Top 5 Safari Lodges in Uganda

Mweya safari lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Mweya safari lodge is situated on top of the wildlife-rich Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park famed for its spacious luxury and privacy. Here you will find the Big game, tranquility, and exquisite cuisine. You will not want to leave. Named after the peninsula just where it is standing, Mweya safari lodge must rank as one of the most romantic bush destinations in Africa. Space, peace and reflected pools bring a feeling of great tranquility.

You also have your very own viewing deck where you can keep an eye on the comings and goings of wild animals as they wander down to the perennial Kazinga channel. In the unlikely event that you want to be connected with the outside world, there are computers with internet connections in the well-stocked library. At the main lodge, you’ll also find the spa and the gym.

Mweya Safari Lodge, also with suites and deluxe rooms, has precisely the same facilities, luxuries, and indulgences, but the décor is strikingly different. It feels as if you are in someone’s inviting, luxury home. There are African fabric throws, bright accents, and an eclectic collection of antiques.

Paraa and Chobe Safari Lodges in Murchison falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park has two exceptional lodges – Paraa and Chobe. These opulent lodges are surrounded by blonde land with Giraffes, warthogs, elephants, and antelopes.

Experience it by vehicle. Your soul will be touched by its beauty. The lodges are located in the northwest of Uganda overlooking one of nature’s best-kept secrets, the River Nile, on its journey from its source at Lake Victoria to join Lake Albert – here it is suddenly channeled into a gorge only six meters wide and cascades 43 meters below. The earth literally trembles at Murchison Falls – one of the world’s most powerful flows of natural water.

Paraa and Chobe Safari Lodges offer a unique blend of comfort, relaxation, and adventure. Each of the rooms is a haven of style and serenity, complete with a balcony and private bathroom. They are built with thick thatch, local stone, and other local materials. Each has a luxurious en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, a large dressing area, study, and broadband Wi-Fi access. They are private and gorgeous. You’ll find rooms with views to a distant horizon. There is a library with satellite TV and a gym with an exquisite spa. Whatever else you do, take time to lie on your back and look at the stars. There are very few other places in the world where you’ll see such a bright blue sky.

Kyaninga Lodge in Kibale National Park

Set against a stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the legendary Mountains of the Moon beyond, Kyaninga Lodge is the spectacular result of one man’s vision and six years of unwavering commitment to creating an experience of Africa’s beauty unlike anything else. Kyaninga Lodge offers luxury accommodation and services at International Level at very affordable rates. The lodge is strategically located to those going for chimpanzee tracking or habituation experience in Kibale National Park. Among other activities here include birding, night forest walk, Bigodi wetland walk, local community walk around Fort portal and Kibale forest, Visit “Amabeere ga Nynamwiru” cultural/historical site, Mpanga market as well as Toro King’s Palace and Karambi Tombs.

Mihingo Lodge in Lake Mburo National Park

Mihingo is a stylish, sophisticated lodge that manages to combine Big game with modern African décor. Set in the Lake Mburo National Park, this wonderful destination is only three and a half hours’ drive from Kampala.

It’s the lodge that will astound you. Outside, they seem unexceptional. But once you’re inside, they seem more like opulent works of art created with canvas and stone. Each luxury tented room is nestled on a private piece of the lodge’s property, enabling guests to enjoy the tranquil environment in complete seclusion. When you emerge in the early morning, you’ll very likely find Zebras meandering along the pathways through the unfenced land. You are in the wild heart of Big game country, and the animals sometimes like to sip water from the swimming pool.

Mahogany Springs Lodge in Bwindi National Park

This is one of the best luxury lodges in the north of Bwindi impenetrable forest (Buhoma region), offering excellent accommodation at the most affordable prices in the area. Mahogany Springs Lodge is a perfect place to stay during gorilla safari or birding adventure in Uganda. The cottages are very nice and very clean with a fantastic view of the Bwindi Impenetrable forest where the mountain gorillas stay. The staff is very experienced, well trained, very helpful, friendly, and can go out of their way to make you comfortable. Bwindi Mountain gorillas are known to the visit Mahogany springs lodge and coming face to face with one of these peaceful creatures is an indescribable experience.

The main activities here are mountain gorilla trekking, bird watching, Batwa Experience, and community tours. The gorilla families around include Mubare, Habinyanja, and Rushegula. However, if you find them fully booked, you can drive from 60 minutes to Ruhija area to track Oruzogo and Bitukura gorilla families. Mahogany springs lodge is strategically located to enable you to access all those Gorilla groups. If you need transport to nearby parks like Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mahogany springs lodge has very good safari vehicles that can take you to other parks. They also offer ground transportation from Kihihi Airstrip to the lodge in case you fly instead of road transport.