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Mbarara-Kasese Road Katunguru, Queen Elizabeth National Park 00256 Uganda
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 12/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#20 of 36 Specialty lodging in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
4.8
Value
4.7
Buffalo Lodge is a newly refurbished lodge, transformed from a 4 room budget facility to an exceptional 18-room luxury property. The Lodge is located at Katunguru Bridge in Queen Elizabeth Park, and sits in 25 acres of wilderness overlooking the famous Kazinga Channel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Boating
Tennis court
Babysitting
Children's playground
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid private parking on-site
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Indoor play area for children
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Radio
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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jordi_co wrote a review Aug 4
Barcelona, Spain115 contributions65 helpful votes
Wonderful staff, helpful and nice without unnecessary bowing. Big, clean and comfortable rooms. Very good location next to the chimp track gorge and to the park entrance. They even cared for our 4 years old daughter while we were on the gorge.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Ralf G wrote a review Jul 2022
6 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel is outside the national park and has nice cabins and rooms. The pool and the view from the restaurant are also nice. First impression positiv. But bad service and tourist ripp-off I was there with a colleague from Uganda and we were served a minimal three course meal for $20 per person Both of us stayed hungry At the next table has been a group from Uganda they got platters of meat and side dishes served for 8 dollars. I felt betrayed and discriminated We complained but no response other than an apology. In the whole time I didn't see a single manager who would have been approachable or would have checked on things
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jason B wrote a review Jun 2022
Two Rivers, Alaska8 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I spent 2 nights here during a 10 day safari trip and The Buffalo Safari Lodge was the nicest lodging we had on the whole trip. We have traveled to Fiji, Ecuador, Belize, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and many sunny locations in the US with this lodge ranking at or near the top of our favorites. The staff was incredibly attentive and the rooms were clean and huge. The proximity of the lodge to the NP was perfect for watching wildlife right from our balcony. We lounged in the pool and watched two elephants play spar, a memory that will last a lifetime.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Aidah Nalubega, General Manager at Buffalo Safari Lodge
Responded Jun 21, 2022
Hello Jason, we are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. You mention about the proximity of the lodge to Queen Elizabeth National Park that is really good, we do not want our guests to drive so long before they start appreciating the wilderness, it actually starts right from lodge where you view some of the wild animals quenching the thirsty in the watering area. Your rating and review is much appreciated.
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Gordon Hill wrote a review Apr 2022
Entebbe, Uganda2 contributions
Me,my wife and 2 young kids visiting the lodge for 6 nights..we found the staff very welcoming and friendly.always willing to help.the lodge was very large and done to a high standard.we really enjoyed the food and our whole experience.Would definitely recommend and return in the future.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Safari game tour with pinnacle was a highlight of our trip.
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Response from Aidah Nalubega, General Manager at Buffalo Safari Lodge
Responded Jun 21, 2022
Hi Gordon! Your many positive comments are really appreciated. Thank you so much for taking time out to make them. You mention about the being friendly and welcoming, but also we have got the best guests and we have tried to understand makes every guest happy. We look forward to hosting you again or your friends in the near future.
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Sheila C wrote a review Apr 2022
Clifton, New Jersey2 contributions
We spent 2 nights full board during the 2022 Easter weekend after having postponed our Christmas trip due to Covid-19. Our group had 9 adults and 10 children. It was amazing to swim with the elephants and buffaloes right behind us at the waterhole. Aidah the reservations manager, provided an excellent service and was available to help whenever we needed assistance. The buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner was awesome. Kudos to the chef for the banana cake. The rooms are clean and spacious and suitable for families. The lodge had low power so sometimes the bathroom water wasn't hot enough. Aidah gave us hot water to mitigate the problem. We had an enjoyable stay at Buffalo lodge and will be back soon to this hidden gem.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Aidah Nalubega, General Manager at Buffalo Safari Lodge
Responded Jun 21, 2022
Hi Sheila, thank you so much for your feedback, I really appreciate it! I always try my best to do my job well and your kind words make it all a worthwhile. Since then when you left, we have worked out the issue of power and the low water pressure. We have installed 3 phase hydro Electricity power and boosters to increase on the water pressure in the rooms. If you need to visit again or book for a friend accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park, I will be happy to serve you.
