Uninterrupted views of Queen Elizabeth National Park
A luxury safari experience with minimal impact on the environment
An excellent option for those who want to explore Queen Elizabeth National Park, Katara Lodge is on Great Rift Valley escarpment and from the property there are splendid views of the savannah; Lake Edward and the Rwenzori mountains beyond. The property is 16km from the national park’s Katunguru Gate.
The eight elegant thatched cottages were built by the local Katara community into a hillside overlooking open savannah of the national park. The cottages have wooden floors, thatched roofs and canvas sides that can be folded for magical views of the park below. Each has a double bed which can be wheeled onto the veranda if guests prefer to sleep under the African stars (in the dry season). The en-suite bathrooms have a bath and shower. With an emphasis on minimal impact on the environment, Katara Lodge has a rainwater harvesting system; uses solar water heaters and low-flush toilets. Lighting and electrical outlets are solar-powered, using low energy CF or LED bulbs. A saltwater swimming pool reduces the lodge’s reliance on chemicals.
Aside from game-related activities offered in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Katara Lodge also serves as an ideal base for taking part in the Chimpanzee Habituation experience and forest walks in the Kalinzu Forest Reserve.
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