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Your Guide To Best Uganda Safari Lodges, Camps And Hotels

On this page we bring you our selection of the best Uganda safari lodges, hotels and camps for 2023/2024 in each area of Uganda.

Uganda is one of the top Africa safari destinations. It is most renowned for its gorillas, which you trek in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks.

Less publicized is the fact that the bio-diverse network of National Parks in Uganda offers great chimpanzee trekking adventures and a chance of see all the Big 5 animals of Africa.

Other attractions include some of the most beautiful mountains and lakes in Africa, as well as a checklist of over 1,090 species of birds.

Uganda is served by a variety of accommodation options. Tulambule stands out in its concept of accommodation. We visit every property in Uganda in order to find the finest accommodations for you and provide you with expert guidance!

Our Uganda safari lodges selection criteria are centered on each lodge’s view, service, location, style and price. We provide options in different standards and budgets.

If you need help, just contact one of our Uganda Safari Experts for advice on choosing the right accommodation for your requirements.

How We Rate Accommodation In Uganda

Budget: These include simple guesthouses, campsites, tented safari camps, or dormitory rooms that are available throughout Uganda. The standards of service and amenities are not high and you may share facilities with other guests.

Mid-range: This is the perfect option for comfortable, self-contained (‘en suite’) Uganda safari lodges, camps and hotels set in stunning locations that don’t cost a fortune.

Semi-luxury: All Uganda safari lodges, camps, and hotels in this category are more comfortable than the mid-range. Although locations are similar, the details are further refined. These Uganda lodges often have a swimming pool too.

Luxury: These Uganda safari lodges and hotels are fully equipped and comfortable. They are typically more spacious than the mid-range. And often offers facilities like swimming pools, masseurs & sometimes even private butlers.

Here Are The Safari Lodges, Camps & Hotels In All Areas Of Uganda:

Hotels In Entebbe

Entebbe is an attractive, verdant town on the shores of gorgeous Lake Victoria – Africa’s largest lake.

Unless you have compelling need to rush into Kampala, Entebbe makes a pleasant, chilled-out introduction to Uganda.

And many visitors prefer to base themselves here for a few days rather than in Kampala.

It is also a great place to end your Uganda safari trip if you are stuck with one of the many early-morning flights out of Uganda’s only international airport.

Here are the best places to stay in Entebbe:

1. Lake Victoria Serena Resort & Spa (High-end)

Lake Victoria Serena consists of 114 Standard Rooms, 8 Executive Rooms, and 2 Presidential Suites.

The resort is run by Serena Hotels, a company with an impressive portfolio of deluxe properties across Asia and Africa. The hotel is set on the shores of Lake Victoria.

It has an enviable position between Entebbe and Kampala, making it the ideal overnight stop before or after a Uganda safari adventure.

Styled to replicate the lines of a classically rustic Roman villa, accommodation here suits all types of traveler. And one category has even won Leading Hotel Suite in Uganda for 3 consecutive years at the World Travel Awards.

It studded with fountains and overlooking terraced rose gardens down to Lake Victoria and Lweza Hills. Widely spaced amongst the gardens, is clusters of pastel-painted villas that offer a choice of rooms and suites, all with panoramic lake views.

2. Hotel No. 5 (Luxury)

The upscale, boutique Hotel No. 5 has 10 rooms and 5 apartments.

The hotel is located about 10-minute drive Entebbe International Airport. It’s situated in a serene suburb, within lovely garden grounds. It is the perfect place to either begin or end your safari adventures in Uganda.

It’s run by Uganda Exclusive Camps & Lodges, a company that specializes in providing high-quality accommodation in some of Uganda most thrilling destinations!

Here, your stay is booked on a Bed & Breakfast or self-catering basis.

When sharing a room with their parents, children aged 5 to 11 years get a discount. And children aged 4 years and under stay for free!

3. Protea Hotel Entebbe (Luxury)

Protea Hotel Entebbe has 86 rooms and suites across six categories.

