The location of QE Bush Lodge is excellent- right on Kazinga Channel which apparently has the highest concentration of hippos in all of Africa. Cabins are very natural and have practical simplicity (while maintaining comfort) and “bush” feel. The outdoor shower/sink area is a real highlight! You feel like you are in a rock garden and get to shower under the stars at night. Dinner under the night sky encircling a campfire is also great for ambiance- our 2nd night was rained out due to a storm, but even nature’s entertainment provided a unique dinner experience (we were moved to indoor tented dining area).
We spent one whole day just resting from safari and letting the surrounding nature seep into us instead of rushing around in a safari jeep- a much needed respite (and I could do yoga on the front porch facing pairs of African fish eagles and other birds flying by, such as courting male pin-tailed whydahs). I’m so happy the sound of hippos munching on grass in the middle of the night woke my husband up! As a result, we all watched these huge animals noisily eating next to our cabin under the full moonlight, half asleep, rubbing our eyes as if it were a dream. It was magical (and repeated the 2nd night)!
The only suggestion I have is to have a cabin room arrangement with 1 full (or queen) bed for a couple and single (twin) for child. My husband, daughter and I had 3 single (twin) beds but we make it work, no problem. Also, I would recommend more sand be provided for the compost toilet because we ran out.
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- Also Known As:
- Queen Elizabeth Bush Hotel Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge Uganda/Queen Elizabeth National Park