Kyaninga Lodge is surrounded by the mystic atmosphere of Lake Kyaninga’s crater rim and the Rwenzori mountains – an area widely unexplored so far.
Kyaninga Lodge in Lake Kyaninga
Set on the crater rim of Lake Kyaninga and surrounded by the stunning mountains of Rwenzori the views and the mystic atmosphere of Lodge Kyaninga are nowhere to be found elsewhere. Discover the beauty of this yet unexplored region while indulging in comfort and luxury.
The nine cottages await you for being the starting point of great adventures in the surrounding areas or just a sanctuary to take in the lush and green nature. With its spacious garden, Kyaninga Lodge offers the perfect place for relaxation, reflection and lots of space for outdoor games such as tennis and badminton. The cottages are built on platforms and set apart to offer tranquility and privacy.
Each spacious cottage is beautifully appointed with a choice of twin or double beds made up with Egyptian cotton bedlinen and soft feather pillows. Two family cottages feature a mezanine level with extra sleeping space for children.
Once inside, an indoor sitting area leads out to a private deck where one can enjoy morning tea or a sundowner and views over the lake and Mountains of the Moon beyond.
The en-suite bathrooms boast marble countertop basins set atop beautifully crafted Elgon Olive pedestals, claw-footed freestanding baths and glass-walled showers. Hot water and lighhting in the cottages are solar-powered, providing all the comforts of home in a most extraordinary setting.
Let your skin take in one of the many beauty and massage treatments and unwind in the sauna of their Wellness Centre. Enjoy the full-board service consisting of breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner and savor the international cuisine mixed with locally grown ingredients.
The Kyaninga Lodge is situated at 10km north of Fort Portal and easily reachable by a 30min car drive.
The rates include:
- Room as booked
- Full board (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner)
The rates don’t include:
- Gorilla trekking + permit fees
Amenities free and paid
- Swimming pool
- Wellness Center (additional charge)
- Non-smoking rooms
- Board games
- WiFi in public areas
- Tennis court
Are you travelling with children?
We love children and are happy about welcoming children at the hotel. Unfortunately our online reservation system is not yet fully ready to calculate child rates correctly. We are working on this.
So when you proceed with the reservation, you will currently only see adult rates displayed and calculated.
But don’t worry! We will manually review any reservation and will adjust the rate. You will hear from us shortly after your reservation. You will only pay the hotel’s child rate for your children.
Child policy of this hotel:
Infants aged 0-4 years pay 65 USD per night.
Children aged 5-11 years pay 150 USD per night.
Children aged 12 years and older pay full adult rate. Please choose “adult” in the online reservation in case of a child aged 12 years or older.
The policy of this hotel in case of cancellation or no show is:
● Between 45-30 days before arrival: 25% of charged rate
● Between 30-14 before arrival: 50% of charged rate
● Between 14-7 days before arrival: 75% of charged rate
● Less than 7 days and no show: 100% of charged rate
Additionally, zanzibar.eco as a platform provider charges 30 USD processing fee for each cancellation.
Ecological & Social Footprint
The Kyaninga Lodge uses water in a responsible way through rain water harvesting for the adjacent dairy farm, grey water reuse for watering trees and filling up the swimming pool with water from the lake. Researchers have come to the conclusion that the consumption of water which is used by the lodge in one year is equivalent to one heavy rainfall.
The lodge runs on nearly 100% solar power and has an on-request towel and linen change policy to further save water and energy. Waste is separated and recycled and organic waste is composted on the grounds. The staff comes from the surrounding villages and ingredients and supplies are sourced as freshly as possible from the local markets while herbs and salad are grown on their own premises.
The lodge owners have founded the Kyaninga Child Development Centre which supports children with disabilities in Fort Portal with much needed physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy. The Centre is now linked to the Kyaninga Dairy farm project which aims to support the centre with its profits from producing and selling goats cheese in Uganda in order to be completely self-sufficient.
The lodge also set up the Kyaninga Forest Foundation whose goal is to restore and manage degraded and destroyed forest around the lodge through reforestation, sensitization of the surrounding communities and seedling distribution.
Things To Do
Have a plunge in Lake Kyaninga – one of the cleanest lakes in East Africa and free of Bilharzia – and follow the direct access via a few steps from the lodge. Discover the rim of the crater during a comfortable stroll and enjoy the stunning views of the lake and the Rwenzori mountains. Chances are high that you come across Vervet and Red Colobus Monkeys. If you want to make your way through deeper terrain choose to go on one of the forest walks. Get to know the surrounding communities through a village and cultural walk if you want to interact with the local community. Chimpanzee Safari: The lodge is situated close to Kibale Forest – an evergreen rainforest with the highest density of Chimpanzees in the world. Having at least 60 species of mammal of which 13 are primates you can be sure to have an unforgettable experience coming that close to our closest living relatives. The lodge helps to facilitate the trekking permits which are subject to availability, therefore, we recommend to book early in advance. Gorilla Trekking: The Bwindi rainforest is home to about half of the 800 still existing Mountain Gorillas with whom you can come face to face during a guided trekking adventure. The lodge helps to facilitate the trekking permits which are subject to availability, therefore, we recommend to book early in advance.