Activities

Pelican Point

This remote grassland lies in Queen Elizabeth National Park, 2km beyond Katwe. The Point enjoys excellent views across Lake Edward and you’ll appreciate why it was proposed for the park’s first lodge (though it’s also understandable that Mweya was selected instead). Today with just one faint track Pelican Point is fun to explore with an…

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Gorilla Trekking

Mountain gorilla tracking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can be included in the Mweya Safari Lodge itinerary. An encounter with these rare and gentle creatures is Uganda’s most famous tourism attraction and one of the world’s most remarkable and exclusive wildlife experiences. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a few hours drive from Mweya Safari Lodge.…

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Hot-air Ballooning

Mweya Safaris Lodge has teamed up with Balloon Tours Ltd. to make this experience affordable. The take-off point is approx. 10 kms from Mweya Lodge, near one of the salt lakes. Maximum capacity will be 16 pax to begin with, and a later addition of a 24 pax balloon is planned. For $380/- per person,…

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Water Safari

The 36km Kazinga Channel connects two Rift Valley lakes: Edward and George. These are named after Queen Victoria’s son and heir, Edward VII and his own successor, George V. Early explorers in Africa often had to cope with inhospitable terrain and travel by boat was especially difficult. Now you can experience the sights and sounds…

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Birding

Mweya is an Ornithologist’s Paradise Varied habitats in Queen Elizabeth National Park – lakeshore, swamp, grassland and forest – support a remarkable 612 species of birds – over 60% of the 1,008 species of indigenous and migratory birds recorded in Uganda. Highlights include the Martial Eagle, the African Fish Eagle, Shoebill, Papyrus Gonolek, Lesser and…

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Trekking Chimpanzee in Kyambura Gorg

Visitors can track chimpanzees in the dramatic Kyambura Gorge on the eastern side of the park, 35kms from the Lodge. It is home to a variety of wildlife, including the only primates in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The area is an important water source for many animals and is surrounded by savanna, but is…

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Bush Breakfast

A bush breakfast is a must when you stay with us. Woken up early, guests are driven to a beautiful picnic spot via the Channel Track and Campsite 2. Along the way, there are chances to see elephant, lion, hippo, leopards, warthogs and other wildlife and birdlife. Watch the eagles soar in the skies above…

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Katwe Explosion Crater

Dozens of extinct volcanoes of a particularly violent type known as ‘explosion craters’ dot western Uganda. Explosion craters they are called because in their ‘hay-days’ eruptions were so violent that rather than piling debris around their vents like some volcanoes, they spewed ash and rock far and wide. Today, they are mostly crater (extinct) although…

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Culture Talk

A great opportunity to explore and enjoy the diverse cultural and traditional practices of indigenous tribes in the area, and a unique opportunity to interact with these indigenous people whose rich cultural heritage extends down the centuries.…

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Going on Safari

The floor of the Rift Valley teems with wildlife making it one of the treasures of the continent. Game drives are available both morning and evening using Mweya Safari Lodge’s vehicles and knowledgeable drivers. Alternatively, guests may opt to use their own vehicles, perhaps with a ranger guide hired from the Uganda Wildlife Authority. You…

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