Kyaninga Lodge

Kyaninga Lodge

Set against a stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the legendary Mountains of the Moon beyond, Kyaninga Lodge is the spectacular result of one man’s vision and six years of unwavering commitment to creating an experience of Africa’s beauty unlike anything else. When Englishman Steve Williams first saw the lake on his way to visit the gorillas, there was nothing there aside from unspoilt natural beauty and breathtaking vistas. There aren’t many people who could stand on the rim of an ancient crater lake thousands of miles from home, and have the vision to imagine building a luxury lodge entirely out of timber on that very spot. Six years and over a thousand hand carved logs later the stunning vistas remain, and thanks to Steve’s achievements, they can now be enjoyed in ultimate comfort and style.




  • 8 beautifully hand-crafted log cabins with free-standing baths.
  • Double-sided open fireplace.
  • 50 acres of manicured gardens and tropical forest home to many primates and hundreds of birds and amphibians.
  • One of the deepest and cleanest crater lakes in East Africa.
  • Only a 45 minute drive to Kibale Forest National Park and the highest chimpanzee density anywhere on Earth.


  • Kibale Forest National Park - 45 mins
  • Semuliki National Park - 90 mins
  • Rwenzori Mountains National Park - 90 mins
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park - 120 mins

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

  • Black and white colobus monkeys
  • Vervet monkeys
  • Giant mongoose
  • Hundreds of bird species


Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

  • Crater Rim Walk
  • Kyaninga Forest Walk
  • Village and Cultural Walk
  • Great Rift Valley Walk
  • Tooro Gof Course (9 hole, 18 tee golf course over looking the Rwenzori Mountains)
  • Tooro Botanical Gardens


  • Swimming pool
  • Lawn tennis court
  • Badminton
  • Croquet
  • Boule
  • Canoeing


Kyaninga Lodge’s eight cottages are built on platforms and set apart to offer privacy and tranquility. Access to the cottages from the main lodge is via a raised wooden walkway. Each spacious cottage is beautifully appointed with a a choice of twin or double beds made up with the softest bedlinens and feather pillows. An indoor sitting area leads out to a private deck where one can enjoy morning tea or coffee and views over the lake and the Mountains of the Moon beyond. The en suite bathrooms boast marble countertop basins set atop beautifully crafted Elgon Olive pedestals, claw footed freestanding baths, glass walled showers and plenty of hot water from solar water heaters. Lighting in the cottages is also solar powered, and each cottage features an electrical socket for the charging of laptops and other appliances, providing the comforts of home in an extraordinary setting. Extra beds, hypoallergenic pillows and bedding are available on request

Average StayAverage Stay

2 nights is a minimum in order to truly enjoy the surroundings.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)


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To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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