Lodge Report: Fairy-tale Crater Creation

July 16, 2012

Earlier this year, we ran an agent familiarisation trip of Uganda and Rwanda, hosting 11 different international agents and travel experts. We showed them some of our favourite places and activities in these beautiful safari destinations – and now we’re going to share their expert feedback with you – in a series of lodge and trip report articles.

Kyaninga Lodge – Western Uganda

Kyaninga Lodge“The lodge is a breath-taking sight. It looks like something out of a fairy-tale. A beautiful main building with stunning views overlooking the crater lakes, which were bright blue and crystal clear. The food was excellent and so was the service. Our rooms were comfortable but I felt a few carefully selected pictures on the wall and some more soft furnishings would go a long way. Our walk around the crater was divine and we even had a swim in the volcanic lake which was most definitely a trip highlight!”

“I loved Kyaninga Lodge. The style, furniture, the view, the food everything was just great. We had a lovely swim in the crater lake which was fantastic.”

Kyaninga Lodge Fort Portal“After a drive from Entebbe, we reached the striking Kyaninga Lodge - a massive log cabin construction perched on the edge of a crater lake.  It was easily the most impressive lodge structure we saw on the trip. If you are ok with negotiating a lot of stairways and steps, you will love this place! Everything about it is interesting, warm and inviting, particularly the large fireplace, bar and dining room with a fantastic view over the crater lodge.”

“This lodge definitely lives up to its ‘fairy-tale construction’ and is absolutely gorgeous! Steve was a very pleasant host and the fireplace in the main area made for a very cozy environment.”

“Kyaninga Lodge and its setting is beautiful. I really enjoyed the Lodge, the food and the hike around the lake even though it was raining.”

Swimming pool Kyaninga Lodge Fort Portal“The entire Kyaninga Lodge is constructed in the style of log cabins, and is the result of six years of labor and love by master carpenter and owner Steve Williams. The main building is on a rocky ridge, with views from the dining area and rooms over Lake Kyaninga and on to the Rwenzori Mountains in the distance, and is probably the only lodge in Uganda to boast its own croquet lawn. Steve has done a stunning job with Kyaninga Lodge. I loved my cabin and especially loved the bathtub.”

Posted by Anne-Marie Weeden

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