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Located in Queen Elizabeth National Park, surrounded by the Maramagambo forest. Know as ‘The Lodge the grew from the forest’ The rooms and the public areas are elevated off the ground giving a tree house like appearance. The lodge is set on the brim of a crater lake with lush vibrant, forest that cascades down to the water edge.
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This is an amazing, rustic safari lodge. The meals served are outstanding, with fresh ingredients, great choices, and incredible presentation. The staff is courteous and attentive. The individual cabins are really cool. Well appointed, with wood fired water heaters to service
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This lodge had a great atmosphere, such a friendly host. The food was excellent and the service was very good. The room is overlooking the lake and the lodge was comfortable. Well worth the visit. Give it a try.
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Was fortunate to have stayed a night at this awesome place during a recent visit to Queen Elizabeth NP. It is located pretty far inside the forest, making it pretty secluded. It is located at the edge of a crater lake, which is where they derive all the water for the rooms.
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Jacana Safari Lodge is a very convenient place to stay if you want to visit the Queen Elizabeth Park. Do not forget to enjoy the boat tour on the nearby Kazinga Channel where you can watch lots of wildlife.
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jacana is another lodge in the geolodges group that i really love. it's all so nicely blended into nature and done with the utmost taste and charm. Hat off to Zahid Alam who had the vision and stamina to see this project through. the accommodation is great and the staff very
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open-air cottage with lake-view
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Sunset at Jacana Safari Lodge
From Kampala you will drive through Masaka, Mbarara, Bushenyi, Ishaka, Rubirizi and Kichwamba, This road is going towards Kyambura and Kasese, There are signs on the road for Jacana, it is a left turning after Kichwamba. If you search "Jacana Safari Lodge, Rubirizi, Western Region" on Google Maps it will show its location too. I hope this helps!
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"all the rooms have a fine view over the lake and good privacy."
"Monkeys love to visit you ( if you leave something unattended the May borrow it )"
"All rooms are similar but those deeper in the forest are more exciting"
"Try to get a room north of the main building for a better view of the lake. Ours, to the south, had a minimal view."
"All rooms involve sloping stone paths which can be a bit tricky after dark. Be aware if you have people with you with limited mobility."
jacana safari hotel queen elizabeth national park
UgandaWestern RegionQueen Elizabeth National Park
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