• Kyaninga Lodge

About Kyaninga Lodge

About Kyaninga Lodge

In 2004, Englishman Steve Williams stood on the rim of the ancient Crater Lake, Lake Kyaninga and envisioned building a luxury lodge, completely out of timber on that exact spot. 6 years and 1,000 handcrafted logs later the build was complete. 

In keeping with the natural beauty that surrounds it, Kyaninga Lodge is set against a stunning back drop with the legendary Mountains of the Moon in the background.

Lodge Details


Private, tranquil and exuding with understated luxury.


Kyaninga Lodge is set on Lake Kyaninga in Western Uganda, in relatively close proximity to two well known National Parks, Queen Elizabeth and Kibale Forest.

Accommodation & FaciLities

Centred on a magnificent main lodge, 8 cottages branch out via raised wooden walkways, each one a good distance away from the next insuring complete exclusivity. Each cottage is equipped with twin beds or a double with luxurious spread, an indoor seating area and a private deck. All of the rooms are en-suite with claw-footed free standing baths and glass walled showers. The view of the Lake from the cottages is outstanding, a perfect place to relax in privacy.

The sheer scale of the lodge itself is outstanding and immediately apparent. There are comfortable seating areas as well as raised galleries for a more private view and two lawned terraces, which are not only perfect for some outdoor games, but also to absorb the absolute magnitude of the Lake itself. Follow some steps crafted from local volcanic rock, down to the pool for a swim with a view.


An international chef was employed to design the menu and train the kitchen staff, and to great effect. The result is a menu based on classical European cuisine, modified to make use of the local produce, lots of which are hand picked from Kyaninga’s own garden.

Kyaninga Lodge appear to understand that food is all part of the experience and have not failed to make it an experience in itself, with stunning views from the dining area and an extensive wine list from the bar.


Being less than an hour’s drive away from Kibale National Park, a premier destination to track some of the 1500 Chimpanzees in the area. In fact the Park is home to 13 species of primate including rare Red Colobus, Olive Baboon and Grey Cheeked Mangabey. The park is also home to over 300 species of bird, leopard and rare forest elephants.

The Lodge is about a two hour drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park, the best known area in Uganda for safaris and one of the most bio diverse reserves in the world.

For those wanting to stay in the area the lodge offers some great nature walks, a fantastic pool with a view of Lake Kyaninga and lots of outdoors games, such as tennis, badminton and croquet.

Child Policy

Children of all ages welcome.

Responsible Tourism

Kyaninga Lodge worked with the local population over the six years it took to build, and it hasn’t stopped there - most of the lodge’s employees are local to the area. There is an active program for working with the environment and the surrounding population to maintain the eco-system and over 10,000 indigenous trees have been planted in that effort.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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