Papaya lake lodge

Papaya lake lodge


Papaya Lake Lodge is located in the Great Crater Lakes area with about 20 extinct volcanic craters in the region.  The lodge is situated on an extinct volcano crater’s slope with breath-taking views of the Lyantonde lake, among other craters, the legendary Mountains of the Moon, the forests, the not so distant national parks and the massive flora and fauna. The lodge is within a short driving distance with Kibale Forest National Park. The other relatively close parks include; Queen Elizabeth National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park and Semliki National Park. 


Papaya Lake lodge is a luxury facility comprised of nine elegant cottages concealed from view by lush greenery and a canopy of trees. Eight of these cottages are self-contained and fully furnished state-of-the-art facilities, featuring two beds each – one king-size bed and one single bed. The cottages have ensuite stone-decorated bathrooms with shower units and flush toilets. Each cottage has a private veranda and balcony with a set of inviting chairs. The lodge’s ninth facility is a two-floor villa comprised of three bedrooms, a spacious ensuite bathroom, a fire place living room and a well-maintained terrace. 


Papaya Lake Lodge is ranked as an upmarket/luxury/expensive safari accommodation facility.


Self-contained cottages

Papaya Lake Lodge has nine well furnished, self-contained and ensuite cottages. All these cottages have spacious bedrooms, sitting area, ensuite bathrooms and toilets, a private veranda and balcony for each room. The arouse the strange yet beautiful feeling of being home away from home.

Restaurant, bar & lounge 

Papaya Lake Lodge’s restaurant serves dishes from both local and international menus. The professional chefs prepare savoury delicacies using fresh and best quality ingredients. You are sure to enjoy home-made dishes and pastries filled with fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs, most of which are collected from the

Lodge’s gardens. 

Papaya Lake Lodge has a bar fully stocked with an assortment of drinks and beverages to accommodate varying needs; from a selection of the finest wines and spirits to cappuccinos, sodas and water. The lodge’s cosy and well lit lounge is the ideal place for unwinding and relaxing moments during your safari.

Swimming pool

Characteristic of a fancy getaway in the wild jungle, Papaya Lake Lounge has a large and alluring swimming pool stationed on top of hill with an unrivalled view of the surrounding crater lakes, the Mountains of the Moon, the imposing forest trees, the glamourous cranes in flight, the moths, butterflies and other gentle forest dwellers.

Running water

The lodge has running water in all its facilities. The ensuite bathrooms have a supply of both cold and hot water to allow you have a warm bath especially on cold and misty mornings.

Other amenities

  •  Wi-Fi in common area•    Room service •    Ample parking space•    24/7 security•     Laundry & dry cleaning services


•    Chimpanzee trekking and habituation on Kibale National Park •    Canoeing and boat cruising on Lyantonde lake•    Hiking and nature walks in Kibale Forest National Park •    Community/village walks•    Birdwatching