Hippo Hill Safari Lodge

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Hippo Hill Camp is located in the Mweya region of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Situated on a quaint hill, the aptly named camp looks out upon the amazing Kabazimu and Kitako Islands in the vast Lake Edward. The lodge is a must for bird enthusiasts, with just over 600 species to spot, along with a stupendous range of mammals.

Accommodation is tented, with 10 Meru safari tents under thatched roofs offered to guests. Room interiors are basic but comfortable, with a low to the ground bed and en suite. There is a canvas wall with zipper that divides the bedroom and bathroom. Once unzipped, guests are faced with reed walls, a wash hand basin, flush toilet and hot shower. Hippo Hill is ideal for anyone seeking a wilderness experience, placing guests in the midst of Uganda's natural beauty in quaint rusticity. Guests can sit out on their small verandas, which are shielded by a large thatch roof that runs the length of the tent, and enjoy the marvellous views.

The camp offers guests a bar and dining area, from which they can partake in casual game viewing of flamingos and hippo. The bar is well stocked and the food quite tasty. A communal campfire is a great place to meet and greet other guests and share stories of the day's adventures.

How to get to Hippo Hill Safari Lodge

A full day's drive from Entebbe or Kampala (anything from 6 - 8 hours), 4 hour drive from Lake Mburo, 6 hour drive from Bwindi Forest, 2-4 hour drive from Ishasha district of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Private charted flights can land at Mweya Airstrip but at present there are no scheduled flights.

Activities at Hippo Hill Safari Lodge

Game drives in your own vehicle, river cruises on the Kazinga Channel and Kyambura Gorge treks.

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Hippo Hill Safari Lodge Reviews

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Hippo Hill Safari Lodge

Tina Freestone

5

This was our guides favourite place to stay and we also loved it. There aren't many places you can sit having a drink waiting for the hippos to come to your 'front lawn'. Again we were the only people here so it was slighlty scary at times - our guide was in the next field and we could hear the villagers in the distance with their drums etc very late into the night so we were unsure what was happening. Good food and very good surroundings. Loved it.

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Queen Elizabeth National Park

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Tree climbing lion in Queen Elizabeth NP - Photo by Akorn DMC

Classic Uganda Safari

Days
11
Cost Per Person
From $8,060 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Uganda
Locations
Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale, Lake Mburo
Baby gorilla - Photo by Gorilla Doctors

Ultimate Uganda Safari

Days
14
Cost Per Person
From $8,870 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Uganda
Locations
Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls
Hippos at Queen Elizabeth NP - Photo by Volcanoes Safaris

Uganda Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Big Game Safari

Days
10
Cost Per Person
From $6,250 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Uganda
Locations
Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo
Chimp baby

Western Uganda Family Safari

Days
12
Cost For Family of 4
From $34,370 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Uganda
Locations
Chobe, Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls