New Safari Lodges and Camps in Uganda

The new safari lodges and camps in Uganda are so outstanding. Get the chance to experience some of the Pearl of Africa’s wonderful Wilderness Areas while spending overnight in some of the new Safari Lodges and Camps that capture the attention of all travelers- budget, midrange, and luxury. Therefore, here’s the list of some of the new Safari Lodges and Camps in Uganda;

Kibale Safari Lodge.

Expected to make its debut in May 2024, Volcanoes Safaris will open its highly-anticipated luxurious Kibale Safari Lodge. This upmarket Lodge will be strategically positioned for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park, home to Uganda’s highest chimpanzee population. Comprising 8 deluxe Bandas and a Villa, this Lodge will start operations in May 2024 with 3 Deluxe Bandas while the rest will be open by the end of the year. It was hand-built by the Construction team at Volcanoes and brings out the special qualities of the outstanding 150-acre area that is dominated by the rocky outcrop with breathtaking views of the Mountains of the Moon (Rwenzori Mountains) enjoyed from the main ridge line looking towards the west as well as the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Kazinga Channel to the south.

Some of the luxurious amenities to be enjoyed at Kibale Safari Lodge include a spa, sauna, and swimming pool. Other views to be enjoyed from the comfort of the Bandas include verdant homesteads of the Kabarole region, with its cool temperate climate. Book Now

new Safari Lodges and Camps in UgandaKiho Gorilla Safari Lodge. 

Set in the heart of Ruhija-Bugarama Village is the beautiful Kiho Gorilla Safari Lodge, one of the unmissable places to stay and enjoy the stunning views of the verdant dense Impenetrable forest providing a wonderful escape with magnificent southerly views over the forested ridges to the far-flung Virunga Volcanoes.

Visitors who stay at Kiho Gorilla Safari Lodge are treated to incredible fine dining experiences that are only fit for Royalty. Accommodation here is provided in one of the 10 secluded luxury Suites that are surrounded by the incredibly untamed wild vegetation that provides the illusion of staying deep in the African jungle. The rooms have a modern design mixed with local Bakiga craftsmanship to provide an outstanding sophisticated yet rustic atmosphere with amenities like an indoor fireplace, bathtub, walk-in closet, outdoor forest shower, indoor rain shower, and a private bar among others.

Aramaga Rift Valley Lodge.

The year 2020 marked the arrival of Aramaga Rift Valley Lodge, about 10 kilometers west of Fort Portal in western Uganda. It boasts a remarkable and visionary design that embraces breathtaking views over the Rwenzori Mountains, Semliki Wildlife Reserve, Lake Albert, as well as the Blue Mountains of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This new Lodge sits on the ridge of the Great Rift Valley with exceptional architecture in the form of Space pods. Visitors staying at this Lodge are provided with 80-kilometer views of the surrounding countryside from the 120-degree panorama windows of the space pods.

Thanks to its strategic location, visitors have easy access to the nearby Kibale and Semliki National Parks for a wide range of adventures that include chimp tracking, guided forest walks, and community tours, to mention but a few. The Lodge has six space pods, five of which are double rooms with a possibility of single occupancy. Inside these pods are French double beds, a bathroom with a shower, a desk, and a wardrobe while on the rooftop is a bathtub offering cold/hot water. Aramaga Rift Valley Lodge has a restaurant that can host 12-14 guests per sitting while providing delicious and healthy local foods, a lounge area, an observatory, three fireplaces, and a swimming pool that provides views of the Semliki Wildlife Reserve

Mara Safari Lodge Kidepo. 

Mara Safari Lodge Kidepo provides comfortable accommodations as well as magnificent views of the Kidepo Valley savannah plains hence providing a feeling of “home away from home” in the heart of the wilderness. From the moment visitors step foot into this Lodge, they are captivated by the extraordinary setup, rooms, and services.

There are currently 12 standard rooms here, and each of them has been beautifully and thoughtfully designed to offer a wonderful blend of comfort and style while ensuring that the stay is unforgettable. Drawing inspiration from the African heritage and contemporary architecture, each of the rooms has been carefully designed to provide an intimate and surreal atmosphere, with every square foot exuding a sense of perfection that leaves guests breathless.

Mara Safari Lodge Kidepo guests can indulge in typical Campfires, bush dinners, sundowner experiences, guided bush walks, and bird watching among others. The restaurant provides fine dining experiences with a unique ambiance, and visitors are called upon to enjoy the Mara coffee experience. This is the best place for your Wildlife Safari in Uganda.

The River Station Bush Camp, Queen Elizabeth National Park. 

The River Station Tented Camp by Wildplaces Africa was inspired by the Clark Gable/Grace Kelly film “Mogambo” and perfectly sits along the pristine banks of the Kazinga Channel. This long-waited accommodation facility provides a serene and outstanding stay away from the noise and throngs of the area.

Featuring 10 incredibly appointed rooms with en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers, a stunning main lodge area, a spa/massage room, and a swimming pool, this Lodge provides an option of arriving by boat, traveling by river taxi to the safari vehicles for game drives, and relishing sunset dhow cruises. This comes with views of elephants and Hippos relaxing along the sandy shores of the Kazinga Channel.

Kigarama Wilderness Safari Lodge. 

This small community safari lodge, by Uganda Cultural Lodges, is found in Lake Mburo National Park and is mainly focused on providing comfort and sustainability, while allowing guests to get up close and personal with the local communities through different traditional activities. The Lodge has 14 cottages/rooms, two of which are family rooms while the rest are triples, doubles, and singles.

Each of these rooms provides endless comfort with a spacious and well-equipped en-suite shower room that provides a feeling of “home away from home”. There is also a swimming pool, an organic garden, a hammock and swings on each cottage for unwinding, solar energy for lighting and heating, as well as magnificent views of Lake Mburo National Park. There is an option of experiencing the diversity and customs of the local culture through different activities like milking cows traditionally.

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