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Off Ntungamo-Katunguru Road, Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
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#18 of 36 Specialty lodging in Queen Elizabeth National Park
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4.7
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4.2
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4.5
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4.6
Tembo budget Safari lodge is located within Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth national, overseeing the Kazinga channel one of the parks marvelous wonders harboring lots of wildlife and birds. Our strategic location makes us the most popular budget accommodation within the park, a place to start your Queen Elizabeth adventure. At Tembo Safari lodge, we pride in providing the best accommodation facilities at affordable cost. Our Restaurant and bar offer the best meals and drinks consisting of local and continental dishes all at unbeatable prices. Our services are attested by the various reviews provided by our clients over the year. Stay your adventure with us!
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Free parking
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BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
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Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
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Mitchtravels wrote a review Sep 13
69 contributions1 helpful vote
Second time staying here and I enjoyed the visit. Nice budget option with fab views of the Kazinga channel. Great place to stay when doing the boat cruise as you can walk to the community boats. The food was delicious! Rooms are fab, nice and big. Unfortunately hot water wasn't working when we were there. Other than that the stay was great. The hippos come around at night and you can hear them munching around the room and vocalising from the water.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Julie wrote a review Aug 2022
Central Oregon, Oregon2 contributions
Tembo Safari Lodge was the perfect spot for us to stay. We stayed two nights and could have easily stayed longer! Fellie is so personable and welcoming, we found all the staff extremely helpful. The accommodations, food and service were all great. We stayed in one of their family cottages. The location was just what I hoped for, the best of both worlds. We had a great view of the Kasinga Channel with a private, comfortable deck seating area to enjoy it. We could hear and watch wildlife as well as faint sounds of town and the boat dock area. Hippos pass by at night and before dawn feeding on the grass. We loved listening to their sounds. Some of the high end resorts are so far removed from the wonderful culture and community we found exploring Ugandan communities. At Tembo Safari Lodge we were situated just off the edge of town, town was in easy walking distance through a back gate. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with locally crafted decorations and furnishings. The price was just what we needed to make our trip possible. The boat dock is in view of the cottages and within easy walking distance. Fellie arranged for a cruise at a time that worked with our schedule with two locals. It was fabulous. The lodge is less than a 10 minute drive from the Kasenyi park entrance and the start of the loop through the Explosion Craters area of the Park. There is no question that we will stay here again on our next visit!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Steve B wrote a review Aug 2022
Ipswich, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent, spacious, very clean room with an excellent balcony overlooking the channel. Very well located. Easy walk to boat trip and permits for park can be bought from the same location. Very friendly staff. Evening meals were a bit disappointing but lunch and breakfast fine. Calls itself a budget hotel which makes it sound a bit down-market - it isn't. It is however very reasonably priced.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Marta wrote a review Aug 2022
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This place is absolutely stunning!!! The best place so far in our week stay so far in Uganda. Rooms are beautifully furnished and spacious with amazing views to the Mazinga channel. Service is super professional and friendly and food is made of delicious local dishes with a variety of choices. We highly recommend it. Best of the best value for price. Feli is a warm, friendly and professional manager/ owner.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Walk distance from boat ride on Mazinga channel and 20 m from Safari Game Drive
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Silvester wrote a review Jul 2022
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Amazing accommodation right by the Kazinga Channel. Just steps away from community canal cruises. The staff was really nice and helpful. The rooms are beautifully cleaned and very spacious. The private terrace is an excellent place to spend free time, while you can order service (drinks, small meals) directly to the room or terrace. Romantic breakfasts and dinners in restaurants overlooking the canal and incredible numbers of hippos are definitely not to be missed!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Oliver K wrote a review Jun 2022
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Stayed there for 2 nights due a safari in the Queen Elisabeth Nationalpark. It was amazing and this lodge is located in the Park, with a wonderful view on the Kazinga Channel were you can spot Hippos from your balcony! The stuff was very friendly and kind and the food was also amazing! Thank you very much for this stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Daniele D wrote a review Jun 2022
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Great view on the Kazinga Channel. Beautiful rooms and balconies. Nice and kind staff. Very good dinner, especially avocado soup and fried fish. A hyppo could feed of the grass and sleep near your room, amazing!!!! Highly recommended!!!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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SuitcaseSixSarah wrote a review Jun 2022
Bloomington, Indiana114 contributions13 helpful votes
We loved our stay here! Great budget-level prices for lovely views of the Kazinga channel, close access to the North sector of Queen Elizabeth NP, clean and spacious rooms with comfy beds and good mosquito nets, friendly staff, and really great food!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Renate R wrote a review Apr 2022
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We’ve been at the Tembo Lodge for two nights. The staff has been very pleasant, they had a good service and they were always open for questions. We could even eat at our balcony so we could watch and hear the animals. Our cabin was very good, with a good shower and nice beds.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Lynahpatatje wrote a review Nov 2021
Vielsalm, Belgium1 contribution
We stayed here for 2 nights, and had a really great stay! Amazing lodges at the lake, and super staff :) would recommend to anyone! The place is also a great location for safaris in Queen Elizabeth national park. The sunrise on the lake is also worth mentioning :)
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$49 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
UgandaWestern RegionQueen Elizabeth National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tembo Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Tembo Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge) (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tembo Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Tembo Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Tembo Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.