The top safari accommodations in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Known as one of the popular Uganda safari parks, Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the best places to visit for a wildlife safari especially because of the tree climbing lions. For the many attractions therefore one should know the best accommodations in Queen Elizabeth National park. The park is located in south western Uganda covering the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi and Rukungiri. It was formerly known by 1952 as Kazinga National Park, by 1954 it gained its current name as a commemoration to a visit by Queen Elizabeth II therefore the name Queen Elizabeth National park.
The park approximately covers 1,978sqkm (764sqmi) and extends from lake George in the north east to lake Edward in south western Uganda connected by the Kazinga channel popular for boat cruises during Uganda wildlife safari tours. Queen Elizabeth National Park borders the kigezi game reserve, kyambura game reserve and the Kibale National Park therefore within an ultimate wildlife safari destination. The highest point of the park is at Katwe explosion craters at 1,350meters above sea level and the lowest point at 910 meters above sea level in lake Edward. boundaries The park is traversed by the equator line with monuments on both sides of the road to show the exact spot where the southern and northern hemisphere are separated and this offers a tropical equatorial climate.
When you go for a safari, you always need to relax and spend the night at a lodging facility where you can refresh for the next activity. With the several attractions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you need to be assured of a good accommodation facility to spend the night and here we give you the top pick,
Accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National park
Either luxury, mid-range or budget safari accommodation is availed in various hotels and lodges including,
Luxury/up-market accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National park
Mweya safari Lodge is one of the top luxury lodges close to Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is located on a peninsula within the heart of the park. Being within the park, this is a suitable place to spend the night if you are going to undertake an early morning or late evening game drive.
Jacana safari lodge is situated in the periphery of the biggest crater lake of the park and the perfect place to have great sights of the crater lake with numerous bird species.
The Baboon Safari resort at kichwamba is also one of the best places to stay on your wildlife safari in Uganda‘s Queen Elizabeth National Park close to Ntungamo-Katunguru road.
Kyambura game lodge also within the park provides luxury tented cottage lodging near kyambura Gorge.
Mid-range safari accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National park
Kingfisher lodge situated in Kichwamba sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park offers mid-range safari accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park close to the park.
Buffalo safari resort situated next to kazinga channel offers great mid-range accommodation facilities just close to the popular 32km long Kazinga channel which is home to the largest number of hippopotami in Africa.
Pumba safari cottages in Kyambura offers great accommodation and easy access to the park.
Budget/basic safari accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National park
Tembo safari lodge off Ntungamo-Katunguru road offers basic traveller accommodation just close to the Kazinga channel.
Engiri game lodge situated next to the entrance gate is also a great option for basic accommodation.
Marafiki safari Lodge just outside the park in Rubirizi is also a great accommodation facility.
Best time to visit/safari/tour Queen Elizabeth National park
The best time of the year for a Uganda wildlife safari tour in the park is during the dry seasons in the months of January- February and June – July when the wild game is not in hiding from the cold but around pools of water. The best time of the day to successfully track down a pride of lions is in the early morning or dusk.
Always choose a great accommodation facility such that you can have great memories on your safari.