Kitandara Hippo Hill Lodge is an excellent choice for budget-conscious travelers visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park, situated in Katwe town atop a hill overlooking the Katwe salt lake. Comprising ten safari tents, this lodge offers a blend of affordability and comfort.
The tents are constructed using locally sourced materials and are fully self-contained, featuring spacious verandahs ideal for unwinding after adventurous daytime excursions.
Strategically positioned, the lodge serves as an ideal starting point for the Exploration Crater Drive, guiding visitors through a ridge to discover the mesmerizing craters within Queen Elizabeth National Park. Perched on this hill, guests can relish breathtaking vistas of the nearby Lake Edward, witness stunning sundowns, and marvel at the majestic Rwenzori Mountains. This vantage point offers a splendid panorama of the surrounding natural beauty, enhancing the overall experience of staying at Hippo Hill Lodge.
The surroundings of this lodge are a haven for birdwatchers, attracting a diverse array of bird species for enthusiasts to observe during leisurely walks. As evening descends, guests can witness the captivating sight of hippos emerging from Lake Edward, some grazing under the cover of night.
A restaurant within the lodge offers a varied menu featuring both local and international dishes to cater to different tastes. Guests can enjoy a range of meals while taking in the natural beauty. Additionally, the lodge’s bar provides an extensive selection of beverages, accommodating preferences for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, ensuring that all guests find a suitable option to complement their stay.
Hippo Hill Lodge enjoys a strategic location close to key tourist hubs in Mweya, ensuring quick access to major activities. Guests can easily reach various attractions in a short time, including: