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  • Overview
  • Accommodations
  • Amenities
  • Activities
  • Dining
  • Location

The eclectic and contemporary Kyambura Gorge Lodge has been converted from an old coffee processing plant and is an ideal location for safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The original structure has been sensitively restored to create a stunning and modern living space, balancing the history of the building with a series of distinct luxurious accommodations for guests to relax. Eight unique timber and brick bandas have been nestled into the hillside. Their luxury comforts include en-suite bathrooms and an individual terrace overlooking the plains. The lodge is a scenic one-hour flight from Entebbe, Uganda.

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Accommodations

Named for the region’s Kyambura Gorge chimpanzees, each stylish timber and brick banda (cottage) at Kyambura Gorge Lodge boasts a contemporary theme, accented by local artifacts and an iron sheet or thatched roof. Views encompass the sweeping savannah or gorge. Creature comforts include an en-suite luxury shower room, shower with hot and cold running water, mosquito netting, 240-volt lighting and a private balcony. While there are no air conditioners, there are power sockets and charging facilities available in the lodge’s main living room.

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.

Amenities

Recognizing that even a deep jungle location shouldn’t mean a dearth of luxurious amenities, the lodge caters to guests’ sybaritic sides with an inviting saltwater swimming pool, WiFi in the main lodge, a fully stocked gift shop, a tranquil spa room in which to enjoy one complimentary massage per guest and complimentary laundry service.

Activities

Tracking the lost chimps of the sunken forest of Kyambura Gorge is the main activity here, with the added bonus of glimpsing an amazing array of wildlife on safari in one of Africa’s most beautiful and varied parks, Queen Elizabeth National Park. Birders add to their life list from among the 600 bird species that call the park home, the highest in an African park. Additional activities include game drives, Kazinga Channel boat cruises, searching for tree-climbing lions, hiking in the Ruwenzori Mountains, visit the Katwe salt lakes, touring the OMWANI coffee plantation and café and visiting the Omumashaka wetlands.

Dining

Guests gather at a communal dining table each evening to recount their day’s adventures and share thoughtfully conceived, locally inspired dishes, complemented by fine wine, beer and spirits from around the world. Mealtime (or sundowner time) at Kyambura Gorge Lodge brings with it the chance to overlook the sweeping savannahs of Queen Elizabeth National Park, distant mountains the sunken Kyambura Gorge.

Location

Kyambura Gorge Lodge is a one-hour flight from Entebbe International Airport; a one and a half hour drive from Kasese Airstirp; a 15-minute flight or 6-hour drive from Bwindi Lodge through Queen Elizabeth National Park; and a 15-minute flight from Mount Gahinga Lodge. All travel times are approximate.