Kyaninga Lodge in Kibale forest national park Uganda is luxurious and takes great care of their visitors.
The only negative is that it is a good hour or more from Kibale Forest. This has to be one the most elegant lodges in Uganda.
Its location is enough to take your breath away and the views are quite amazing. We only dropped by for lunch and a swim but I was so impressed by the level of design and service that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
The swimming pool is idyllic and has literally been etched out of the volcanic rock face. It's fabulous! There's a tennis court for any one feeling energetic.
In reviewing a hotel one would normally express opinions on the hospitality shown and comfort experienced.
Kyaninga is not normal - it doesn't even seem quite real when one is there. That first view when the lodges come into sight is quite spectacular.
As one approaches, the reality of the extraordinary and beautiful constructions become clearer and more exciting.
The welcome, the arrival at one's own lodge and exploring the main lodge, the swimming pool and terraces are all surprising and delightful.
Then there is the 360 degree view of lake, enticing walks, discovery of the gardens - where you can play tennis, boule, croquet and badminton.
Here one can stroll amid the beautiful planting of indigenous plants which are salve for the soul and inspiration for the mind.
I haven't even begun to describe the constant but unintrusive care from the staff from Matt the manager to the gardeners and everyone else in between.
We loved the food - and although being slightly daunted by the thought of full board (delicious breakfast, proper lunch every day - a luxury unthought of normally and imaginative dinner), we managed somehow!
The balcony was a big delight and so private from where we could watch the breath-taking sunsets. The furniture, both in the main lodge and in our room, is designed specifically to compliment the ethos of Kyaniga, made entirely from local materials.