Sustainable Luxury

The Safari Lodge with Heart

Overlooking stunning Lake Kyaninga with the backdrop of the Rwenzori mountains beyond, Kyaninga Lodge is the spectacular result of one man’s vision.


It took six years of unwavering commitment and over one thousand hand carved logs to create an experience of Africa unlike anywhere else.


Kyaninga Lodge offers nine exclusive luxury cottages surrounded by unspoilt natural beauty with breathtaking vistas.


Enjoy a menu based on a fusion of African and International cuisine sourced from our kitchen garden. 

Outstanding service...

You will feel the genuine warmth of our staff who are there to ensure that your stay surpasses all expectations.

The Cottages

Set apart and raised on platforms, the Lodges’ nine spacious cottages offer you privacy and tranquillity. Access from the main lodge is via a raised wooden walkway.

The cottages are crafted from natural local materials, adorned with handcrafted furnishings  which seamlessly blend with the breathtaking landscape.

Each cottage opens out onto a large private deck where you can start your day enjoying morning tea or coffee with spectacular views over the lake and the Rwenzori Mountains. We have yoga mats on request. The en-suite bathrooms boast marble countertop basins set atop crafted Elgon olive pedestals, claw-footed freestanding baths, and glass-walled showers.

Immerse yourself in a tranquil oasis where luxury meets sustainability. Our solar powered cottages offer a uniquely beautiful experience in the most extraordinary setting.

Time to Relax...

Our pool offers a tranquil oasis where you can relax and soak up mountain views, take a massage on your private balcony or visit the Wellness Spa for a variety of treatments.

Explore Kyaninga...

A short walk through the forest leads to the untouched natural beauty of the crater lake. Dive into pristine water for an experience of swimming in the wilderness you will never forget.

Take a guided nature walk around the top of the crater lake or through the forest, discover a variety of wildlife and exotic species of birds and monkeys.

More than a safari lodge...

The vision which created Kyaninga Lodge did not stop there. Founder, Steve Williams, has gone on to establish a range of projects  making an extraordinary impact on the lives of thousands of children living with disability in the region and beyond.

Sidney’s Story…

Having created their dream lodge, owners Steve and Asha faced the biggest challenge of their lives when their first son Sidney was born with severe epilepsy and a developmental delay. After struggling to find any appropriate care in Uganda, they went to the UK where they worked with physiotherapist Fiona Beckerlegge. On returning to Uganda, they felt compelled to act – not just for Sidney, but for families in similar situations.

Beyond Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge´s Visionary Social Responsibility Commitment

Undaunted by the scale of suffering and neglect they encountered again and again, Steve and Fiona were determined to initiate fundamental change. Kyaninga Lodge began to fulfil a bigger purpose by contributing  towards the development of education, care and rehabilitation for disabled children in the area.

Since 2014 these remarkable pioneering projects have been established:

Kyaninga Child Development Centre (KCDC)
Kyaninga Inclusive Model School (KIMS)
Kyaninga Mobility
Kyaninga Events

Kyaninga Child Development Centre (KCDC), offering a holistic approach, creating solutions at multiple levels – medical, therapeutic, educational and social – to ensure these children are no longer neglected. It reaches more than 900 children a month.

Kyaninga Inclusive Model School (KIMS), offers children with disabilities the opportunity to learn alongside typical learners from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, groundbreaking in Uganda where there has been much stigma and lack of understanding of disability which has led to exclusion and isolation.

Kyaninga Mobility is a not-for- profit initiative to manufacture and supply locally produced, sustainably sourced bamboo wheelchairs and other mobility equipment for KCDC and the wider Ugandan and East African markets.

Kyaninga hosts 3 events a year; Kyaninga Triathlon, Ride the Rift and Run the Rift. All proceeds from the events go to the Kyaninga Child Development Centre – the KCDC.

Each stay at Kyaninga Lodge makes a difference to the lives of children with disabilities and their families.

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