The Elephant Home – accommodation at Queen Elizabeth National Park

As you prepare your journey to explore Queen Elizabeth National park, We introduce to you The Elephant Home

The Elephant home is a tourist accommodation facility located opposite Queen Elizabeth National park, on Kasese – Mbarara road. The lodge offers self-contained rooms and a campground, a restaurant serving all meals, a handicraft shop, and local community guided tours.

Why you must stay here

Located close to the park gate, this accommodation is the most suitable base for starting the game drive on Kasenyi tracks.

The elephant home provides one of the most affordable hospitable accommodations next to the park. The friendly staff, spacious clean rooms, and delicious meals are the favorite of the most guest at this lodge.

The lodge has wildlife and community guides that will take guests on any activity in and outside the park. They provide free travel information and arranges all activities and short trips for guests, making it easy for independent guests or those who are not familiar with the area. Guests who stay here find it easy to explore the park and surrounding attractions such as the Katwe traditional salt mining, Kazinga channel boat cruise safari, the crater lakes tour in Bunyaruguru, chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge, and Kalinzu forest treks.

The lodge is easy to access with either private or public transport. For those who want to get here by the guide of google maps, just insert the elephant home in your maps app, from any location and you will be guided. The GPS coordinate for the elephant home is; 0.01029, 29.99994.

It is a jungle in the community and a true paradise for nature lovers. Sometimes wildlife such as elephants can be seen visiting the lodge. After the delicious dinner, you will be sent to bed by the night bird’s whispers, sleep to the loughs of hyena and the roars of a lion in the Savannah of queen Elizabethan National Park and every morning, you will wake up to the melodious sounds of resident birds.

Activities and short excursions you can do during your stay

The Elephant Home is a great lodge for a short trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park. is is also an ideal stopover on a long trip to western Uganda visiting the primates and gorillas. All wildlife and community activities of queen Elizabeth national park can be arranged from here. This is the list of activities you can do during your stay.

  • Community village walks/ tours,
  • Boat cruises on Kazinga channel,
  • wildlife safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boda-boda safaris
  • Crafts weaving workshop,
  • Traditional dances
  • Kyambura chimpanzee tracking
  • Village hill treks
  • Visiting the equator
  • The crater lakes tour in Bunyaruguru
  • The lion tracking experience

Responsible travel

The elephant home is community-owned and run. It is a member of the Uganda community tourism association (UCOTA). Our services are regulated by  UCOTA through the provision of timely training and support. Besides providing quality accommodation services to the tourists visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park, the lodge also empowers the community by supporting community-based development activities around the park. This is a way to channel some of the tourism revenue to the local community living next to the park.

What to bring on this trip

  • Insect repellent
  • Drinking water can be bought in the community
  • Walking shoes
  • A hat as the area is hot
  • Sun cream
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)
  • A refillable water bottle