BUDGET/ LOW INCOME ACCOMMODATION IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Budget Accommodation in queen Elizabeth national park: Queen Elizabeth national park is located in western Uganda, this park is a top tourist destination most loved by tourists because of its numerous attractions and interesting safari activities it offers. Queen Elizabeth national park is consist of attractions such as wildlife like the famous climbing lions, Uganda kob, waterbuck, warthog, leopard, hyena, giant forest hog , elephants and many more. Fauna species in the park include acacia woodland, swamp vegetation and bushy vegetation.

Budget accommodation facilities cater for tourists with limited funds

  1. SIMBA SAFARI CAMP

Simba safari camp is situated on a hill on the boundary of Queen Elizabeth national park, this accommodation facility is run and operated by Uganda lodges group offering accommodation in the following forms that is guest rooms, dormitories, family cottages and campsite. While at Simba safari camp you get impressive views of Lake George, Lake Kikorongo and the savannah plains, simba safari camp offers the following facilities and services.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • TV with DSTV connection
  • Free WI-FI
  • accommodation

Accommodation at Simba safari camp is explained as the following

Guest rooms

Guest rooms at Simba safari camp are 9 twin rooms, 2 triple rooms. These rooms are self-contained with flush toilets and running water, a private verandah, solar heated warm water and beds with mosquito nets.

Family cottage

A family cottage at Simba safari camp is meant for 5 people occupancy best for family members on a trip, the cottage consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room, and spacious veranda.

Dormitory rooms

There are three mixed dormitory rooms with 3, 5 – 10 double dickers, each double decker has a mosquito net. These dormitory rooms have a shared wash room and a flush toilet.

Campsite

Simba safari cottages’ campsite consists of camping ground for self-camping and shared facilities.  

  1. PUMBA SAFARI COTTAGES

Pumba safari cottages is situated on the eastern boundary of Queen Elizabeth national park in Busonga just 8 miles from kyambura game reserve, pumba safari cottages are very affordable accommodation facilities offering minimal quality and comfort. These cottages were established overlooking the tranquil rift valley escarpments, peaks of Rwenzori Mountains and beautiful savannah vegetation.

Accommodation at this lodge is offered in form of 3 cottages with 2 beds, en-suite bedroom and shower in each cottage. These cottages were constructed using local materials such as wood, grass with make the cottages eco-friendly, Pumba safari cottages also has 1 safari tent with a verandah. Cottages offers the following facilities and services

  • WI-FI internet
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Solar water heater
  • Spacious and fully furnished rooms

  1. THE RIVER ISHASHA SAFARI CAMP

River ishasha safari camp is located in ishasha the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park 18 kilometers from kihihi town, ishasha southern sector is a loved section of the park famous for harboring tree climbing lions. River ishasha safari camp stretches through an area of 34 hectares just close to ishasha wildlife gate, the camp offers magnificent views of river Ntungwe from the porches.

Accommodation at river ishasha safari camp is offered in two types that is two raised tents which are situated along Ntungwe river and five tents situated far from the river side. These tents are have masterly crafted beds, beds with mosquito nets and bath rooms made out of riverine stones with both hot and cold water showers. River ishasha safari camp has two dining sections that is one on a reception center and another one on the river banks, the cottages are categorized into three that is self-contained cottages, non-self-contained cottages and lazy camping.

                Self-contained cottages

                Self- contained cottage at river ishasha safari camp are 2 in numbers providing view of the river with hot and cold running water showers, 2 large beds with mosquito nets and self-contained bathroom.

                Non self-contained cottages

                Non self-contained cottages are 4 in numbers overlooking the river, these cottages contain 2 beds, shared bathroom, mosquito nets and towels.

                Lazy camping room

                Lazy camping rooms are 6 in number and consists of 2 beds with mosquito nets, shared bathroom with hot and cold shower water.

The following services and facilities are offered

  • Parking
  • Security
  • Laundry services
  • Patio with a chair
  • Solar power
  • Reading board games
  • Room service
  • Well stocked bar
  • Local and international cuisine
  1. KAZINGA CHANNEL VIEW RESORT

Kazinga channel view resort is situated in Katunguru 1 kilometer off kasese mbarara road overlooking kazinga channel, accommodation at this resort is offered in form of single, double and twin rooms on a block house, bandas, cottages and. These rooms are self-contained and there is also a camping site, the bandas are privately located.

Services and facilities offered at kazinga channel view resort include

  • Restaurant
  • Laundry services
  • Storage room
  • Bar
  • camping ground
  • Reception area

 Tembo safari lodge

Tembo safari lodge is situated adjacent to kazinga channel just 300 minutes’ drive from mweya safari lodge, the lodges offer accommodation to tourists at a reasonable price. Accommodation is offered in form of cottage, double rooms and standard single rooms, the following services are offered

  • Restaurant offering local and international cuisines
  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Laundry
  • Security

  1. MWEYA HOSTEL

Mweya hostel formerly known as Mweya institute of ecology is a beautiful accommodation situated close to mweya safari lodge. Accommodation at the hostel is offered in single and double room which are non-self-contained, the following facilities are offered

  • Kitchen
  • Living room
  • Restaurant
  • Canteen
  • Swimming

There are other accommodation facilities which are being built every now and then

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