Mweya Safari Lodge

Located on a lush green peninsula in the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Mweya Safari Lodge boasts panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel, thought to have the greatest concentration of hippopotamus in all of Africa. Accommodation at this peaceful property is offered in 32 guestrooms and cottages, including units designed for families. All feature rich earthy colours, rustic thatched roofs and access to a furnished balcony or patio.

At the centre of Mweya Safari Lodge is a large outdoor swimming pool with a bar next to it – convenient for those late afternoon sundowners! Meals can be enjoyed in the elegant dining room or outside on the veranda, with special barbecues and traditional dance performances scheduled on selected evenings. There is also a full-service day spa here, complete with exercise studio, hair salon, sauna and steam room.

Activities offered at Mweya Safari Lodge include game drives in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, looking for some of the reserve’s 600-plus bird species as well as boating along the 36km Kazinga Channe. It’s also possible to visit volcanic craters, salt lakes and the southern sector of the park, where tree-climbing lions are often seen. The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies a few hours’ south of this lodge and is a fine place to track Mountain Gorillas – you can arrange a day trip from Mweya, but we highly recommend dedicating a few days to exploring this area!


How to get to Mweya Safari Lodge

Guests can fly to Kasese Airport from Entebbe International Airport. Kasese airstrip is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes by road from Mweya Safari Lodge.

Activities at Mweya Safari Lodge

  • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Guided birding and nature walks
  • Kazinga Channel cruises
  • Cultural experiences
  • Hot air ballooning

*Some activities are at extra cost.

Mweya Safari Lodge Highlights

  • A comfortable safari lodge on a scenic peninsula
  • In the wild heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Overlooking the hippo-filled Kazinga Channel
  • Game drives in search of big game including tree-climbing lion
  • Incredible birdwatching and extraordinary volcanic landscapes

Recommended Accommodation in Uganda

Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in Uganda. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Buhoma Lodge

Featuring sweeping views of the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Buhoma Lodge is one of only two properties physically inside the reserve.

Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Ishasha Wilderness Camp is a charming riverside property within the southern Ishasha sector of Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, an area famous for its tree-climbing lions.

Mweya Safari Lodge

Mweya Safari Lodge in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel, thought to have the greatest concentration of hippopotamus in all of Africa.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Nestled deep within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is one of the most atmospheric in Uganda.

The Boma Hotel Uganda

The Boma Hotel is an excellent option for travellers seeking upscale accommodation in Entebbe en route to gorilla trekking in Uganda’s highlands.

Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

Overlooking the mysterious Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Lodge is one of the finest places to set up base when trekking for Mountain Gorillas in Uganda.

Best Uganda Safaris

The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised Uganda experience.

Best of Uganda

Discover the Best of Uganda on this 8 day safari from mountain gorilla trekking to searching for the famous tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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Uganda Overview

Why should I travel to Uganda? Uganda offers a wide variety of experiences, from classic big game viewing in the Queen Elizabeth National Park to mountain gorilla and chimpanzee trekking. There are many pristine rainforests with unique fauna and flora including within the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kibale Forest and the Rwenzori National Park. Uganda also has a rich culture with over 30 languages spoken by many different tribes, ranging from the regal Buganda and Bunyoro to forest-dwelling Batwa pygmies.

When is the best time to see Gorillas in Uganda? Gorilla trekking can take place at any time of year with April/May and November being wetter. However, be aware that rain occurs all year round. For general game viewing safaris, the best time to go is during the dry season (between June and September).

What is the climate in Uganda? Although Uganda is on the Equator, much of the country is at relatively high altitude and temperatures are very pleasant (25°-28°C). The mountain areas where gorillas are found can be cool to cold. Rain falls throughout the year but is heaviest between Mar-May and Oct-Nov.

What can I combine Uganda with? Uganda can be combined with neighbouring Kenya or Tanzania and we highly recommend including renowned game parks such as the Masai Mara or the Serengeti into your itinerary.

How to get to Uganda? The Ugandan capital of Entebbe can be reached by air from Nairobi in Kenya, Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, with Emirates from Dubai and with SAA from Johannesburg.

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