Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge

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The Bush Lodge is located near the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda offering travellers an ideal location from which to explore the magnificent surroundings with its abundant wildlife. The camp has been built to blend into its natural surroundings and to provide guests with privacy to enhance their African safari experience.

It's scenic setting next to the national park and bordering the Kazinga channel, make for an unforgettable adventure getaway. Wildlife moves in and out of the camp while the hyena's and hippos sound complement the memorable experience of the starlit dinners.

This bush lodge in Uganda provides visitors in search of wildlife and nature with an affordable and authentic travel experience. A fantastic outdoor safari atmosphere with close wildlife and nature experiences combined with delicious food and friendly service await.

The camp offers three different accommodation types which include the Banda, the Non-self-contained Tents as well as the Self-contained Tents.

Room types:

  • Banda
  • Non-self-contained Tents
  • Self-contained Tents.

Non-self-contained Tents

The Non-self-contained Tents provide a budget-friendly accommodation option for guests. These African style tents are equipped with comfortable beds, a bedside table and a power outlet to charge electrical equipment. The tents are set under a thatched roof which creates a private terrace and offers shade. Visitors staying in these tents share a communal ablution block which offers flushing toilets and showers. Bedding, linen as well as towels are provided.

Self-contained Tents

Guests who prefer some privacy and a real Bush experience may stay in one of the two self-contained tents which are located a short distance away from the lodge. These tents are suitable for families travelling with children as an extra tent can be placed on the next platform. This type of accommodation is recommended for the adventurous traveller, and those guests who have their transportation as walking to and from the main camp is not recommended during the night.

Banda's

The 12 self-contained Bandas are spaciously spread out between the indigenous bush of the lodge. These rooms have been constructed on a raised wooden platform and consist of canvas and local materials. Giant mosquito netted windows provide a lovely view and ensure guests a close nature experience. The Bandas feature private terraces which overlook the seasonal Kamera river. An eco toilet as well as an outside shower, where two shower heads allow couples to take their starlit shower together, are featured.

Dining at The Bush Lodge

Based on the camp's small impact safari concept, a large dining tent is used as the restaurant. This dining tent has been set up to overlook the Kazinga Channel from where the Rwenzori mountain range can be admired as a backdrop. While enjoying the camp's excellent cuisine, this natural setting makes for a memorable dining experience.

Weather permitting, guests have the opportunity to dine under the bright, African starlit sky. The paraffin fires, as well as the campfire, provide a fantastic atmosphere for a delicious four-course dinner. Set menus are offered, and special requests and dietary requirements can be met if these are communicated to the lodge in advance. Depending on the day's planned activities, early wake-up calls with fresh coffee and tea, packed breakfasts and lunches can be arranged.

Dining:

  • Tented dining venue
  • Dining under the starlit sky
  • Meals are served around the campfire
  • Special dietary requirements can be met.

Activities in the Queen Elizabeth National Park

Chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura Gorge is an event not to be missed when visiting this region of East Africa. Travellers enjoy close encounters with these magnificent animals in the wild and learn about their behaviours. Thrilling safaris afford guests the unique opportunity to meet some of Africa's beautiful wildlife, including elephants, buffaloes, lions and leopards. The night safari drives make for an unforgettable experience during which guests get familiar with the nocturnal animals which inhabit this region.

During the Wildlife Research Tours, visitors may join a research team in the park and actively participate in the monitoring of certain animal species and their behaviour. Taking place early in the morning or in the evening, this activity takes between one and three hours. The research activities which are currently available are Lion Tracking, Mongoose Tracking, the Hippo Census, as well as the Bird Counts.

Activities:

  • Chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura Gorge
  • Safari drives
  • Boat tour
  • Bird watching
  • Visit the Salt Crater Lakes
  • Wildlife Research Tours.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Situated in the western region of Uganda, the Queen Elizabeth National Park stretches from Lake George in the north-east to Lake Edward in the south-west with the Kazinga Channel connecting them. This area of East Africa is home to a great biodiversity with dense papyrus swamps, open savannahs, crater lakes, forests and the Gorge. Named after Queen Elizabeth II, in this national park of Uganda live 95 species of mammals and over 600 species of birds.

Queen Elizabeth National Park:

  • the western region of Uganda
  • home to 94 species of mammals
  • 601 bird species
  • high biodiversity (swamps, savannahs, lakes, forests, gorge)
  • named after Queen Elizabeth II.

Amenities

  • Bedside table
  • Communal bathroom
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge

  • Communal ablutions
  • Hiking trails
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor patio
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace

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