• Where to stay in Uganda

Our guide on where to stay in Uganda

Like many other safari destinations across the continent, Uganda has a mix of accommodation styles to chose from. Luxury tented camps are one of the most authentic ways to enjoy a safari and, although some feature modern luxuries like free-standing baths and private butlers, the experience is one of the most basic ways to connect with nature. Being surrounded by canvas allows you to hear the sounds of the bush as you fall asleep, and again when you wake up. Great tented camp options include Sanctuary Gorilla Camp in Bwindi Forest and Ishasha Wilderness Camp in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

If you’re looking for accommodation with more facilities, there are plenty of hotels and lodges across Uganda to opt for. Some of the larger lodges will have facilities like swimming pools, multiple bar and lounge areas, and private balconies. Some good options include Nile Safari Lodge and Kyaninga Lodge.

Depending on how much time you have in Uganda, one of the most common itineraries is to combine the three south-western parks – Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi National Park. Combining these parks gives you a diverse mix of landscapes, game sightings and primate experiences. For those with more time, Murchison Falls is a great add-on and, in our opinion, offers some of the most breath-taking views in all of Uganda.

Although landlocked, there are several options for combining a destination to relax in at the end of your trip. You can add on a beach trip and fly to Zanzibar, the Seychelles or the Kenyan coast. For those who want somewhere closer, head to Jinja in southern Uganda – the source of the River Nile, identified in 1862. Here you can relax by the water rapids, or take part in adrenaline-fuelled activities like white water rafting.

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Our recommended lodges and hotels in Uganda

With so many safari camps, lodges and hotels across Uganda’s national parks and reserves, we have put together some of our favorites and recommended options. Our specialists have stayed in the majority of camps and hotels across the country and islands, so please get in touch with any questions.

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