The No.5 Boutique Hotel is a pleasant and much more private alternative to the corporate hotels in Entebbe. Its close proximity to the International Airport makes it the perfect stopover before or after your Uganda trip. The hotel's ten en-suite rooms are located in the main building, five of which are on the lower floor with direct access to the garden and five on the upper floor with a small balcony. The annex building is occupied by apartments that are rented for longer periods of time.
The No.5 restaurant offers international cuisine on a high level and an impressive selection of fine wines from South Africa. In the center of the green garden lies the large swimming pool where you can relax and mentally prepare yourself for your Uganda trip (or recall your journey before heading back to your home country). There is also a little spa offering massages next to the swimming pool.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is located in southwestern Uganda, perched high on a hill, with sensational views of the Virunga volcanoes that stretch from Uganda via Rwanda into the Democratic Republic of Congo. At night, the glow of the Nyiragongo volcano shimmers in the distance. This view alone is already worth the nightly rate.
Clouds Lodge is the perfect base for exploring the natural habitat of the mountain gorillas of Bwindi. The Nkuringo group of gorillas can be reached in about 1.5 hours on foot. A truly unforgettable and touching experience.
The lodge is also considered a pioneer for ecotourism in Uganda and its involvement with the local people. Regional artists have contributed to the design of the lodge interior. In return guests of Clouds Lodge have preferential access to the Nkuringo sector and priority in the allocation of permits to this sector.
Built of local volcanic stone, the lodge's eight chalets (two of which are family rooms) have spacious en-suite bathrooms, a large sitting room with double-sided fireplace and beautiful views over the valley from your private veranda.
Travel time to Clouds Lodge from Entebbe is a whopping 10 hours. Flights from Entebbe take 1 hour 15 minutes to Kisoro Airstrip. The road transfer from the airstrip to the lodge is just over an hour.
Bwindi Lodge calls itself "Jungle Lodge", as the main building and rooms are beautifully nestled in the wild forests of Bwindi. The stylish main building offers a lounge, restaurant and the Bwindi Bar, which awaits you with drinks and samples of local cuisine.
The large windows of the main building are creating light and a sense of being in the middle of the forest. The main living area has a central fireplace which acts as a focal point for guests to relax and discuss their gorilla tracking experience. A newly designed outdoor terrace gives dramatic views of the impenetrable forest and is a great place to spot the monkeys and birds hidden in the foliage.
Guests are accommodated in eight tasteful bandas, which have en-suite bathrooms, showers and double washbasins. Most rooms also have a small terrace with lounge chairs. The two newly built deluxe bandas are larger and your upgrade option. A personal butler service is provided for all guests.
Here are the Images of the Bwindi Lodge Deluxe Bandas
Travel time to Bwindi Lodge from Entebbe is around nine hours. Flights from Entebbe to Kihihi Airstrip take about one hour and from there it is only a one-hour drive to the lodge.
Ishasha Wilderness Camp is a classic safari camp with ten guest tents that all feature en-suite bathroom, shower and running water. The camp was built in a romantic location on the banks of Ntungwe River under shady trees. Guests who do not expect too much luxury and enjoy a typical safari camp in the middle of the wilderness will love this camp.
The open main building comes with a large dining and lounge area. Down by the river is a fire pit where guests can sit around the open fire in the evening and enjoy a drink.
Bwindi Forest can be reached in about two hours. The northern section of the Queen Elizabeth National Park (Mweya Peninsula, Mweya Lodge) in about 3 hrs, depending on the road conditions. Kihihi Airstrip is about 45 minutes from the camp.
Kyambura Gorge Lodge offers eight remarkably tasteful bandas with double or twin beds. The wooden floors, high ceilings and carefully chosen interior design give the rooms style and grandeur - your perfect home away from home in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Four of the rooms, the Deluxe Bandas, are larger and provide even more space.
