Crater Safari Lodge
Crater Safari Lodge is located on rolling green hills and cottages that overlook the scenic Nyinabulitwa Crater Lake just minutes from Kibale National Park where Uganda’s premier chimpanzee trekking activities take place.
Crater Safari Lodge Highlights
The scenery at Crater Safari Lodge is one that celebrates the volcanic rises, lakes, and peaks of Uganda’s Rift Valley. Located on the brim of Nyinabulitwa Crater Lake, the water extends placidly in front of the grassy banks, offering lake views that mirror the skies and colourful sunsets. The cottages at Crater Safari Lodge are made of thatch and timber and have wooden decks extending from the front door, offering the perfect place to sit and relax with the view to keep you company. A lush, green sanctuary emphasising peace and tranquility only a few minutes from the starting point of the famous chimpanzee trekking excursions in Kibale National Park.
- There are nine thatched cottages in total, of which one is a honeymoon cottage, and two are 4-sleeper family/group cottages. There are 10 standard cabanas which overlook the lovely gardens and pool area.
- Crater Safari Lodge is has won an award as Best Eco-Lodge/Resort, and takes pride in offering deluxe accommodation without having a heavy impact on the natural area.
- There is a lounge, bar, and dining area where guests gather to enjoy meals and leisurely time together with the lake view.
- There is a fire-pit on the banks of the lake for evening campfire gatherings; a mobile spa with excellent massages; an arts & crafts shop; and a swimming pool.
Crater Safari Lodge Game Viewing and Activities
The primary attraction at Crater Safari Lodge is the chimpanzee trekking excursions that take place in the nearby Kibale National Park. Kibale Forest is the wild and tangled home of chimpanzees, as well as many other primates, birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects. It is a wonderland of life, and there are many guided hikes and wildlife experiences to be enjoyed in the protected forest while based at Crater Safari Lodge. Other surrounding attractions and activities include canoeing on the placid lake in front of the lodge; visits to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary where sitatunga, bushbuck, and otter sightings are a special feature; tours of a nearby village where basket weaving, beading, and carving activities can be enjoyed with local craftsmen; mountaineering in the Rwenzori mountain range; and guided crater, tea garden, and waterfall walks, among others. There is no shortage of incredible wilderness, wildlife, and cultural experiences on offer from the ideally located lodge.
Mweya Safari Lodge
Located on a peninsula abutting Lake Edward and the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Lodge looks onto the water and the Rwenzori Mountains beyond, accommodating guests in a choice of tents or cottages.