Overview of Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge

This no-frills and authentic safari lodge is situated in Uganda’s premier Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the most biologically diverse parks on Earth. It is home to an astonishing list of over 600 bird species, and Uganda’s famous tree-climbing lions. Overlooking the beautiful Kazinga Channel, the lodge is built according to ecological principles and designed to maximize the privacy of its guests.

Go on daily game drives through the park’s Kasenyi Plains or Ishasha sector to see animals like elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodiles and a smorgasbord of antelope species. Do not miss the chance to enjoy a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, floating just a short distance from hundreds of hippos and buffalo. Day trips can be taken to the dramatic Kyambura Gorge – also known as the ‘Valley of Apes’ – to trek chimpanzees and learn more about its verdant tropical rainforest.

A visit to Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge can easily combine with a gorilla-trekking adventure in nearby Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to almost 100 species of mammals and over 600 species of birds
  • See Uganda's famous tree-climbing lions
  • Boat cruises along the game-rich Kazinga Channel
  • Fantastic chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge
  • Combines well with gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bird watching

Bird watching

Boat excursions

Boat excursions

Game drives

Game drives

Rooms at Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • The ecologically built bandas (traditional huts), are all well-spaced apart among indigenous bush.
  • The lodge is built according to ecological principles and designed to maximize the privacy of its guests.

    Banda

    Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge consists of 12 ecologically built bandas (traditional huts), all well-spaced apart among indigenous bush. Raised on wooden platforms and constructed from canvas and local materials, each banda features a private terrace with views of the seasonal Kamera River.

    General Facilities

    A large dining and lounge tent provides a tranquil and comfortable area for relaxation, overlooking the Kazinga Channel with the gorgeous Rwenzori Mountains as a backdrop. Cosy up beside the camp fire and listen to the nocturnal sounds of chortling hippos and giggling hyenas.

    Boma

    Boma

    Fireplace

    Fireplace

    Dining

    Meals are enjoyed in the lodge’s spacious dining tent or beside the camp fire under the stars (weather permitting).

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