Zakale Expeditions

Mweya Safari Lodge

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OVERVIEW
Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described as the 'Mountains of the Moon'.

ACCOMMODATION
There are a number of rooms to suit different tastes and budgets. There are the cottages - the President's Cottage (famously occuppied by the Queen Mother), the Presidential Cottage, the Royal Cottagea and the Rwenzori Cottage - all offering the utmost in luxury. There are also suites, deluxe rooms and triples, twins and doubles - something for everyone! All rooms have a well-appointed bathroom and private balcony with panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel. And there are conference facilities and satellite TV if you need to stay in touch.
DINING
Meals at Mweya Safari Lodge can be served in the formal dining room, but the views from the veranda dining area cannot be beaten. The food is a combination of international cuisine and local specialities; the barbecue and traditional dancing on Saturday nights creates a memorable evening.Relax after a day of game viewing at the Tembo Bar and watch the sunset over Lake Edward and the Kazinga Channel from the bar’s veranda. The Poolside Bar also serves refreshments around the swimming pool.
FACILITIES

  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Hair salon
  • Internet facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Katara Lodge 

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OVERVIEW
Situated on the Great Rift Valley escarpment with uninterrupted views of the savannah, Lake Edward and the Virunga and Rwenzori mountain ranges beyond, Katara Lodge is a 20 minute drive away from the main entrance of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s premier safari destination and one of the most biodiverse reserves in the world.

ACCOMMODATION
The lodge offers accommodation in seven luxurious thatched cottages on a beautiful stretch of hills overlooking the open savannah in a serene and relaxing atmosphere. Each spacious cottage was hand crafted using locally available materials and carved into the hillside by the Katara village community. The cottages combine wooden floors, grass thatched roofs and canvas that can be folded away for uninterrupted views of the park stretching out below. Our water is heated using solar thermal energy.

ACTIVITIES

  • Game drives through the Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Launch cruise on the Kazinga channel
  • Chimp tracking in Kyambura Gorge
  • Chimp tracking or forest walks in Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Guided nature walks in the Maramagambo Forest
  • Scenery viewing
  • Interpretive village wall

Ishasha Wilderness Camp 

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OVERVIEW
Ishasha Wilderness Camp is situated inside the southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Ntungwe river, and is an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wilderness. This exclusive camp offers quality accommodation and services in this unspoilt remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for its tree climbing lions that can sometimes be spotted resting in the branches of the large fig trees in the area.

ACCOMMODATION
Each of the ten spacious framed canvas rooms, situated in the wooded area besides the river, is comfortably furnished and with its own private en suite bathroom and dressing area providing running water,hot water 'bush' showers and a flushing eco friendly toilet.

DINING
Meals are freshly prepared with many local ingredients, offering a balance of international and locally flavoured cuisine with most meals being of several courses. The bar has a selection of local and imported beverages and the friendly local staff will attend to your needs.
Hot beverages are available throughout the day on a self service basis, and are delivered to your tent with early morning wake up calls as required, allowing you to savour the early morning sounds of the 'bush' awakening

Kyambura Game Lodge

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OVERVIEW
Kyambura Lodge is situated at the eastern edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park, in the western part of the great East African Rift valley, with fantastic views over the national park and the Rwenzori Mountains and at a short distance from the Kyambura Gorge.

ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation is provided in seven spacious and tastefully designed self contained grass-thatched cottages, with bath tabs/showers with views to the park, running hot and cold water, equipped with 220v electricity and a private wooden balcony perched over Queen Elisabeth National Park. All cottages are privately spaced out in a shrubbery surrounding for proper environment conservation.

DINING
The restaurant and the lounge/bar/fireplace are opened towards a sundowner deck overlooking the park for relaxation in the evenings while winding up the day’s activities. The kitchen features international and local cuisine, several-course meals are mainly prepared with organic vegetables from the lodge’s own garden and served by the friendly and professionally trained staff.
ACTIVITIES

  • Game drives through Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Launch trips on the Kazinga Channel
  • Chimpanzee tracking into the Kyambura Gorge
  • Walks in the world famous Kyambura Gorge
  • Forest walks into Maramagambo Forest
  • Superb bird watching
  • Community, village and crater walks

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

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OVERVIEW
In the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park and conveniently situated for wildlife viewing and Kyambura Chimp tracking, The Bush Lodge forms an excellent base for your safari. The small scale set up built along ecological principals and the unique setting where animals room in and out the camp, offers a unique opportunity to experience a safari as it once was in East Africa.

ACCOMMODATION
The lodge consists of 12 self contained units which are spaciously placed between the indigenous bush. The rooms are made from a fine combination of canvas and local materials and built to ensure the best views on the seasonal Kamera river. Each room has its own private ensuite bathroom with an eco toilet and an outside shower where 2 showerheads allow couples to take their starlit shower together.

ACTIVITIES

  • Gamedrives in Queen Elizabeth
  • Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel
  • Visit the Chimpanzees at Kyambura Gorge

Jacana Safari Lodge

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OVERVIEW
Set on the edge of Uganda's largest crater lake, this tree house lodge grew out of the forest, in harmony with nature. The delicate use of natural materials and rich textures blend perfectly with the scents, sights and sounds of this tropical hardwood forest, creating an unforgettable travel experience.

ACCOMMODATION
The 10 freestanding, luxury chalets are tucked away within the foliage and incorporate natural elements like rock and timber. Each chalet is each uniquely themed and designed to be spacious and comfortable. The en suite bathroom has both hot and cold running water, and the enclosed veranda, with its large windows, offers uninterrupted views of Lake Nyamusingire.

DINING
Owing to its beautiful location and peaceful atmosphere, Jacana Safari Lodge has many scenic spots in which you can enjoy your meals. The Tembo Bar is set on the lower level and, just like the Virunga Lounge, juts out over the crater lake's emerald waters. After watching the sunset, you can tuck into your delicious, hearty meals while listening to the evening sounds of the surroundings. The Captain's Table is a floating pontoon and can be booked for private meals or sundowner drinks. This is a wonderful place from which to enjoy the lake views. Enjoy alfresco meals, chilled sundowners or early morning tea or coffee on your private balcony, served by your personal waiter.

FACILITIES

  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Beauty or wellness therapist

Enganzi Lodge


OVERVIEW
The captivating Enganzi Game Lodge is nestled on a hill bordering the Queen Elizabeth National Park and overlooking unspoilt bush in the cradle of western Ugandans magnificent wild.

With 5 splendidly set cottages which offer a picture perfect view of the Queen Elizabeth National Parks bush expense, guests will be spoilt for choice in glimpses of natures best at flora and fauna.

ACCOMMODATION
Enganzi Game Lodge has 5 exquisitely designed Cottages, made of local materials and designed with the contemporary African Decor. Each of the 5 private cottages is individually placed with an open design to give you unmatched views of the open grasslands from the comfort of your room.

All the cottages have a private Deck, Lounge area, Bed room and Private Bathroom with a bath tub and Shower. The atmosphere is tranquil and intimate and able to give you an unmatched level of entirely personalized service to satisfy all your needs including business and pleasure.

ACTIVITIES

  • Game drives through Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Launch trips on the Kazinga Channel
  • Chimpanzee tracking into the Kyambura Gorge
  • Walks in the world famous Kyambura Gorge
  • Forest walks into Maramagambo Forest
  • Superb bird watching
  • Community, village and crater walks

 

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