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Top Luxury Safari Lodges In Uganda and Rwanda

Luxury safari lodges to say on your safari in Uganda or Rwanda. Best known for mountain gorilla and chimpanzee trekking safaris, Uganda and Rwanda provide the best of East Africa’s best wildlife safaris and cultural experiences. In particular, Uganda has 10 national parks and 13 wildlife reserves which are famous for harboring mountain gorillas and chimpanzees; the source of the Nile and Lake Victoria. On the other hand, Rwanda has 4 protected areas with rich biodiversity and beautiful scenery too. This makes for great adventure activities and wildlife safaris. The Luxury Safari Lodges mentioned here provide excellent accommodation while on your safari with u.

Top luxury safari lodges in Rwanda

Bisate Lodge

Among the Luxury Safari Lodges in Rwanda this lodge Situated at the edge of Volcanoes National Park, Bisate Lodge offers 5-star accommodation in six villas with grass-thatch roofs that resemble traditional Rwandan hut. This state-of-the-art lodge has a fitness center, bar lounge, restaurant and accessible high speed internet. Looking for romance in the jungles of Rwanda, Bisate lodge is the place for honeymooning couples intending to track gorillas in Rwanda.  Visitors have a chance to participate in projects giving back to the community including tree planting which has for now formed around a forest that conserves the environment. You can participate in the several activities whilst at the lodge including hiking Bisoke volcano, golden monkey tracking and visiting the Gorilla Guardian’s Village.

Singita Kwitonda Lodge

Luxury Safari Lodges

Situated 1.2 sq.km from Kingi the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park, Singita Kwitonda has 7 single bed-rooms each accommodating two people. Its part of the Singita which operates luxury lodges in Africa and they opened this lodge in 2021. Built with volcanic stones to preserve the environment, the rooms offer view of the surrounding volcanoes – Mount Sabinyo and Gahinga. Each room provides indoor and outdoor showers, dressing room and massage SPA. You’ll find private outdoor heated plunge pools, mini bar and kitchen and complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge premise. Fitness center outdoor fireplaces and dining areas are available for night campfires.

One & Only Nyungwe Tree house

Built in the tree canopies of Nyungwe montane tropical rainforest, One & Only Tree House provides a great escape away into nature. Nyungwe Forest National Park is famous for harboring 12 primate species including chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys which will be at your doorstep. The lodges provide a perfect base to explore the park’s wildlife with a variety of activities available to do such as chimp trekking, colobus monkey tracking, canopy walk, hiking and birding. You can visit the local communities exploring the Gisakura tea plantations and meet the people who take care of the park.

Magashi Camp, Akagera National Park

Magashi Camp is situated on the shores of Lake Rwanyakazinga in the north-east corner of Akagera National Park. This is Rwanda’s only savanna protected area home to 500 species of birds and over Big Five mammals including lions, black rhinos, elephants and buffalos. The lodge features six spacious rooms designed with Rwandan culture. There’s a dining area, spacious lounge, swimming pool, fire place for campfires and viewing deck from where you can watch animals. Staying at Magashi offers opportunity for classic Big Five safaris and boat safaris on Lake Ihema.

Morning and evening game drives allow visitors to go in search of zebras, giraffes and antelope species such as topi, bushbucks, waterbucks, Klipspringer. The River Akagera which meanders through the park creates a network of swamps and lakes that provide home to hippos and Nile crocodiles and water bird species including the Lake Victoria endemics and the shoebill stork.

Luxury Lodges in Uganda

Uganda the pearl of Africa is home to 10 national parks and 13 wildlife reserves which offer great game viewing including mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, golden monkeys. The people are friendly and the culture is diverse.

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodges is located at 2,000 meters above sea level in Nkuringo sector southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The lodge has cottages built with volcanic rocks and each features first class amenities including spacious sitting room, indoor fireplace and en-suit bathrooms. Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is the perfect accommodation for those intending to do the best of luxury gorilla safaris in Uganda.  In addition to gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation experiences, visitors can explore the local communities including cultural encounters with Batwa pygmies – with their fascinating ancient traditions such as the pre-historic ancient fire making Batwa style. After trekking you might feel exhausted, the lodge offers massage and beauty treatments to keep you in good physical shape. Great food options, private decks and large windows with a view of the forest make this lodge one of the best for those visiting Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Located inside the jungle next to Buhoma the headquarters of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Gorilla Forest Camp has 8 tented camps each with king and queen sized beds with mosquitoes. Stay at this lodge and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the rainforest. Gorillas often pass by the lodge premises while monkeys and birds are residents. Each room has got private balcony and bathtub that enables you to relax after the gorilla trek. This lodge is rated as 4-star with main lounge area, bar, restaurant, gift shop and a fireplace built outdoors where guests gather to share stories and cultural entertainment performed by locals every evening. The staff provides laundry services, free breakfast and food is obtained from the local farms is available and guests who stay longer receive complimentary free nights.

