ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGES IN ENTEBBE
Boma Guest House The Boma Hotel is set in tropical gardens in a leafy suburb with the charm and character of the original1940’shome. The rooms are individually decorated in a mixture of African and European décor, and have been designed to reflect the original colonial architecture. Rooms are available with either Twin Beds or King Size Double Beds. A Bar & Restaurant, Swimming Pool and craft shop are available. The rooms do vary, but most include the Four Poster Beds with mosquito nets, Private verandah, En-suite bathroom, Satellite TV, International Power Points, Safes, and Wireless Internet connection. www.boma.co.ug
Gately Inn is a guest house in Entebbe that is both casual and rustic, yet has the attention to detail of an elegant finish. It’s comprised of nine deluxe rooms, which are spacious and have a shower, cable TV and Wi-Fi. You can relax in the oasis of tropical gardens that surround every room or rest on the sprawling terrace and enjoy the cosmopolitan buzz of Entebbe town itself. www.gatelyinn.com
Sunset Hotel Sunset Hotel offers rooms which all have en-suite bathrooms and toilets and are inclusive of breakfast. The hotel is in a serene environment, with a large planted garden where you will enjoy the sounds of birds. www.sunsetentebbe.com
ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGES IN KAMPALA
Malakai Eco Lodge Located approximately 2o minutes from Entebbe International Airport, Malakai Eco lodge is set in a pristine, quiet neighborhood of Kitende about 300 meters off Entebbe road. The beautiful gardens are embedded with volcanic stone huts, water fountains, fish ponds, reading platforms, and a swimming pool. www.malakaiecolodge.com
The Lake Victoria Serena Resort Lake Victoria Serena Resort is styled to replicate the lines of a classically rustic Roman villa, which might just as easily stand amid the sunflowers of the Tuscan Hills, as on the shores of Lake Victoria. The resort has a golf course, marina and luxury residential complex. The resort offers 114 Standard rooms presented in shades of terracotta and cream featuring either a queen-sized or two twin beds and lavish marble bathroom with walk-in shower. The Executive Suites feature a spacious living area and office space. The two Presidential Suites are located on the penthouse level of the main citadel and feature: a luxury en-suite bedroom with king-sized bed, dining room (with private kitchen), and furnished terrace and staff accommodation.
Grand Imperial Hotel Grand Imperial Hotel was one of the first hotels to be built in colonial Kampala. It is the only hotel that has been used by every governor of the colonial era. The 103 rooms including suites reflect the urban elegance and easy southern charm of the city. The rooms are air conditioned with a mini bar. A forex bureau is located on the premises. Take time to visit the shopping mall or relax at the swimming pool or at the saunas and steam baths. www.imperialhotels.co.ug
ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGES IN JINJA ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGES IN MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGES IN HOIMA ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGES IN KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
Papaya Lake Lodge Kibale is situated about 350 km away from Uganda’s capital, Kampala, in one of the country’s most scenic regions. The Great Crater Lakes area boasts over 20 extinct volcanic craters, forming a necklace of lakes, each unique in shape, size and colour, and each boasting its own distinct ecosystem; two of these breathtaking features lie right at our doorstep. To the west, the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains tower above the area, breathing life into the valleys and rifts, which are engulfed in countless vanilla, banana, coffee and tea plantations. Papaya Lake Lodge owes its unique vibe to the owners’ senstitive blend of Africa’s traditional heritage and eco-luxury style. Traditional Ugandan art comes alive here, reunited with the splendour of the Great Crater Lakes and reinvigorated by local folk culture. Classy fusion cuisine; homegrown fruits and veg; artisan but discreetly elegant interiors; impeccable guest service and the key personal touch: these are Papaya’s trademarks that will make you feel at home. www.papayalakelodge.com
Primate Safari Lodge Enjoy your stay at this lodge in the middle of Kibale National Forest. The luxury tented camp consists of eight deluxe safari tents in African style. Each is raised on a wooden platform, offering a splendid view of the surrounding forest. The privately situated cottages and tents feature a spacious veranda, comfortable twin beds and en-suite bathroom. Adventurous travelers are welcome to spend a night high up in our unique Sky Tree House, with a magnificent view over the elephant wallow. Forest activities you can opt for include exploring the crater lakes and nocturnal primate walk. A restaurant, bar and fireplace are available.
