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Enganzi Game Lodge
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

We spent one night here having emailed on spec to see if we could get a discount. The views are spectacular on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the QENP and the lodge has had no expense spared so some facilities are certainly top of the market. The bathrooms in particular are stunning and the rooms enormous. However the place is somewhat surreal. The were two other guests when we were there and they had been upgraded by a tour operator at the last minute. They said they had not seen any guests during their stay. The lodge is apparently owned by a Ugandan civil servant from Kampala who seemed to have thrown vast amounts of money at the buildings but not thought about the rest. For example, the staff were willing but clearly had had little training. When we turned up the menu was hastily scrawled on torn half a page ripped out of a school exercise book, the torches in the room did not work, and the replacements lasted a few minutes only, there were no lights on the steep steps down to the rooms (they did exist but weren't switched on which was quite dangerous). The lodge's ringtone which was incessant during the evening (or maybe the phone was never answered) was a muezzin call to prayer. We wondered if they are aiming at a different market from western tourists. Still the location has to be one of the best we have ever seen in Africa, and it could be a tremendous lodge with a few changes...

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

I can't speak to the cost/value of the room as we were on a package tour and were upgraded to this lux accommodation for the price of a mid-range. We were travelling during the off-season and the hotel offered our guide the same price as the competition.

The hotel is set on a steep hill overlooking the national park and the view is absolutely spectacular - really once-in-a-lifetime stuff.
The rooms were very well appointed, particularly the bathrooms which was a great surprise after a few days roughing it in the West of the country and a very long drive.
Food was fantastic, with a good variety on offer in the dining room.

Overall highly recommended.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

I took some time off with my to go to Enganzi game lodge just a few metres from the queen elizabeth national park entrance and all i can say is it was an awesome experience..The view from the cottages,the food and the staff..I was very impressed..
The cottages have open views to the park..its is wildly beautiful.
I was told it just opened a few months ago but i couldnt have guessed because they know what they are doing..it is unbelievable.
I recommend that u find sometime and go to this amazing lodge

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 27, 2016
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  • Stayed: November 2016, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Enganzi Game Lodge

Address: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Queen Elizabeth National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Price Range: $34 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Enganzi Game Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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