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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stayed two nights when driving south through Uganda. The lodge is outside the park so is good for access to the chimp tracking, but a long way (on Uganda's dreadful roads) to take the boat trip on the Kazinga channel. Both these activities were well worth doing. The lodge is well run with a nice pool area and a... More 

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VolcanoesSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Kyambura Gorge Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Charles B Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with other visitors. Kyambura Gorge Lodge is the closest lodge to the chimpanzee tracking at Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Some of our bandas (rooms) overlook the gorge itself. A complimentary massage is included in the overnight stay for all guests. This may be particularly welcome after a bumpy game... More 

Kampala, Uganda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The whole place was fabulous, breathe taking mostly the evening time at the pool which was magic, inside my room sleeping like am in heaven listening to the birds in the morning singing, Mashing Water flow from the river down in the Gorge.

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1 Thank bahereza
VolcanoesSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Kyambura Gorge Lodge, responded to this review

Dear bryans137 Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay at Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Kyambura Gorge really is a lovely spot. We are glad you had a chance to appreciate its magic and the soothing sounds of the river! We hope you had a chance to... More 

Kampala, Uganda
1 review
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Kyambura Gorge Lodge, has the best food I have ever tasted on all my trips in Uganda. It has a big lounge where you can hang out. The swimming pool gave me relaxing evenings on both nights I stayed there. Very quiet that you can hear the gorge river roaring especially in the mornings as you wake up.

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Thank Immaculatte
VolcanoesSafaris, General Manager at Kyambura Gorge Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Immaculatte Thank you very much for your five-star review and excellent feedback. The chef will be very pleased to read your great endorsement. We are glad you had a chance to use the swimming pool. It has some of the best views of Kyambura Gorge and the Rift Valley. We hope you took advantage of the complimentary massage as... More 

London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Overlooking the gorge and Savannah of the QE park this lodge is delightfully furnished and each bungalow has a view. As you leave the main road in the village a tiny track leads to the lodge entrance behind which the lodge opens out into a spacious garden, lounge and veranda. Food is excellent with superb vegetarian options. Staff are all... More 

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VolcanoesSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Kyambura Gorge Lodge, responded to this review

Dear GeorgeandJaki Thank you for your review. Each of our lodges has a unique design and guests love the contemporary 'upcycled' chic of Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Each of the privately situated bandas has a unique view - of Queen Elizabeth National Park savannah or the Gorge, famous for its chimpanzees. Thank you for your positive feedback on the food and... More 

Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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292 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Our host was Lazarus who was very helpful and had a good sense of humour. Adolf I appears to be tour guide, waiter, masseur etc etc .. and always with a smile. The main building is spacious with three distinct areas - dining, lounge area and general seating. The property is spread over a large area and it is quite... More 

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VolcanoesSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Kyambura Gorge Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Robert D Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate your review. Our staff are multi-talented and we are very proud that the majority of our lodge staff have worked with Volcanoes Safaris at one or all of our four lodges for many years. Kyambura Gorge Lodge sits on the escarpment overlooking Kyambura Gorge, home to... More 

Hythe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We stayed at the Lodge for three nights in September and the experience was both relaxing and exhilarating. The design of the whole complex is beautiful and every effort was made by the staff to make our stay perfect. We really enjoyed the time spent both in the Lodge and on trips to the surrounding areas to see the wildlife... More 

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VolcanoesSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Kyambura Gorge Lodge, responded to this review

Dear dianapen2014 Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're delighted you enjoyed yourself at the lodge and hope to welcome you back again one day - perhaps for a little longer! In addition to the chimpanzee tracking and safari activities in Queen Elizabeth national park, we invite our guests to take part in the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership... More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The accommodation and lounge area here are certainly impressive and a quirky mix of recycled shabby chic / industrial recycling and natural materials (don't be put off it's very well done), but for me it lacked some of the personal touch of Bwindi and MtGahinga Volcanoes Lodges. It is well located for Kyambura Gorge (if you want to see chimps... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The lodge is impeccably designed and we particularly liked the way the central dining/lounge area was laid out. The new villas, facing towards Queen Elizabeth Park were absolutely stellar and brilliantly different from most of the traditional 'bandas' you find in Africa. We were lucky enough to have an outside shower (as well as an indoor one) which proved a... More 

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VolcanoesSafaris, General Manager at Kyambura Gorge Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Peter B Thanks for taking the time to write a review of Kyambura Gorge Lodge. We are delighted to read that you had such a good time with us. Kyambura Gorge Lodge has won awards for its unique 'upcycled' and contemporary design. Its spacious interiors look out onto the expanse of the Rift Valley. We are very happy to... More 

Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We stayed here for four nights when visiting QE11 National Park. The location is wonderful overlooking the gorge and I will always remember our final morning,- having done the packing, sitting on the veranda on the swing seat watching the elephants on the opposite hill. Food was excellent, they come and ask what you want each day and the staff... More 

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VolcanoesSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Kyambura Gorge Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dick L We're delighted you had such a great time with us. The walk to the reclaimed - and now thriving - wetlands area (once a brickworks) and the Coffee Tour have been developed by Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust. We hope you also had a chance to sample the co-operative's coffee at the VSPT's Omwani Cafe? We are very... More 

Heilbronn, Germany
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I really enjoyey my stay at this beautliful located lodge. Nice staff who was always very helpful! Food, room with a view over the gorge and landscape was awesome! It's a very good choice close to QENP

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VolcanoesSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Kyambura Gorge Lodge, responded to this review

Dear katl1978 Many thanks for your great review. Very happy to read you had such a good time. Thanks for recommending us. We believe that the combination of the dramatic views across the Rift Valley and down into Kyambura Gorge itself give Kyambura Gorge Lodge the best views of any lodge in or adjacent to Queen Elizabeth National Park. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on the edge of the Kyambura Gorge and Queen Elizabeth National Park, in Uganda, one of Africa's finest national parks, Volcanoes newest lodge, Kyambura Gorge Lodge, has stunning views over the Gorge and the lush savannah of the park, with the peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains in the distance. The main lodge building was originally a coffee store and processing plant, surrounded by coffee plantations. The original structure has been sensitively restored to create a stunning living space, balancing the history of the building with the location and creating a series of distinct luxurious contemporary spaces for guests. Eight beautiful, spacious bandas have been carefully nestled into the hillside, each with their own luxury bathroom. Each room has a different aspect of the panoramic views across the gorge, savannah and mythical Rwenzoris. Each banda is uniquely appointed, adopting a different colour theme. ... more   less 

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Address: Kyambura Gorge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Queen Elizabeth National Park
Number of rooms: 8
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“Nice Lounge”
 of 5 bubbles bahereza, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the Gorge are more fun and have the best view. I spent my first night there. They have cottages that guarantee total privacy”
 of 5 bubbles Immaculatte, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room closest to the main building and advise if you have difficulties walking”
 of 5 bubbles rdella, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms either have a view of the savannah or the gorge and both are stunning”
 of 5 bubbles dianapen2014, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Wifi in the main lodge. All rooms are quiet with fabulous views.”
 of 5 bubbles Madamshu, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
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