Katara Lodge

Only a 20 minute drive away from the vast Queen Elizabeth National Park, Katara Lodge is a small, cozy lodge that boasts sweeping views of the surrounding savannah plains. With a diversity of habitats and scenery, including papyrus swamps, forest and the impressive Kyambura Gorge, you are treated to around 600 species of bird and almost 100 species of mammal.

  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

The lodge offers 8 thatched cottages in total, 7 of which are standard and1 of which is for families. The bedroom and lounge areas are combined and a veranda has a special feature; you can opt to have your bed wheeled out onto the veranda and sleep out under the African stars. Bathrooms boast a rain shower and a roll top bath, hot water is provided via solar power. The lodge is quite eco-friendly, with a salt water pool and electricity and lighting supplied by solar power.

Getting There

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.


Game drives, boating on the Kazinga channel, chimp tracking, cultural interaction and nature walks in the Maramagambo Forest.

Read what our previous clients thought of Katara Lodge

Review of Katara Lodge

Miss Amy Sullivan & Mr Daniel Goodheart

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…

27/08/2016 Read full trip review

Review of Katara Lodge


Fantastic in every way!

23/12/2015 Read full trip review

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