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Mweya Safari Lodge Queen Elizabeth


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Mweya Safari Lodge Overview & Where Is It Located?

Taking its name from the Mweya Peninsula, where it’s located, the economy Mweya Safari Lodge is a sprawling safari vacation accommodation located in the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The lodge decor charmingly combines the old, colonial world with the essence of Uganda. Thatched roofs and hand-crafted curios adorn the lounge, while deep, comfortable sofas offer guests pleasant spots to relax and catch up with world events on the television. The decks surrounding the free-form, rim-flow swimming pool overlook the Kazinga Channel and have loungers set up for sunbathing. Guests are also invited to stop by at the spa for a soothing massage, or perhaps the fitness center to keep up with the fitness routine while on their wilderness safari holiday.

Key Takeaways

  • Sited atop the Mweya Peninsula with superb views of the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Free-flow, rim-flow swimming pool overlooking the Kazinga Channel with loungers for sunbathing
  • Spa for getting soothing massages and fitness center for working out. Lounge with a thatched roof, handmade artifacts, and TV for catching up with world events
  • A large budget accommodation in the prime area of the park
  • Riverside deck for enjoying the lovely weather and watching animals come to drink on the distant banks of the channel
Mweya Safari Lodge Queen Elizabeth Park View

What To Expect At Mweya Safari Lodge Accommodation?

Key Takeaways

  • Value Safari Tier 3 Experience. Total of 54 rooms, suites, and tented units
  • 32 Standard Rooms, 12 air-conditioned Deluxe Rooms, 2 Lodge Suites, 1 Queens Cottage, and 1 Presidential Cottage, 2 Family Cottages, 2 Luxury Tents and 2 Standard Tents for traditional safari camping experience
  • Ensuite bathroom with a shower area or bathtub, hairdryer, and single vanity
  • The 32 Standard Rooms are very basic and small - more like a motel room
  • The Rwenzori Cottage and The Royal Cottage suitable for families and larger groups of guests
Follow the shady, paved pathways through landscaped gardens to one of the 54 rooms, some of which face the channel. Flowering trees, bushes, and other vegetation of Queen National Park (where else to stay) add a serene ambiance to the property, which offers 32 Standard Rooms, 12 air-conditioned Deluxe Rooms, 1 Queens Cottage, and 1 Presidential Cottage. Families and larger groups on tour can opt for either of the 2 Family Cottages – called The Rwenzori Cottage and The Royal Cottage – while those who prefer the safari camping experience may enjoy the 2 Luxury Tents or 2 Standard Tents.

The beds come with mosquito netting for protection from bugs; other room amenities include indoor and outdoor seating areas, a closet, a dresser, and a ceiling fan. Ensuite bathrooms feature a bathtub or shower area, hairdryer, luggage racks, and single vanity.
Mweya Safari Lodge Accommodation Queen Elizabeth

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

Key Takeaways

  • Boat rides on the Kazinga Channel to view aquatic birds and various animals drinking at the edges
  • Game drives in the Kasenyi savannah to see some of the 95 varieties of mammals and 600 species of avian life
  • Viewing the incredible phenomenon of tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector on a full day trip
  • Touring the gorgeous crater lakes, reminders of volcanic activity in the region
  • Traveling to the Kyambura Gorge to see habituated chimpanzees
Your safari viewing experiences in Queen Elizabeth Park begin at the lodge, where you’re likely to spot small animals like warthogs and mongoose wandering the grounds. Watch carefully, and you might even spot hippos, elephants, or buffalo in the channel, along with other wildlife coming to drink. Take launch boat cruise trips for sightings of crocodiles on the sandy banks and aquatic birds fishing in the waters. Queen Elizabeth Park is famous for more than 600 species of avian life and close to 95 varieties of mammals, and game drives in the Kasenyi grasslands provide opportunities to sight some of them, including predators like lions, leopards, hyenas, and smaller cats.

Safari travel out to Kyambura Gorge and revel in the opportunity to spend time with the family of habituated chimpanzees that live here. You might even be able to see more of the 10 species that thrive in this area. Your consultant at AfricanMecca Safaris will no doubt mention the must-see phenomenon of the Ishasha sector: the tree-climbing lions that are often seen sprawled on the branches of fig trees. Queen Elizabeth National Park (best time to visit) is a part of the Albertine Rift Valley and has seen volcanic activity in the past. Today, you can visit the incredibly beautiful crater lakes that stand testimony to those tumultuous times. On a clear day in the distance, you will be able to see the Rwenzori Mountains - also known as the Mountains of the Moon.
Mweya Safari Lodge Safari Queen Elizabeth Tour

How Is The Dining At Mweya Safari Lodge?

Key Takeaways

  • Lounge and pool bar for ordering drinks and cocktails
  • Selection of traditional Ugandan and international cuisines including vegetarian options
  • Indoor and alfresco dining options, the staff organizes tables on the terrace deck
  • Option of ordering meals a la carte if you have booked the suite or cottage with an in-room dining option. Otherwise, all meals are served in buffet style
  • There is an option of a bush breakfast served in the wilderness after the morning game drive
Mweya Safari Lodge offers both indoor and al fresco terrace dining options at Kazinga Restaurant for tour guests, who are invited to enjoy their buffet meals. A la carte option may be possible if you have booked the higher rooming category of a suite or cottage with in-room dining. The restaurant serves both local and international cuisines, including vegetarian options. Guests looking for a refreshing drink may order them from the lounge, Tembo Bar or pool bar and sip them while enjoying the views. There is a traditional cultural dance after dinner.
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Pros & Cons At Mweya Safari Lodge In Queen Elizabeth

What We Like About Mweya Safari Lodge

  1. Location atop the Mweya Peninsula, overlooking the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  2. Offers a swimming pool, fitness center, and spa – including steam and sauna room – ideal for touring guests needing these amenities.
  3. Wide range of 54 rooming options to meet the budget and needs of every guest.
  4. Can accommodate larger groups in family cottages.
  5. Easy access to boat excursion and game driving safari.

Things To Note When Staying At Mweya Safari Lodge

  1. With 54 rooms and a conference center, the lodge can be noisy during events with large numbers of conference travelers.
  2. Service levels are variable and so is the quality of the cuisine served - expected from a Tier 3 value lodge. Fulfilling dietary requirements can be a challenge due to a capacity of over 100 guests.
  3. Geared towards a mass tourism experience. Does not offer any child-specific activities.
  4. Amenities are more reminiscent of a hotel than an authentic safari lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Not all rooms are air-conditioned and most of the rooms are in need of an upgrade.
  5. The lodge is not suitable for discerning travelers desiring tranquility, deluxe or luxury ambiance, and discreet customized services.
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When staying at Mweya Safari 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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