Mazike Valley Lodge, the former Kyambura Game Lodge, perched up on the walls of Queen Elizabeth National Park (Q.E.N.P), the opulent cottages of the lodge offers breathtaking views of the vast Q.E.N.P, the Maramagambo Forest and the Kazinga Channel on the horizons.
The Kyambura Gorge, verdant, rich tropical forest next to the Equator crossing. The gorge is home to an amazing array of wildlife and birdlife. Home to a variety of primates that include chimps, red tailed, white and black Colobus, velvet monkeys and baboons.
The cottages are spacious with King or Twin beds, elegant dug in bathtubs, showers, flash toilets, vanities and wash basins with hot water throughout the day.
With Queen Elizabeth National Park opening wide in front of each cottage offers breathtaking views of the park yonder to each of the 8 private, exclusive and tastefully appointed cottages. The lodge itself is designed in the 1920s safari style that takes you back to the Safari days of old. The cottages have been designed with a shelling at the back that holds the piping frame in place, this leads into your bathroom and toilet.
To keep the hot tropical heat in check during the day – the outer roofing of banana fiber or papyrus reeds do this amazingly. The cottages are built on locally available materials which is part of our conservation strategy. The cottages offers unlimited privacy, exclusivity and quietude. The cottages are spread across the lodge with 4 cottages on each side of the guest house and the small intimate swimming pool comprising of 3 doubles and 5 twins with the ability of adding in an extra bed for guests traveling with children.
As conservation minded lodge, It is careful that our lodge attracts very minimum carbon print, and this can be witnessed from the design of the lodge. We are on a 24hr national power grid, to mitigate on fluctuations we have a small generator that would kick in when such fluctuations happen, but this is not often. Plans are underway to put the lodge on full solar – we want to take advantage of the tropical sun and do this. We are also hitting our bathroom water with gas thereby avoiding the cutting down of trees for fuel.
From the wildlife front the lodge does not have fences and therefore providing access to the animal migratory corridor. And wildlife would be seen roaming freely around the lodge at night. With the new team we are putting plans in place to work closely with Uganda Wildlife Authorities (U.W.A) in implementing sustainable practices that will support both wildlife and community.