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QENP - do any lodges have campsites?

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QENP - do any lodges have campsites?

Hi. We will be travelling to QENP in August with visiting family. Do you know of any mid range lodges where we can book a room in the lodge for our visitors and where my husband and I can pitch our tent in their campsite? We wiIl all book full board. Many thanks.

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1. Re: QENP - do any lodges have campsites?

yes in queen elizabeth national park there is anice camp site. you can book rooms at mweya safari lodge or mweya hostel for your clients. you and your husband you can stay at the camp site which is 600 metres from mweya lodge and mweya hostel. its quite close to those two loges. am sure if you do that every thing will be fine for you. thanks wish you good luck

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2. Re: QENP - do any lodges have campsites?

yes in queen elizabeth national park there is anice camp site. you can book rooms at mweya safari lodge or mweya hostel for your clients. you and your husband you can stay at the camp site which is 600 metres from mweya lodge and mweya hostel. its quite close to those two lodges. am sure if you do that every thing will be fine for you. thanks wish you good luck

Kampala
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3. Re: QENP - do any lodges have campsites?

Hi and welcome to the forum

Further to the above, my very kind and helpful camping guru friends advise the following options in order of fulfilling your requirements (I hope!) :

1. Sandton Hotel Kasese (30 minute drive to the park gate, to the kob breeding side gate less) and has a variety of options, we thought very reasonable. We had food there a couple of times and it was good!! www.sandtonhotelkasese.com Double room $45 (quoted in Jan 2012) without A/C, with A/C $50 rates include breakfast. Might be a reasonable option to keep them all together! It has secure parking.

2. As far as mid range lodge goes, suggest Kingfisher. It is good value for money for residents. They don't offer camping though. The only place I can suggest is Siimba, I understand they have camping, not sure of their rates and have never been there.

3. Our favourite place is the Mweya peninsula right in the park, just past the lodge. 15,000/= a night to camp. There are flushing toilets there, running water and showers (cold) and abundant animal life. Last time we were there we saw loads of game right in the campsite, waterbuck, warthog, elephant and lion. At night the hippos come up, you can hear the lions, hyenas and hippos, it's brilliant. Also if necessary there is a canteen right there serving food, you know the basics like chicken and chips, fish, local foods and has cold beer and soda. Also they build a fire for you. Highly recommend!

So you could put the relatives in Mweya, but of course it isn't mid-range. She also adds that UWA have tents to rent there, but don't think this is your preference.

Hope this helps. They think that option 1. is a great choice.

Kampala
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4. Re: QENP - do any lodges have campsites?

The best place to camp in Queen Elizabeth national park is Mweya campsite next to Mweya safari lodge considered to be high end lodge.

Your visitors can sleep at Mweya safari lodge.

http://www.mweyalodge.com/

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I believe the QENP Bush Lodge offers camping. Saw tents there this past May. And, showers and rest rooms. The rest (flush) rooms are actually better than what we had in our rooms.

Also, at the area adjacent to the boat launch our guide told us much camping occurs there.

Dick

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6. Re: QENP - do any lodges have campsites?

Bush lodge is more of a budget campsite than mid-range.

And yes Queen elizabeth bush lodge management can let you camp there.

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7. Re: QENP - do any lodges have campsites?

for mid range lodges, try Hippo Hill camp, Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge and Simba Safari Camp

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8. Re: QENP - do any lodges have campsites?

Hello. Thank you for your contributions. We have decided to book our visitors into Mweya Safari Lodge and we will camp at Mweya campsite. Looking forward to our trip.

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9. Re: QENP - do any lodges have campsites?

If you want to look for lions, ask for Julius the UWA guide to take you - they are on the kob breeding grounds at the moment at Kasenyi. There's not a whole lot of game on the peninsula, but watch out for the lone bull elephant; and there is a large herd to be seen from the channel or from the road, but you can't drive to where they are (down on far end of peninsula). A good camera will get you good shots from a distance though, and definitely plenty from the boat.

Suggest you get a copy of Andrew Roberts' excellent map, if you don't already have one - Banana Boat will do it.

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10. Re: QENP - do any lodges have campsites?

ShellyRM,

Another spot for lions is the channel from Katunguru via channel route.

These lions can be spotted in the channel in the evening after the evening game drive

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