Kibale Guest cottages Kibale Guest Cottages are private unique luxury cottages with a capacity of ten rooms which can accommodate a maximum of 20 people per night, fitted to high standards with solar powered hot showers. Each cottage balcony offers a spectacular view of Kibale forest; home to chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys and over 40 bird species. You will take pleasure in the Garden bar that provides an assortment of drinks and a restaurant with a wide range of tastes and diets and all this with a good ambiance during day and night for relaxing as you soak up under the sun in a friendly tropical environment. www.kibaleguestcottages.co.ug
Kyaninga lodge Set against a stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the legendary Mountains of the Moon beyond, Kyaninga Lodge is the spectacular result of one man’s vision and six years of unwavering commitment to creating an experience of Africa’s beauty unlike anything else. When Englishman Steve Williams first saw the lake on his way to visit the gorillas, there was nothing there aside from unspoilt natural beauty and breathtaking vistas. There aren’t many people who could stand on the rim of an ancient crater lake thousands of miles from home, and have the vision to imagine building a luxury lodge entirely out of timber on that very spot.
Chimps’ Nest Chimps’ Nest is ideal for nature lovers and is only 15 minutes away from the starting point of the chimpanzee tracking grounds. The cottages are situated on a hill with self-contained luxurious and nicely finished showers. The 2 tree houses have a wonderful location giving you an exceptional opportunity to stay on eye level with the monkeys. Other facilities include a restaurant, a radio and room service. www.chimpsnest.com
Kibale Safari Lodge The Lodge presently offers 2 rooms on the main building and 5 luxury cottages with private toilets and hot showers. All cottages are very well furnished to ensure comfort. No detail has been overlooked in the refurbishment of these magnificent cottages. The cottages provide a perfect setting for relaxation and from the seclusion of your verandah, you can watch wild animals as they jump from tree to tree. Spacious dinning and a well stocked bar are in place. www.kibalesafarilodge.com
Crater Valley Camp Crater Valley Camp offers fine accommodation in attractively grass-thatched, ecological (eco) bandas (40 beds). The terraced campsite (20 tents), covered by a soft carpet of evergreen grass, overlooks the blue and tranquil lake.
Mountains of the Moon The hotel sits on 15 acres of landscaped gardens with wonderful views of the Rwenzori Mountains from where the hotel takes its name. The hotel is a unique blend of oriental and French chic styles where guests instantly feel at home. The standard rooms have minimalist beds in pale wood, sleek almost invisible storage generally in the form of wall to wall cupboards, enormous mirror, stone tiled floors, white linen and wall reading lights. With 11 Deluxe, 12 superior rooms and a Mountain Suite a King or twin bed is available with shower, internet access, television and full time DSTV, direct dial telephone and a large terrace or balcony facing the leafy main gardens or the back yard gardens. www.mountainsofthemoon.co.ug
Ruwenzori View Guest House Ruwenzori View Guest House is a comfortable, homely place set within the backdrop of the breathtaking Rwenzori Mountains .The beautiful garden has a wide variety of trees, shrubs and colorful tropical flowers. It is a quiet and peaceful place to relax, watch the abundant bird life, read a book or have a drink or a meal. The Guest house has six self contained rooms and one family room en suite each with a private verandah. Facilities also include free Wi-Fi and solar panel. http://www.ruwenzoriview.com
ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGES IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK Accommodations in the Northern Sector of QENP
Mweya Lodge is located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains – the ‘Mountains of the Moon’; Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors a spectacular experience of luxury in the wilderness. Each room at Mweya Safari Lodge has a breathtaking view of the Kazinga channel. You can watch the forest hogs grazing the grass outside, as well as the odd curious hippo! www.mweyalodge.com
