Uganda is one of Africa’s top safari destinations and a major development of the tourism sector is the state of accommodation in Uganda.
Uganda is a land of natural beauty and wildlife diversity, offering some of the best safari experiences in Africa. Whether you want to see the endangered mountain gorillas, the big five, or the stunning scenery of the Rift Valley, Uganda has something for everyone.
Finding the right accommodation can make or break your trip and if you are planning a safari holiday in Uganda, you might be wondering where to stay. There are many different styles of accommodation in Uganda varying from large hotels to smaller more intimate lodges and tented camps.
Take a look at some of the Uganda Safari Lodges we work with on a regular basis.
If you want to treat yourself to a high-end safari experience, Uganda has plenty of luxury hotels and lodges to choose from. These offer spacious and comfortable rooms, often with private balconies or terraces overlooking the wilderness.
They also have amenities such as swimming pools, spas, restaurants, and bars, where you can enjoy delicious meals and drinks while admiring the views.
Some of the recommended luxury hotels and lodges to consider include;
- Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge – Bwindi Impenetrable N.P
- Kampala Serena Hotel – Kampala
- Papaya Lake Lodge – Fort Portal
If you’re seeking a comfortable yet affordable safari experience, mid-range hotels and lodges are the ideal choice. Enjoy well-appointed rooms and excellent service without breaking the bank.
Some of the recommended mid-range options to consider include;
- Rwakobo Rock – Lake Mburo N.P
- Pakuba Safari Lodge – Murchison Falls N.P
- Kasenyi Safari Camp – Queen Elizabeth N.P
If you are looking for a more affordable and authentic safari experience, Uganda has many campsites and budget lodges where you can pitch your tent or stay in a basic hut. These are usually located near the national parks or other attractions, and offer basic facilities such as toilets, showers, and fireplaces.
Some of them also have communal kitchens or dining areas where you can cook your own food or buy meals from local vendors.
Here are some of the recommended budget lodges to consider:
- Papyrus Guesthouse – Entebbe
- Bunyonyi Overland Resort – Lake Bunyonyi
- Embogo Lodge – Queen Elizabeth N.P
Should you stay in the more modest local hotels/guest houses you will have the use of showers and toilets, hot water cannot always be guaranteed. They are very basic and generally clean, and the staff is friendly and helpful. However, they can be fairly noisy, especially on weekends but the atmosphere is friendly and accepting.
Food and Meals
Uganda is blessed with delicious foods, thanks to the good climate, fertile soils, and a mix of cultures and subcultures. Most of the food in Uganda is organically grown by local subsistence farmers and is often fertilizer free.
If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, you should mention these such that the safari can be planned with that in mind. Just tell us at the start of making your safari program such that your health is a consideration in every decision.
We encourage you to try Ugandan food, especially the traditional cuisine of the people around the place you are visiting. Additionally, Uganda has very many fruits that you can enjoy.
Laundry is possible at most establishments in Uganda at an additional cost. Mostly it is done by hand and dried naturally outside and so this requires at least 1-2 days for turn-around depending upon the location and weather.
If you feel any apprehension about asking, talk to your driver-guide and he will ask on your behalf. Our guides are happy to help you and you should feel free with them.