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Kingfisher Lodge Kichwamba

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P.O.Box 22, Rubiriizi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kampala, Uganda
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Arriving at Kingfisher lodge was like arriving to a place from the Lord of the Rings! The lodge consists of small white houses and huts with wanding paths between them. I had my own round hut with a great balcony overlooking Queen Elisabeth National Park - the view was stunning! Apparently there are elephants grassing below the lodge, but I... More

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

An incredible lodge with amazing views. Staff are friendly and helpful, and accommodate your safari needs. Sit on your balcony and watch the elephants roam in Queen Elizabeth Park below you. The lodgings are spacious and private. The pool was very refreshing after the early morning safari.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights. The rooms are small but comfortable and the water is piping hot. I was unlucky that the familly from hell were above my room so sleep was not great. The food consists of a very average buffet for dinner and an OK breakfast. The hotel over looks the rift valley, unfortunately they were burning... More

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Very friendly staff, including updates on the English football results from the waiter at dinner! Beautiful views, swimming pool,pretty gardens. Food excellent. Approach road was bad, but once in the grounds of the lodge, it was like a different world.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

What potential this hotel has, an amazing panoramic view of the great rift valley with picturesque little cottages,being a solo traveller I can only offer a view on my accomodation which was compact and comfotable and the shower gave almost instant hot water. With its beautiful gardens and friendly willing staff it is an ideal starting point for game drives,... More

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Suffolk UK
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is a reasonably large complex of individual lodges built high on a hillside about the vast plains below. The accommodation varies enormously, from very small one room units to large family buildings with several bedroom. We were lucky enough to be allocated a very large family lodge with two floors and veranda overlooking the plains below. I was excellent... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The atmosphere was refreshing and enchanting with a historical feel. It could have been the flowers and shrubbery, the tiny cottages tucked together, the awesome view of the hills and the stone paned rooms and decor. The attic bunks added a child like and yet romantic feel to the rooms, adding mischief and adventure to the rooms. It was amazing... More

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Kampala, Uganda
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Stayed at the lodge for a night...the bathrooms are spacious and the view from the lodge is breathtaking. Everything was top notch, with beautiful rooms. Problem is their breakfast can only be served up to 9:30 am which is a little early in my view. The night I stayed the food was too salty, saw cant say anymore...maybe would have... More

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United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Kingfisher started off OK. It was a bit further outside the park then we were expecting (probably 30 minutes from the main gate?) but it was cute and had a hot shower. The food was eh, but the beds were comfortable and the view of the park was excellent. We didn't think the pool looked full or safe to swim... More

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the Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Nice views from our cottage and from the pool. During the day the place is nice, but in the evening the lighting in the restaurant is very unpersonal, so we decided to have our diner outside with a oillamp (we had to ask for that). We stayed here 1 night while we visited Kyambura Gorge ( this gorge is amazing,... More

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Address: P.O.Box 22, Rubiriizi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Queen Elizabeth National Park
Also Known As:
Kingfisher Lodge Kichwamba Uganda/Queen Elizabeth National Park

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