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Elephant Plains Lodge Queen Elizabeth


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Elephant Plains Lodge Overview & Where Is It Located?

If you are looking for affordable safari vacation accommodation for your stay in the iconic Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Elephant Plains Lodge is just what you need. The lodge sits on an achingly beautiful span of wilderness covering an area of 80 acres in the northeastern section on the outside border of the reserve. Thanks to its height at 941 meters above sea level, you will be treated to sweeping views of the gorgeous landscape with lush, tropical greenery, and the scenic Lake Kikorongo shimmering in the sunshine. This marvelous biome is carefully protected with eco-friendly practices like solar panels for generating power and naturally-occurring materials sustainably harvested to construct the lodge.

Accessing the park for your game drives is very convenient because of the driving distance of just 10 minutes from the park gate. The lodge also has a lounge with expansive glass windows for enjoying the views in addition to comfortable wicker seating arrangements where you can interact with fellow tourists visiting Queen Elizabeth Park. You could also step over to the pool and relax in the loungers in between cooling dips and perhaps, chance to spot a herd of elephants or buffaloes visiting the lake to drink.

Key Takeaways

  • Located within an 80-acre property in the northeastern outskirt borders of Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Standing at an altitude height of 941 meters above sea level offering sweeping views of the landscape
  • Overlooking the scenic Lake Kikorongo. 10 minutes drive to the park
  • Eco-friendly lodge with solar panels for generating power and built using sustainable materials
  • Has a swimming pool for taking dips or relaxing in the loungers
Elephant Plains Lodge Queen Elizabeth Park View

What To Expect At Elephant Plains Lodge Accommodation?

Key Takeaways

  • Value Safari Tier 3 Experience. Total of 6 rooms and suites
  • Choice of rooms with a double bed or twin singles covered with mosquito netting
  • Family Cottage with two bedrooms for families and larger groups of traveling friends with up to 5 members
  • Ensuite bathroom with twin vanities, bathtub, and plenty of hot water
  • Additional amenities like indoor and outdoor patio seating arrangement available
You will be staying in one of the 8 cottages including the family cottages offered by the lodge, some of which have a comfortable double bed while others have twin singles. The units are spaced at a short distance from each other to offer seclusion during your stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park and can be reached by walking over dirt pathways. In case you are visiting with kids or in a group of up to 5 members, you could consider booking the 2 Family Cottages that have two bedrooms, each with a separate bathroom, and can sleep up to 5 members.

Every one of the rooms has mosquito netting draped from a framework on the ceiling and a small seating arrangement. Look forward to large windows that let in the warm sunshine with a patio outside, which is perfect for spending safari holiday time reveling in the scenic landscape of the park. The ensuite bathroom includes twin vanities and a bathtub with plenty of hot water.
Elephant Plains Lodge Accommodation Queen Elizabeth

Things To Do (Activities & Tour Attractions) & Why Visit Elephant Plains Lodge On Queen Elizabeth Safari?

Key Takeaways

  • Morning and afternoon game drives to the Kasenyi plains with an expert guide on board to view wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Visits to the Mweya Peninsula to view the incredible variety of birdlife
  • Primate tracking at the Kyambura Gorge to understand conservation efforts for chimpanzees
  • A full day tour of the Ishasha Sector to see the unique tree-climbing lions
  • Taking pictures at the landmark that stands on 0-degree latitude
The Kasenyi plains of Queen Elizabeth Park are well-known for the fantastic array of wildlife that you will be viewing on your game drive trips. The expert guide assigned to you by AfricanMecca will help you spot the animals and birds in their camouflage and talk to you about their habits. You will also get a chance to see the stately Ugandan kob that thrives here. The Mweya Peninsula is another destination to explore that lies along the shores of the Kazinga Channel. The incredible array of avian life is only one of the distinctive features of this locale. Sign up for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, and you can admire its fabulous beauty while looking out for different aquatic birds and resident hippos and crocodiles.

Queen Elizabeth Park is also characterized by the extinct calderas left behind by past volcanic activity. Drive to the crater lakes teeming with flamingos and other birds or track down chimps on your trek in the Kyambura Gorge. Your safari tour of Queen Elizabeth Park would not be complete without seeing the incredible sight of the tree-climbing lions of the Ishasha Sector or a photography session at 0 degrees latitude, a moment of a lifetime.
Elephant Plains Lodge Safari Queen Elizabeth Tour

How Is The Dining At Elephant Plains Lodge?

Key Takeaways

  • Dining area located within the main resort building
  • Serves a selection of international cuisines flavored with local spices
  • Bar in the lounge area serves house wines, gins, and other alcoholic drinks
  • Both indoor and outdoor patio dining options available with sightings of wildlife
  • Bush dinners organized so guests can experience authentic African safari dining
Elephant Plains Lodge serves you wholesome meals in the dining area that has bistro tables for the casual safari dining feel. The patio outside also has tables where the staff organizes alfresco meals for guests with 270 degree views. Each dish is flavored with delicate spices and flavors, and you can try some satisfying local and international cuisine. The bar in the lounge area serves you drinks, including house wines and gins. On request, the staff can also set up hot meals in the bush for the authentic African safari experience.
Elephant Plains Lodge Meals Queen Elizabeth Dining

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Pros & Cons At Elephant Plains Lodge In Queen Elizabeth

What We Like About Elephant Plains Lodge

  1. Strategically sited to provide easy access to the Queen Elizabeth National Park gate which is just a 10 minutes’ drive away.
  2. Eco-friendly establishment using solar panels for generating power for lighting and naturally-occurring materials for building the structures.
  3. Provides sightings of wildlife like elephants frequenting Lake Kikorongo to drink.
  4. Has just 8 cottages for the tranquil vacation experience with a low number of guests and warm, one-on-one service.
  5. Suitable for families and larger groups of traveling companions, has 2 family cottages that can sleep up to 5 guests.

Things To Note When Staying At Elephant Plains Lodge

  1. Has a swimming pool, but does not offer a spa for massages or fitness center for working out; though, vacationers desiring the authentic safari experience may find these facilities out of place.
  2. Limited number of rooms resulting in the resort getting booked early in the prime tourist season In Queen Elizabeth Park, guests wishing to stay here should indicate their preference 12 to 18 months in advance.
  3. Elephant Plains Lodge is located outside the park boundary.
  4. Provides family cottages and welcomes kids, but does not have any child-centric activities.
  5. Prices are on the higher side for a Value - Safari Tier 3 accommodation.
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When staying at Elephant Plains Lodge in Uganda, we recommend combining it with Bwindi Park for your gorilla safari trek, 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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