Accommodation in Uganda
A selection of accommodation facilities in different destinations in Uganda. Depending on your budget, Jewel Safaris advises on the type of accommodation that best suits you.
Located on Edna Road just 10 minutes away from Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport, Hotel Number 5 is a new luxury boutique facility offering, not just accommodation but also spa treatment and a Hotel gym for residents. The hotel’s prime location – right next to the airport makes it easy for guests to relax and freshen up before and after domestic flights to the main conservation areas. No.5 is 40 minutes drive from Kampala, the capital city.
No.5 has a total of 16 rooms categorized as Luxury twins, Luxury doubles, Luxury Apartments, and a stand-alone Residence room. Each room has an outside seating area opening onto the gardens and swimming pool and has an en-suite bathroom with a shower.
The rooms have Wi-Fi internet access, a guest safe, flat-screen television, a direct dial telephone, a filter coffee-making facility, and mosquito nets over the beds.
They offer accommodation on both Full Board and Bed and Breakfast basis
The Boma Hotel
Boma is a boutique hotel situated in Entebbe with an intimate experience and a breathtaking atmosphere. The hotel is 40 minutes drive from Uganda’s capital, Kampala hence making it easy for tourists to visit the city and other places of interest and return for overnight accommodation. Decorated in African- European style, Boma offers rooming-in single, double/twin, and triple occupancy.
The triple rooms are equipped with King size beds and Single beds while Double rooms consist of King size beds. Single occupancy rooms are furnished with either 1 King size bed or two combined single beds (European style).
Additionally, the hotel offers a swimming pool, bar, and restaurant
Accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park
Nile Safari Lodge
Nile Safari Lodge is situated in the Southern Bank of Murchison Falls National Park and is only 25 minutes away from Bugungu Airstrip.
The lodge consists of eight bandas, each with a thatched roof, spacious seating area, day bed, a generous mosquito net, en suite facilities with indoor and outdoor showers. The rooms offer private viewing deck with a swing chair and deck chairs. There are Deluxe bandas overlooking the Nile, the Exclusive Banda suitable for couples/honeymooners and the Family villa for families and small groups.
Amenities at Nile Safari Lodge include; Mini Fridge, Safe Wi-Fi, Bathtub, Deck, Yoga Mats, Fans, Day bed, Monsoon shower, Outdoor shower, En-suite toilet & Bidet and Telephone.
Paraa Safari Lodge
Paraa Safari Lodge is a Marasa Africa property found in the central part of Murchison Falls National Park, overlooking the river Nile. The lodge is only 45 minutes’ drive away from both Pakuba Airstrip and Bugungu Airstrip within the National Park.
Paraa offers accommodation in 54 stylish rooms, each complete with balcony and en-suite private bathrooms. You have option to have accommodation in suites, double rooms or single rooms.
The rooms are categorized as classic, queen cottages, superior rooms and safari tents.
Amenities at Paraa Safari Lodge include; the Explorers’ Bar, Swimming pool, Restaurant and Cuisine, The Business Centre, Conference facilities and the gift shop.
Accommodation in Kibale National Park
Located just 10km from Murchison Falls National Park and 45 minutes to chimp walk starting point, Ndali lodge is one the most recommended accommodations in the park. The lodge is near Kasese Air strip – approximately 2 hours’ drive.
Ndali lodge offers accommodation in nine (9) cottages consisting of en-suite bathrooms including the honey moon cottage for couples and love birds preferring more privacy. Ndali lodge residents have several amenities and facilities including Bar and Restaurant, and a Swimming pool. The lodge also offers complementary Laundry Services.
This is located right at the rim of Lake Kyaninga in Kibale and just a few minutes away from the chimp trek starting point, Kanyanchu. The time distance between Kyaninga Lodge and Kasese Airstrip is approximately two hours.
Kyaninga’s nine spacious cottages are made from hand carved logs, each with a choice of twin or double beds made up with soft bed linen and feather pillows. An indoor seating area leads out to a private deck where you can enjoy morning tea or coffee with views over the lake and the Rwenzori Mountains. The en-suite bathrooms boast marble countertop basins set atop crafted Elgon olive pedestals, claw footed freestanding baths, and glass-walled showers.
You can make use of the other available facilities like the swimming pool, bar and restaurant and the Gardens.
Accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Elephant Plains is a newlie launched lodge inside Queen Elizabeth National Park. The lodge is only 5 minutes away from the park gate and gives you views of the equator monument hence has become a magnet for many park visitors.
Guest accommodation is across 8 cottages well-spaced for privacy all with views across the park. Each cottage has a large ensuite bathroom with shower and bath, comfortable large beds, and generous verandas with snug seating.
The cottages are thatched using local brown savannah grass that not only blends into the surroundings but absorbs the heat and acts as a cooling system that is needed so close to the equator. The black granite stones used on the walk ways are from the Mukubu river which flows from the Rwenzori mountains.
Elephant Plains also has a swimming pool for guests to cool off at the end of the day.
