The Kyambura Gorge Lodge was a great vantage point to visit the northern part of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The lodge staff were friendly, helpful and informative. the Chef who goes by the name of Innocent (at least until proven Guilty) provided outstanding food. Breakfast was full and amazing choices. I stayed 2 nights at the back end of May 2014, an rate this as an excellent lodge. my laundry was returned the same day, the rooms each separate bandas are spacious, clean and in keeping with the eco feel that has been created. The secret of this lodge is the coffee. Omwani Coffee is a local co-operative supported by the volcanoes lodge, and waking up to this organic caffeine magic is the best way to start the day.
the lodge arranged a visit to the coffee plantation a short walk from the lodge, where 12 locals have been supported to set up this hand processed coffee. I walked out with 2Kg of the blended Arabica/Robusta heaven :)
Must do in the area is a boat trip down the Kazinga Channel. I did not have time to visit the habituated chimps (and did the chimp tracking last year in the Budongo) but could hear them in the mornings over breakfast.
- 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