster beds within warm, fully furnished and inviting interiors that have a unique Ugandan feel. The award-winning Bwindi bar is close by, serving tapas-style Ugandan dishes, so you can try the true tastes of this country.
The butlers and housekeepers at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge offer impeccable service, attending to your every need. So, you will truly be on cloud nine during your stay.
While staying in these spacious and comfortable lodges, you find yourself in paradise when you take advantage of the spa services available. After a day of glimpsing rare wildlife and endangered species in the rainforest, a massage and an expert spa treatment will provide the perfect end to your day.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is situated high up on the hillside; providing phenomenal views of the surrounding forest. Being surrounded by the life of the forest offers you a breathtaking, magical experience, especially on starry nights. So, if you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, Clouds Mountain offers an ideal getaway location.
In the River Nile you can find Wildwaters Lodge, located on its own private island surrounded by rapids. Ten timber-floored thatched rooms are found on the island, each with a private deck from which to enjoy views of the surrounding forest where you can spot monkeys and myriad birdlife.
Take to the waters of this iconic river on a thrilling whitewater rafting trip or, for something a little more sedate, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding are also available. The main lodge overlooks the rapids and the natural rock swimming pool is the perfect spot to relax. The lodge is part of the Wildwaters Reserve, a group of forested mid-stream islands that are home to otters, giant monitor lizards and numerous species of birds. The reserve aims to protect the riverine ecosystem and ensure local communities benefit from visitors to the lodge and the conservation of the natural environment.
Next to the Ntungwe River in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha Wilderness Camp provides an idyllic and remote safari experience; the camp’s excellent hospitality and staff will make your stay truly unforgettable. From the comfortable canvassed rooms, you can relish the river views and hot showers after a long day discovering the local wildlife including elephants, buffalos, Uganda kob and the park’s famous tree-climbing lions.
Ishasha Wilderness Camp offers excursions such as guided walks, bush breakfasts and community visits to enhance your experience and the staff here are always willing to go that extra mile for you. During your stay, you can dine al fresco to take in the vistas of Queen Elizabeth National Park and enjoy a sundowner drink as you keep warm next to the outdoor open fireplace in the evening.
The lodge serves a mix of international and Ugandan cuisine, made with locally sourced ingredients to suit all tastes and dietary requirements.
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