Simba Safari Camp is situated in Queen Elizabeth National Park, overlooking Lake Kikorongo, Lake George, Kazinga channel, and the Kasenyi plains of the park. The lodge has got beautiful gardens where you can relax after a long day and watch wildlife on the plains afar.
Queen Elizabeth National Park covers an area of 1978 kilometers squared. Situated in the western part of Uganda, the park covers sunken crater lakes, Savannah plains, over 600 species of birds, 95 mammalian species, and forests. The park is also situated at the backdrop of the Ruwenzori Mountains commonly known as the mountains of the moon, on a clear day you can see the Virunga range volcanoes home to the endangered mountain gorillas.
There are various ways you can explore the wildlife of Queen Elizabeth national park. You can take on a game drive in the Kasenyi or Ishasha sector, nature-guided walks, or a boat cruise at the splendid Kazinga channel.
Accommodation at Simba Safari Samp is provided in 9 twin/double rooms, 2 en suite triple rooms, 3 dormitory rooms with 5-10 double bed deckers with shared bathrooms and toilets, 2 family cottages each having two bedrooms with 1 king-size bed, and 1 twin bed, living room and shared bathrooms. There is also a private campsite that requires you to carry your own camping equipment.
The rooms are clean and comfortable, making your stay a memorable one plus very warm welcoming staff that makes you feel at home right from the moment you step in the lodge up to when you leave. The bar is also well-stocked with local and international drinks.
The restaurant at Simba safari camp serves continental meals including Halal and Full English/Irish breakfast, available every morning, and also barbeque for dinner.
Free parking is available, free wifi is also available. Kids under the age of three years stay free of charge whereas kids of 3-10 years pay 50 percent of the price when sharing a room with one or two adults.
This is one of the best mid-range lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park. You can also use it as a budget lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Game drives from Simba Safari Camp
There are well-maintained Uganda safari game drive trucks in Queen Elizabeth National Park that you can use to view wildlife. The best time for game drives is early morning when you might spot some nocturnal animals.
Some of the wildlife found in Queen Elizabeth National Park include; Elephants, buffalos, hippos, bushbucks, warthogs, waterbucks, zebras, topis, Ugandan kob, duikers, spotted hyena, and many more.
The Ishasha sector of the park is well known for the tree-climbing lions. This lion species is found nowhere else in the world, except in Tanzania’s Lake Manyara National Park.
How to get to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park can be reached within a 5-6 hour drive from Kampala via Mbarara. You can also fly to the park from Kajjansi Airfield or Entebbe International Airport through Kasese or Mweya Airstrips.
Best time to visit
Queen Elizabeth National Park can be visited all year round. However, some months are better than the rest; especially June through September and December through February when the grass is short, making it easy to spot wildlife since they are more concentrated on water areas.
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