Kyaninga Lodge

Set in a phenomenal location, with the mythical Mountains of the Moon rising in the background, Kyaninga Lodge is a timber built luxury lodge on the edge of the crater lake known as Lake Kyaninga. Guests can enjoy wonderful vistas of the surrounding natural beauty from the comfort of this charming lodge. The main lodge building is quite large and houses the many facilities the property has to offer. Guests can expect a comfortable lounge area, a swimming pool, a fireplace (handy in the colder evenings) and a restaurant and bar.

There are only 8 cottages on offer, so the lodge is quite intimate and pervades cosiness. Guests reach the cottages via the main area, along wooden walkways. Each cottage provides an area of private decking that affords excellent views, en suite bathrooms with marble finishes, shower and bath and hot water courtesy of solar water heaters. Solar power also powers the lighting in the cottages. There is a socket found in the rooms, which is extremely useful for charging electrical equipment.

The meals served at Kyaninga are delicious and the restaurant is certainly worth enjoying to the full. All of the kitchen staff have been trained by an international chef, who also designed the impressive menu. The local ingredients (much of which is hand-picked from the lodge gardens) used in the cuisine provides it with a distinctive flair as the Ugandan ingredients blend deliciously with the predominantly European fare offered.

How to get to Kyaninga Lodge

Entebbe is approximately a 4 hour drive away.

Activities at Kyaninga Lodge

Exploring Kibale National Park and observing the park's 1500 chimpanzees.

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Kyaninga Lodge Reviews

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Client Score: 4 out of 5 based on 1 reviews 4 View more reviews
Kyaninga Lodge

Miss Amy Sullivan & Mr Daniel Goodheart


The lodge itself, the views and the setting were out of this world. The place had a very luxurious feel and there was a lot of pride over the way in which it had been crafted. During our stay we did encounter a few problems with the service (very slow), food (we became unwell) and laundry (lost item). We also ventured out on a walk but the route was so unconventional and overgrown we ended up very lost in farmers fields with the staff trying to guide us back over the phone in the pouring rain. On arrival back at the lodge we were advised that the walk should not be undertaken alone (even though it was advertised as one you could do alone) and that a guide should have come with us. Sadly the time lost meant that we did not have the chance to enjoy some of the facilities during our last night in Uganda. The owner recognised the issues we'd had and offered some compensation which was appreciated. If it had not been for those issues, I'm sure we would have had a far more special stay and memorable for better reasons. The chimp tracking was enjoyable but the group size was very large making it a bit more touristy than the chimp experience we'd had in Kyambura Gorge. Still we are very happy that we got to see visit this area and this lodge despite it not quite being the highlight we had hoped.

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