GUIDE ON CHAMELEON HILL LODGE IN UGANDA
Chameleon Hill Lodge Overview & Where Is It Located?Standing on the banks of Lake Mutanda with a 45 - 60 minutes drive to the Rushaga sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a fascinating economy stayover called Chameleon Hill Lodge. Adventurers on their Uganda safari vacation arriving at the lodge can spot it from a distance thanks to its vibrant, kitschy hues that seem to reflect the spirit of Africa.
The stayover is located at about 2000 meters above sea level and comprises a series of structures overlooking the lake and the Virunga volcanoes in the backdrop. Spend time in the comfortable circular lounge or out on the deck, which is furnished with stools, chairs, and tables so that tour guests can enjoy panoramic views over the lake. You can also borrow a book from the small library and read in the warmth of the fireplace. Why not learn about the fascinating mountain gorillas of Bwindi Park that you will see on your hiking trips?
- Located on the banks of Lake Mutanda on the outskirts of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Stands at the height of 2000 meters above sea level
- Series of structures overlooking the lake with the Virunga Mountains in the backdrop
- Midway access in either directions to Kisoro Town, Mgahinga and Bwindi National Parks
- Nice outdoor seating arrangements for viewing the magnificence of the lakeside wilderness
What To Expect At Chameleon Hill Lodge Accommodation?
- Value Safari Tier 3 Experience. Total of 10 chalets adorned in colors reflecting the foliage of the park
- Choice of rooms with twin single beds or a large double bed covered with mosquito netting
- Separate patio for enjoying the floral views in the company of traveling companions
- Ensuite bathroom featuring a vanity and glass shower stall with rock detailing
- Each rectangular or roundish unit painted in brilliant hues that stand out against the landscape
Things To Do (Activities & Tour Attractions) & Why Visit Chameleon Hill Lodge On Bwindi Safari?
- Trekking through the Bwindi Impenetrable Park in the company of 350 bird species and other flora and fauna
- Spending 60 minutes in the company of the assigned mountain gorilla family to observe their habits
- Tracking some of the 10 species of primates known to live on the reserve
- Boating excursions on Lake Mutanda
- Visits to the local community to participate in their activities like basket weaving, carving artifacts, and making bead jewelry
The proximity of the lodge to Lake Mutanda allows for boat ride excursions, and you can spend a whole day exploring the environs. Stop by the nearby village for an opportunity to watch and participate in some of their activities, including weaving a basket, carving a gorilla mask, or learning the art of crafting jewelry. At the end of your visit to the Bwindi Impenetrable Park, be sure to buy a few souvenirs at the lodge store in support of the community artisans.
How Is The Dining At Chameleon Hill Lodge?
- All meals cooked using fresh produce sourced from the lodge kitchen gardens
- Choice of traditional Ugandan and international cuisine served beside the restaurant fireplace
- With prior notice, specific dietary requirements including lactose-free, vegetarian, and gluten-free can be addressed
- A bar for ordering drinks and cocktails best enjoyed with views of the setting sun
- Three-course dinners are served. Freshly-baked bread served with the dishes
Pros & Cons At Chameleon Hill Lodge In Bwindi
What We Like About Chameleon Hill Lodge
- Located on the banks of Lake Mutanda with a spectacular view.
- Has a whimsical, kitschy appeal, with vibrant colors that vacationers relish in.
- Accommodates just 20 guests in 10 chalets, allowing for a quiet, intimate safari experience.
- Kitchen cooks with fresh produce from the on-site garden and is happy to prepare food according to specific dietary preferences and restrictions.
- Ideal single location if you want to track gorillas in Bwindi and golden monkeys in Mgahinga without switching accommodations but with the below caveat.
Things To Note When Staying At Chameleon Hill Lodge
- It is 1 hour to drive to Bwindi (Rushaga sector) and 2 hours out to Mgahinga. Not the best location as this would require a very early start to get to the trek meet-up point.
- The access road leading up to the lodge is extremely bumpy and rough. Steps lead to the main reception area and rooms; mobility-challenged tourists may find it difficult.
- The service levels from the staff can be variable at time; though, expected from a Value Safari Tier 3 property.
- Lacks a swimming pool, fitness center, and spa for the right reasons - authenticy, but arranges for the services of an expert masseuse upon request.
- Offers modest facilities and amenities that high-end and deluxe guests may find unsuitable for their stay. There is electricity rationing as the property is not on the grid nor operates through solar panels. The generator is switched on from 5:00 am to 6.30 am in the morning and again in the evening from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm.
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When staying at Chameleon Hill Lodge during your gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, we recommend combining it with Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, and Kibale (chimpanzee safari) alongside your city tour visits of Kampala and Entebbe.
You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas such as Mgahinga to track down golden monkeys and gorillas in the same park, Jinja for whitewater rafting on the Nile River, and Semliki, Lake Mburo or Kidepo for an offbeat wildlife tour.
You can end your vacation on the beach at Lake Victoria or even extending out to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.
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