Kyaninga Lodge is among Uganda’s most luxurious accommodation outside the capital, Kampala. Built from timber and thatch, and overlooking Lake Kyaninga, which is one of the country’s deepest crater lakes, it is nearby the town of Fort Portal and has easy access to spectacular hiking trails with views of the Great Rift Valley and Rwenzori Mountains, which are also known as the Mountains of the Moon.

Each of the eight log cabins, which have been constructed from more than a thousand hand-carved logs, has a private deck overlooking Kyaninga and the Rwenzori (over 10 000 indigenous trees have been planted as part of conservation work to preserve the surrounding ecosystem. The common areas are equally comfortable, with a design clearly influenced by traditional Scandinavian interiors using glossy local woods. Steps hewn from ancient volcanic rock lead down to the azure swimming pool (the lake is also a comfortable temperature for bathing) and to an emerald lawn for croquet, badminton and boules. Those wanting to work up even more of an appetite can play a few sets on one of the only grass tennis courts in Uganda. Afterwards, unwind in the sauna at the wellness centre or be soothed with a professional massage or reflexology treatment.

Uganda is best known for superb gorilla and chimp trekking – animal and bird lovers at Kyaninga Lodge should look out for vervet, red-tailed, and colobus monkeys, civet cats, porcupines, bats and plenty of bird species.


  • Views of Lake Kyaninga & Rwenzori Mountains
  • Excellent hiking to superb outlooks
  • Tennis, croquet, badminton, swimming & boules
  • Wellness centre for post-trek massage
  • Good proximity to Queen Elizabeth & Kibale National Parks
  • Kitchen garden & wine cellar

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Kyaninga Lodge is ideal for outdoorsy or sporty travellers, with facilities for lawn tennis, croquet, badminton and boules. In the evenings, snuggle up at double-sided log-burning fireplace with board games and a drink from the bar. The lounge area has two raised galleries that are ideal for birding or reading.

The swimming pool is surrounded by grassy terraces that overlook the lake and mountains. The Wellness Centre is situated on a cantilevered platform below the pool to enjoy magnificent vistas from its full-height windows. The centre has a sauna with a plunge pool for cooling off, and the therapists are well versed in Chinese, Swedish, deep-tissue and aromatherapy massage techniques, as well as facials, reflexology and nail care.

The lodge runs on solar power.

General Facilities

    Private balcony or deck
    Private garden
    Swimming pool
    Wi-fi available
    Tennis court


The fertile grounds and plentiful rainfall ensure that the kitchen garden and orchard supply just-picked fresh produce to the lodge’s chefs, whose international classic cuisine menu is regularly tweaked to make the most of local ingredients.

The log-cabin dining room is furnished with comfortable elgon olive and mvuve wood furniture made by local craftsmen on site, and the large windows invite the beautiful view in. Browse the extensive wine list for a tipple from the cellar to savour over dinner. 

Special dietary requests can be accommodated with advance notice.

Standard Cottage

Each of the eight thatched log cabins at Kyaninga Lodge are well spaced apart to preserve privacy and ensure uninterrupted panoramas. All have twin or double beds with Egyptian cotton linen and down pillows. 

The interior sitting area leads out onto a private deck that is perfect for a morning cuppa overlooking the Mountains of the Moon.

All of the large en suite bathrooms have double marble basins on elgon olive wood pedestals, free-standing clawfoot tubs and glass-sheathed showers.


There are two family cottages that have a mezzanine level with a sleeping area suitable for young children.

Standard Cottage AMENITIES

    Outdoor area
    En-suite bath and shower
    Solar power


  • Badminton
  • Croquet
  • Hiking
  • Tennis
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $370 Full Board
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $385 Full Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Emma Hill

Emma Hill

Africa Safari Expert

"The views of Lake Kyaninga with the Rwenzori Mountains in the backdrop, is enough to convince me that a stay at Kyaninga Lodge is required in any itinerary! With access to the Chimps in Kibale less than an hour away and opportunities to go cycling this is a great way to end or even start your Ugandan adventure."



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