Gahinga Lodge

Gahinga Lodge is located in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda’s smallest protected area and habitat for Virunga mountain gorillas. The lodge has 8 stone built cottages with two deluxe and six standard rooms with en-suit amenities including hot and cold water showers. Each banda has a private balcony to relax and enjoy the view of the valley below and the Virunga volcanic ranges. Non-smoking rooms are suitable for those traveling with children. In addition to gorilla trekking, other activities to do whilst staying at Gahinga Lodge include golden monkey tracking and day hikes are available for Mount Sabinyo, Mount Muhabura and Mount Gahinga volcanoes. The community surrounding the lodge is of the Batwa pygmies the original ancient forest dwellers of which you can visit for cultural experience. The Batwa trail is a six hour walk where visitors will get to experience the forest from the eyes of the locals.

Semuliki Safari Lodge

Situated in the remote wilderness of Toro- Semuliki Wildlife Reserve betweeen Rwenzori Mountain Range and Lake Albert in western Uganda. Semuliki Safari Lodge provides accommodation in tented camps which are sheltered in grass-thatch roofs. The rooms contain flushing toilets, en-suit bathrooms with hot and cold water showers.  Each tent has a veranda to enjoy views while sipping on the coffee or Nile special beer. There’s a fireplace in front of the dining area and a swimming pool. Staying here allows you to explore the wildlife in Toro-Semuliki safari lodge including, lions, leopards, buffaloes, waterbucks and Uganda kobs. Unique activities await you including night game drives and primate walks to tracking chimpanzees in the grasslands. In addition, visitors can embark on boat cruise excursion on Lake Albert to search for shoebill stork.

Nile Safari Lode

Situated on the banks of Nile River in Murchison Falls National Park, accommodation at Nile Safari Lodge is provided in 8 exclusive Bandas including a family villa with private swimming pool. There’s bandas designed for honeymooning couples with beds outside to relax in the open during day. This Luxury Safari Lodge on the Nile River, you’ll see animals such as hippos, Nile crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes and water birds such as African fish eagle, Abyssinian roller among others. Whilst at the lodge visitors can go for game drives, boat cruise safari along the Nile and hot air balloon safari are available. Hiking to the top of the falls is a must do activity in the park.

Apoka Safari Lodge

Apoka Safari Lodge among the best Luxury Safari Lodges in Uganda is on the edge of Narus Valley in Kidepo National Park located in the remote semi-arid Karamoja plains north-east Uganda. According to Wanderlust UK, Kidepo is one of Africa’s secret safari places. “With sprawling savanna and soaring mountains, CNN Africa said Kidepo might be the most picturesque park.” Add that to the rich wildlife: over 500 species of birds and 77 mammal species including tree climbing lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes and large herds of buffaloes. There are rare species of wild animals such as Aard wolf, side stripped jackals and ostrich.

Apoka lodge provides accommodation to enjoy this wilderness destination with no crowds. The lodge offers 10 luxury rooms, each with en-suit bathrooms, sitting space and private balcony to relax and enjoy the view. The luxurious beddings, woolen carpets, dressing gowns, plush towels will ensure a comfortable rest to recharge for full day game drive safaris into the Narus valley.  In addition, hikes into the Murongole mountain ranges provide cultural encounters with the IK people – the smallest tribe in Uganda. The people living around this park are Karamojong the semi-nomadic pastoralists who are closely related to the Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania. 

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

For over 3 consecutive time in Uganda, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge as a Luxury Safari Lodge have been awarded awards under the best Luxury Safari Lodges in and has proven to be the finest overtime providing in 10 cottages and 3 suites built on Nteko ridge at 2133 meters above sea level. Aerial views of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for gorilla trekking, and sounds of nature from your room create peaceful rest on top of walk-in showers, long beds, private balcony, bathrobes, desk, spacious sitting area and indoor fireplace. There are interconnecting rooms for those traveling with children, special meals are prepared.

Four Gorillas Lodge

If tracking gorillas in Rushaga southern Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, look no further than staying at Four Gorillas Lodge. There are 8 rooms of which all have private en-suit bathrooms with cold and hot showers. The view from the balcony and the sounds of nature are relaxing. The advantage guests have staying at Four Gorillas Lodge is to order for any service from their room including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other amenities available include full-stocked bar, restaurant and dinning lounge with fireplace and from there Wi-Fi is accessible.

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