My family stayed at Jacana Safari Lodge for three nights and we couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. For anyone who enjoys the outdoors, this place is magical. The lodge itself has so much character and charm, the staff are incredibly friendly and willing to accommodate requests, and the food was delicious. There were ten of us, spanning three generations (ages 7 to 72) and everyone loved Jacana. The lake is literally right outside your door. Generator power provides adequate hours of electricity, and I'd venture to say that most people don't need it for much other than getting ready for an early-morning game drive. We only swam once (we were too busy taking in the amazing views and animals), but the pool is nice with a great view of the lake. I would call Jacana "rustic luxury": yes, there are animals around; yes, there is limited electricity; yes, you might meet a gecko on the inside of your window screen. But to us, this was part of the fun of safari. If we wanted The Plaza, we wouldn't have come on safari! Try the evening dinner boat ride on The Captain's Table (you and the chef on a boat floating around the crater lake--beautiful!). I highly recommend Jacana. Safe, clean, remote, friendly, and for us the best complement to our safari adventure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the edge of Uganda’s largest crater lake, this tree house lodge grew out of the forest, peacefully at one with nature. The delicate use of rock, poles, wood, rope, organic furniture and rich textures blend perfectly with the smells, sights and sounds of this tropical hardwood forest. A cracking fireplace combined with a magical atmosphere creates an unforgettable experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jacana Safari Hotel Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Jacana Safari Lodge Uganda/Queen Elizabeth National Park