Papaya Lake Lodge is situated about 350 km away from Uganda’s capital, Kampala, in one of the country’s most scenic regions. The Great Crater Lakes area boasts over 20 extinct volcanic craters, forming a necklace of lakes, each unique in shape, size and color, and each boasting its own distinct ecosystem; two of these breathtaking features lie right at our doorstep. To the west, the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains tower above the area, breathing life into the valleys and rifts, which are engulfed in countless vanilla, banana, coffee and tea plantations.

Papaya Lake Lodge owes its unique vibe to the owners’ sensitive blend of Africa’s traditional heritage and eco-luxury style. Traditional Ugandan art comes alive here, reunited with the splendor of the Great Crater Lakes and reinvigorated by local folk culture. Classy fusion cuisine; homegrown fruits and veg; artisan but discreetly elegant interiors; impeccable guest service and the key personal touch: these are Papaya’s trademarks that will make you feel at home with us.

“For us, the most important thing is to share with our guests the best that our new home has to offer: the timeless beauty of the wilderness and Uganda’s warm hospitality. We also want to make everyone aware of our sense of responsibility for the local culture and for the environment in which we now work and live.”