Jacana Safari Lodge

Jacana Safari Lodge

Jacana Safari Lodge is constructed of natural materials and perched on the rim of a crater lake this lodge blends into the surrounding forest. 7 luxury log chalets and a gorgeous pool offer the traveller every opportunity to relax after a day out on the plains. Located slightly further from the game circuits but still provides good access for wildlife safaris and also to Kyambura Gorge for chimpanzee tracking.

Jacana Safari Lodge overlooks Lake Nyamasinjiri on the eastern border of Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) in the west of Uganda. The lodge is just inside a forest and black and white Colobus monkeys play in the trees close to the bar and baboons are never far away.

Close to Maramagambo Forest for the bat and python cave.

Lodge Details


A tastefully decorated lodge with panoramic views.


Set on the edge of Uganda’s largest crater lake, this tree house lodge looks like it has grown out of the forest.

Accommodation & Facilities

Jacana Safari Lodge has just ten chalets and a family cottage with two rooms, all overlook the lake and come with en-suite facilities. Rooms are spacious and tastefully furnished and have an enclosed veranda with large panoramic windows offering picture-perfect views of Lake Nyamusingire.

The delicate use of rock, poles, wood, rope, organic furniture and rich textures blend perfectly with the smells, sights and sounds of this tropical hardwood forest.

There is a main building with a bar beside the lake and a restaurant and lounge higher up. The focal point of the lounge is a large stone fireplace with large lounging sofas; handmade Persian carpets and a mixture of soft pastel shades, rope lashing and rock shapes all merge to form a soothing, cosy atmosphere.

The swimming pool area is located next to the Lake, perfect for viewing fabulous sunsets. Also in this part of the Lodge is a sauna and massage area.


Game drives, boat cruises along the Kazinga channel, visit to Kyambura Gorge which forms the border between the QENP and the Kyambura Wildlife Reserve to its east - here you have the chance to trek in the 16km long, 100m deep gorge to see chimpanzees, black and white Colobus monkeys and red-tailed monkeys.

Child Policy

Children welcome.

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