South African Lodges

Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge

Address
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Western Uganda
Uganda
East Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
Tented Camp
US $60.00SINGLE RATE
FOR TODAY

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 game 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
  • Game 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.

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  • Bedside table
  • Communal bathroom
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Viewing Deck

Activities in the Queen Elizabeth National Park

Activities:

  • Chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura Gorge
  • Game drives
  • Boat tour
  • Bird watching
  • Visit to the Salt Crater lakes
  • Wildlife Research Tours.
Chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge

The main highlight of a stay in Uganda is the tracking of chimpanzees.  This fantastic activity is on offer in the dramatic Kyambura Gorge which is located on the eastern side of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. 

Offering way more than just close encounters with the chimpanzees in their natural habitat, travellers learn about the ecosystems of Kyambura Gorge’s 'underground' rain forest with its vegetation types, enjoy bird identification and their behavior as well as hear about the unique chimp and monkey ecology.  This fascinating tour takes between 1 to 3 hours.

Boat Tour

An activity which is not to be missed is enjoying a boat tour on the Kazinga channel.  This exciting trip brings travellers close to hundreds of buffaloes and hippos, while elephants and other animals can be observed along the shores.  Scheduled as well as private boat trips can be booked.

Bird watching

The great variety of habitats in the in Queen Elizabeth National Park offers a home to over 600 species of birds.  Bird watching from the camp or within the national park is a rare treat for bird watching enthusiasts.

Game drives

A fantastic safari experience through Uganda's Kasenyi Plains or the Ishasha region provide a great opportunity to encounter buffaloes, elephants, antelopes and many more animals.  When embarking on safari with an experienced guide during the early mornings or at dusk provide the most successful ways to track lions, leopards and other wildlife. 

The professional safari guides are available from 6:30am onwards and are to be booked the day before with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).   A night safari is also available whereby visitors get familiar with the nocturnal animals.  Open safari vehicles can be booked with the UWA.

Wildlife Research Tours

The Wildlife Research Tours allows travellers to join one of the national park's research teams and to actively participate in the monitoring of certain animal species and their behaviour.  Taking between one to three hours, this activity takes place early in the morning and in the evening.

Wildlife Research Tours:

  • Lion Tracking
  • Mongoose Tracking
  • Hippo Census
  • Bird Counts.

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

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Walking safaris

Available Rooms

Banda

# Rooms:
12

The self contained Bandas are located among the indigenous vegetation of the camp.  This room type has been built on a raised platform and consists of canvas and natural materials. 

Large windows with mosquito nets offer a wonderful view and ensures guests a most natural safari experience in Uganda's wilderness.  The Bandas provide private terraces overlooking the seasonal Kamera river.  An eco toilet as well as an outside shower are available.

Banda features:

  • set on wooden, raised platforms
  • mosquito netted windows
  • en-suite, eco toilet
  • outside shower.
Single Room US $120
Double Room US $180

Non self-contained Tent

# Rooms:
10

The Non self-contained Tents offer budget safari accommodation for travellers.  These unique African style tents offer comfortable beds, a bedside table as well as a power outlet for charging electrical equipment. 

Built under a thatched roof, the private terrace is a welcoming place for relaxation.  Visitors staying in these tents share the lodge's communal ablution block which provides flushing toilets and showers.  Bedding, linen as well as towels are provided.

Non self-contained Tent features:

  • Budget accommodation
  • African style tents
  • Comfortable beds
  • Bedside table
  • Power outlet
  • Set under grass thatched roof
  • No bathroom with toilet
  • Guests use the communal toilets and showers
  • Bedding, linen and towels are povided.
Single Room US $60
Double Room US $110

Self-contained Tent

# Rooms:
2

For guests who prefer added privacy and a real bush experience, enjoy staying in one of the two self contained tents which are located a short distance away from the lodge.  These tents are ideal for families as an extra tent can be set up on the adjacent platform.  This type of accommodation is recommend for the adventurous traveller and those guests who have their own transportation as walking to and from the main camp is not recommended during the night.

Self containted Tent features:

  • en-suite bathroom
  • added privacy
  • fantastic bush experience
  • ideal for families
  • located a distance away from main lodge
  • suitable for guests with cars / transport.
Single Room US $80
Double Room US $130

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -0.140241

Longitude: 30.045499

Directions

The Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge in Uganda is situated just off the main road Kasese, Mbarara. Coming from Kasese, 500 m after the bridge over Kazinga Channel, the lodge's signpost directs travellers on a maram road which takes them to the camp, which is situated about 2 km further.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

3 Star

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