Jacana Safari Lodge; Located in Queen Elizabeth National Park, surrounded by the Maramagambo forest. Know as ‘The Lodge grew from the forest’ The rooms and the public areas are elevated off the ground giving a tree house like appearance. The lodge is set on the brim of a crater lake with lush vibrant, forest that cascades down to the water edge.

At Jacana Lodges Ltd, our passion is to connect our customers to the very best of our destinations. Our Lodges offer customers extraordinary places, created by combining unique architecture and structure with the surrounding environment. Add great service, and the result is an unforgettable customer experience. The abundance of plants, birds and wildlife offer the opportunity to experience nature first-hand, from the privacy of your room or while on a nature hike or safari.

Our Lodges welcome you to some of the most breathtaking and pristine areas in Uganda. While we aim to give you a unique and authentic experience of the locale whenever you stay with us, we also guarantee consistent high standards throughout our collection of Safari Lodges. Contemporary amenities and timeless elegance—inspired by our unique destinations—are reflected throughout every Jacana Lodge room.

Make Jacana Lodges Ltd your personal gateway to exploring the Uganda’s most extraordinary places—and to having your most memorable authentic experiences.

Listen to the sounds of the wild Africa echoing across the crater, as chimpanzees, colobus monkeys and baboons vie the jungle space. Enjoy Jacana’s incomparable cuisine. Finally, reflect on the day as you enjoy the night in your tastefully decorated cabin with views stretching out over the lake. Indeed the lodge romantic atmosphere has made it a popular honeymoon destination.


Jacana’s micro climate differs from the savannah, making it cooler and relatively mosquito free. This makes Jacana the perfect place to retreat to after an exciting day’s safari. Face the setting sun, cruise the crater lake and enjoy sundowners to the colours of the African sky or simply relax at the Virunga lounge with drinks by the fireplace

  • Sundowner Cruise
  • Game Drives
  • Kazinga Channel Cruise
  • Bird watching
  • Bat Caves
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Community walks
  • Forest walk
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Swimming