Kyambura Game Lodge

Kyambura Lodge is situated at the eastern edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park, in the western part of the great East African Rift valley, with fantastic views over the national park and the Rwenzori Mountains and at a short distance from the Kyambura Gorge.

Queen Elizabeth National Park hosts almost 100 mammal species and a remarkable 606 bird species makes this superb safari territory, with elephant, a profusion of hippos, the elusive giant forest hog and handsome Uganda kob all regularly sighted. The remote Ishasha Sector is famed for its tree-climbing lions, the Kyambura Gorge harbors habituated chimps, the Maramagambo Forest is home to an alluring selection of forest monkeys and birds, and flocks of flamingo are resident on the crater lakes. The lodge was been built using environmentally friendly local materials fitted by a local community workmanship.

The restaurant and the lounge/bar/fireplace are opened towards a sundowner deck overlooking the park for relaxation in the evenings while winding up the day’s activities. The kitchen features international and local cuisine, several-course meals are mainly prepared with organic vegetables from our own garden and served by the friendly and professionally trained staff.

Rooms at Kyambura Game Lodge

Accommodation is provided in seven spacious and tastefully designed self contained grass-thatched cottages, with bath tabs/showers with views to the park, running hot and cold water, equipped with 220v electricity and a private wooden balcony perched over Queen Elisabeth National Park. All cottages are privately spaced out in a shrubbery surrounding for proper environment conservation. We have a swimming pool, adjacent to the campfire where a local traditional dance is often performed (Banyaruguru troupe).

Activities at Kyambura Game Lodge

Queen Elizabeth Protected Area is made up of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and the two buffering wildlife reserves, Kyambura and Kigezi. Maramagambo Forest also lie within this protected area.

Kyambura Wildlife Reserve, located on the eastern border of QEPA, is endowed with a variety of habitats, including savanna grasslands, deciduous thickets, open acacia woodlands, and wetlands. To the south, the rolling acacia savannas conceal a number of pristine crater lakes, known to be the most important flamingo sites in Uganda. The Kyambura River Gorge forms the western border of the reserve and is known for chimpanzee tracking. One hundred eleven (111) of Uganda’s 241 wetland bird species have been observed in the reserve. The area is known for its pristine and undisturbed qualities.

Maramagambo Forest is made up a northern and southern block, covering 443km² of the Rift Valley floor. Maramagambo forms the largest block of medium-altitude moist semi-deciduous forest remaining in Uganda. The presence of this valuable tropical forest system adds significantly to the unique and diverse habitat types contained within QEPA. There are 195 species of birds recorded in this area. The forest also provides a safe refuge for a variety of wildlife.

During your stay at Kyambura game Lodge you can venture out on game drives through Queen Elizabeth National Park, cruise on the Kazinga Channel in a boat safari, head into the Kyambura Gorge for chimpanzee tracking, take a walk in the world famous Kyambura Gorge or into Maramagambo Forest for superb bird watching or get to know more about the local community on a village visit.

The bulk of Uganda enjoys a tropical climate that averages 26ºC during the day and 16ºC at night. The warmest months of the year are from December to February when the daytime range is 27 to 29ºC. The rainy seasons are from mid-March to May and October to November, the wettest month being April.

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