Mweya Safari Lodge, which evokes a bygone era of early explorers, is perched above the game-rich Kazinga Channel deep in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s leading safari destination, on the floor of Africa’s Western Rift Valley. Situated on a peninsula that juts into the meandering channel’s teeming waters and surrounded by the fabled Rwenzori ‘Mountains of the Moon’, Mweya Safari Lodge is perfectly positioned to take in the highlights of this excellent game-viewing and birdwatching site. With 95 mammal species and 612 different birds, the wildlife biodiversity in Queen Elizabeth National Park is astonishing. The Kazinga Channel alone is said to contain the world’s largest concentration of hippos.
Set off on a morning or evening game drive in an open safari vehicle in search of big game, including lion, warthog, buffalo, elephant and leopard, or meander down the Kazinga Channel, which connects two Rift Valley lakes, in specially equipped game-viewing boats – a highlight of a visit here. Track chimpanzees in the Kyambura Gorge or explore the extinct volcano craters just a short drive away. Spend a day in search of the famous tree-climbing lions of the Ishasha sector in the remote southern extremity of the park.
After a long day exploring the great outdoors, you will be delighted to return to the luxurious wood-and-thatch Mweya Safari Lodge. Each air-conditioned room and cottage has breathtaking views over the Kazinga channel so you can spot game from your private balcony, or relax beside the sparkling infinity swimming pool watching animals drink at the waters below, while the poolside bar keeps your own thirst quenched with ice-cold drinks and snacks.
There are accommodation options to suit every budget, from the exquisitely appointed Queen’s and Presidential cottages, family cottages and luxury safari tents to the single, double and twin rooms that combine a simple safari atmosphere with a level of comfort that will not disappoint.
Mweya Safari Lodge has conference facilities, a business centre with internet access, satellite TV, a gift shop and the Mweya Health Club and Spa, which includes an exercise studio, hair salon, treatment rooms, sauna and steam bath.
The Tembo Bar is the perfect spot for sunset cocktails with a view. A mouth-watering menu of local cuisine and international specialties is served in the elegant dining room, or outside on the veranda with its spectacular outlook across the Kazinga Channel.
Special barbecues and traditional dancers make a Saturday evening at Mweya Safari Lodge an occasion to remember.