One of the conditions I had when booking a gorilla and chimp trekking safari in Uganda was that we did it in style. I wanted luxury lodges, five star service and great locations. And this is exactly what I got when I visited Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
Where is Kyambura Gorge Lodge?
Located on the edge of the Queen Elizabeth national park, the kyambura gorge lodge is in an enviable location with access to the Gorge itself and the national park.
What to do near Kyambura Gorge Lodge?
From there it is only a few minutes drive to the gorge itself where you can see a fascinating and unique group of chimps. These chimps are comepletely isolated from other groups, like no other in Uganda. You can read about our experience and find out why here
It is also a great point to jump off to see the park either by car or boat down the kazinga channel. You can read about our experience here
What to do at Kyambura Gorge Lodge?
The grounds of Kyambura Gorge Lodge itself are also very interesting. One of my favourite things was walking with Francis in the lodge birdwatching and finding out about local flora and fauna. Our guide was really knowledgeable and I particularly enjoyed finding out about plants relating to treatments and remedies they for malaria. We also got to see some amazing animals on our hike like this blue lizard.
If it wasn’t such an activity filled area I would have been happy to spend make time in the lodge itself.
What are the lodges like at Kyambura Gorge Lodge?
The lodges are separate so you have total tranquility and privacy. My particular favorite spot was the balcony where I enjoyed sitting watching animals on the other side of the gorge.
The lodge also had An amazing pool which given we went in off season was a private pool.
For me when doing such vigorous activities such as chimp trekking you want to come back to complete relaxation. On top of the amazingly comfortable bedrooms, which were all beautifully decorated, the lodge offers daily complementary massages which are amazing after long hikes.
If you want complete relaxation in and around queen Elizabeth national park then kyamabura gorge is the place for you!
This hotel also features in Top Ten Things That Make a Luxury Hotel Luxurious