Kasenyi Safari Camp is strategically located on the rim of Lake Bunyampaka in the Kasenyi savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The camp has a thatched dining, four spacious en-suite tents with private decks and canopy roofs. Many animals like the Lion prides, hippo, leopard, buffalo, elephant, waterbuck, Kob, hyena & wart hog frequent the camp during day & at night. The sounds of howling hyenas & roaring lions will make your night come alive. It is ideal for game drives, chimp tracking, boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, nature walks and cultural tours http://www.hammerkop.com/kasenyi.php
Katara lodge Situated on the Great Rift Valley escarpment with uninterrupted views of the Savanna, Lake Edward and Virunga and Rwenzori mountain ranges beyond, Katara lodge is a 20 minute drive away from the main entrance of Queen Elizabeth National Park. 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. The cottages combine wooden floors, grass thatched roofs and canvas. The family cottage has two separate bedrooms, a small sitting area and a bathroom. It has a double bed in one bedroom, and two single beds in the other bedroom with space for a third bed if you are travelling with three children. In addition, the family cottage comes with a small private outside sitting area with a swing couch and two hammocks. The lodge has a salt water swimming pool, heated water using solar water heaters and ultra low flush toilets. www.kataralodge.com
Marafiki Safari Lodge Marafiki Safari Lodge is in a unique location overlooking Lake George in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The lodge is designed and handcrafted using local materials, fitted by artisans from the local community. The lodge offers private luxury safari tents on raised wooden floors and canvas walls that can be rolled up to allow you to sit comfortably watching the Savannah Plains with breath taking views across the park and the Rwenzori and Virunga mountains. Four timber cabins are also available that provide comfort and space for a more modest budget. A restaurant, bar and lounge are available while you enjoy the views and the night time wildlife. www.marafikisafaris.com
Enganzi Lodge Enganzi Lodge nestled on a hill bordering the Queen Elizabeth National Park and overlooking unspoilt bush in the cradle of western Ugandans magnificent wild. Each of the 5 exquisitively designed private cottages is graced with contemporary African décor and 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. Activities to opt for include nature walks, bird watching and the location offers a breathtaking advantage for sightseeing. www.enganzilodge.com
Buffalo Safari Resort Buffalo Safari Resort is a mid range safari accommodation with eight comfortable self contained cottages with cold and warm showers. A well stocked bar is available with the restaurant having a view of the Kazinga channel and Lake Rubirizi where you can see the animals playing in water especially the Hippos, Buffalos and Elephants. You can enjoy the scenic view of Queen Elizabeth National Park from the verandah of each cottage.
Twin lakes safari lodge Safari Lodge is a rustic and intimate lodge. The lodge is perched on the edge of the escarpment adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Its exclusive position, affords it some of the most spectacular views of the sunset, Lakes Edward and George, the park and the Rwenzori mountains. From the private, shaded veranda, you can overlook the Queen Elizabeth Park, Kazinga Channel, Lakes George and Edward and the flat-topped acacia trees where the occasional elephants graze and wander by. The rooming includes, double and twin room beds, Single room beds self contained, two luxurious honeymoon suites and a family room (one double room self contained and two single rooms). Electricity, hot and cold running water and Wi-Fi are available.
Accommodations in the Southern Sector of QENP
Ishasha – Ntungwe River Camp. Located just outside Queen Elizabeth N. P less than 2 km from the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha Ntungwe River camp sits in a region often described as a birders paradise. Ishasha sector supports a variety of wildlife including the famous Tree climbing lions and the rare Shoebill stork. Great food, modern comfortable tents with exquisite African interior all complete with flushing toilets and shower with solar heated water.
