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Why we like it
- Overlooking the river Nile
- The style of the lodge reflects the bygone era of the early explorers
- Rooms are comfortable and spacious with a private balcony
- A lovely outdoor pool area with a unique pool bar looking over the River Nile
- Activities on offer include nature walks, game drives, boat trips, fishing and chimpanzee trekking
- Attentive and gracious staff
- A place to stay for adventure and relaxation
For travellers who desire more space and style stay in the Queen's cottage a beautifully appointed cottage offering privacy and exclusivity with panoramic views from the grand balcony.
Joanne Swinton dealt with us and our holiday with endless good humour and patience. Her suggestions were perfect and we all had a magical time. She really knew her "stuff". She even organised a car and driver for our first full day in Dar es Salaam which was a kindness beyond any duty. She arranged for our unaccompanied children to be chaperoned through all the airports, and for my husband and me to be taken care of too.
- BM, Inverness
Set in an area of landscaped gardens, the lodge recreates the mood of elegance. Each of the 54 appointed rooms is a haven of style and serenity, complete with balcony and private bathroom. The lodge also has a pool deck, full bar, a dining area offering local and international cuisines as well as a spa and exercise area. The pool area overlooks the winding River Nile, which was the setting for the classic Hollywood movie "The African Queen" (starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart). The lodge is well positioned to access Murchison Falls and offers a superb range of activities to ensure the best of the park is experienced.
8 hours 15 minutes
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required
Best time to travel
December - March, June - September
With a tropical climate, the hottest months are December to February. The main rainy season tends to be between April and May and then again from October to November. Due to the altitude the mountain air is a lot cooler. The best times to visit are Uganda are from December to March and from June to September.
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Chimp Trekking in Uganda
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