Mweya Safari Lodge
Mweya Safari Lodge is situated on a peninsula in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. It is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains (or “Mountains of the Moon”) and offers guests panoramic views of the magnificent Kazinga Channel (a wide, 40-kilometre long natural channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George).
Accommodation in the lodge consists of 32 standard rooms, 12 deluxe rooms with air-conditioning and 2 Suites. For those who prefer more privacy, the lodge offers numerous configurations of cottages to suit your needs and requirements. Families have the option of The Rwenzori Cottage and The Royal Cottage. For those requiring something more luxurious and exclusive, The Queen’s Cottage and The Presidential Cottage will be sure to meet your standards. Mweya Safari Lodge also has 4 tents (2 Luxury and 2 Standard Tents) with en-suite bathrooms.
Why we like it here
Mweya is an ornithologist’s paradise as it lies in the Queen Elizabeth National Park which hosts 612 bird species, which is the second highest of any park in Africa. Highlights include the Martial Eagle, the African Fish Eagle, Shoebill, Papyrus Gonolek, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, White-tailed Lark and Verraux’s Eagle Owl.
Game drives take you through the floor of the Rift Valley which teems with wildlife and you will more than likely get to see elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, waterbuck, bushbuck and warthog. Another common-but unexpected-sighting in this area is the magnificent Giant Forest Hog – Africa’s largest pig.
Enjoy a Bush Breakfast at a beautiful picnic spot during your stay here.
Water safaris take place on the Kazinga Channel giving you the chance to view the immense concentration of hippos at close range, over 100 species of water birds, majestic elephants in their natural habitat and the notorious Nile crocodiles sunbathing on the channel bank.
From the lodge, you will have easy access to trek Chimpanzees in the Kyambura Gorge (35 km away) which is noted for its high concentration of primate life, including red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus, baboons and vervet monkeys.
The lodge has a spa making it a great opportunity to unwind.
2 of the tents have disabled access.
Mweya Safari Lodge has its own airstrip located a short distance from the main lodge.
Things to be aware of
This is a big lodge offering many rooms in different categories. Should you require something more private, your own cottage, or a tent, would be more suitable.
As you are in a National Park with wild animals, you will need an armed guard to accompany you to your room at all times (especially at night).