Top Safari Tent Camps to Stay in on Road Trip 2024

Here are some of the top safari tents to use while road tripping in Uganda. Hire a 4×4 car and get around Uganda at your pace.

Bush Safari Camp

Is a unique safari camp situated in the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park, offering unparalleled opportunities for wildlife viewing and Kyambura Chimp tracking. The camp is built along ecological principles, providing a small-scale setup that allows for a classic Uganda safari experience.

You can enjoy meals and lounge in the main area, which is a large dining tent overlooking the Kazinga Channel and the Rwenzori Mountain ranges. In the evenings, when the weather allows, guests can opt for a starlit dinner outside, with paraffin lights and a campfire creating a cozy setting for a 4-course dinner.

It provides comfortable and elegant accommodations with 12 luxury safari tents built around the indigenous bush. The tents are erected on a raised wooden platform and made from a combination of canvas and local materials. Giant mosquito netted windows allow for a stunning 180-degree view of the natural surroundings. Each tent has a private terrace overlooking the seasonal Kamera River, providing a tranquil and serene atmosphere.

There is ensuite running water for the hand basin, a flushing toilet, and an outside shower with 24/7 hot water. The showers have two showerheads, allowing couples to take their starlit shower together. It’s a perfect way to unwind and relax after a long day exploring the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

It also offers 10 non-self-contained tents with comfortable beds, a bedside table, and a power outlet for charging electrical equipment. All tents are under a grass-fetched roof, which creates a private terrace and provides some welcome shade. The tents share a communal ablution block with showers and flushing toilets.

Engiri Game Lodge

Its a beautiful environ embedded with volcanic huts, a campsite and a main building housing the reception, lounge, restaurant and bar. Situated amidst pristine, quiet savanna bushes, this is the perfect budget hotel to stay for a holistic wildlife experience.

It is one of the few hotels closest to the famous Kasenyi Plains known for lions and leopard tracking and where most game drives are carried out. And you are closest to the nearest and remarkable Community Boat Tour on Kazinga Channel where you can see over 550 different bird species and watch the largest numbers of Hippos in the world as well as large numbers of Elephant Herds.

Simba Safari Camp

It is nestled on top of a hill overlooking Lake Kikorongo on the edge of Uganda’s most popular Queen Elizabeth National Park (QE), with panoramic views across the park’s extensive savannah plains teeming with wildlife as well as Lakes George and the famed Kazinga Channel.

The Camp has a total capacity of 70 beds including family cottages, twin rooms and dormitories. A variety of meals and drinks are served in the restaurant with an adjacent bar and sitting area. A restaurant and well-stocked bar are also available.

The twin rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished with two single beds and mosquito nets. Ensuite is a bathroom with running water and flushing toilet. Part of the floor is covered with natural pebble stones, giving your feet a pleasant massage while taking a shower. The water is heated by a special solar energy system, each room features its veranda where you can relax or read a book while enjoying your privacy.

The double rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished with a double bed and mosquito nets. Ensuite is a bathroom with running water and flushing toilet. Part of the floor is covered with natural pebble stones, giving your feet a pleasant massage while taking a shower. The water is heated by a special solar energy system, each room features its veranda where you can relax or read a book while enjoying your privacy.

The family cottage is a comfortable accommodation that allows you to stay close to your family. The family cottage consists of two bedrooms, a fully equipped bathroom and a living room with an extra bed. It has a spacious veranda is available to sit comfortably with your family taking a maximum of 5 people.

The Camp offers three mixed dormitory rooms, with three, five and ten double-deckers. All double-deckers are provided with a mosquito net. Adjacent to the dormitory rooms is a common shower and toilet block with hot and cold running water.

There is a well-maintained campsite with shared washing facilities is available for guests who wish to bring their own tents.

Ishasha Pride Lodge

Ishasha Pride Lodge offers beachfront accommodation 17 km from Kigezi Wildlife Reserve and offers various facilities, such as a private beach area, a garden and a terrace. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and full-day security, along with free Wi-Fi. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with an outdoor fireplace.

A continental breakfast is available every morning at the campground. There is a snack bar, and packed lunches are also available.

Sightseeing tours are available in the neighbourhood. If you would like to discover the area, fishing is possible in the surroundings and Ishasha Pride Lodge can arrange a car rental service.

Buhoma Rest Camp – Buhoma

It is located close to Bwindi national park with an extensive as well as designed camping grounds. It offers Bandas that are cabins with dormitories and self-contained tents which will make your stay very comfortable.

It offers 6 well fitted safari tents, self-contained with a spectacular view looking over the forest. 2 cottages properly furnished 5 twin cottages bandas that aren’t self contained however constructed with an African fashion. A camping site for individuals who love being near nature.