At The River – Ishasha At The River is a newly opened affordable lodge with beautiful views of the Ntungwe River and is a short drive to the gate of the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. It offers cottages and tents with beds and soft pillows and pure cotton linen for that wonderful night’s sleep as well as offering space to pitch your own tent. You can have food provided or cook for yourself. The beautiful site comes with two panoramic view showers and flushing toilets. A dedicated kitchen and friendly staff are there to attend to your every need. www.attheriverishasha.com
ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGES IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
Accommodations in the Nothern Sector of Bwindi (Buhoma & Ruhija)
Gorilla Safari Lodge An up market facility, Gorilla Safari lodge is tucked away at the boundary line of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and is the ideal base from which to trek the Nsongi Group of Gorillas, the biggest group ever habituated. The lodge offers accommodation in eight, ensuit spacious luxurious units with individual verandahs allowing excellent views towards the pristine tropical rain forest. All the bathrooms have hot and cold running water and flush toilets. The camp is composed of a main lodge which includes a restaurant, bar, lounge and camp fire overlooking tropical Rain forest. www.gorillasafarilodge.com
Accommodations in the Southern Sector of Bwindi (Nkuringo & Rushaga)
Lake Mutanda Resort Perched on a peninsula in Lake Mutanda in the shadow of the Virunga Mountain Range, Lake Mutanda Resort offers comfortable accommodation combined with the most beautiful views. The resort is spaciously set up on a 3.5 acres private peninsula stretching into Lake Mutanda. All the thirteen cottages are built on a wooden platform, each with private veranda and en-suite bathroom with views of the lake. They offer single, double/ twin and triple rooms with comfortable beds and mosquito nets. All the cottages are built on wooden platforms, each with its own private veranda with panoramic views of the lake. We offer single, double/ twin and triple rooms with comfortable beds, mosquito nets and en-suite bathrooms. The resort has a cozy restaurant with a well stocked bar. Free wireless internet from the restaurant is also available. www.mutandalakeresort.com
Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill Lodge This lodge is located in between the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and next to the Rwandan border. This lodge has ten chalets in total consisting of five twin bed rooms (which can be converted into a queen room) & five permanent queen bed rooms. A Wooden deck with picturesque views over the lake with its islands and volcanoes in the background will offer you great sights. A Cozy lounge with fireplace and book exchange and a restaurant are in place. Activities you may opt for include a Boat trip on Lake Mutanda, volcano climbing, bird watching, agricultural village Tour etc
GORILLA VALLEY LODGE Ranked #16 of 21 Specialty lodging in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Gorilla Valley Lodge is located at the edge of the jungle and from the room balconies, you can almost touch it. One side overlooks Bwindi visible while the fields of the local population on the other side. The sound of the river flowing past Nsonghi in the valley is also a captivating sound. In the main building, the lounge is comfortable and there is a fire, the restaurant serves meals with the 3 course dinner as the highlight. The lodge has 12 rooms, located in six blocks of two rooms. The rooms are built so that every room has unobstructed views of Bwindi and from the veranda is the vegetation of the park. The rooms are nicely decorated and have of course a private bathroom. For an eco-friendly aspect, the hot water heated by solar energy.
ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGES IN SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARK
Semliki Safari Lodge Semliki Safari Lodge is situated in the Semliki Valley Wildlife Reserve, in the Western Rift Valley. You will stay in large canvas tents with permanent thatched roofs. Each tent includes en-suite bathrooms with running water and private verandas with a stunning panoramic view. Imagine lying on a hand carved four poster bed draped in muslin. Persian carpets and other soft touches ensure that this is far from roughing it in the bush. There is plenty of lounging space, loads of books to read. Relax by the pool which overlooks the Blue Mountains of the Congo, or opt to take part in a number of activities that run from the lodge including Guided walks and hiking, Jungle walks, Fishing, Bird watching, Spotlight night drives, Game drives, Visits to local communities.
ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGES IN KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGES IN LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
Rwaboko Rock lodge is a peaceful and secluded retreat where you can breathe in the essence of wild Uganda. The 8 comfortable and spacious cottages are dotted around the hill, all very private and offering great sunset views. The main dining area overlooks an expanse of rock that adjoins the park. Set in the pristine Ankole ranchlands surrounding Lake Mburo National Park; whether you want to sit back, sip on an ice-cold drink in a hammock or head out into Lake Mburo National Park for a day of exciting exploration, there is something for everyone here. Rwakobo is nestled on a scenic outcrop with breathtaking views. Animals such as zebra, warthog, impala and bushbuck abound around the lodge and often congregate at the water hole beneath the dining area. At night the sounds of bush come to life and allow your imagination to run wild. www.rwakoborock.com
ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGES IN NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK – RWANDA
Nyungwe Forest Lodge The lodge is built to blend in with the surrounding environment and is situated in a tea plantation on the edge of the Nyungwe closed canopy rain forest, home to 13 species of primate including Chimpanzees. All the luxury rooms and suites are forest facing with a fire place and mini bar in each. Other Facilities include Bistro, relaxation Retreat, tea lounge, bar and restaurant. Optional activities include Black and White Colobus monkey trekking, Kamiranzovu Swamp or waterfall walk, Bird watching walk, and Cultural area walk with lodge guide. www.nyungweforestlodge.com
Nyungwe Top Hill View Lodge At this lodge each bedroom is attached with a bathroom, drawing room and a balcony giving you stunning views. The lodge also offers the view of the sunrise from the eastern wing or sun set from western wing or you can just stand in the garden and feel the most admiring surroundings of Nyungwe. A camp fire is set in each room or in open after dinner. Cultural dances performed by local artists on special days are an extra delight. www.nyungwehotel.com
Nyungwe forest lodge The lodge is built to blend in with the tea plantation of the edge of the Nyungwe rain forest home to 13 species of primate including Chimpanzees. Each room is facilitated with an En-suite bathroom with indoor shower, Fire place, Air conditioning, Private mini bar, Flat LCD screen, and Wireless Internet access. The lodge is facilitated with Bistro with outdoor heated swimming pool, restaurant including private room with private terrace, Wireless internet access tea lounge, restaurant and bar. You may choose to also take pleasure in optional activities such as; Kamiranzovu swamp and waterfall walk, Grey – cheeked Mangabey Trekking, bird watching and cultural walks. www.nyungweforestlodge.com
ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGES IN KIGALI- RWANDA
Flame Tree Village is strategically located in the quiet suburb of Nyarutaram in Kigali. The hotel boasts a total of 20 spacious villas that are not only comfortable, but provide a tranquil, homely experience. The hotel provides free Wifi internet connection as well as a well stocked pool bar. The hotel has a pool and in door restaurant as well as an outdoor sitting area. www.3bhotels.com
Kigali Serena Kigali Serena is ideally located on one of Kigali’s most charming boulevards; the five-star Kigali Serena Hotel is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases the very best of Rwandese cultural art. The rooms are presented in typically pan-African style with either twin or queen-sized beds With Facilities including air-conditioning, swimming pool, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, mini-bar, 24-hour on-call doctor, restaurant etc www.serenahotels.com/serenakigali/
Hotel Des Mille Collines The Hotel offers 112 rooms that have been completely refurbished. Each room is equipped with flat screen TV, electronic safe, mini bar, air conditioning and high speed wireless internet.
Lemigo Hotel brings a refreshingly unique experience to Rwanda. Relaxation reigns here amid a serene landscape. With 97 rooms and suites housed on three levels, surrounded by lush picturesque views and cooled by breezes from the hills, you’ll be delighted by these havens of space, luxury and serenity, styled with simplicity and filled with touches of Rwanda’s cultural richness. Each is designed for modern living, with luxury bed linens and blissful bath experiences designed for your indulgence, and hi-tech amenities including TV and Wi-Fi.
ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGES IN BUNYONYI KABALE
Natures Prime Lodge For you who wish to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, from the hectic city life and find heaven in a wild place, Nature’s Prime Island in Bunyonyi is the right place. The island is an Eco-tourism site in the heartland of Western Uganda. It offers you a unique vantage point from which you experience the beauty and majesty of Mother Nature’s ability in an African setting. You may choose to stay in one of the handcrafted log cabins constructed on stilts each with a breath taking view across the lake. The furnished safari tents are quaint and cosy. You are assured of complete privacy and seclusion at this exclusive gateway. www.naturesprimeisland.com
ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGES IN MASINDI
Masindi Hotel The hotel is a simple, but pleasant old place with pretty gardens, a polished terrace and an erratic hot water system. All rooms are en-suite, clean and spacious. There are three room categories available; single, double and triple.
