Chameleon Hill Lodge
Chameleon Hill Lodge is one of Uganda’s colourful accommodation facility that caters for travellers a perfect night stay accommodation on your respective Uganda safaris. The lodge is located in south western Uganda in Kisoro district in between Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park a home to mountain gorillas and other wildlife species.
Chameleon hill lodge ca be estimated 10-11hours drive from Uganda’s capital city ‘’Kampala’’ which is the starting point for most of the safari tour in Uganda. More so, this lodge is not only an accommodation facility but also the adventure of its own when you look on the way it was designed is quite impressive and rewarding since it was beautified with multiple rainbow colours with a backdrop of thrilling Lake mutanda and Virunga volcanoes 6 of them and the overlooking of green vegetation.
The lodge is a luxury accommodation facility with stunning views that offers ‘’10’’ luxury chalets composed of five comfortable bedrooms with a spectacular lake view even from visitors bed, five twins designed to give privacy to travellers, each chalet features an en-suite bathroom with a modernity touch. Each chalet has a rewardable view from its widows where you get to enjoy scenic views of lakes and volcanoes. To note, chalets is furnished with spacious rooms with different bedding style and it has two beds in twin rooms, one large bed in double rooms. Sincerely speaking, it is highly recommended to traveller’s stay in this lodge if you come to this area. Note, it offers a full board rate with a set menu dinner changing daily and gives you a packed lunch of your choosing to go with in that incredible gorilla trekking experience since it may take 30 to 8 hours while in the jungle. Though it is considered a luxury lodge but located in remote areas, but this couldn’t be an issue, what you would expect is to find in a big city for your marvellous stay for example; electricity works 5-6 hours in the evening though internet lobby with a slow speed enough for emails.
To note, each room has its own thrilling charm and character with its own colors scheme and a nice looking private garden. Of which each comfortable bed is designed with mosquito net, extra blacks in case of too much coldness at night and the place tends to be cold at night. The rooms were built with spacious veranda overlooking Lake Mutanda.
Each chalet consists of spacious in-room amenities which include;
- Umbrella to use in case it rains.
- Wardrobe to keep your clothes and shoes clean and safe.
- En suite bathroom
- A safe
- The mineral water bottle can be supplied by the lodge at a daily basis.
Note; each chalet is provided with maximum security and a cup of coffee every morning hours by the lodge.
Chameleon hill lodge offers tailored made packages for its visitors, these packages are offered at low price and they come up with a variety of services and such packages include;
- Express package
- Express package offers
- Two night stay with full board meal plan
- 1X gorilla trekking
- All are charged of USD 1.060
- Standard package offers
- 3 night stay with full board meal plan.
- 1X gorilla trekking
- Half-day lake excursion on 2 islands on a powerboat to be offered by the lodge.
All of these packages can be offered at cost of USD1.230
Plus, packages are the most liked package by the lodges which they their visitors such as;
1X gorilla trekking.
Four ‘’4’night of stay with full board meal plan décor’ with one Romaic candle light dinner.
There is a discount of 50% on the 4th night.
Full day lake excursion on powerboat and rewardable village walk excursion.
The lodge also offers complimentary body massage.
Travellers can choose to do one activity either hiking or cultural activities, which will require you to choose one activity to participate in like cultural activities where you can select to engage in either jewellery making, weave basket and many more.
This package is offered at cost of USD1.360.
Premium package offered by the chalet include
They offer five night of stay with full board meal plan designed with one romantic candle light dinner which is a great offer dinner for honeymooners.
1X gorilla trekking
The lodge also provides a full day ride on a power boat.
It offers a complimentary full body massage.
There also other additional optional activity selected from the available offered by the lodge.
The lodge also offers cultural activity.
This package is offered at a price of USD1.530
Fly-in package offers the final experience and include
The lodge offers a three ‘’3’’ night of stay with full board meal plan.
It also offers 1Xgorilla trekking with transfer to and from trekking points in famous Bwindi impenetrable national park.
There is complimentary full board massage and fruit basket in your room.
The lodge provides half day lake excursion to two island on impressive power boat.
Air transfers and the 4th night extension on 50% discount.
It also organises flight from Entebbe international airport to Kisoro airstrip in 11 seater Cessna caravan.
This package can be offered at a price of USD1.990
Chameleon hill lodge offers unique number of services and facilities designed to cater for the visitor’s place of interest and such services they include;
A deck offering views of lake mutanda
A bar offering both alcoholic and soft drinks
The lodge has a nice looking restaurant offering mouth-watering dishes.
Lobby and bon fire.
Activities which be done while at Chameleon hill lodge include;
Since Chameleon hill lodge is situated in between of Bwindi and Mgahinga national park both a home of mountain gorillas, during your stay to the lodge traveller can get amazed through adventurous gorilla trekking expedition in gorilla sectors like Rushanga and Nkuringo sector, the two of these gorilla sector are located near 45 minutes’ drive from the lodge to Rushanga sector and one-hour drive from the lodge to Nkuringo sector. In one of these sector you get a chance to get closer to the mountain gorillas.
Boat and Canoe ride
During your stay at Chameleon hill lodge, a traveller will be offered with canoe rides and motorized boat ride to lake Mutanda and on your ride, you get amazed with the beautiful scenic lake.
Visit the stunning view of islands
While at Chameleon hill lodge, you can tour the two island that is Mutanda island and punishment island. The two islands offer great relaxation, spectacular viewing and give an opportunity to learn more about the magnificent history of the island mostly the punishment island where teenage girls were impregnated from by the Bakiga people and could leave them there to die.
Other admirable activities which can be offered include; biking tour, hiking up the highlands, community and cultural walks and natural walk.
Getting to Chameleon hill lodge
Chameleon hill lodge is located in the south-western region of Uganda in between the two protective home for mountain gorillas Bwindi and mgahinga national park, approximately 500 kilometres which takes 8 to 9 hours while using kibale passing via Mbarara to reach there. Alternatively, a traveller can decide to use air transport from Entebbe international airport to Kisoro airstrip lasting for 1:25hours to land there.
Travel Uganda with no worry of where to stay because each recognised protected area has unique and comfortable accommodation facilities, great amenities, hospitable staff, nice restaurant that offers delicious food both local and international cousin, clean compound with rewardable and stunning view of the countryside, natural wonder around and many more and end up calling it worth visit to pearl of Africa.