It is owned and operated by Marriott International, which has a portfolio of over 600 properties in 122 countries and territories.

Protea receives regular great reviews. The hotel is conveniently located near Entebbe International airport.

It is comfortable base from which to explore Entebbe and other areas of Uganda.

4. Lake Victoria Hotel (Semi-luxury)

The Lake Victoria Hotel is a classic colonial style 4-star establishment.

Spacious and elegant, the hotel is a true oasis of tranquility.

It is set in lush tropical gardens, amidst majestic Royal palm trees.

The verandas and terraces of the hotel overlook the tranquil beauty of Lake Victoria. There is also an excellent swimming pool. The hotel is about 10-minute drive from the airport.  

5. The Boma (Semi-luxury)

The Boma has a few rooms, configured as a double, twin, triple, or family unit.

The hotel is set in tropical gardens in a leafy suburb, 10-minute drive from the airport.

With parts of the property dating back to the 1940s, Boma has retained a down-to-earth, modest atmosphere but the availability of a child-friendly swimming pool, Wi-Fi and satellite television places it firmly in the 21st century.

This is an outstanding accommodation option in Entebbe and regularly receives awards from TripAdvisor, including a Certificate of Excellence.

6. 2 Friends Beach Hotel Entebbe (Mid-range)

2 Friends Beach Hotel has sixteen rooms that are beautifully decorated with a creative and unique design.

The best part of the hotel is that they have their own private beach on Lake Victoria!

They also have a swimming pool. It is an intimate hotel, which offers a peaceful and private ambiance.

7. Papyrus Guesthouse Entebbe (Mid-range)

Papyrus Guesthouse consists of 9 nice garden-view rooms, 5 rooms in the main house, a good restaurant and a great vibe. It is a Bed & breakfast hotel, offering all amenities of a small and beautiful boutique hotel.

8. Karibu Guesthouse (Mid-range)

Karibu – which means ‘welcome’ in Swahili – is a perfect retreat before or after safari tours in Uganda. It has 7 uniquely designed single, twin or double rooms with en suite bathrooms.

Karibu is roughly 10-minute drive from the airport and it is quietly hidden away from the busy main roads. One the home Uganda’s president, it is a sturdy stone structure surrounded by gardens. It is an ideal place to spend a relaxing night.

From the open-air veranda and upstairs terrace you can enjoy the abundant birdlife in the garden or the sunset over Lake Victoria. Wi-Fi is available free of charge and staff speak English, French, and Spanish.

10. Airport Guesthouse (Budget)

Airport Guesthouse is an affordable place to stay. It’s only a 10 minute drive from the airport and offers comfortable and clean self-contained rooms and a cozy restaurant in colonial style.

The garden is just wonderful!  Airport Guesthouse provides a mid-range stay for budget rates, so probably one of your best options!

Hotels In Kampala

Rated as the best city to live in East Africa, Uganda’s capital, Kampala also offers a good introduction to Uganda. As the heartland of the Buganda kingdom, Kampala has a rich and colourful history.

Kampala has many faces. The impossibly energetic Kampala central business area has its streets thronging with shoppers, hawkers, and mind-boggling taxi parks.

As you head up Nakasero Hill, you quickly hit the city’s most expensive hotels and the urban core fades into something of a garden city.

The contrast is thoroughly Ugandan, and just another reason many people love Kampala. Here are the best places to stay in Kampala:

1. Latitude 0° (High-end)

Latitude 0° is carefully designed and crafted to blend with the indigenous trees and orchids atop Makindye Hill in Kampala.

Latitude has 47 spacious guest rooms and suites of varying sizes, two restaurants, a bar and lounge with pool and lakeview terraces.

It’s an ideal option for stopovers in the city, as well as longer stays. The hotel is accessed via 45 minutes’ road transfer from Entebbe Airport.

