Overview of Katara Lodge

Nestled in the heart of Uganda’s wilderness, Katara Lodge is a sanctuary of tranquility. Surrounded by the stunning landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park, this lodge offers an experience that will leave you spellbound. The park’s varied habitats include open savannah, dense papyrus swamps, crater lakes and the extensive Maramagambo Forest – home to almost 100 species of mammals and 600 bird species.

The lodge’s architecture and interior design are inspired by the local culture, blending seamlessly into the natural environment. The spacious and elegant rooms are designed to provide you with every comfort, from plush beds to stunning views of the wilderness. You’ll feel at peace as you sip your morning coffee on your private balcony, gazing out at the sunrise over the park.

Katara Lodge is more than just a place to stay; it’s an adventure waiting to be discovered. Set out on a safari and explore the park’s diverse flora and fauna, including elephants, lions, leopards, and chimpanzees. Take a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel and marvel at the hippos and crocodiles basking in the sun. With its unparalleled location and exceptional service, Katara Lodge is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with the natural world.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Stunning location in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Eco-friendly accommodation option
  • Exceptional service and attention to detail
  • Abundant wildlife and safari adventures
  • Serene and tranquil atmosphere
Bird watching

Bird watching

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walks

Guided walks

Local village visits

Local village visits

River cruises

River cruises

Rooms at Katara Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Luxury Cottage

    The cottages at Katara Lodge offer rustic comfort, with spacious interiors and stunning views of the surrounding wilderness. Each of the cottages is uniquely designed to incorporate local materials and traditional African architecture. They feature high thatched roofs, spacious interiors with comfortable beds, a seating area with a cozy fireplace, and a private balcony where you can relax and take in the views.

    The en-suite bathrooms are equally impressive, with double sinks, a separate shower, and a bathtub where you can soak and unwind after a day of safari adventures. They are also equipped with all the modern amenities including Wi-Fi, a minibar, and a safe.

    General Facilities

    When you’re not out exploring the stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Katara Lodge offers a range of activities to keep you entertained and relaxed. You can take a dip in the lodge’s infinity pool, which offers panoramic views of the park and is the perfect spot to cool off. The lodge’s spa also offers a range of treatments, including massages, facials, and body scrubs, that incorporate local ingredients and traditional techniques.

    For those seeking a more active experience, the lodge offers guided nature walks, where guests can explore the park’s diverse flora and fauna with an experienced guide. The lodge also has a well-equipped fitness center for those looking to stay active during their stay. In the evenings, you can gather around the lodge’s cozy fireplace for drinks and conversation, or enjoy a movie in the lodge’s comfortable lounge area.





    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool


    The dining experience at Katara Lodge is a highlight of any stay, with exceptional cuisine that showcases the best of local and international flavors. The lodge’s skilled chefs use only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to create dishes that are both delicious and beautifully presented. You can enjoy a variety of meals, from hearty breakfasts to decadent dinners, in the lodge’s spacious and elegant restaurant. The restaurant features large windows that offer stunning views of the surrounding wilderness, creating the perfect ambiance for a memorable dining experience.

    In addition to the restaurant, the lodge also offers private dining options for those seeking a more intimate experience. You can enjoy a candlelit dinner on their private balcony or a romantic meal in a secluded corner of the lodge’s gardens. For those looking to indulge in a unique culinary experience, the lodge can arrange for a bush breakfast or picnic lunch, where you can dine in the midst of the park’s stunning landscapes.

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    Traveller Reviews

    • LK

      Katara Lodge was gorgeous and our room was gigantic and splendid. The food and service was delightful and the people working there were fabulous. We appreciated the support of the local orphanage that was exhibited through the sale of the jewelry and items made at the orphanage. When I looked out at the Rift Valley I thought that it was one of the sights that every person on the planet that is able should see during his or her lifetime. What a view!

      Lois Kelley
    • SP

      Katara Lodge: the view was stunning and the room very nice.

      Stefania Pelloni
    • RG

      Katara Lodge: The setting for this lodge was very picturesque overlooking the valley below and surrounded by small villages. Each bungalow had an excellent view and very comfortable. Food, of course, was excellent.

      Ray Garber
    • CB

      Katara, will be nicer when the pool is finished. Pascal, the manager, tended to be forgetful as it took us two days to get laundry returned. Food varied and rooms were very nice but no lights till they brought the lanterns to the room and no torches. Service was good. Park was good for elephants and some folks reported seeing lions. Boat trip was exceptional!

      Charlton Breon