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.
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.
Game drives in your own vehicle, river cruises on the Kazinga Channel and Kyambura Gorge treks.
Read what our previous clients thought of Hippo Hill Safari Lodge
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…
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