Early morning, you will be served with a hefty breakfast as you marvel at the beautiful sights of the impenetrable forest. The restaurant serves international plus local dishes which are well prepared by a professional chef.

Enjoy the bar well stocked with beers, water, sodas, spirits and wines with friendly workers as well as welcoming to all visitors.  There is a craft shop in the event you have to purchase a souvenir.

Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Located within a distance of just 15 minutes’ walk away from the gorilla tracking starting point, this is the ultimate place to stay during your safari. It has eco-friendly lodges with luxury tents and double bandas close to the forest with 30 Beds in total, 6 self contained bandas, 6 self contained luxury tents that cater for mid range lodges, 2 family bandas and Secure parking.

There is also an option to pitch your own tent. Therefore, you can go camping with an own tent. There are heaters in every room.

Take advantage of a poolside bar, a free daily manager’s reception, and a terrace at Rushaga Gorilla Lodge. Treat yourself to a massage at the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at the onsite international cuisine restaurant. Stay connected with free Wi-Fi in public areas, and guests can find other amenities such as a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.

Gorilla Valley Lodge

Is a beautiful lodge located in Bwindi south. Touch Bwindi from your veranda because you won’t get any closer to the forest. It offers 12 beautiful rooms with private bathrooms and a veranda. On top of the hill, you will find the main building with restaurant and lounge. Enjoy the food and relax at the fireplace. Every room has been lovingly furnished with twin beds and decorated in a modern retro style.

All rooms have a private terrace from where to experience the splender of the forest. Tastefully decorated and equipped with solar water heaters and comfortable beds our rooms ensure a peaceful sleep.

Up on the hill is the location of the main building with restaurant and bar, the view is amazing! In the lounge you can relax by the fire but you can also make yourself comfortable on the veranda. In the restaurant, there is an international buffet prepared by our Ugandan chef.

Karungi Camp

Karungi Camp provides comfortable, affordable accommodation next to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Southern Uganda. Karungi Camp is the intersection of locals and curious travellers, wild forests, comfortable beds, good food, and great conversation. You will feel right at home in a new community while escaping the ordinary and discovering your Uganda.

Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as concierge services and a fireplace in the lobby. This lodge also features a picnic area and barbecue grills.

Stop by the lodge’s restaurant for dinner or brunch. Dining is also available at the coffee shop/cafe, and room service (during limited hours) is provided. Mingle with other guests at the complimentary reception, held daily. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and coffee/tea in a common area. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.

Make yourself at home in one of the 5 individually decorated guestrooms. Bathrooms feature showers with rainfall showerheads.

Mutanda Lake Resort

The resort offers comfortable accommodation combined with the most beautiful views on planet earth. It is a perfect base for gorilla trackers, lake loungers, volcano hikers and bird lovers as well as those looking for a mystical place in nature.

Situated between Kisoro town, Mgahinga and Bwindi National Parks the Resort makes a perfect base for gorilla trackers, volcano hikers, bird lovers as well as those looking for a secluded place in nature. Water recreation possibilities are plenty, like swimming, canoeing or a boat cruise. Accommodation is in cottages, built on elevated wooden platforms, each with private veranda and en-suite bathroom.

It features 13 beautifully crafted cottages with ensuite bathrooms. The rooms sit on wooden platforms above the ground, offering stunning views of Lake Mutanda and the Virunga Mountains. The rooms are decorated with local art, fabric, and decor to give guests a sense of belonging.

The most charming feature is the deck overlooking the lake, where all meals are served with the sunrise over the mountains and sunset over the tranquil lake. The Swiss-like main area with an African finish and brick-worm fireplace is a magnet to visitors. The chef serves fresh vegetables from the property’s home garden to complement his wonderfully selected menu. Guests can even have their meals served in the privacy of their stone cottage.

The rooms are categorized as either Luxury or Standard, and guests can book a room as a single occupant, double occupant, or family. Extra persons and children can be added to the room for a fee. The resort is suitable for older children, while younger ones require dedicated supervision.

The rooms are fitted with comfortable beds, high-quality linens, and towels, ensuring a restful night’s sleep. The ensuite bathrooms are equipped with modern facilities, including hot showers and flushing toilets. The outside sitting area offers the perfect spot to enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding highlands.

Bakiga Lodge

It’s a luxury safari lodge, situated in the Ruhija sector of Bwindi national park, just a few minutes’ drive from the Gorilla Trekking meeting point.  It offers 6 Luxury Cabins in the heart of beautiful Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and 2 twin tents. 10 minutes from the Ruhija Gorilla Tracking meeting point.

Facilities include restaurant, lounge and bar. Charging and Wi-Fi available. Eight spacious cabins, all with wonderful views of the forest from private balconies. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms with hot showers. Relax in comfort around the fire or at the bar after your Gorilla Trek or bird watching tour.

