Lake Kyaninga, Uganda
This luxury lodge is set against a stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the legendary Mountains of the Moon in Fort Portal, western Uganda. Kyaninga is the ultimate wilderness retreat. It is a three and a half hour drive from the capital, Kampala.
The magnificent main lodge features striking architecture, a comfy lounge with a double-sided open fireplace and multiple decks with spectacular views. There is also a restaurant and bar, and a swimming pool.
Kyaninga Lodge has an understated rustic-luxe style and will appeal to travellers seeking a unique and unforgettable escape, in an enchanting and serene setting. Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities for them.
The lodge provides eight spacious and elegantly appointed thatched cottages designed with privacy and comfort in mind. Each log-cabin style cottage has been built on a raised platform and is linked to the main lodge via delightful wooden walkways. Interiors feature rustic décor, hand-carved furniture, a king-size bed, a luxurious bathroom with a claw-footed, freestanding bath and a private verandah overlooking the Crater Lake below. There are two family cottages.
The cuisine at Kyaninga Lodge is superb. Enjoy European dishes prepared using local ingredients from the lodge’s own kitchen garden or nearby markets. Meals are served in the elegant dining room and there is an extensive wine list.
There is an array of thrilling adventures on offer. Go chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park, less than an hour away; hike through the surrounding countryside to spot a variety of wildlife; enjoy a swim in the lake; stroll through the delightful gardens; or laze by the inviting pool as you take in the views. There are also numerous bike trails. The lodge features one of Uganda’s few grass tennis courts as well as a croquet lawn.
Kyaninga Lodge Information
- Location: 3.5 hours from Kampala
- Accommodation: 8 cottages
- Activities: Biking, community projects, national park visits
- Facilities: Pool, restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi in main lodge, gardens
- Weather: The best months to travel are between January to February and June to September
- Children: Welcome