Located on the Great Rift Valley escarpment, Katara Lodge offers uninterrupted views of the Savannah, Lake Edward, the Virunga and Rwenzori Mountain ranges. Hence attracting several tourists. The nearest airfields from Katara Lodge are Kihihi airstrip, Kasese airstrip Mweya airstrip and Mbarara airfield making the lodge more accessible.
Katara Lodge offers accommodation in eight (8) thatched cottages with Seven (7) regular cottages and 1 family cottage. The latter has 2 separate bedrooms with a shared sitting area and bathroom. The regular cottages have one large open sleeping and sitting area.
Ishasha Wilderness Camp
IWC is situated within Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to the famous tree climbing lions.
Set alongside the Ntungwe River, within the riverine forest, each of the camp’s tent stylised rooms has a private verandah overlooking the river. Furnished with large mosquito-netted beds, all rooms are en suite with hot ‘bush’ showers, running water for hand-basins and a flushing ‘eco-friendly’ toilet.
There is a thatched central lounge and dining area offering a comfortable setting for meals and relaxation. In the evening, the outdoor “camp fire” is available for guests to relax with sundowners and share their day’s experiences.
Internet and recharging facilities throughout the camp, and a gift/local craft shop are also available.
Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is a Sanctuary Retreats property located inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and just 1 hour from Kihihi Airstrip. The camp offers accommodation in ten luxurious tents but they are often visited by some gorilla families.
Each tent has a spacious, stone-walled bathroom with private sections, and a free-standing bath for a relaxing soak after gorilla tracking. The trees around the camp light up in the morning when the sun starts shining, and thanks to the few available tents, the camp retains an intimate, exclusive feel, enabling you to experience Africa’s magic.
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp has an established philanthropy project at Bwindi Community Hospital, Spa, Bar and restaurant and a fire place for evening relaxation.
Four Gorillas Lodge
Located in Rushaga sector, Four Gorillas Lodge offers the best of all worlds to those who travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The lodge can be accessed by road from Kampala via Kabale which takes about 9 hours. There are also scheduled and chartered flights from Entebbe to Kisoro. The lodge is a 5-minute drive from the Kisoro airstrip.
In this oasis of privacy, serenity, and rejuvenation, there are no crowds, just mountain gorillas as well as the soothing sound of birds and breathtaking views.
Four Gorillas Lodge comprises en-suite rooms spiced by a blend of natural scenery, upscale elegance, and cozy homesteading. Each room comes with a private bathroom.
Facilities at the lodge
- Well stocked bar
- Room service
- Airstrip pick and drop off vans/airport shuttle
- Wi-Fi internet
- Laundry services
- Child care
Located inside Bwindi National Park, Bwindi lodge has earned a space in the hearts of many Gorilla visitors. The lodge is 15minutes away from the starting point for gorilla tracking in Buhoma area and 30 minutes’ drive to Kihihi Airstrip.
Bwindi lodge is comprised of ten bandas (two Deluxe and eight Standard). You can choose to stay in a single, twin (separate beds) or double occupancy.
The lodge offers complimentary services and activities including personal butler service for all guests, the spa, Bwindi Bar and Community Tea Project, internet connection. There is Premium wine, whisky, and cocktail menus.
Accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park
Kigambira Safari Lodge
Nestled in the southern part of Lake Mburo National Park, Kigambira safari Lodge is a newly launched accommodation attracting many visitors. The lodge seats between Kigambira lake from which it derived its name and Rubanga Forest. Kigambira is only 1 hour and 25 minutes from Mbarara Airstrip and Mbarara town.
Kigambira Safari Lodge is comprised of 12 ensuite bandas including 2 family bandas and the honeymoon suite. The other 9 deluxe bandas offer double or twin occupancy depending on your preference. The lodge also has a large swimming pool for guests to cool off.
Mihingo Lodge is located adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park, 1 hour and 30 minutes to Mbarara town and Mbarara Airstrip. The lodge is 5 hours from Kampala.
Mihingo Lodge has 12 unique tented rooms, each with its own charm and character whether nestled in forest, overlooking the lake, perched on a rocky outcrop or down by the water hole. Although no two rooms are the same, Suni and Ralph have ensured they all share stunning views and provide guests with a light and airy sanctuary and privacy.
Each spacious canvas tent is equipped with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water, showers, and flush loos. The doorways are framed by stunning pieces of dead olive wood found on the land.
Mpogo Safari Lodge
Located in the outcasts of Lake Mburo National Park – Western Uganda, Mpogo Safari Lodge is a recommended midrange accommodation.
Mpogo Lodge offers accommodation in 16 rooms including two private luxurious grass thatched cottages. The tents are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water, showers, and flush loos. The rooms have been sensitively designed to complement the local environment with great attention to detail.
The doorways are framed by stunning pieces of dead olive wood found on the land. The hilly main dining area offers great scenic views of Lake Mburo National Park. The outside walls reflect the colours of the African soil.