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Aalst, Belgium
Reviewed 8 February 2016

To be honest we had some doubts when booking this lodge, we stayed for 2 nights and found it out to be very nice. Ok it's a bit far from the QE NP entrances (about 45 min drive, bad road and 'you can see some tarmac in between the potholes') but then again the view is great, the tents have...

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Kigali
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Was here with family for only a night on my way back. Nicholas, the Manager with his team were amazing in service catering to our every details. Took the game drive in the hotel vehicle which was great too though not much luck seeing the lions. The rooms were very well designed and a drink at the pool in the...

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Manama, Al Manamah, Bahrain
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Accommodation, views and great location. Handy to the Queens Elizabeth National Park for tree lions and the Kazinga Channel cruise. Very close to the Kyambura Gorge for the Chimpanzee's. Great pool to relax in after a hard day.

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Chicago, IL
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Good overall lodge. It is a really nice that for some reason I just did not love. The food is good. No in room WiFi, only in the restaurant and very slow. Power in the rooms was good for charging and met my needs. The views are very lovely.

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Jerusalem Israel
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Spent 7only one night in a family cottage. The cottage is spacious with 2 bedrooms and big bathroom all very clean. Beautifull garden and views of the park. Nice swimming pool and good main area settings. Excelent food and service.

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2015

The road to Katara is quite tortuous, it's only a short distance from QE park which is a great location. Staff were great, we were the only guests on the first night but it made no difference to the service or the food. House wine was great, and when they were unable to provide coffee at breakfast we were rewarded...

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 2 October 2015

This was actually the best value for money lodge during our trip to Uganda. Still price but only about half what the others did cost. The location is beautiful high up on the mountainside overlooking the plans towards Queen Elisabeth National Park. We stayed for two nights and one night actually were the only guests. Our room was very big,nicely...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 16 September 2015

This lodge a bit outside the park is one of the best ever because of its amazing views over the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Staff is nice and so is the food. Rooms are spacious and you can even get the bed pushed in the terrace and sleep under the stars!

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Belgium
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Me and my husband spent 3 nights in Katara Lodge and we just loved it! We wanted to visit Queen Elizabeth NP, but also wanted to have a nice place to relax and hang out. Katara was just perfect for that. The very spacious and tasteful rooms have a magnificent view over the park. The room has its own sitting...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Katara lodge is indeed a star on the earth, this place far away in the poor village in western Uganda, only to be surprised there was a great spot with spectacular view and gifted, On one of the day we opted to relax in a beautiful spacious room with amazing view to the park watching a big herd of elephant...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Katara Lodge offers accommodation in eight luxurious cottages on a beautiful stretch of hills overlooking the open savanna in a serene and relaxing atmosphere. Each spacious cottage was hand crafted using locally available materials and combines wooden floors, grass thatched roofs and canvas that can be folded away for uninterrupted views of the park. A romantic roll top bath or invigorating rain shower provide a perfect way to unwind after a thrilling day on safari. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Katara Lodge

Address: Mbarara - Kasese highway, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Queen Elizabeth National Park
Price Range: $321 - $510 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“I think they are all the same.”
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“All rooms have a view of the valley, so spoilt for choice.”
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“All rooms quiet with amazing views of the park”
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