Budget accommodation in Queen Elizabeth national park

Budget accommodation in queen Elizabeth national park: Queen Elizabeth national park is one of the most visited national parks in Uganda situated in the western region of the country approximately 400 kilometers southwest of Kampala the capital of Uganda and where most safaris begin from. Queen Elizabeth national park is a vast area covering an area of 1978 square kilometers stretching through districts of kasese, kamwenge, Rubirizi and Rukungiri.

Queen Elizabeth national park is one the most gifted national parks in Uganda offering a range of memory filled safari activities such as game drives, launch cruise, nature walks and lion tracking. The park receives many tourists throughout the year who come to the park for a safari, one of thing which greatly accompany the safari is where to sleep.

This article highlights and lists budget accommodation options in Queen Elizabeth national park which are available for tourists to use, budget accommodation facilities are meant for tourists with limited incomes while on a safari.  Budget accommodations in Queen Elizabeth national park include

@the river ishasha

@the river ishasha budget accommodation facility in Queen Elizabeth national park is situated in ishasha sector in southern region of Bwindi impenetrable national park, this facility is situated on 34 acres of close to Ntungwe River and approximately 4 kilometers from the ishasha gate queen Elizabeth national park.

@the river ishasha accommodation is offered in three categories that is self-contained cottages, non-self-contained cottages and lazy camping rooms. Self-contained cottages are 2 in number overlooking the river, these cottages feature mosquitoes nets on each bed, 2 large beds and en-suite bathroom which consists hot and cold running water, bottle water, flushing toilet, sink and a shower.

non-self-contained cottage are 4 in number and are situated overlooking the river, these cottages feature 2 beds, towels, mosquito nets and shared flush toilets, hot showers in the adjacent block.

Lazy camping rooms at @the river ishasha are 6 lazy camping rooms overlooking the river, these rooms have 2 beds, mosquito nets on the beds, towels, bottle of water and flush toilets and hot showers located at the adjacent block.

Simba safari camp

Simba safari camp is also a budget accommodation in Queen Elizabeth national park operated by Uganda lodges group which operates numerous lodges in various tourist destinations in Uganda, Simba safari camp is strategically situated on a hill with impressive views of Lake George, Kikorongo Lake and rolling savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth national park. The camp is close to areas of northern region queen Elizabeth national park such as Mweya Peninsula and the Kazinga Channel.

Simba safari camp offers its accommodation through 70 beds in rooms categorized as family cottages, twin rooms, campsite and dormitories. Rooms available at the camp include 9 double/ twin rooms, and triple rooms, each of these rooms feature an en-suite bathroom with flush toilets, hot and cold running water and a private veranda. Family cottage at Simba safari camp is for occupancy of family visitors with a minimal occupancy of 5 people, it consists of a living room with an extra bed, two bedrooms and a spacious veranda.

Dormitory rooms at Simba safari camp offers 3 mixed dormitory rooms consisting of 3, 5 and 10 double decker beds, each decker bed consists of a mosquito net and the dormitory has a shared wash room and flush toilet. Simba safari camp also has a camping site for self-campers with shared facilities.

Facilities offered at Simba safari camp include

  • restaurant
  • free accessed Wi-Fi in public areas
  • television with Dstv
  • lounge

Mweya hostel

Mweya hostel is a budget status accommodation facility situated in the Mweya peninsula of Queen Elizabeth national park and close to the lush of mweya safari lodge, mweya hostel was formerly known as mweya institute ecology. Mweya hostel offers minimal facilities and most visitors of the hostel cross over to mweya safari lodge for activities like swimming and viewing the kazinga channel from mweya peninsula.

Mweya hostel offers accommodation to its tourists through single and double rooms. These rooms are non-self-contained.

Facilities at mweya hostel include

  • Kitchen
  • living room
  • restaurant and
  • a canteen

Kazinga channel view resort

Kazinga channel view resort is a budget accommodation facility situated on the boundary of Queen Elizabeth national park in Katunguru area, kazinga channel view resort is situated in a tranquil area overlooking the magnificent channel. Kazinga channel is a great tourist attraction in Queen Elizabeth national park connecting Lake Edward to Lake George, kazinga channel is always crowded by herds of elephants and hippopotamuses which are spotted from the resort.

Kazinga channel view resort offers accommodation to visitors coming for Queen Elizabeth national park for a safari and its accommodation is offered in single rooms, double rooms, twin rooms and bandas. Most rooms in the resort are situated in the main block and the bandas are privately situated in a minimal accessed park of the resort.

Facilities and services offered at kazinga channel view resort include

  • restaurant
  • bar
  • camping grounds for campers
  • reception area
  • room service

Pumba safari lodge

Pumba safari lodge is a comfortable budget lodge serving tourists visiting Queen Elizabeth national park for a safari, the lodge is located on the eastern boundary of the park in Kyambura. Pumba safari lodge is apparently a small accommodation facility impressively constructed using local materials such as wood and thatched using beautiful grass, the lodge offers a minimal range of facility but maximize on your comfort.

Pumba safari lodge offers its accommodation through 3 cottages built overlooking the plains of Queen Elizabeth national park and the magnificent views of the park are got through the widows of the cottage, each of the cottages at lodge features 2 cozy beds and contain an en-suite bathroom with a cold and shower. Hot water showers are facilitated by solar water heaters which rhythms with ecological intentions of the safari. On top of the 3 cottages, the lodge has a safari tent. The safari tent overlooks plains of Queen Elizabeth national park and contains 2 comfortable twin beds and en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water shower. Like the cottages the hot shower waters are heated by a solar water heater.

Facilities and services offered at pumba safari lodge include

  • reception area
  • restaurant
  • bar
  • free accessible Wi-Fi
  • room service
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