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Felix S wrote a review Apr 2022
Augsburg, Germany8 contributions1 helpful vote
Very nicely located Safari Logde that offers great food. The rooms are huge, very clean and we felt very safe, even though the animals can get very close. We can definitely recommend Buffalo Safari Lodge to everyone. The food was super fresh and super delicious.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Aidah Nalubega, General Manager at Buffalo Safari Lodge
Responded Jun 21, 2022
Hi Felix, thank you so much for appreciating our service and for taking time to leave us a review. We are incredibly grateful. We look forward to host you again.
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edson r wrote a review Mar 2022
Kampala2 contributions
I spent two nights at Buffalo Safari lodge and what I can say is, you need to be there to believe. Before checking in, the lodge was in constant contact with us, asking when we will be arriving, they sent us a menu on WhatsApp and we selected what we wanted to take for Lunch. On arrival at the Lodge, we were warmly welcomed by a very lovely team of committed staff led by Ida. You could see the love for the work they do by the smiles on their faces. The two nights we spent here were fully joy, relaxation, great meals which were always served on time. Drinks are also affordable and DSTV came in handy for some of us who enjoy watching football. The lodge has WIFI to enable one to access the internet. My cottage had great views of the Kazinga channel, a very large and spacious bed, everything in the room was clean to the point. You have a choice of a warm or cold shower so life was good. Ida took us to the new cottages being constructed and I must admit that these cottages are the first of their kind in Uganda. These cottages were planned in a way that you can turn them into twins, doubles, triples, family cottages deepening on your interest, and the number of people. They have enough space and convenience for groups or families. Buffallo safari lodge is also near UWA headquarters as well as Kasenyi plains where game drives are done. This helped us in avoiding long drives to and from the lodge to the game drive area. I can go on and on but all i can say is that the service offered is value for money. Go stay at Buffalo Safari lodge and you will get to know what am talking about
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Aidah Nalubega, General Manager at Buffalo Safari Lodge
Responded Jun 21, 2022
Dear Edison, we are so happy to hear you had a great experience at Buffalo Safari Lodge. Your review made our day! Our whole team works very hard to keep our customers happy. We appreciate you for taking your time out to give this detailed and a 5 - star review. We really appreciate it! Thanks again and we hope that we can host you again.
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Sternsl wrote a review Jan 2022
Seminole251 contributions115 helpful votes
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I enjoyed my stay at the lodge. The room was huge, and I loved sitting on the porch, looking at all of the colorful birds. The water in the shower was hot, and the wifi, in the restaurant, worked most of the time. Although the bathroom was huge, there were no shelves or hooks. We had a few issues with our room, but they were solved quickly. I believe that the lodge is a work in progress as construction was continuing on some rooms. The area around the pool was being worked on, also. Due to the possibility of wild animals, staff escorted us to and from our room at night, The path was well lit though. The food in the restaurant included typical Ugandan food, which I appreciated. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Nathan Basajjakitalo, General Manager at Buffalo Safari Lodge
Responded Jan 19, 2022
Thank you for your kind words, Sternsl! We are so happy that you enjoyed our lodge.Buffalo Safari Lodge is a colony in its kind. Would you mind sharing with your friends are due for a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park too,? We would would love to continue providing good service to awesome clients like you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!
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Pahit wrote a review Jan 2022
Tel Aviv District, Israel151 contributions25 helpful votes
Very good hotel. Quite a bit more than some others in the area without much difference to justify it. But the location is lovely. The rooms are crazy huge. The bathroom was longer than many rooms - though odd that there was a toilet on one end, a sink in the middle and the shower on the other end with huge gaps to walk in between. It also did not feel particularly clean. Not terrible, but I expected more. Some of the staff were lovely. Another I felt was trying to rip me off a bit - overcharge for using a credit card, trying to charge more than agreed for my guide. But overall a great place.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Brayan S wrote a review Jan 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
You guys have the best cottages. I liked the experience of sleeping while seeing elephants on my outside verandah. The experience was actually better than some of the 5 star hotels I've slept in abroad. And I really like your food..... So delicious.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Nathan Basajjakitalo, General Manager at Buffalo Safari Lodge
Responded Jan 19, 2022
Bryomark, thank you for the great review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, we are so happy to hear we hit the mark for you. We hope that we can host you again and again. Cheers!
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PRICE RANGE
$170 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
UgandaWestern RegionQueen Elizabeth National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buffalo Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Buffalo Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge) (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Buffalo Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Buffalo Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Buffalo Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Buffalo Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
Does Buffalo Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Buffalo Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Buffalo Safari Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Buffalo Safari Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Buffalo Safari Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Buffalo Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Buffalo Safari Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.