Safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park

From Uganda Lodge, our Director Denis Aheirwe runs 3 or 4 day safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park and his visitors spend two or three nights at the Eco Lodges as described below, in addition to going on many game drives plus a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel.

If you have your own vehicle you can book to stay at the either Lodges and we can organise a Uganda Wildlife Guide to join you for a game drive. You need a 24 hour park permit to go on game drives and boat trips, but they are not necessary while you stay at our accommodation, provided you do not cross the borders into the National Park

If you do not have transport, it is  possible to pre-organise a low-budget safari by taking  a bus direct from Kampala down to Ruhanga (45 minutes after Mbarara) and it will drop you at the gates of Uganda Lodge. From there you can start a safari next morning and when you finish you can either be dropped off in Ishaka to get a bus back to Kampala, or return to Uganda Lodge for extra nights exploring the area, volunteering at our school, or perhaps join a further safari or gorilla trek.

Queen Elizabeth National Park Eco Lodges

Within Queen Elizabeth National Park – our Eco-Lodges at two different fishing villages support these marginalised communities by providing employment, supporting local tradesmen and attracting visitors who may purchase crafts and other goods or make donations towards orphans schooling etc. 

Kisenyi Fishing Village

Lake Retreat lies on the banks of Lake Edward and is near to Ishasha end of Queen Elizabeth National Park just 1 km off the main road.  There are 4 eco-lodges here with 7 self-contained rooms with showers, flushing WC and solar lighting/ charging facilities. Cost is $40 per person B&B and additional meals can be ordered in advance.  In addition, there are facilities for campers who have their own tents and cooking equipment, this cost $10 per person per night. In addition there are small hike tents and mattresses available at $15 per person including breakfast and extra meals  can be pre-ordered at $10 each person.

Kasenyi Fishing Village

At the other end of the park (lying on the shore of Lake George)  and a short drive from the Fishing Village lies Kasenyi Lake Retreat. Here are 4 Self-contained Eco-Lodges at $40 per person B&B and there are also facilities for self-sufficient campers at $10 per person per night and small tents with mattresses $15 per night including breakfast. Meals can be pre-ordered at $10 per person.

All bookings must be confirmed via email to and again with Denis on +256 774768090 or +256 701536197    Both of these places offer visitors the chance to stay immediately alongside the lakes and fishing village and are surrounded by the park, meaning many animals pass through the grounds very close to the Lodges. Parking Fees are not necessary.