They are an eco-friendly, non-profit lodge who are assisting locals to access clean water. The staff will happily tell you more about their work.

This Lodge possesses its private parking facilities. There is solar lighting provided all over the place plus charging facilities offered in the lounge.

Trekker’s Tavern Cottages

The lodge is very eco-friendly and has a lovely cozy atmosphere with 5 spacious cottages all with ensuite bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets.

A place of infinite calm surrounded by untamed majesty and commanding panoramic views of the Virunga on a clear day, the beautiful sunrise, Lake Edward and Bwindi Forest in the south. It is around 2 kms from the park headquarters. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes and a bar where guests can unwind.

Each grass thatched chalet is tastefully furnished with hard wood furniture and amenities to wow you and exceed your expectations. You will listen to the birds sing, see the most brightly coloured butterflies, eat organic good, have an endless supply of fresh juice tea and coffee among others as curtain raisers to the world’s most remarkable wild life encounters.

Kisoro Travelers’ Rest Camp

Situated just outside Kisoro, the area is of astonishing beauty and the views of the Virunga volcanoes dominating the landscape will remain engraved in your memory.

It consists of 12 en-suite rooms, tastefully decorated with a unique selection of Congo art. The spacious rooms overlook a well-groomed courtyard and have the magical Virunga volcanoes as a backdrop.

The lounge with its big fireplace become the perfect spot in the evening, to wind down from a day filled with experiences. If you prefer a colder spot, you can enjoy your aperitif in the oasis of our garden from where you can enjoy the views on the magical Virunga volcanoes.

Dinners are served within the Congolese art decorated restaurant and consist of a delicious four course set menu with lots of produce from this fertile region.

Bunyonyi Overland Camp

The camp offers a good base for you to fully explore the lake and could be a wonderful stop over on your way to visit the endangered mountain gorillas in the national park of either Uganda or Rwanda. This resort is built with local materials and it’s locally owned and gives vital employment opportunities to the people around the lake.

This lake has got no Bilharzia, no crocodiles, and no hippos and because of its altitude, malaria is also very scarce, so this means that you can’t find any friendlier water body on this continent.

It features furnished safari tents, 12 cottages, 2 Family cottages and 4 rooms that are self-contained, also you can rent a mobile tent and self-camping where you can carry your camping items.

There is self-camping, secure car parking, the accommodation with in the rooms, furnished tents and the cottages, conference space, fully stocked bar snacks and restaurants, travel information, statelite TV, craft shop, collection of reading material, transportation, laundry service, Wi-Fi, internet connection, first aid and the emergency contacts and many more.

Mburo Eagle’s Nest Camp

Located on a high hill bordering Lake Mburo National Park, this tented camp has not only one of the best views in Uganda, it is also the ultimate African canvas experience. Every safari tent has its own veranda, overlooking the park.

The bathrooms are really bush-experiences: The shower is filled upon your request and the toilet is a new eco-friendly invention. For dinner, its prepared around the woodfire and use the big African potjies.

It consists of 10 African safari tents with verandas overlooking Lake Mburo National Park. Each room is furnished with twin beds. Seated from your own veranda, you can enjoy an amazing view on the Lake Mburo National Park. If you are lucky, you can spot the zebras grazing in the park.

Eagle’s Nest offers non-self-contained tents. These are comfortably furnished with 2 single beds with a bedside table and a power outlet for charging your electrical equipment. All tents are placed under a grass thatched roof which creates your private terrace and provides some welcome shade. The tents share a communal ablution block with showers and flushing toilets. Linen sheets and towels are available.

In the middle of the camp is the reception /restaurant/ bar building. During your dinner you will hear the sounds of the bush: roaring lions, chirping crickets and grunting bush pigs.

Leopard Camp

This is the perfect budget campsite for all your needs. Located just 1KM outside of the Nshara entrance gate, we offer a variety of accommodation, activity, and safari options for every type of traveller. Eco friendly, family friendly, and budget friendly, we welcome groups of all sizes and have a spacious area for overland campers!

Enjoy Cosy camping tents allowing you to get the wilderness experience without having to sleep on the ground. Each tent is elevated on a concrete platform and is covered by a thatched roof. The hand-crafted beds use raw local materials and are specially made in-house. Shared shower & toilet facilities are close by. Single, twin & double options available.

The safari tents will do just the trick. Grab a beer, have a seat on your private deck, and enjoy the best sunset views we have to offer. Each tent has an adjacent private outdoor toilet & shower for the full bush experience! Single, twin, double & triple options available.

Bush camping gives the opportunity to take your time to pick a spot with the best view. Shared shower & toilet facilities aren’t far away. Have a separate kitchen & cooking facility available if you’ve brought your own food, even though of course we’d love to feed you ourselves from our fabulous restaurant. If you need to rent a tent, mattress or bedding, you will be covered.

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