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Kyaninga Lodge

Kyaninga Lodge

A spectacularly beautiful location in Uganda, an Englishman’s dream to introduce it to the world, and six years of painstaking attention to detail ultimately resulted in the magnificent Kyaninga Lodge. Luxurious style combines with the allure of the “Mountains of the Moon” and ancient Lake Kyaninga.

Guests can hardly be prepared for the breathtaking views offered by both their private cottage and the impressively scaled main lodge. Comfortable seating surrounds the massive, double-sided, open fireplace, and two raised galleries provide a more intimate place for conversation. Decks on the lake side boast numerous loungers, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the panoramic views below.

The main lodge also serves guests at its bar and restaurant. High quality wines and menus feature a unique blend of classical European cuisine and fresh local ingredients, either grown in the kitchen garden or hand-picked from neighboring markets.

Steps hewn from volcanic rock lead from the lodge to the grand swimming pool below, similarly surrounded by pavers made from the same local rock. Two decks, a submerged seat, and other luxury features make this area a popular relaxation spot among guests.

From the main lodge, a series of raised wooden walkways leads to Kyaninga’s eight elegant cottages that are made of hand-cut timber. Only the best amenities are offered at Kyaninga, including soft bed linens, feather pillows, hardwood floors, private deck, and solar-powered lighting. En suite bathrooms feature marble countertop basins, claw foot bathtubs, and glass-walled showers.

Exploring Kyaninga Lake either by walking or biking is a fun excursion. On the lower slopes of the property, guests are often surprised by the beautiful gardens designed by London-based landscape designer Imogen Jenkins. A grass tennis court provides one of the few such opportunities in the country, and expansive lawns provide space for other games like croquet. A fruit orchard and kitchen garden complete the garden area.

Other activities are offered at two nearby national parks. Kibale National Park boasts impressive rainforests that are home to thirteen different species of primates. Tracking some of the 1,500 chimpanzees that inhabit the park is an adventure, and along the way, guests may see red colobus monkey, L’Hoest monkey, olive baboon, grey cheeked mangabey, blue monkeys, and bush babies. Birds and other mammals such as leopard, forest elephant, buffalo, giant forest hog, and antelope also call the area home. A two-hour drive away, Queen Elizabeth National Park also features an impressive diversity of wildlife.

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