Travelers to Uganda have continuously found the elephant home to be a suitable accommodation for exploring Queen Elizabeth national park. Here I share what one client wrote after their one week stay at the elephant home;
I arrived by public taxi from Kasese town and my colleagues arrived by bus from Kampala to start our one-week stay at this wonderful location. The elephant home campsite is definitely the perfect base for exploring Queen Elizabeth and the environments of this wonderful national park. The camp is very strategic as it is located a few kilometers to the gate where the wildlife safari starts, on a good – tarmacked road. You can arrive to the camp by any means of transport ranging from bicycle, public taxi, bus or private transport.
From the elephant home, we were able to visit a whole lot of places including villages and other natural landmarks near Queen Elizabeth national park. We travelled to Katwe to witness the flamingos on lake munyanyange and the traditional salt mining experience, Kyambura chimp tracking, escarpment and creator lakes, Ishasha looking for tree climbing lions, Kilembe copper mines, the Congo boarder to compare the life in Uganda and that in the democratic republic of Congo and to the fishing communities on lake George. During the spare times or whenever we didn’t want to travel out, we selected from the long list of community activities around the lodge or leisurely relaxed on the hill walk viewing the elephants and buffalos grazing besides the lakes in the pains of Queen Elizabeth national park. One full day was spared for the wildlife safari activities inside the park where we saw multitudes of wildlife, birds and great scenery during the boat cruise on Kazinga channel and two separate wildlife safaris in Kasenyi plains and Mweya peninsular.
You may have less days but you will also find the elephant home useful due to the great food, good hospitality, clean spacious self-contained room with proper flushing toilets and the jungles surrounding the lodge. The camp offers the lowest price for wonderful services.
I would like to recommend the camp to the long staying visitors such as families, students and those travelers that want to explore deeper into nature and culture I and around Queen Elizabeth national park. The closeness to the park means you will be able to explore at your relaxed pace. Since the camp is located outside the park, no park entrance fee for every night you stay. Besides, you share boundaries with the park and you can even chose to sit on the hilly side to view wildlife in the park or sometimes they will visit the camp themselves. The camp has a small binocular to take the views from the self-guided walk on the facility but I encourage you to come with a better one if you can, to get a better experience.
Thanks to Jason for the wonderful job of making us comfortable during the stay!!