What makes Katara special?
Uganda’s most biodiverse national park is Queen Elizabeth National Park. As a result, there will be a lot of competing lodges and high foot traffic. To the park’s south-east is the Rift Valley Escarpment. There, 16 kilometers from the Katunguru Gate of the park, on a ridge dramatically rising above the plains, are a number of additional tiny lodges that are all positioned to enjoy the views and the spectacular sunsets. Here, we choose Katara Lodge.
With bamboo architecture and wooden beams supporting the thatched roofs, under which you can gaze endlessly at the expansive savannah in front of you, the lodge feels like it was born from the wildness in which it is located. In Queens, there are undoubtedly more opulent lodging options, but Katara is the ideal mid-range choice that will guarantee a comfortable stay while limiting prices. Additionally, the pool has an amazing view of the sun setting.
Rooms and Amenities Of Katara lodge.
Eight thatched cabins are scattered over the hilltop at Katara Lodge. The main compound is a short distance from some of the lodges. Each cottage offers a lounge space with views of the plains beyond, a private bathroom with a bath and a shower, and a double or twin bed.
As a real eco-lodge, Katara uses solar energy for all of its lighting and electricity, as well as water heating and rainwater collection. The cuisine is amazing, the staff is always smiling, and the main property includes a great bar and dining space.
Activities at Katara lodge.
Queens is one of the top safari sites in the nation because of the abundance of flora and fauna there. An exceptional wildlife experience can be had by combining a safari here with a gorilla or chimp trek in Bwindi or Kibale.
Every trip to Queens will include a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel and a game drive on the Kasenyi grasslands. If you stay here for more than two nights, you can visit the chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge, go on a game drive in the Ishasha region of the park to look for lions that can climb trees, and explore the salt pans or crater lakes at Katwe.