With a pair of binoculars, this self-guided walk opened us to great sceneries and vistas of Queen Elizabeth national park. The walk is located in a fifteen acres plot on the hills overlooking the Park and Kikorongo community. The meandering trail is in a jungle with thickets and open spots that allow one to take the views of Lake George, Kikorongo and the savannas of Uganda’s most popular national park. Most likely, you will see game grazing in the park. During the walk, we were able to spot Elephants, antelopes, warthogs, Cobs, water bucks in and around the extensive Kasenyi plains and fishing boats/ activities on the lakes.

The walk is rich with plants, birds, varied insects and butterflies. On  lucky day, other wildlife you can find here include the monitor lizards and snakes. In the evenings, other wildlife cross from the park to visit this forest. This is witnessed by the wildlife spoors such as elephant trails and dunk from the cats, buffalo and antelopes etc. the trail has resting places fixed with jungle benches that allow you to take the views reluctantly. It is an unforgettable experience and ideal for people who want to do something off the beaten track during their visit to Queen Elizabeth

This walk is private and offered free to all resident guests of the elephant home. Please place your booking to reserve either our self-contained twin rooms, cabins or camping grounds and this experience will be all yours. The elephant home email is info@theelephanthome.com or call them on +256706581477. You can also call the Kampala reservations office on +25641501866

The Elephant Home (also called the Elephant Center Campsite) is a community owned and run tourism project located near queen Elizabeth national park, western Uganda. The project offers a number of tourism services and experiences.

The services offered at this campsite are; self-contained rooms, none self-contained cabins, camping ground, a restaurant, crafts shop.

The community experiences offered are; a village hill trek, a village experience tour, cotton growing tour, equator tour and a self-guided nature walk at the site. Other activities coordinated by this community tourism enterprise include the traditional dance performance, a crafts making workshop, the Katwe traditional salt mining tour, the Katwe Boda-boda safari.

The elephant home can also help the visitors to arrange the activities inside the park such as the chimp tracking at Kyambura, the Kazinga channel boat cruise and the wildlife Safari drive.

Locaton: This community accommodation is well located as the base of exploring the surrounding areas such as the Kalinzu forest tours, the Kichwamba escarpment communities and the creator lakes area. The site is located on the Fort portal Mpondwe road and can be reached by all modes of public or private transport. Fort portal – Mpondwe road is the same road that leads to the Gorillas, lake Bunyonyi or crossing to Rwanda and Congo.

As the June 2017 tourist season arrives, we wish to introduce to you our new accommodation category at The Elephant Home. We have just opened one budget cabin with two beds near Queen Elizabeth National park. This will be sleeping two people a night. The addition of this cabin to our self-contained twin rooms increases our accommodation capacity by two people making the total capacity 14 people sleeping a night. Six in the self-contained twin rooms, two in none self-contained cabin while six sleep in the sheltered camping shades. Besides accommodation, we have other activities and services that make your trip most memorable. These include; the onsite restaurant, community tours and activities and a self-guided walk in the thicket behind the camp, free to all guests.

Amenities and activities

All our indoor accommodation is furnished with beds, bedding and mosquito nets. The entire site is lit by solar power. Guests can be able to charge their phones and laptop on our solar power. Hot showers are available to all guest on prior quest. The site has free Wifi for sleeping guests available in the restaurant on request. The camp is located outside the park and no park entrance fee is required to stay here or do our community activities. From the site, one can access all activities inside the park (paying entrance fee)

Discount offer

After increasing our capacity and uplifting our levels of service, we have opened a discount offer on our accommodation. The discount offer will go on from June 2017 to January 2018. Our discount offers on accommodation are open to all visitors who will quote our code (discount 2017) at booking time. Our discounted prices are; self-contained rooms at 15$ per person per night, the cabins at 10$ per person per night and camping at 5$ per person per night.

How to Book,

Please contact us on; Tel: +256414501866 (office), Mobile: +256706581477/ +256772657700, Email: info@theelephanthome.com , Website: www.theelephanthome.com. For those interested, you can visit our office in Kampala to get more information or make deposits. Our office is located on galaxy house I Uganda community tourism association secretariat, plot 1732 Old Kira road – Bukoto, next to Ntinda infant school and safe way supermarket.