As part of the Serena portfolio chain, this lodge is very large in size and has an abundance of facilities. As it has its own golf course, it is an obvious choice for those who like golf and would like to have a round or two before or after their Uganda itinerary. Aside from golf, it has comfortable rooms, a large pool, a spa, curio shop and more.
Adventure and adrenaline
This lodge is located on a solid rock peninsula amidst the rapids of the River Nile in the south-eastern part of Uganda. The lodge is part of the high-end Lemala portfolio (who own luxury safari lodges in Tanzania) and is certainly fitting with their level of accommodation, service and overall hospitality.
Bwindi Lodge is the flagship lodge of the Volcanoes Portfolio, and what a lodge it is! The lodge sits in the heart of Bwindi town, a short walk from the gorilla tracking headquarters.
Kyanginga Lodge is sat on the edge of an extinct volcanic crater lake looking out to the Rwenzori Mountains in south-western Uganda. The lodge sits high up with beautiful views offered from the main area and your private veranda on your bedroom, but with the high altitude, expect a lot of stairs!
This independent lodge sits high up in the Ugandan Great Crater Lakes region. With only nine small cottages, Papaya Lodge is a relaxing place to be with stunning views from the rooms, the main area and the swimming pool. Although the rooms are not as impressive as the main area décor, the swimming pool exceeds all expectations and in our opinion, is the best in Uganda!
Baker’s Lodge is part of the Exclusive Camps and, as all of the other lodges in this portfolio, it offers an authentic, intimate and professional experience. The lodge itself sits on the southern bank of the River Nile, with a huge variety of birds, bathing elephants and pods of hippo seen regularly from the main area and your private verandas!
During the early years of the British protectorate, the city of Entebbe was the capital of Uganda. Kampala has now taken its place as capital but that isn’t to say that Entebbe is not worth a visit, especially as it works well logistically, passing from one destination to another.
Murchison Falls National Park
Located in the northern region of Uganda, Murchison Falls is a waterfall found on the course of the great Nile. This is where the Nile squeezes through a narrow 8 metre gorge and cascades down to become a placid river and often a trademark rainbow.
Jinja is most renowned for being the source of the River Nile – a major north-flowing river in north eastern Africa and at a length of approximately 6,850 kilometers, it is longest river in the world! For that reason alone, thousands of tourists include make a visit to Jinja to see the source of the river, but also to participate in all of the adrenaline activities that the destination offers.
Kibale Forest National Park
Uganda has several forests and national parks in which chimpanzees can be found and the park you visit will depend on the experience you are wanting – whether that is a chimpanzee tracking experience, or a chimpanzee habituation experience. Habituated chimpanzees mean that they are accustomed to human presence and will not run off when they sense or see humans.