The Papaya Lake Lodge is a beautiful and stunning accommodation facility overlooking the crater lakes in fort portal, Uganda. This is the ideal place for visitors willing to relax and enjoy Uganda’s scenery and also tour around the nearby national parks. Its elevated position allows the guests to enjoy scenic views of the sparkling waters from the craters and glance at the majestic Rwenzori Mountains. This Comfortable safari lodge is owned by previous travelers who moved from Europe to Africa to explore new experiences thus settling here. Papaya Lake lodge suits every kind of visitors from the budget travelers to the Luxurious ones.
The main lodging area is very impressive, built with wood, rocks and grass thatch structure which over-looks the two crater lakes. The lodge also has a restaurant and bar with a lounge area, spacious enough for the visitors to enjoy their time. Papaya lodge is built with an artistic impression, which a number of artifacts and well positioned plants. A swimming pool is available for visitors to relax and has a 360 degrees wide view of the surroundings. The food is nicely prepared by the chefs and includes a fusion of cuisines from all corners of the world, prepared using fresh ingredients.
Papaya lake lodge has 8 cottages and one villa all positioned on the slopes of the crater lakes. With each having a private Verandah, the cottages are well spaced with enough privacy. Inside the rooms is a King-size bed, mosquito net, sitting area, bedside tables, lighting and bathroom facilities. The villa however has 3 bedrooms perfect for a family or group, with a lounge featuring a cozy fireplace, a terrace and bigger bathroom.
Activities to do while staying at Papaya Lake lodge
A number of excursion can be done while staying at this amazing lodge in Western Uganda. The lodge is situated near Kibale forest national park, which is famous for chimpanzee tracking and bird watching. Guided walks to this forest are available and you will enjoy seeing some of the rarest primate species including black-and-white collobus monkey, red collobus monkey, blue monkey, and L’Hoest’s monkeys.
Another activity is taking a tour to visit the Tooro Kingdom palace in fort portal town, Amabeere caves and hiking around the crater lakes. Other Tours include visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s most popular destination with a number of attractions. Visitors can get to enjoy launch trips, game drives, hot air balloon safaris, bird watching and chimp tracking here. The nearby semuliki national park also provides amazing experiences for visitors.
How to access Papaya Lake Lodge
Papaya Lake lodge is situated in Fort portal – a 5 hours’ drive from the capital, Kampala. Local flights are also available from Entebbe international airport.