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Baboon Safari Resort offers an epic tourism experience at the entrance to Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda, at the Kyambura escapement, with a strategic view of the park and the enchanted Rwenzori mountain.

Located in western Uganda at Kyambura escapement at the entrance to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Baboon Safari Resort boasts an epic tourism experience with panoramic views of the park and the enchanted Rwenzori mountain range.

The Baboon Safari Resort provides an exceptional opportunity to observe a variety of wildlife, flora, and fauna in Queen Elizabeth National Park. A few hundred meters from your coffee table, if you’re lucky, you may see elephants grazing. 

This, combined with the opulent cottages and sumptuous meals, will provide you with an experience that you will never forget.

Accommodation at Baboon Safari Resort

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The Baboon Safari Resort has only lavish canvas-and-wood suites with en-suite bathrooms to provide the utmost in safari luxury. They are elevated on platforms that offer panoramic views of the Queen Elizabeth National Park in the opposite direction. 

Each luxurious tent has a polished mahogany floor and is incredibly spacious. Each unit features an open-plan sleeping and living area, as well as a bathroom with a shower. If you want, you can take an open-air bath. A hand basin will be handed to you. Flushing toilets are also available.

Each suite has a personal butler who caters to his or her guests’ every whim. To appreciate the hotel’s tranquillity to its fullest, the living room and terrace are furnished with comfortable seating. Each suite has been placed as far apart as possible to minimize the possibility of disturbance from other guests.

The Resort has been elegantly designed to provide the ideal safari experience, where comfort, luxury, and exceptional personal service are naturally combined with the magnificent wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Park

A maximum of 20 guests can be accommodated in these modern, individually designed suites.

Baboon Safari Resort Rates

Type of roomFull boardHalf board
Single room $100$50
Double room $180$95
Twin room $180$95
Triple room$225$126
Family room$300$160

Additionally, children under 2 years old are charged $10 per night for a crib/cot. Each additional bed costs $20 per night for children under 12 years of age. 

All older children or adults are charged $40 per night for extra beds. A maximum of 1 bed is allowed in a room.

Meals and Dining at Baboon Safari Resort 

In the on-site restaurant, seasoned chefs prepare a delectable selection of local and international dishes. The on-site bar serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Services/facilities offered by Baboon Safari Resort

  • Free Wi-Fi- There is free and fast Wi-Fi access within the premises of the hotel.
  • Bar- At the bar, you can choose from a variety of wines, spirits and beers at affordable prices.
  • Restaurant- As a guest at Baboon Safari Resort, you have the option of enjoying your meal from a decent and elegant restaurant indoors or outdoors where you can experience great views across the Kazinga Channel. The restaurant serves delicious local and international dishes.
  • Swimming- The swimming pool is accessible 24 hours a day. However, it is ideal for relaxing in the hot afternoons and evenings. 
  • Car rental service- You can hire cars for transport to various areas around the hotel.
  • Gift shop- At the gift shop, you can buy African souvenirs made by the local community.
  • Packed lunch- If you are leaving early for a game drive, you can request for your lunch to be packed so that you can eat it during the journey.
  • Free packing: Free parking is possible on-site at Baboon Safari Resort.
  • Laundry services: You can get your laundry washed and ironed by the laundry team at the hotel. 
  • Barbeque facilities: On the barbecue grills that have been put up in specific locations around the hotel, barbecued meat is prepared in the evenings.

Other services include room service, newspapers in the lounge area, a barbershop and a garden.

Activities at Baboon Safari Resort 

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Boat cruise 

Explore the Kazinga Channel by boat to see a massive concentration of hippos up close, more than 100 species of water birds, regal elephants in their natural habitat, and infamous Nile crocodiles sunning themselves on the channel bank.

Two Rift Valley lakes, Edward and George, are connected by the 36-kilometre Kazinga Channel.

In luxury and comfort, you can experience the sights and sounds that greeted the earliest explorers on a launch trip with experienced guides and crew and all the necessary safety equipment.

Gorilla Trekking

Tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an option for our itinerary. An encounter with these rare and docile animals is Uganda’s most popular tourist attraction and one of the world’s most unforgettable wildlife encounters. 

A few hours’ drives separates the Baboon safari resort from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Safari Drive

The Rift Valley floor is teeming with flora and fauna. Elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, bushbucks, warthogs, and bushbucks inhabit the North Kazinga plains. The colossal Forest Hog, Africa’s largest pig, which is typically found in dense forests, is a common but unexpected sighting in this region.

The Kasenyi sector on the east side of the Kasese road is well-known for the lions that prey on the large population of Uganda Kobs that reside there.

Bonfire Culture Talk

An excellent opportunity to explore and appreciate the diverse traditional practices of indigenous tribes in the region, as well as a rare chance to interact with these indigenous people whose rich cultural heritage spans centuries.

Birding

Over 1,200 bird species have remained a closely guarded secret regarding Uganda’s abundance of bird species.

Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse habitats are home to more than 612 species of birds or more than 60 per cent of the 1,008 species of native and migratory birds recorded in Uganda.

The bird species include the African Fish Eagle, the Shoebill, the Papyrus Gonolek, the Lessee, the Martial Eagle, the Greater Flamingo, the White-tailed Lark, and the Verreaux’s Eagle Owl. 

Viewing the Tree-Climbing Lions

The renowned tree-climbing lions of the Ishasha sector are found in large fig trees at the park’s most remote southernmost point. 

These tree-dwelling lions prey on the Topi, Uganda Kob, and Cape buffalo that graze Ishasha’s gorgeous acacia-studded savannah. Viewing these animals can be part of your game drive experience.

How to get there

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The Baboon Safari Resort is 43.8 kilometres from Kasese. To get to Kasese, drive from Kampala via the Masaka-Mbarara, Kasese route. 

Once you reach the Mbarara-Kasese road, take the route leading to the Kyambura trading centre. At the trading centre, Baboon Safari Resort will be 2 minutes away from Mbarara Kasese road.

Reservations

For bookings, make a phone call to the front desk team at Baboon Safari Resort. You can also book through the hotel website.

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