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Ndali Lodge

Ndali Lodge is set stunningly amidst the Bunyaruguru crater lake region of Western Uganda, 26 kilometres south of Fort Portal lies at the centre of 1000 acres of privately owned fertile farmland still cultivated in a traditional style.

The Lodge is perched on the rim of an extinct volcano which, since its demise, has filled with water to become the breathtaking Lake Nyinambuga – 250 acres in size and 130 metres deep. There is a main thatched lodge with spacious sitting room, reception area and dinning room flanked by 8 cottages providing luxurious accommodation for 16 guests. The cottages which face west offer a panoramic view of the spectacular 'Mountains of the Moon'. They were designed by Capt. Mark Price and are built of local stone and thatch. The interiors are imaginatively and comfortably furnished where the decor empahsis in on the use local materials.

At night the dining room is festooned with candles - the lodge has no electricity or generators to destroy the tranquility and atmosphere although there are solar lights in the cottages. The sitting room, reception and dining room open out onto Lake Nyinambuga and are connected by two open passage-ways or breeze-ways: fruit bats, owls and frogs like to use them as a highway to the crater lake. Breakfast is on the verandah overlooking the lake: freshly squeezed passion fruit juice (from Ndali's vines when in season) and homemade bread with wild honey go down well with a full English breakfast.

Further Information

The Rooms

NUMBER OF ROOM: The 40 deluxe rooms each have a terrace overlooking the plains or the Aruba dam. A variety of room types are available: double rooms, triple rooms, rooms for the physically challenged  and adjoining rooms, making it family-friendly.

Room décor: a balcony facing the vast wilderness.

Room amenities: Each room is designed to provide utmost comfort ensuring a pleasant stay. The rooms also contain an en suite toilet and shower facility with bathroom accessories.

Special feature: The Lodge, set amongst landscaped gardens, offers a swimming pool and children’s pool, a fine restaurant, a bar, a cultural center, a souvenir shop and of course, wonderful viewing platforms. For the traveler there is also a fuel station. 

General Facilities

General Facilities: There are lots of things to do at the lodge besides sitting in the viewing deck and hear the birds sing. Enjoy a delightful swimming pool which is overlooking Aruba Dam, a fine restaurant, a well stocked bar, a souvenir shop and conferencing facilities.


Recreational Facilities


  • Guided Nature Walks 
  • In-house naturalist 
  • In-house cultural activities 
  • Visits to nearby places of interest 
  • Welcome drink on arrival 
  • Sundowner evenings 
  • Champagne bush breakfast 
  • Picnic lunch boxes available 
  • Various cuisine menus 
  • Internet and telephone facilities available 
  • Conferencing facilities available  

Places of interest in Tsavo East National Park 

  • Lugards Falls and the Athi Galana River 
  • The Buffalo Wallows 
  • Mudanda Rock


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Travel Details


airOn request, we can combine your safari itinerary with a stay at the beach hotels in Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu and Zanzibar for any number of nights.