Katara Lodge

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

At a Glance

  • Fall alseep under the blazing Africa constellations as lions roar in the distance, take advantage of the moveable beds for a star bed experience.

  • Redisover simple pleasures at this characterful lodge, sit out on your deck gazing out over the plains of the national park below.

  • Go deeper at Katara, with a ecological and sustainable ethos to tourism, you're staying at one of Uganda's most inspirational lodges.

  • Spot jewel bright birds as they flit through the air, the Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts over 600 species, what will you see?
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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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Set high above Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park on a Rift Valley escarpment, Katara Lodge is a simple but comfortable safari lodge. Katara Lodge's game drives, chimp treks and birding trips are a great intro to QENP's scintillating biodiversity.

Situated on a ridge high above the Great Rift Valley with uninterrupted views of the savannah below, Katara Lodge is a comfortable game lodge located just twenty minutes from Queen Elizabeth National Park. Katara’s accommodation consists of seven comfortable grass-thatched cottages as well as a family cottage, each carved into the hillside by the villagers of Katara, and spacious inside with hand-crafted locally made décor, wooden floors and a canvas screen that can be folded back to reveal the plains stretching out below. Roll-top baths, an invigorating rain shower and a four-poster bed that can be wheeled out onto the verandah to sleep under the African stars add romance, and the family cottage also comes with a small private sitting area with a swing couch and two hammocks.

With over a hundred mammal species and 600 birds to discover, the lodge is in a perfect location to begin your exploration. On a lucky day, you might be woken up by the sound of elephants trumpeting in the savannah below! Activities include game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, chimp tracking in the Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu Forest Reserve, guided nature walks in the Maramagambo Forest, wildlife cruises on the Kazinga channel and interpretive local village visits.

Katara Lodge has a strong relationship with a local organization, the Albertine Rift Tourism for Conservation, which seeks to combine the culture of the local people and eco-tourism by providing a tour guiding service. These guides are available on game drives and the village walks and will vastly enhance your experience of your stay at Katara.

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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Katara Lodge is perched on an escarpment overlooking the Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda.

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