Here are the Images of the Kyambura Deluxe Bandas
All rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, flush toilet, double washbasins, shower and a private balcony. The rooms are named after the chimpanzees of Kyambura Gorge and are slightly elevated on a hillside. Enjoy views across Queen Elizabeth National Park to the snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains, which are clearly visible on good days.
The lodge has vast grounds - in the middle of it sits the beautifully restored main house, which was a coffee roastery once. The old building has been carefully restored and transformed into a modern living room. If the weather permits, meals are served on the terrace. There is also a beautiful swimming pool and spa.
Kyambura Gorge is situated close to the lodge. Descending the steep gorge and crossing the log bridges over the river requires some agility and fitness. Chimp Trekking requires a permit, which is issued in advance and the trekkers must be accompanied by an official ranger.
Kazinga Channel connects Lake Edward and Lake George, named after Queen Victoria's son, Edward VII and his successor, George V. The boat trips start at Mweya Lodge, which can be reached in about an hours drive.
A drive from Kampala / Entebbe takes about seven hours. Kibale Forest and the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park can be reached in about three hours.
This charming colonial-style lodge consists of an elegant main house and eight cozy cottages with views of the Rwenzori Mountains to the west. The mountain peaks are clearly visible on a good day and especially in the evening at sunset, the view is simply spectacular.
Ndali Lodge occupies a beautiful spot and guests can experience the rural atmosphere of Uganda in a very authentic way. The gardens are enchanting and offer various corners where you can read and relax. At the back of the main house there is a pergola from where the Nyinambuga crater lake can be seen.
Ndali is run by the owner couple.
Ndali Lodge is located on the edge of the imposing Nyinambuga Crater Lake, about 10km west of Kibale Forest. The land around Ndali is privately owned and still operated in the traditional way.
The lodge is about 45 minutes drive from the starting point of the chimpanzee trekking. Queen Elizabeth National Park can be reached within two hours.
You will visit one of these chimpanzee groups today. The trek starts at Kanyanchu Visitor Centre and usually takes two to four hours of easy trekking with your rangers. The actual time with the chimpanzees is limited to one hour.
Apoka Safari Lodge is the only accommodation within Kidepo Valley National Park and clearly the best place to discover the wild beauty of the park. The lodge offers ten spacious chalet suites with natural canvas walls, en-suite bathroom and outdoor stone bathtub. The main building includes inviting sofa corners, a bar and a cozy restaurant. Both the rock pool that has been carved out of a big rock and the observation tower provide spectacular views over the savannah.
Apoka Safari Lodge is picturesquely situated on a hill overlooking the Narus River Valley in the southwestern sector of Kidepo Valley National Park. The still very pristine wildlife sanctuary is located in northeastern Uganda and borders Sudan to the north, the Napore Mountains to the west, the Morungole Mountains to the south and Kenya to the east.
Culturally, the region is equally unique and seems to have sprung from another time and world. The Karimajong and Ik tribes still live here in their very traditional way of life, characterized by myths and rituals.
Individual journey. The journey will be planned on your preferred dates.
Duration 16 nights. Min 2 guests. Trip vice versa possible. Weight limit of luggage 15 kg. Luggage in one soft bag only.
Includes all transfers from Entebbe to the hotels/camps to Entebbe
- No.5 Boutique Hotel: Double Room. Breakfast.
- Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge: Double Room. All meals, drinks (except premier brands), laundry service.
- Bwindi Lodge: Standard Banda. All meals, drinks (except premier brands), laundry service.
- Ishasha Wilderness Camp: Double Room. All meals, drinks (except premier brands).
- Kyambura Gorge Lodge: Standard Banda. All meals, drinks (except premier brands), laundry service.
- Ndali Lodge: Double Room. All meals.
- Nile Safari lodge: Deluxe Banda. All meals, drinks (except premier brands), laundry service.
- Apoka Safari Lodge: Double Room. All meals, drinks (except premier brands), laundry service, twice daily activities with one of the camp guides.
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