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Discover Katara Lodge

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. 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.

The lodge offers 8 thatched cottages in total, 7 of which are standard and 1 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 saltwater pool and electricity and lighting supplied by solar power.

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Expert View

  • Uninterrupted views of the savannah, Lake Edward and Rwenzori mountains
  • Small with personal and friendly service
  • Game drives, boat safaris, forest treks and chimp tracking
  • Roll-top baths and heavenly inside and outside rain showers

At a glance

  • 7 Cottages + 1 Family Cottage
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Sleep under the stars by wheeling out your four-poster bed on your private veranda. Magical."

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Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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Start your unique journey


At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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Call us or enquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.

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We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.

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