Friday, March 23, 2012

Ndali Lodge

From Fort Portal we headed to Ndali Lodge – another gem! This lodge is really quite special. The atmosphere is immediately captivating and the setting is stunning looking in one direction towards QENP and in the other out over a crater lake. The lodge is decorated in a welcoming style with soft pinky/orange walls, handcrafted wooden furniture and lots of regional artifacts, photos and art. The lodge itself feels like a story.

We enjoyed homemade ginger tea and gingersnap cookies before taking a peek at the rooms. Each of the 8 rooms are simple, but beautifully decorated and feel so cozy. In addition to providing accommodations, the lodge has been instrumental in the local community through the operation of a vanilla plantation and other community projects. Kyaninga and Ndali are very different options in the area and I do think they are both so unique that it is a bit of a tough call to pick one over the other.

Ndali felt like it had a bit more soul, but Kyaninga has a leg up in terms of amenities (like brand new kitted-outbathrooms!). Both are really great options, with amazing views and excellent service.

(See more in my full Uganda trip report from November 2011)

Contact us for more info about lodging, trekking and tours with Classic Africa Safaris.

Photos by Lyndsay Harshman/The Kusini Collection.

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