Only a 20 minute drive away from the vast Queen Elizabeth National Park, Katara Lodge is a small, cosy lodge that boasts sweeping views of the surrounding savannah plains. Thanks to its excellent positioning, the lodge is a great base for those wishing to explore the National Park. With a diversity of habitats and scenery, including papyrus swamps, forest and the impressive Kyambura Gorge, guests are treated to around 600 species of bird and almost 100 species of mammal to discover.
The lodge offers 8 cottages in total, 7 of which are standard and one of which is for families. The 7 standard cottages possess double beds and elegant bathrooms. The bedroom and lounge areas are combined and a veranda plays host to one of the room's special features; guests can have their bed wheeled out onto the veranda and sleep out under the African stars, a true precursor to romance. Bathrooms boast a rain shower and a roll top bath, hot water is provided via solar power.
The cottages are thatched and look out upon beautiful open savannah. The family cottage is particularly spacious, with two bedrooms, one of which holds a double bed, the other two single beds. There is an outside sitting area to enjoy and guests can lounge in one of the hammocks. The lodge is quite eco-friendly, with a salt water pool and electricity and lighting supplied by solar power.
How to get to Katara Lodge
By road it will take approximately 5 hours to reach the lodge from Bwindi, 8 hours from Kampala, 9 hours from Entebbe and 2 hours from the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Guests can also fly into the Kasese Airstrip, which is around 1 1/2 hour drive away.
Activities at Katara Lodge
Game drives, boating on the Kazinga channel, chimp tracking, cultural interaction and nature walks in the Maramagambo Forest.
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Miss Amy Sullivan & Mr Daniel Goodheart5
Beautiful location and sprawling views over QE Country Park with equally impressive sunsets. The grounds were very pretty and rooms were really nice. It was lovely to have a bath and longer showers thanks to the solar heaters! Getting down to the park was challenging due to the very poor condition of the roads which seems to be a big problem for the locals as well. The trip to and from the the park check point took over an hour each way opposed to the 15-20 minutes it should have and was a very bumpy ride due to the huge craters in and around the road. This of course is not the fault of the lodge which is lovely and a place we would be very happy to stay at again. we have always wanted to visit Kyambura Gorge which is on route to the park. It was as stunning and we were lucky enough to find the chimpanzees during the gorge walk who were playing in the trees!Read full trip review
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Classic Uganda Safari
- Cost Per Person
- From $8,120 (Includes international flights from JFK)
- Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale, Lake Mburo
Ultimate Uganda Safari
- Cost Per Person
- From $8,930 (Includes international flights from JFK)
- Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls
Uganda Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Big Game Safari
- Cost Per Person
- From $6,310 (Includes international flights from JFK)
- Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo
Western Uganda Family Safari
- Cost For Family of 4
- From $34,590 (Includes international flights from JFK)
- Chobe, Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls