Where to stay

Tourism development in Uganda is relatively new and the range of accommodations, as well as their quality standard and level of sophistication, can not be compared with other African destinations. That said high-end camps and lodges such as Clouds Mountain or Sanctuary Forest in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are as good as their equals in Kenya or in Tanzania, compared to which they are also considerably cheaper. However the cost of transports and of the gorilla trekking permits is quite high and affects the overall cost of the trip. Many camps and lodges are relatively small, run by the owners or in partnership with the local communities, and built according to ecological criteria. In most cases they afford spectacular views over the cloud forests of Uganda or they are located in the heart of national parks.

A collection of the best camps

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Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - From € 440 per person per night

Uganda's highest at over 2,000 mt, it is a refined and exclusive lodge with stunning views of Bwindi rainforest and Virunga Mountains.

Ishasha Wilderness Camp Queen Elizabeth National Park - From € 250 per person per night

An afro-chic tented camp on the banks of the Ntungwe River in the South of the park, home to the famous tree-climbing lions.

Kyambura Gorge Lodge Queen Elizabeth National Park - From € 250 per person per night

An old coffee processing plant converted into an elegant lodge with contemporary style on the edge of the park.

Mihingo Lodge Lake Mburo National Park - From € 200 per person per night

Perched on a rocky outcrop with spectacular views, it is a family owned luxury eco-lodge ideal to relax and explore the adjacent park.

Ndali Lodge Kibale National Park - From € 400 per person per night

Set on the rim of an extinct volcano, it is a country style lodge with panoramic views over the Lake Nyinambuga and the Rwenzori Mountains.

Nile Safari Lodge Murchison Falls National Park - From € 440 per person per night

A traditional lodge built in a unique location on the banks of the Victoria Nile, about 20 km downstream from Murchinson Falls.

Primate Lodge Kibale National Park - From € 90 per person per night

A simple yet comfortable eco-lodge set deep in the Kibale Forest, ideally located to start the chimpanzee trekking.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - From € 250 per person per night

A luxury tented camp in the heart of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, often visited by gorilla families. 

Semliki Safari Lodge Semliki Wildlife Reserve - From € 270 per person per night

The only lodge in a 500 km² area, it is an intimate and exclusive lodge allowing to explore the namesake reserve in the western Rift Valley.