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Kyaninga lodge Located 12 km from Fort portal in a perfect site, set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the Rwenzori Mountains beyond, Kyaninga Lodge is the spectacular result of one man’s vision and over 7 years of unwavering commitment to creating an experience of Africa’s beauty unlike anything else. Kibale Forest National Park is less than an hour’s drive away, where you’ll find large populations of chimpanzees and other primates.

Kyaninga lodge is one of the most spectaculars safari lodges around the Kibale National park that serve you will great hospitality you desire on your African safari, with a stunning location, against the hills facing a crater lake.

The main building is perched on a rocky outcrop, with large log cabins strung out on either side of it along the ridge overlooking Lake Kyaninga. Views from the lodge’s outdoor decks are hard to beat, with the Crater Lake, distant mountains and lush green forest creating a feeling of peace and seclusion. At night the cottages are lit up and open fireplaces offer a warm, homely ambience, which can be soaked up over delicious dinners and fine wines.

The sheer scale of the lodge itself is outstanding and immediately apparent. There are comfortable seating areas as well as raised galleries for a more private view and two lawned terraces, which are not only perfect for some outdoor games, but also to absorb the absolute magnitude of the Lake itself. Follow some steps crafted from local volcanic rock, down to the pool for a swim with a view

You can experience the beauty and romance of this unexplored region, while staying in the height of luxury and elegance. Nine exclusive cottages made from hand carved logs, superb dining, and a wealth of adventures await.


Set apart and raised on platforms, the Lodges’s nine cottages offer you privacy and tranquillity. Each spacious cottage comes with a choice of twin or double beds made up with the softest bed linen and feather pillows. An indoor seating area leads out to a private deck where you can enjoy morning tea or coffee with views over the lake and the Rwenzori Mountains. The en-suite bathrooms boast marble countertop basins set atop crafted Elgon olive pedestals, claw footed freestanding baths, and glass-walled showers. With modern solar power, you will always have hot water and electrical charging points.

Lounge & Dining

The finest 3-course cuisine awaits you in the Main Lodge. The menu is based on classical European cuisine and tweaked to make use of local ingredients, many of which are handpicked from Kyaninga Lodge own kitchen garden or the neighboring markets. After dinner, head through to the Lounge where you can relax by the fire with a drink from the fully stocked bar. During the day time, head out to the terrace and relax on loungers while enjoying the view of Lake Kyaninga. In this equatorial paradise, you will feel a thousand miles away from the bustle of daily life, and you are; with wireless internet access in the Main Lodge, you can still share your

Swimming Pool

The terrace leads down to the swimming pool looking over the lake. Lined with pavers cut from the local volcanic rock and featuring two wooden decks, the swimming pool provides the perfect space for you to relax and unwind. Here you can soak up the peace and tranquility of Lake Kyaninga and the mountains beyond. The more adventurous can walk down to Lake Kyaninga itself. With its blue water and ‘land that time forgot’ rainforest, it offers a unique opportunity to experience a wilderness rarely encountered in real life. The lake is one of the few in Uganda that are safe to swim in. This truly is a paradise. Adventures with your loved ones.

Kyaninga Grounds

The edge of a spectacular crater lake provides the perfect start to your exploration of this hidden region. Stepping out from your cottage, your adventure begins here. Kyaninga Lodge’s beautiful gardens are the creation of London-based landscape designer Imogen Jenkins. The gardens provide a stunning setting for relaxation, reflection, and space for games. There is even a lawn tennis court for you to enjoy. With amazing wildlife on your doorstep, take a guided walk around the beautiful Kyaninga Crater Lake and Forest. See how many species of primate you can spot.

Activities include

  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Nature walks
  • Community visit
  • Tea tour
  • Vanilla garden tour
  • Town tour
  • Mountain biking
  • Bird watching
  • Crater tour

Food and Drink

Delicious meals are served in the main dining room, with the three-course dinner menu designed by an international chef. Consisting of European cuisine, the chefs use local ingredients in all of the dishes, most of which are picked from the lodge’s own kitchen garden or sourced from local markets. The homely bar area is centered on a large stone fireplace, and there’s an extensive wine list.

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