MWEYA SAFARI LODGE
Mweya safari lodge is located on the peninsula in the heart of Queen Elizabeth national park it is almost compete surrounded by water with a join dropping view of the kazinga channel, the channel that connects Lake George to Lake Edward.
The rooms at Mweya Safari Lodge have a bit of reputation it is rumored that they were built strategically so the guests can get a view of all sorts of wildlife in the comfort of their rooms. Mweya Safari lodge has 8 categories of rooms namely; Standard room, deluxe room, deluxe tent, twin tent room, suite, Rwenzori cottage, Queen Cottage, presidential cottage.
The Queens cottage is a luxurious cottage with large living room and dining room a 41 inch TV set with Dstv and 5.1 sound system, the cottage luxurious master be room with king size bed an en-suite bathroom with a bath tab also in the cottage there is twin bedroom with en-suite bath room with big balcony with spectacular view of the vegetation, wildlife and the kazinga channel.
There is also the Mweya state of art health club with an exercise studio, sauna steam bath, hair salon and massage facility.
Facilities and Services
Stunning views greet you through large windows in the lodge's foyer, where you receive a very warm welcome.
Restaurant and Cuisine
The Gift Shop
Mweya Information Centre
The Tembo Bar
Activities at Mweya Safari Lodge
Some 610 bird species have been recorded at the park, a remarkable figure for what is relatively small national park by the standards. In addition to 54 raptors, the checklist includes virtually every latter largely confined to the Maramagambo forest birds like common bulbul, rattling cisticola, d’arnaud’s barbet, African grey woodpecker, African palm swift, pearl spotted owlet and many more.
The two main game circuits run out of Ishasha the northern and southern loops, both roughly 20 km in length. The southern circuit is the more productive for lion sighting since it passes through the main Kob breeding grounds- as in Kasenyi, the predators often stick close to their prey. The northern circuit is favorable for birding.
Water safari at Mweya can be done a boat called a Hippo, on a Hippo visitors are able to see elephants, buffalos and hippos depending on the weather.
The only habituated chimpanzee community in Queen Elizabeth National Park inhabits an isolated strip of riparian forest in the 100m-deep Kyambura River Gorge, which runs for 16km on the park’s eastern boundary with the Kyambura wildlife reserve. The confined nature of the forested gorge makes it easy to locate the chimps by sound.
Katwe Explosion Craters:
The lake is separated from the northern shore of Lake Edward, the 2.5km2 hyper-saline lake occupies the base of a volcanic caldera that last erupted between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago. It is one of the oldest and most productive sources of salt in Uganda.
Tree Climbing Lions:
The activities of several climbing lions pride living to the north of the Kazinga channel. These tree dwelling lions feed on the Uganda Kob and Cape buffalo
Guests are driven to a beautiful picnic spot via the channel track and campsites along the way guests are able to see wild animals like warthogs, leopard and bird watching.
The point offers excellent views across Lake Edward and you’ll appreciate why it was proposed as the park’s first lodge in the 1950s, but Mweya was selected owing to its more central location.
Hot Air Ballooning:
Mweya safari lodge teamed up with balloon a safari which now runs daily flights over the Kasenyi plains, subject to weather conditions and demand. The balloon offers a chance to see Giraffes and other wildlife from close to the ground, as well as going up high for views of the lanes, channel and Rwenzori peaks.