This is your gate way to a peaceful stay with the community and wildlife, in the most convenient accommodation next to Queen Elizabeth National park.
The elephant home offers delightful Lodging for all tastes with the lowest prices and spacious rooms. It is located in the tourism zone of Queen Elizabeth national park, at Kikorongo on the elephant grazing grounds. We are located on the foot of the hills where the Rwenzori Mountains kiss the savannah of Queen Elizabeth national park. The front view of the lodge lays the park as an extensive wildlife field where all sorts of game wonder day and night. You will listen to the howls of the lioness, the laughter of the hyena and the trumpet of the elephants during your night sleep. The Bunyaruguru highlands show a scenic backdrop at the end of the national park in the east. You will enjoy this view from the restaurant or on our hilly self-guided walk, while the sun sets on the Rwenzori Mountains.
The nightly elephant visits can’t be unnoticed during your stay. During the cotton season, you will learn how the community interacts with the elephants to protect their crops. You will also get a rare opportunity of walking in the elephant tracks in on the property. The remarkable elephant ruins around the lodge give the true feeling of living with the wildlife in the jungle. No park fees are required to stay since we are located outside the park, but the closeness to wildlife is remarkable. Sometimes, you will watch tens of elephants retreat to the park in processions as you take your breakfast in our open restaurant. This is why staying at the elephant home is the best opportunity to meet the people and wildlife in and around Queen Elizabeth national park.
The hospitality, rooms and restaurant services are well suited to the needs of the ultimate guests looking to have a memorable safari experience. We offer free wife in the restaurant for guests to be able to share those memories.
Activities around the elephant home that you can participate in include;
– Game-drives and safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park
– Community encounters in the communities in and around the park
– A boat excursion on Kazinga channel exposing you to many animals in their natural habitat
– 606 resident birds for birding
– A visits to the nearby national parks and attractions such as short treks on Rwenzori Mountains.
– A day trip to Kalinzu forest and Kyambura gorge chimp tracking
– Looking for the tree climbing lions in Ishasha
– The crater lakes trek in Bunyaruguru, above the rift valley escarpment.
– A visit to the historical Kilembe copper mines
– Visiting the local crafts markets at Katunguru trading center.
– Lake Katwe traditional salt mining and the flamingos on Lake Munyanyange.
– Visiting the fishing villages such as Katunguru, Hamukungu, Kasoga, Kasenyi, Katwe and others.
Let us arrange your accommodation or take you on one of these memorable experiences. A 3 days safari in and around Queen Elizabeth National Park, arranged from the elephant home would look like this;
- Day 1. Arrive to the elephant home any time of the day, depending on your starting point. You can participate in the evening game drive or any of the community activities.
- Day 2. Early morning game drive in Kasenyi and mid-morning boat cruise, afternoon chimp tracking in Kyambura and return to the elephant home for accommodation.
- Day 3. Early morning to Ishasha to look for the tree climbing lions. On return, do any village experience/walk of choice as selected from the list. Return to the elephant home after a long day.
- Day 4. Drive to the next destination. On this day, it is possible to drive to any of the ten Uganda’s national park other than Kidepo valley or Mount Elgon national parks, the two located in the Far East.
Contact Rainforest and community tours at www.ugandatrip.org to arrange or give more information about longer safaris and accommodations of Uganda.