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.
Located adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park, Mihingo Lodge is perched high on a rocky kopje and has spectacular views over the vast savannah landscape. Designed to blend in with its fragile surroundings, the twelve thatched-roofed tents are raised on platforms and come with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water, showers and flush loos. Each rooms has its unique charm and character, whether it is nestled in forest, overlooking the lake, perched on a rocky outcrop or located down by the water hole. An infinity pool overlooks the valley below where buffalo, eland, impala, warthogs, bush buck and zebra can be seen at the waterhole.
Mihingo Lodge is located close to Lake Mburo National Park. The drive to the park entrance takes about 30 minutes. The drive to Bwindi Forest takes about 6 hours, to Entebbe about 4 hours, Queen Elizabeth NP about 3,5 hour and Kibale Forest 5 hours.
The six cottages or bandas of Mount Gahinga Lodge are built of stone and protected with a thatched roof. In front of the entrance there has a terrace with seating. Each banda is colorfully decorated and has twin or double beds, en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and running water and a private terrace with seating.
The main building offers a lounge, bar, restaurant, library and sundeck with magnificent vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes.
The lodge is reached from Kisoro in about an hours drive. There are regular flights to Kisoro from Entebbe.
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.
Semliki Safari Lodge is the only accommodation in the entire Semliki Valley and offers a very exclusive experience. The lodge has eight en-suite tented suites with wooden floors and a terrace where guests can sit outside and relax. One of the rooms is a family room for 3-4 people.
The main building is slightly elevated on stilts, open to the front and covered with a high thatched roof. Great views of the Rwenzori Mountains can be enjoyed during the meals, from the bar and from the swimming pool.
The lodge can be reached by plane (2 hours from Entebbe) or by vehicle. The drive from Fort Portal takes about two hours.
Kyaninga Lodge is the work of an English visionary who built this lodge within 6 years more or less on his own! It is located at Kyaninga Crater Lake, about 7km north of the town of Fort Portal. The construction is quite dramatic. Kyaninga was built on wooden stilts and long walkways connect the cottages to the multi-story main building that towers at the top. In front of the main building are sundecks and a swimming pool.
The eight cottages have very comfortable and large bedrooms with a little lounge, as well as a private bathroom with a freestanding bathtub and a separate shower. The rooms also offer a private terrace where you can enjoy breakfast tea and gaze at the impressive Rwenzori mountain range in the distance.
Kyaninga Lodge overlooks Lake Kyaninga and is about an hour's drive from Kibale Forest and about two hours' drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park.
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.
Individual journey. A professional guide will accompany you on this trip. The journey will be planned on your preferred dates. You travel by vehicle only.
Duration 17 nights. Min 2 guests. Trip vice versa possible. Weight limit of luggage 20 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.
- Mihingo Lodge: Double Room. All meals.
- Mount Gahinga Lodge: Standard Banda. All meals, drinks (except premier brands), laundry service.
- 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.
- Semliki Safari Lodge: Double Room. All meals, drinks (except premier brands), twice daily activities with one of the camp guides.
- Kyaninga Lodge: Double Room. All meals.
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