2. Serena Hotel Kampala (High end)

Kampala Serena Hotel is an inspirational blend of 5-star polish, pan-African flair, social style and business reliability.

The hotel is well situated in the very heart of Kampala, amidst 7.2 acres of landscaped grounds and water gardens.

This 152-room world-class hotel is the epicenter of national, regional, commercial, political, and social life.

It is surrounded by the seven hills of Kampala.

Serena Hotel Kampala draws its architectural inspiration from the abundance of Uganda’s lakes and rivers.

3. Sheraton Hotel Kampala (High end)

Surrounded by well-landscaped gardens in Nakasero area in Kampala, the Sheraton Hotel is well-suited for business travelers.

The rooms occupy a multi-story structure that offers amazing views of the city spread below. It has a range of facilities includes rooms that are specially furnished for the convenience of physically challenged guests.

You can relax beside the pool in loungers and enjoy the lovely climate of Kampala city or work out in the fitness center.

The hotel also has a tennis courts, a spa offering soothing massages, plus a sauna, steam room and a Club Lounge.

4. Le Petit Village (Semi-luxe)

Le Petit village is a lovely Botique Hotel in Kampala. This thatch-roof hotel caters to the demands of a variety of discerning travelers.

Intimate rooms designed in Safari Chic rustic elegance makes Le Petit Village the ideal place to relax in understated comfort.

Each room is self-contained. You can enjoy a refreshing swim, chill out and enjoy a view of Kampala complete with natural and local sounds from your private terrace, or indulge in gourmet dining at the famous Le Chateau Restaurant.

5. Hotel Bougainviller (Mid-Range/ Semi luxe)

Located in Bugolobi, Hotel Bougainviller in Kampala offers you a unique Mediterranean flair.

The hotel rooms are encircled by a lush terraced garden with a swimming pool and plenty of private hide-aways to sit and relax.

The rooms are accommodated in a number of luxurious bungalows that combine the comfort of international hotel standards with the charm of a village provençal.

6. Lagoon Resort (Mid-range/ semi-luxe)

Lagoon Resort is located just outside Kampala on a peninsula in Lake Victoria.

It can be a perfect place to relax at the end of your tour and can be reached by 25-minute boat ride from Munyonyo marina just south of Kampala.

The resort is located in a large bay, giving visitors a wonderful view of Lake Victoria, as well as making the resort home to a many birds, and some cheeky monkeys too.

There is a swimming pool as well.

Your visit to Lagoon Resort will make you feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and you’ll return home refreshed and relaxed.

7. Orchidea Guesthouse (Budget/mid-range)

Orchidea Guesthouse is a comfortable guest house with an Italian management.

Due to a blend of hospitality and comfort, you won’t miss the feeling of a country resort. The guest wing area has well tendered mini cottages, each one with their own compound and sitting room.

There is a fantastic Italian Restaurant and you are close to Kabalagala, a famous area in Kampala with lots of restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

Uganda Safari Lodges & Hotels In Jinja

Jinja town is located about 80 kilometers east of Kampala.

Jinja is famed for being the source of the Nile and it is where adrenalin-junkies of all abilities come to enjoy white water rafting, freestyle white water kayaking, bungee-jumping, quad biking, mountain biking, tubing, sport fishing, and other adventure-based activities.

It is an ideal place for short Uganda tours and weekend trips from Kampala.

As for where to stay in Jinja, the town is served by a diverse network of accommodation. Here, we introduce our favorite Uganda safari lodges and Uganda safari camps in Jinja:

1. Lemala Wildwaters Lodge (High-end)

Lemala Wildwaters Lodge is one of the finest luxury Uganda safari lodges.

As the name suggest the lodge is owned and operated by Lemala, a company that provides comfortable accommodation in remote settings across Africa

The lodge has 10 spacious suites that lie within six hectares of pristine riverine forest that make up a private island in the middle of the world’s longest river.

Each suite has a balcony with gorgeous views and an outdoor claw-foot tub for alfresco bathing – a perfect way to watch the sunset.

