Uganda has several fantastic luxury safari lodges to choose from. © Sanctuary Retreats

Best Uganda Safari Lodges Our Curated Selection Of The Best Safari Lodges in Uganda

The best Uganda safari lodges can be found in forests, on mountains and along rivers, which is exactly where the best Uganda safaris are experienced. Take a look at our favourites, which fall among Africa’s best safari lodges, and see where you’d like to hang up your safari hat.

Uganda contains some of Africa’s wildest and most remote wildlife destinations, and the best Uganda safari lodges are more than up to the challenge of keeping you comfortable in a range of climates.

Cloud-forest lodges provide a warm welcome as the gorilla-shrouding mists swirl outside; classic-style safari camps make the most of the undulating terrain and both capture breezes and offer views.

At some lodges, the wildlife literally comes to you, so being able to watch and wait in comfort is an important design consideration. At others, the experience – such as gorilla trekking and chimp trekking – is all about getting out there, and the transition from relaxation to action is managed with aplomb.

The Nile River in its many moods seems to symbolise the undeniable energy that flows through Uganda. After forcing its way through the narrow gap of Murchison Falls, Africa’s mightiest river reverts to being a more languorous, meandering watercourse – an accurate reflection of the combination of adrenaline and calm this country offers.

The genuine hospitality you’ll experience at each of the luxury Uganda safari lodges we’ve selected is merely an extension of the national character. A smile costs nothing, but you’ll treasure these ones forever.

Whether sheltering in the shadow of ancient, moss-draped trees or gazing out across a vast swathe of rolling grasslands, each of our favourite luxury Uganda safari lodges fits perfectly into its setting.

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is set high on the Nketo Ridge, between the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Virunga volcanoes. © Uganda Safari Company

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Set high on the Nketo Ridge between the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Virunga volcanoes in Uganda, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is positioned for an unforgettable gorilla safari. AfterContinue Exploring…...

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Enjoy a Nile River excursion to Murchison Falls from Baker’s Lodge.

Baker's Lodge | Murchison Falls National Park

Staying at Baker’s Lodge – one of Uganda's best safari lodges – allows you to experience the Nile River in two very different moods. As it flows past, it’s aContinue Exploring…...

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Bwindi Lodge is on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. © Volcanoes Safaris

Bwindi Lodge | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Lodge combines the primaeval and the modern in studied harmony. The nearby forest has a timeless quality to it, with its ancient trees, mist and mystery. The transition fromContinue Exploring…...

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Bush breakfasts are a must when staying at Apoka Safari Lodge. © Uganda Safari Company

Apoka Safari Lodge | Kidepo Valley National Park

Hidden among several granite outcroppings, the cottages at Apoka Safari Lodge – one of Uganda's best safari lodges – offer commanding views over the savannah, mountains and valleys of KidepoContinue Exploring…...

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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is surrounded by lush lawns.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is the perfect base for gorilla safaris, and the gorilla families even periodically pass through! Discover diverse mammals, birdlife and butterflies,Continue Exploring…...

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Kyambura Gorge Lodge is famous for its chimp-trekking opportunities. © Volcanoes Safaris

Kyambura Gorge Lodge | Queen Elizabeth National Park

Indulgence comes in all forms at Kyambura Gorge Lodge. This luxury Uganda safari lodge, converted from a former coffee store, is invigorating in both the views and the experiences itContinue Exploring…...

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