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The Elephant Home

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Kasese - Mbarara Road Kikorongo, Kasese Uganda
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 21 Specialty lodging in Kasese
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The elephant home is located next to Queen Elizabeth national park. It is situated on Kasese-Mbarara road, 21km from Kasese town. We offer self contained room, a restaurant, crafts shop and village tours. On prior arrangement we also offer wildlife safaris inside the park the lodge is suitable for visitors wanting to do a wildlife safari in this park or visiting the surrounding areas. it is located 5 minutes drive from the park gate where the game drive starts. It is famous for delicious meals, friendly staff, clean and spacious rooms, most accessible and affordable price in the area.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Kasese - Mbarara Road Kikorongo, Kasese Uganda
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salametli wrote a review Feb 2020
schweiz16 contributions5 helpful votes
So this place is lovely. It is basic and close to the street but definitely worth a visit. It is a community project and they did a good job. Firstly they were really really friendly. I think the friendliest people we meet in uganda. Secondly the food is tasty and the drinks cold. They go the extra mile for you and store the drinks somewhere else where they have a good fridge and fetch your drinks when you want some. It doesn't take longer and is a really nice touch.Furthermore they do everything to make you feel home. We were camping and they gave us a shower and toilet in one of the rooms because it was available. Afterwards they installed lovely little solar lights around our campsite in the evening and came down to ask us if they might bring us something in a very respectful and friendly way. We also liked that you could have little roofs where you could put your tent underneath. Of course this is not a 5 star lodge. It is a lovely authentic place running by a local community with a lot of heart and kindness.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 9, 2020
Dear Salomé W, Thank you for choosing The elephant home. We hope to welcome you again in future.
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Iain P wrote a review Feb 2020
20 contributions6 helpful votes
Host Jason was superb and a great cook too. Facilities are certainly simple here but when you see the effort many people go to so that you can have a hot shower -you are both humbled and inspired. Jason and staff were really helpful at setting us up with other community benefitting activities and the one we chose was particularly fascinating - a tour of the salt producing lake at Katwi. Its a very hard life for the people there. So for a clean basic and community benefitting base for the Park, you aren't going to beat The Elephant Home.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded Oct 9, 2020
Dear iainp2016, It was a pleasure hosting you at The elephant Home. We are glad that you have shared your review here.
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triciamurray16 wrote a review Feb 2020
Sligo, Ireland14 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed for one night on our road trip. The facilities are quite basic. No solar/ running hot water (they need to boil water). No electricity.The food was ok, the staff are lovely and they are trying to use income to upgrade facilities. The room was good. We also did the village walk tour which was very interesting and would recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 9, 2020
Dear triciamurray16, Thank you for your stay and review of the Elephant home. we are humbled by your support.
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Arne H wrote a review Dec 2019
10 contributions8 helpful votes
We only stayed for coffee and the community tour, but were shown around the place. Very friendly staff and nice campground with sheltered campsites. Opportunity to book the channel cruise on Kazinga Channel.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Felexkamalha, General Manager at The Elephant Home
Responded Jan 1, 2020
Dear sir/ Madam, t was a pleasure welcoming you to the elephant home during your brief visit. we hope to welcome you again in the future. Happy new year 2020.
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Miska K wrote a review Dec 2019
Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic4 contributions1 helpful vote
we stayed at the Elephant Home for 3nights in Dec 2019. we arrived without a booking, didn t know much about the place. at the gate, it looked like the place was under reconstruction, but they are just renovating the first building. our room was a cozy double, with a comfy bed, a mosquito net, basic furniture and lovely paintings on the wall - it is a nice personal touch. our bathroom was impeccable, brand new - they get hot water through solar panels, if they re out, they ll fetch you a nice bucket :). that was not a problem for us. in the room, you have electricity - lamps and fan - but the power outlets didn t work, so we charged our phones and camera batteries at the main house, overnight. the wifi is only in the dining area, on request - somehow slower, you send a message but not a picture. we didn t mind. the food was excellent, honestly one of the best we had in Uganda. you can choose a veg/meat option. from the dining area which is open, you have a lovely view at the park. it looks a little unfinished but to us it didn t matter. the staff is very friendly and helpful, they explained to us why and how this guesthouse was founded and how the community benefits. they offer numerous activities (hikes, boat trips, weaving workshop, traditional dance performances atc) but unfortunately we didnt have time for that. overall it was a very lovely stay for us, thank you very much :)
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded Oct 9, 2020
Dear 282miskak, Thank you for your stay and time to share feedback about your stay with us. in time, we have now installed pathway lighting, power for charging in your rooms and it is still a great jungle full of birds and sometimes wild animals visiting from the park. We hope to welcome you again, in future.
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$48 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
UgandaWestern RegionKasese
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Elephant Home
What are some of the property amenities at The Elephant Home?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Elephant Home?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Elephant Home?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does The Elephant Home have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Elephant Home offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at The Elephant Home?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.