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Mweya Safari Lodge - Queen Elizabeth, Uganda

Mweya Safari Lodge is superbly situated on a peninsula overlooking Lake Edward and the Kazinga Channel, which lie at the very centre of Ugandan's most famous national park, the spectacular Queen Elizabeth National Park, this is a safari lodge in historic style. Built in the 1950s, it accommodated Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother in 1954 and has hosted a wide range of dignitaries since.

Set in spacious gardens, the lodge offers a selection of ensuite rooms and cottages, a central dining area and bar, swimming pool, sauna and steam facilities, traditional dance performances, day and night game drives and stunning wildlife and bird-watching opportunities.

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.

The Background
Much of QE, as it is universally known, lies between Lakes Edward and George, which are connected by the broad Kazinga Channel. The park offers a wide variety of habitats including savanna, woodland, volcanic craters, rivers and lakes.

The park is also home to 95 species of mammals including large numbers of elephant, buffalo, hippo and Uganda kob. There is also a healthy lion population (including the famous tree-climbing lion of the Northern Circuit) and a more than average chance of spotting a leopard. The park also hosts a chimpanzee community in the Kyambura Gorge.

Wide selection of ensuite rooms, cottages and suites, all with private verandahs. Honeymoon suite, presidential suite. Facilities: 24-hour electricity, TV (communal viewing room), ac, safe, laundry, hair dryers, resident's lounge, room service, medical services, tea/coffee facilities in room, mini bar.

Dining and bars
The lodge has a central dining room offering both buffet and a la carte choices. There is also a bar.

Children's meals and babysitting

What to see and do
Swimming pool, sauna, steam, massage, board games, darts, 2 game drives daily in open-sided 4x4 vehicles with professional guides (at additional cost). Guided nature walks in the grounds and the park, boat rides, golf-course nearby

Wildlife highlights: waterbuck, buffalo, leopard, spotted hyena, genet, forest hog, elephant, lion, Uganda kob, reedbuck, bushbuck, chimpanzee, monkey and mongoose. Birds: 550 (including 53 raptors) species have been recorded including flamingos and Abdim's, shoe-billed and woolly-necked storks.



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