Hippo hill lodge is found in one of Uganda’s most touristic safari destinations –Queen Elizabeth National Park which lies in the southwestern Uganda region in Katwe town. The lodge is located on a hill above the Salt Lake overlooking the Kabalazimu and Kitako islands thus making it the best lodge for bird lovers on budget safari on a visit to Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National park home to unique tree climbing lions and other ranges of wildlife species over 95 mammals,600 species of birds, unique primates –chimpanzee among others.
More so, the lodge offers around 10 spacious luxury safari tents with grass thatched rooftops self-contained with hot and cold water showers, large roofed verandas, flush toilets, and comfortable low-ground beds. Hippo hill is located in one of the most rewarding locations as you can drive through crater lakes swarmed with flamingos and there is an extraordinary gainful view of beautiful sunsets and the crater lakes.
The lodge was furnished with a spacious restaurant serving both local and international cuisine meals by a skilled experienced chef- staff who eagerly make your stay an unforgettable adventure. The lodge also offers a beautiful overlooking dining area with clear views of hippos in the evening for night grazing, flamingoes which can be spotted at lake Munyanyage and best spotted by binoculars, and quite other notable bird species to see.
They also arrange airport shuttles, car hire, and laundry services but on request. More then, the hippo hill lodge is located in Uganda’s busiest national park with a diversity of wild animals, ranging from dense swamps, rain forests, and endless savannah vegetation of Ishasha and Kasenyi plains.
The Kazinga channel that connects Lake George and Edward inhabits a high concentration of hippos and crocodiles with other reptiles. It is also counted among the best birding species since harbors over 600 bird species, home to chimpanzees and other primates such as colobus monkeys, olive baboons, blue monkeys, and red-tailed among others.
Queen Elizabeth National Park gives a nice breathtaking view starting from Hippo hill lodge with a rewarding view of the stunning crater lakes. The Virunga volcano ranges border Rwanda, the snow mountain ranges of Mountain Rwenzori and Albertine rift valley all through to the park game drive, nature walk which can be carried out maramangambo forest, and an option of visiting the community.
The lodge consists of 10 luxury exclusive self-contained tents.
It also offers low ground perfect beds.
The lodge was designed with verandas attached to tents with a spectacular view of Lake Edward.
Hippo Hill Lodge –Queen Elizabeth National Park
They offer free parking to their visitors with cars
They offer Airport shuttles to the guests
They provide room services and storage to the guests
They offer laundry services
Accessibility; You can be able to access the lodge, from Kampala or Entebbe within a 5 to 6-hour drive to access there. Alternatively, you can fly by a domestic flight – Bar Aviation from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airstrip to land you at Kihihi airstrip within 1:30 hours.
Things to do at Hippo hill lodge –Queen Elizabeth National Park
They include; Boat cruises, Game drives, Bird watching, Chimpanzee tracking, and Natural walks among others.
Game drives; Animals you can be able to explore include; African elephants, African buffalo, Ugandan Kob, waterbuck, warthogs, giant forest hog, Nile crocodile, leopards, spotted hyenas, chimpanzee species, and lions among others. However, a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National park can be done in three sessions morning, afternoon, and evening –night game drive.
Bird watching; Birds to see while birding in Queen Elizabeth national park includes; African hobby, Collared plover, Great blue turaco, Grey-winged robin –chat, Common sand martin, Caspian plover, Black-rumped buttonquail, Black bee–eater, Palm-nut vulture, Yellow-throated cuckoo, Yellow-bellied wattle-eye, white-winged tern, shoebill, spotted redshank, western banded snake eagle, Pell’s fishing –owl, Papyrus gonolek among others.