For visitors wishing to visit the parks but don't have as much to spend, their worries have now been resolved by Uganda Wildlife Authority. In the last 3 months UWA has renovated some of its former staff houses into modern affordable accommodation where, one can stay and enjoy a tour around the parks, within their means.
The first set of 4 houses, neighboring the visitor centre and the Albertine Rift Hhostel, have been fully renovated and refurnished to offer affordable and comfortable stay for visitors to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Each of the bungalows contains 3 and 4 big bed rooms, a fully furnished kitchen, a sitting lounge and a dining area, which are carefully furnished with African style furniture. The facilities offers spacious environment for relaxation, meeting and work, if you may. And there can't be any, any better setting than the scenic view of the park from this location.
The Visitor information Centre is just a stone throw away, while the Parka Lodge, The boat launch and Albertine Rift Hostel are easily accessible from here.
It is ideal for families, corporate and even wedding delegations.
The 3 bedroom house costs sh. 250,000 per day while the 4 bedroom house goes for sh. 300,000.
In addition, UWA management has also commenced renovations of other staff houses popularly known as "Lower camp staff houses". The initial phase of 20 rooms is under renovation with over 10 rooms already available for use. These rooms are conveniently located near the Tembo canteen which will be reopened very soon. It is hoped that tourists staying in the lower camp houses can have their meals at Tembo canteen, which is located less than 100 meters away. In total, there are about 40 rooms that will be renovated and improved with inside toilets and showers.
Each bed costs costs about sh. 20,000 to sh. 30,000
The effort to improve and provide more accommodation in the parks, is part of Uganda Authority (UWA)'s strategy to increase domestic tourism, which is consistent with country's vision to transform the economy through optimal exploitation of its own resources.
You may recall that last year, The Chairman of Board of Trustees, Mr. Benjamin Otto, inaugurated this project, which is already bearing fruit.
The blocks which formerly housed the staff of the organization in the Mweya Peninsular which is the hub of the tourism activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park, were renovated and improved with internally generated revenue.
To book any of these accommodations, please call
- Reservations Office on 0414 355 000, 0312 355 000
- Queen Elizabeth National Park 0392 700694.
It is advisable to book in advance. And for more information about what you can do in the park, visit The Park microsite