Additionally, suites have queen-sized daybeds ideal for unwinding with a book from the lodge’s library, as well as hand basins carved from local pink granite.

White-water assures a stress-free Uganda honeymoon whether you’re in your suite or out on the water. And there’s a superb suite for families on a Uganda family safari.

It is a perfect place to relax at the end your long Uganda safari holiday.

2. Jinja Nile Resort (Luxury)

Jinja Nile Resort is located along the banks of the Nile River and about 4 km from Jinja Town. The resort has a total of 140 luxury rooms with private balcony and DSTV.

Jinja Nile Resort is situated in a tranquil environment and it is a favourable resort for both the leisure and business traveler. The resort has dining rooms that serve local, continental and oriental cuisine.

It also has 5 bars with all assortments of wines, spirits and labels.

Other amenities include conference rooms equipped with all visual aids, 1 Boardroom, Wi-Fi and internet connectivity, Italian Coffee Shop, Business Centre and Secretarial Room;

Gym, Sauna, Massage parlor and Steam Bath, Swimming pool with children section, squash and tennis court, spacious garden and facilities for private parties and wedding.

3. The Haven Eco River Lodge (semi-luxe)

Overlooking River Nile, the Haven Lodge is all about location.

There are beautiful views from thatched-roofed bandas, bungalows, tents, family suites, and honeymoon suites, all with hot water, a large bed, a mosquito net, a safe and flat-screen television.

The Haven Eco River Lodge also has pleasant grounds featuring a play area, bike rentals, and sandbox; it’s great for families too.

It boasts many eco-friendly credentials, a safari-style restaurant, and a swimming pool with sun loungers.

4. 2 Friends Guesthouse Jinja (Mid-Range)

Situated in a quiet residential area in the heart of Jinja Town, 2 Friends is a relaxed guesthouse with smart safari-themed single, double and twin rooms.

The rooms feature flat-screen TVs, safes, and attractive African art. Most rooms also have A/C. 2 Friends Guest House is located within 10 minutes walking distance to the Source of the Nile.

It offers 24-hour security, free high speed Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. There are bikes for hire, plus free laundry service and a worthwhile on-site restaurant.

5. The Nile Porch River Lodge (Budget)

The Nile Porch River Lodge features ample semi tented ensuite safari bandas situated on the banks of the Nile River.

You can book the bandas as a Single occupancy, Double occupancy, or Triple occupancy configuration.

Inside each banda, you will find dark wood furniture, mosquito nets, and local art decor.

There is also a swimming pool, a superb restaurant and family cottages which sleep up to six guests.

6. Explorers River Camp Jinja (Budget)

Explorers River Camp is situated about 8 kilometers from Jinja town, with views of Lake Bujagali. It has a beautiful beach with majestic views of the Nile.

Barbecue and camping are arranged by the beach-side while partying and marveling at the beautiful river.

There are tented rooms which are very clean, with hot showers and free Wi-Fi. The trees around the camp attract monkeys and birds.

7. Busoga Trust Guesthouse (Budget)

Busoga Trust is a relaxed budget B&B style guesthouse.

It is situated in Jinja’s leafy suburb, approximately a 15-minute walk from the centre of the town.

This guest house is ideal for backpackers passing through Jinja, or longer-term guests who are volunteering in the area.

It has a chilled-out vibe with a homely lounge, kitchen for self-caterers, fast Wi-Fi, a patio looking out to its garden, and spacious rooms.

Proceeds go directly towards water-sanitation projects in rural villages in the Greater Busoga Region.

8. Jinja Source Of The Nile Hotel (Midrange)

Jinja Source of the Nile hotel is located 210 meters away from the source of the Nile River.

The hotel has spacious rooms that are divided into single, twin/double, triple, deluxe, executive and a suite.

All rooms have a large comfortable bed, drawer, tiled floors, a desk, a chair, a shower, a fan, and a television.

