We camped for three nights in Elly, one of the two sites with river views in Mvuu lodge. River views, with hippos, fish eagles, herons, egrets, lapwings, crocs and monitor lizards made our stay unforgettable. There is no electricity; the generator is switched off after sunset, so we enjoyed amazing sky views and stars reflections on the river. Oil lamps guided us to find the toilet in the dark. The toilet and shower is private for each camp, and there is hot water from a boiler powered with a gas bottle. They are also open-air, which is a very good idea, as anything that comes in can easily get out (you know, all these unspecified multi-leg/wing creatures which fly erratically on your hair and face if they feel trapped but ignore you completely when they don’t).
Friendly staff prepared our camp fire every evening, and also guided us to avoid the elephants that decided to visit our spot one evening! We had our dinners in the restaurant which has marvellous river and sunset views. The food was rather average and quite expensive, we would advise self drivers to come prepared to cook themselves, all the facilities are really good.
We did a 2.5 hrs boat trip and we saw a lot of animals, a very memorable experience.
This is a great place to relax and enjoy a really wild feeling.
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