The lodge is beautiful and the staff is very helpful and friendly. That's about it!
If you are planning to relax and getting a good night sleep at Kyambura, this is the wrong place to stay, here is why:
-Not far from the lodge there is a village. In this village there is a movie house (cinema), where they play movies daily from the afternoon until 11 pm and translate them over loud speakers, you can hear it very clear. First couple of days I thought the loud sounds were coming from the lodge, when I asked I was told the sounds came from the village.
-Also, there is "disco" in the village, not sure if the music plays in speakers outside, but again, it feels as if the sounds were coming from the lodge, it is very loud specially because it is during the late night hours. Music goes on until 3am.
-If you though that now you can go to sleep, wrong again! It is 5am and its time for Muslim prayer, once again, OVER the loud SPEAKERS!!
I forgot, NO internet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This eclectic contemporary safari lodge has been converted from an old coffee store to create a breathtakingly beautiful space. The lodge is located on the edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park with sweeping views of the rolling savanna, the distant mountains of the moon, and the sunken Kyambura Gorge. The stylish bandas also have a contemporary theme with the accent on local artefacts re-imagined in a new context. Each banda offers a unique view either across the savanna or the gorge. The lodge is the ideal location for tracking the lost chimps in the sunken forest of Kyambura Gorge nearby and seeing the amazing game in one of Africa’s most beautiful and varied parks, centred around the waterway of the Kazinga Channel where animals come to bathe. The park has six hundred amazing bird species, the highest in an African park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kyambura Gorge Lodge Uganda/Queen Elizabeth National Park