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Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge

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Kahendero Fishing Village | Kasese District, Queen Elizabeth National Park 26320, Uganda
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Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Really beautiful location on the water, this lodge is very luxurious! The private cottages are fantastic, very nicely appointed, beds were very comfortable. Showers very nice and hot. Service is quite good, the food at this lodge was really great: delicious steaks and fish. The pool is lovely, the ground of the hotel are gorgeous - hippos can be heard... More 

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Atuhairwe A, Front Office Manager at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review and sharing with us your experience during the Visit.We are humbled and happy that you appreciated our facilities and services. Our staff always feel more motivated when they get to know you liked the services. About the safe we have one at the reception where valuables are kept and the security... More 

Kampala, Uganda
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

When i first met the manager of this hotel at their booking office in Kampala, I thought Ihamba Safari Lodge was just like any ordinary accommodation in Uganda. My stay at the lodge recently made fall in love this place and the park even more. The team at the lodge were very helpful all the time and made me feel... More 

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Atuhairwe A, Front Office Manager at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for deeming Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge as the best!! Its a very wonderful compliment and thank you for the high recommendation of our Lodge on trip advisor . We are delighted that you had a wonderful time and were able to feel right at home with the help of our hospitable staff. Looking forward... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

after a long day travelling, this was a perfect place to spend the night. Our only regret was that we spent less than 12 hours there and arrived in the dark and left at 5.30am the next morning so didn't fully get to appreciate the location and facilities. Our arrival was warm and friendly and informative, our room was brilliant... More 

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Atuhairwe A, Front Office Manager at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ihamba Team, Thank you so much for your descriptive review on trip advisor. We humbly appreciate your recollections and patronage especially glad to hear about your love for our comfortable bed,food and hospitality services by our staff. Your memorable experience and feedback about your stay makes us feel proud .Hopefully next time you will stay longer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This hidden gem is awesome. Location, service, you name it. It was perfect. A great spot to visit QE National Park. The helpfulness of the staff is the best I ever experienced. Thank you Julius and colleagues.

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Atuhairwe A, Front Office Manager at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are humbled to appreciate your feedback about your stay at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge.Providing extra ordinary services to our clients is what moves us everyday. Thank you so much for appreciating our hospitality services and friendly staff. We are looking forward hosting you another time and thank you so much for recommending us on trip advisor. Regards. More 

sussex
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I stayed in January. The rooms were spacious with a good aspect and set well apart. The food was good as was the service. The pool was quite small and having travelled around Uganda I like to see it cleaned each morning which this one clearly wasn't. The large bath leaked so we were unable to use it. Attention to... More 

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Kasirye F, Manager at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the positive review and feedback. We are so happy to hear from you, thank you for your choice of staying at our Lodge during your visit to QENP. Its our pleasure that you liked the service and facilities at the Lodge, we always clean the pool in the morning though the trees near... More 

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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

I made my booking in kampala and was well recieved at the lodge. Very cosy reception, friendly and helpful staff. We had a lovely dinner. My Compliments to the chef. Fresh and tasty food. The accomodation was excellent. This is a place worth visiting again. Plus they have wifi, good swimming pool, view of the lake and hippos keep you... More 

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Atuhairwe A, Front Office Manager at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are humbled to appreciate your stay at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge and taking time to share your experience on trip advisor . We are glad to understand that you enjoyed your stay with us and that many aspects of your visit met your expectations especially the services and environment. Looking forward hosting you another time. Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This lodge exceeded my expectations of a budget place to stay. it is luxurious, the staff are professional and so friendly. They me welcome the moment they saw me. It's set in the Ugandan wilderness which simply added to it's charm. I would not hesitate to come here again to enjoy the atmosphere, people and view.

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Atuhairwe A, Front Office Manager at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, its really lovely and amazing to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge and were particularly pleased with the service of our team. Thank you so much for sharing with us your wonderful experience on trip advisor and looking forward to welcoming you back on your next return soon. Regards. More 

Kampala, Uganda
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I was planning to stay 2 nights but I ended up spending one more night in this beautiful and nicely managed facility. I was with my daughter (7 years old) and we had a great time. the staff is very kind and efficient, food is great and the place is quite and perfect as alternative to the overpriced lodges within... More 

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Atuhairwe A, Front Office Manager at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your experience regarding your stay at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge. We are humbled to hear your positive feedback with regards to your stay and glad to know that you were pleased with the quiet environment, services and facilities as well as associates at the lodge. Your additional night at our lodge brought... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stayed 2 nights here and it was a lovely hotel. The staff were very professional, I think maybe a bit too formal sometimes but they were all friendly. The rooms were large and the facilities were great, but we never had time to swim which was a shame. To travel to the Safari park is OK, I think it... More 

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Kasirye F, General Manager at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review and choice to stay at our lodge during your visit to QENP. We are truly honored and happy that you liked the services at the lodge. We hope next time you will have a time to enjoy the pool. Please recommend us to your friends too. Thank you and safe journey... More 

London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My wife and I just stayed at Ihamba on a visit through QENP and had a lovely stay although the place could do with a few tweaks. Around 30 minutes from the park entrance, it was a little too far to be convenient for the park for us but luckily did a morning drive before getting here and saw everything... More 

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Kasirye F, General Manager at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your choice of staying at our lodge during your visit to QENP. We are happy that you appreciated the facilities and hope to continue improving them. We had just finished renovations thus the pool had just been re-painted that's why it had the petrol smell. Thank you so much for your suggestions, we... More 

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