Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

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  • A unique safari lodge which was once an old coffee processing plant

  • Enjoy a boat cruise through the Kazinga Channel

  • Go chimp trekking in the Kyambura Gorge

  • Incredible views over the Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • A complimentary massage is also offered to guests.

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Uganda can be visited at any time of year. Most of Uganda enjoys the perfect tropical climate. Temperatures average about 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. The hottest months are from December to February.

It is generally rainy (particularly during the months of March to May, September to November), while the remaining months (December to February, June to August) comprise Uganda's two dry seasons.

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Insider's View

Go trekking for chimps, our closest relatives, in Kyambura Gorge

Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel and watch the hippos wallow in the shallows

A complimentary massage is offered to all guests on arrival, perfect to unwind after your drive to the lodge

Take a game drive in the renowned Queen Elizabeth National Park

Each of the banda cottages are individually named after the Kyambura Gorge chimpanzees

Visit the local coffee cooperative and see how the beers are hand processed into a high quality French blend

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Uganda


Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge is a rustic chic lodge with just eight banda cottages close to Kyambura Gorge, just outside the renowned Queen Elizabeth National Park. From the lodge go chimp trekking in Kyambura Gorge as well as game drives in the park.

Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge is an eclectic contemporary safari lodge which has been converted from an old coffee processing plant and has incredible views overlooking the Queen Elizabeth National Park, with the mythical Mountains of the Moon in the far distance.

The main lodge building was originally a coffee store and processing plant, surrounded by coffee plantations. The original structure has been sensitively restored to create a stunning and contemporary living space, balancing the history of the building with a series of distinct luxurious spaces for guests to relax.

The eight beautiful banda cottages have each been nestled into the hillside with their eco-luxury comforts including en-suite bathrooms and an individual view of the park.

From Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge go chimp trekking in the Gorge as well as game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park and take a boat cruise through the Kazinga Channel. It is also possible to visit community projects

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There are eight unique timber or brick guest banda cottages with iron sheet or thatch roofs (three doubles and five twins) reflect the local building style. Each banda has an en-suite bathrooms with flushing loo, double sink, shower with hot and cold running water.


Although there are no specific child care facilities available, children of all ages are most welcome to come and stay at Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Food and meal times can be adjusted to suit younger guests and babysitting can be arranged for those that require it.


Kyambura Gorge Lodge does offer Wi-Fi in the main lodge building - however please be aware that this is Africa and the speed and service may be a little temperamental.


  • Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel

    Embark on a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel through the Queen Elizabeth National Park, the most popular safari destination in Uganda, spanning the equator and home to over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species.

  • Chimp Trekking

    Kyambura Gorge, also known as the 'Valley of Apes', is the only place in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, in the south-west of Uganda, where you can go chimpanzee trekking, in an incredible tropical-rainforest setting right by the Equator line.

  • Game Drives - Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Embark on game drives through Queen Elizabeth National Park, understandably Uganda's most popular tourist destination, set against the backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains, with the Kazinga Channel flowing through the park.

  • Hot air ballooning in Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Soar over Queen Elizabeth National Park in your very own hot air balloon, taking in the incredible morning views of this diverse park. Spot wildlife from above, then return to land for a tasty bush breakfast.

  • Lion tracking

    Step away from the popular game trails and head into the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the scent of the park's lions. Join researchers in the search for radio-tagged lions, and help monitor their movements and behaviour.

  • Mobile camping in Uganda

    For the ultimate luxury bush camp experience, try mobile camping in Uganda. Completely off the beaten track, camp will be set up in a remote area of a national park, with all modern facilities included. Find a secluded spot and enjoy the views in privacy!

Holiday Ideas

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    from £9000 pp inc flights & transfers for 13 nights

    • This all-encompassing 14-day itinerary showcases the very best that Uganda has to offer.
    • Witness the power of the Nile River surging through a narrow gorge to create the Murchison Falls.
    • Enjoy two bucket-list experiences as you observe the behaviours of habituated chimpanzees and gorillas in two pristine national parks.

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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

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