Arcadia Lake Mburo The Arcadia Lake Mburo Cottages comprise of 8 cottages around Lake Mburo. The cottages are fully furnished with private showers and latrines. Each cottage is uniquely positioned to provide you with a beautiful view of the lake and get totally immersed in the sights and sounds of this African paradise. There is ample opportunity to encounter a wide variety of fascinating flora and fauna at the premises.
Bunyonyi Safari Resort Bunyonyi means a place of little birds and it’s the name of a scenic Crater Lake located in the highlands of South Western Uganda. The Rooms are in the categories of Standard, Standard Twin, Deluxe, Superior Deluxe, and Suite. Each room comes with TV Satellite, refrigerator, air conditioning, a personal safe, room service. This resort also includes fully furnished and uniquely designed self contained cottages with a balcony overlooking the lake with warm showers. From your balcony you can enjoy the lake scenery and occasionally glimpse at the elusive spotted otters and prolific birdlife. There are dozens of fun and interesting activities you can opt for to keep you occupied including Barbeque, Canoe & motor boat rides, Tours to some of the 29 island on the lake, Nature/Village walks, cycling or fishing etc.
Crater Bay Cottages Crater Bay Cottages is located on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda’s deepest lake). Crater Bay Cottages is a place to relax, explore and enjoy the spectacular landscape and beauty that is portrayed before you at Lake Bunyonyi. Enjoy the camp grounds, a series of thatched grass self contained double cottages that are in keeping with the natural surroundings of the area. Both single and triple rooms are set within beautiful gardens. A Restaurant & Bar are fully stocked with whole meals with a selection of A la carte menus and traditional meals. www.craterbaycottageslakebunyonyi.com
The Gorilla Resort The Gorilla Resort is an amazing safari camp with a magnificent sight of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The camp is enclosed with lavish cottages in addition to the East Africa Safari Tents that are positioned on an eminent wooden platform providing a beautiful scenic view of the area. The wooden decks will definitely give you a perfect view of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as well as River Munyaga. Sundowners are provided on the camp fire accompanied with the African Wilderness. The camps are well designed with beautiful log beds as well as furnished furniture. There is a restaurant, bar, dining area with a high minded camp fire deck that offers a gorgeous view of the tropical rain forest.
Buhoma Lodge Buhoma Lodge is situated within the National Park, less than five minutes walk, from the start of the gorilla trekking point. It commands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park home to the rare and elusive Mountain Gorilla. Eight comfortable cottages have been carefully built, each with its own private verandah, allowing wonderful views of the forest canopy of the National Park. Inside the spacious cottages you will find comfortable beds, a well appointed en suite bathroom with flushing toilet and a hot shower and also some rooms with bath tubs. An elevated lounge area, complete with bar and dining facilities, offers a cozy, comfortable environment to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplaces which add atmosphere and warmth in the cool evenings. www.ugandaexclusivecamps.com/buhoma.html
ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGES IN RUHENGERI – PARC DU VOLCANS
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge The Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is the new mid range lodge in the area and is perfectly situated for gorilla tracking in Rwanda. The lodge has 30 individual cottages built on 4 acres of land on the slopes of Mt Sabinyo. Being at altitude, it can get cold therefore each cottage has a fire in the room. The stone and thatch cottages each have en-suite facilities, a small lounge with a fire place and a private veranda. A restaurant and bar are also in place. The cottages are of a good size and are well positioned to give them privacy from each other. This is a great location with superb views of the volcanoes.
La Palme Hotel is a three stars Hotel, located in Musanze City. Their rooms consist of a suite, standard king size and a Twin. The hotel’s unique and renowned restaurant will delight your senses with French and Oriental kitchens. African meals can be obtained on prior request. Their adjacent Mini Bar makes you enjoy a range of drinks carefully selected for your unique taste and satisfaction.
Virunga Lodge The magnificent Virunga Lodge is set on a stunning hilltop in a spectacular location with a panoramic view of the Virunga volcanoes and shimmering lakes, Ruhondo and Bulera. The lodge has been described as having “the best view in the world” and as “one of the finest lodges in Africa”. The lodge’s eight bandas offer elegance and great comfort, with their ‘organic, bush-chic’ design reflecting the local building style. The Luxurious, en-suite bathrooms include low-flush toilets and running solar hot water. Each banda has its own terrace with spectacular views of the volcanoes or lakes. Aside from gorilla tracking, you can opt to enjoy these activities; climb a volcano, track the golden monkey, visit Dian Fossey’s grave or go for gentle strolls around the picturesque villages near the lakes. www.volcanoessafaris.com
Sabinyo Silverback Lodge The Lodge comprises of five double cottages, two suites and one family suite. All are stone buildings with Rwandese terracotta tile roofs, and feature large sitting areas, fireplaces, stylish en-suite bathrooms finished with Venetian plaster a dressing room and a sheltered veranda. The family suite has a second bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Optional activities include, mountain bike excursions, bird watching walks, Ibyiwacu cultural walk, Golden monkey trekking etc.
Muhabura Hotel When visiting the Land of a Thousand Hills, a wonderful stay is advised at the Muhabura Hotel in the Northern Province, set in the calm of the Musanze town surroundings. The hotel has 30 rooms and ground level apartments that have three categories: single, double and twin. All rooms have direct access to the garden and are self contained with warm shower and some with a bath. The hotel has offers a cozy environment to relax in after gorilla trekking or a day visit to the Northern area of Rwanda.
Jacana safari lodge The lodge has 10 independent and spacious chalets and a family cottage surrounded by Maramagambo forest. The rooms are en suite with hot water heated by gas and fire wood. All chalets assure a peaceful and restorative stay with a large panoramic window offering picture-perfect views of Lake Nyamusingire. A restaurant and bar are also available You can enjoy these optional activities; Forest walks Kayaks and the captain’s table, etc www.jacanalodge.co.za
Gisakura Guest House This guest house has rooms furnished with shower and hot water. Interestingly, the rooms are differently classified and are named like some attractions found in Nyungwe national park. You are nearly in full access to the Waterfall Trail, Canopy walk, Colobus troop living on the Gisakura Tea Estate, the Velvet monkeys and a fair variety of birds are present in the small patch of forest in front of the guest-house.
Moriah Hill Resort The Moriah Hill Resort features stylish bedrooms that include the Suite/family room which is set in Rwandese traditional cottage with a private balcony facing the lake. The Executive and King size standard room have large bedrooms, spacious bathrooms with shower douche and bathtub and a larger private balcony with amazing incomparable views of the lake. Other facilities include TV and a mini bar.
Lake Kivu Serena This hotel is serenely situated on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu, the sixth largest lake in Africa, and surrounded by extensive tropical gardens. The hotel overlooks its own private beach and offers 66 luxury rooms, executive suites and family accommodation all of which are presented in typically pan-African style with balconies and extensive views of the lake. Facilities include a panoramic restaurant, indoor and beachside bars, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a luxury swimming pool, and a Health Centre. www.serenahotels.com
The Hotel Malahide Paradis is located near Gisenyi directly on Lake Kivu in the midst of a beautiful Garden. The system is very simple, but tasty, with a small terrace and adjoining bar. Stay in one of ten built in wood and volcanic stone bungalows. The device is simply, the view of the lake beautiful. A small private beach invites you to relax. www.paradisemalahide.com
Mbale Resort Hotel Mbale Resort Hotel has19 rooms all with an ambiance that will sooth your mind and set your soul free. Some of the rooms have balconies with spectacular panoramic views of the pool and an Amphitheater. Facilities include Satellite TV, Wireless.
ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGES IN MBALE www.mbaleresorthotel.com
ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGES IN BURUNDI
Source du Nil Hotel is one of Burundi’s leading hotels offering an atmosphere of tranquility and serenity right in the city center. The hotel has over 200 self-contained rooms all of which have DSTV, 24 hour satellite, and Air conditioning. The hotel boasts several unique facilities including; a swimming pool, sauna, tennis courts, 3 restaurants and a bar. www.hotelsourcedunil.com
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