Mweya Safari Lodge

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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, Uganda
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Mweya Safari Lodge - How many hotels have their own mongoose colony?
Mweya Safari Lodge - View from the pool
Mweya Safari Lodge - View from the pool

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Mweya Safari Lodge Queen Elizabeth Park Reviews

sarahelaine sarahela…
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Mewya Lodge Oct 01, 2014
Mweya Lodge, owned by the same people who run Chobe and Paraa in Murchison Falls, is another spectacular lodge in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The pool looks out over the channel between Lake George and Lake Edward, and is well placed to watch elephants and buffalo come down to the water to bathe and drink. It’s also possibly the only hotel I’ve stayed in with its own busy colony of banded mongooses, who can be seen hunting for food and lazing in the sun throughout the place (you’re warned not to try to pat them - they are, after all, wild animals who might bite).

The rooms are very nice, although the mosquito nets aren’t as good as some places I’ve stayed. The food is great, and the lodge in general is very pleasant. Wifi is available. The pool is gorgeous - as I’ve mentioned, there can’t be many where you can watch elephants from the lounger. Being inside the park means that you have to pay park fees as well as your hotel costs, which raises the cost of staying, but then you are very close to some of the animals and to the lovely boat rides run by the hotel or by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority themselves.

Rooms are usually offered full board, but can be booked bed and breakfast if you prefer, although I am not sure where else you would eat in this part of the park.
View from the pool
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jeminigirl says:
Sounds wonderful Sarah =)
Posted on: Oct 10, 2014
sarahelaine says:
Really being very spoiled :)
Posted on: Oct 10, 2014
christine4321 says:
It sounds like you are having a great time!
Posted on: Oct 09, 2014
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Africancrab Africanc…
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A room with a view Jul 02, 2003
In past ten years, I have worked as a Travel Consultant and a marketing manager for one of Uganda’s most popular Safari lodges – Mweya Safari lodge. When I started it in dire need of refurbishment. The new owners – the Madhvani family took over and spent handsomely to refurbish it and brig up to what is considered a 5 star status in Africa. A huge swimming pool overlooking the Kazinga channel, most rooms with a view facing the channel from where you can see birds, crocodiles, hippos by the water.

For someone on a safari in the wilderness, this is heaven. Mweya Safari Lodge is located in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is situated on a peninsula overlooking the Kazinga Channel on one side and breathtaking views towards the Ruwenzori Mountains on the other. On arrival many people are stunned by the location and the large-scale production of the lodge. For the longest time, it was the only lodge within the park beside the dorm like park accommodation available at backparker pricing.

For being in Africa, you will find that this is the most westernized accommodation with the least feeling of being in Africa. However, the food was pretty good, the pool, lovely and the views and location were amazing.

I would caution you against reading great reviews and having very high expectations when you go there. Always keep in mind that it is still Africa and while we would like to have the 5* actually be a 5*, many times it turns out to be a 3*. At the end of the day, make your experience. With Mweya you can only go wrong if you are naturally peaky.
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bernard69 says:
as a hard to please traveller,it'll suit me:)
Posted on: Jun 12, 2009

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