The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi, a bar, restaurant, conference facilities, and large panoramic gardens for relaxation.

9. Bilkon Hotel Jinja (midrange)

Bilkon Hotel is located along the main road heading towards Kampala. The hotel is about 1 kilometer from Jinja town centre.

It features 64 clean and comfortable rooms that are single, double and twin/ Family occupancy for all categories.

All rooms come with Breakfast and are self-contained with excellent Wi-Fi, Warm Water, Telephone, fans and Air Conditioners. Some rooms have bacons too.

The hotel also has a lounge area, a restaurant, a bar, barbecue, and conference rooms. Bilkon Hotel is ideal for organizing meetings, parties, and large weddings.

10. Brisk Hotel Triangle Jinja (Midrange)

Overlooking the River Nile, Brisk Hotel has 130 spacious, self-contained guestrooms and suites with views of Lake Victoria.

All rooms have a Flat Screen TV, Telephones, Wi-Fi, and high-quality bedding.

The Brisk Hotel Triangle has a restaurant, bar, conference rooms, steam bath/sauna, and gym center. Coffee and Tea are free and can be served at any time on request.

11. Sunset Hotel International

Sunset Hotel International sits in the heart of the tourism and cultural downtown of Jinja town. It is a multi -story hotel. It offers high-quality rooms with single and double options.

Each room has a large bed, TV, fridge, air conditioning, showers, bathrooms, Wi-Fi, and other high-quality furniture.

Some of the hotel’s higher-end rooms even have a double Jacuzzi.

The hotel offers laundry service, luggage rooms, a gift shop, fire detectors, and facilities for the disabled guests.

12. King Kingfisher Safari Resort

Kingfisher is located 9km away from Jinja town near Lake Victoria.

The resort is owned by Germans. It has 28 single rooms, 7 twin rooms, 4 family rooms, and 6 double rooms.

All the rooms have showers, laundry services, and a veranda.

Kingfisher has a camping site, a large swimming pool, a bar, a children’s playground, and a large garden.

Hotels In Mbale

1. Mbale Resort (Semi-luxe)

Mbale Resort hotel is a luxury hotel located about 2km from Mbale town centre and near Mount Elgon National Park. It has 94 rooms that offers amazing views of the Wanale Hill and Mount Elgon.

The hotel has beautiful gardens with palm trees. Other facilities and services include a restaurant, a large swimming pool, a bar, a gym and Sauna.

2. Mount Elgon Hotel And Spa

Mount Elgon Hotel and Spa is owned by Italians.

It is located about two kilometers away from Mbale town center along the Masaba road.

The hotel has 30 self-contained rooms with quality bedding and a bathroom.

It also has a large garden, a swimming pool, a restaurant, a bar, a pool table, spa, conference rooms, a small golf field and offers shuttle picks clients to and from town.

Uganda Safari Lodges & Hotel At Sipi Falls Area

1. Sipi River Lodge (Semi-luxe)

2. Lacam Lodge (Budget / mid-range)

3. Home of Friends guesthouse (budget / mid-range)

4. Noah’s Ark hotel

Hotels In Lira

Brownstone Country Home (Mid-range)

Hotels In Gulu

Churchill Courts (Mid-range)

Boma Hotel Gulu (Mid-range)

Lodges In Moroto (Karamoja Region)

Karamoja Safari Camp (Budget – Mid-range)

Uganda Safari Lodges In Kidepo Valley National Park

Apoka Lodge (High-end)

Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Budget -Mid-range)

UWA Banda’s (Budget)

Bush Camping in the middle of the park (Budget)

Uganda Safari Lodges In Murchison Falls National Park

Bakers Lodge (High-end)

Paraa Lodge Luxury tents (High-end)

Nile Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Chobe Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Paraa Lodge standard rooms (Semi-luxe)

Kabalega Wilderness Lodge (Semi-luxe)

Murchison River Lodge (Mid-range/Semi-luxe)

Bwana Tembo (Mid-range)

Fort Murchison – rooms (Mid-range)

Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange)

Parkside Safari Lodge (Midrange)

Fort Murchison – Safari tents (Budget)

Bush camping on Delta (Budget)

Murchison River Lodge – Lazy camping (Budget)

Hornbill Bush Lodge (Budget)

Red-Chilli Rest Camp (Budget)

Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget)

Uganda Safari Lodges In Lake Albert area

Lake Albert Safari Lodge (semi-luxe)

Hotels In Hoima

KonTiki Hotel (Budget/mid-range)

Hoima Cultural Lodge (Mid-range)

Uganda Safari Lodges In Fort Portal & Kibale Forest

Kyaninga Lodge (high end)

Papaya Lake Lodge (High-end)

Ndali Lodge (High-end)

Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Primate Lodge – luxury cottages (semi-luxe)

Turaco Treetops (Mid-range/ Semi-luxe)

Primate Lodge – Forest cottages (Mid-range)

Kibale Forest Camp (mid-range)

Isunga Lodge (mid-range)

Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse  – Cottages (Mid-range)

Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse  – Main House (Budget)

Kibale Guest Cottages (Mid-range)

Mountains Of The Moon Hotel (Midrange)

Dutchess (mid-range)

Kibale Forest Camp – lazy camping (Budget)

Uganda Safari Lodges In Semuliki National Park

Semliki Safari Lodge (High end)

Uganda Safari Lodges In Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kyambura Gorge Lodge (High end)

Mweya Lodge, luxury tents (High-end)

Mweya Lodge, standard rooms (Semi-luxe)

Katara Lodge (Semi-luxe)

Ihamba Safari Lodge (Mid-range)

Marafiki Safari Lodge (Mid-range)

Bush Lodge (Mid-range)

Bush Lodge, Lazy Camping (Budget)

Enganzi Lodge (Midrange)

Kasenyi Safari Camp (Midrange)

Park View Safari Lodge (Midrange)

Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget)

Topi Lodge (Budget)

Ishasha Wilderness Camp (High end)

Enjojo Lodge (Mid-range)

Ishasha Jungle Lodge (Semi-luxe)

Enjojo Lodge – Bamboo Huts and Canvas Tents (Budget)

Uganda Safari Lodges In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Buhoma Sector – Northern Bwindi

Bwindi Safari Lodge (High end)
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (High-end)
Buhoma Lodge (High-end)
Engagi Lodge (Semi-luxe)
Mahogany Springs (Semi-luxe)
Silverback Lodge (Mid-range)
Buhoma Community Restcamp (Budget)

Ruhija Sector Eastern Bwindi

Bakiga Lodge (Budget)
Gorilla Friends Camp (Budget)
Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange)
Agandi Eco Lodge (Midrange)
Trekkers Tavern Cottages (Budget)

Rushaga Sector/Lake Mutanda Area – Southern Bwindi

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (High end)
Chameleon Hill (Semi-luxe)
Mutanda Lake Resort (Mid-range)
Gorilla Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
Gorilla Valley Lodge (Budget-mid-range)
Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (Budget)

Nkuringo Sector – Bwindi

Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Uganda Safari Lodges At Lake Bunyonyi

Bird Nest (Mid-range/semi-luxe)

Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort (Budget-Midrange)

Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Crater Bay Cottages (Budget)

Heritage Lodge (Mid-range)

Arcadia Cottages (Budget/ mid-range)

Bushara Island (Budget)

Uganda Safari Lodges In Lake Mburo National Park

Mihingo Lodge (High-end)

Mburo Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Rwakobo Rock (Mid-range)

Eagles Nest (Budget)

Lake Victoria Islands (Ssese Islands) Hotels

Pineapple Bay (High end)

One minute South (Semi-Luxe)

Lagoon Resort (Mid-range/ semi-luxe)

Brovad Sands Lodge (Mid-range)

Mirembe Beach Resort Hotel (Midrange)