Crater Safari Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi

Overview of Crater Safari Lodge

Crater Safari Lodge

4-star property
4-star lodge in Fort Portal with outdoor pool and restaurant

9.2/10 Superb

5 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
Kibale Forest National Park, Fort Portal
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Room service
  • Childcare
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Lobby fireplace
  • ATM/banking services
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace

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About this area

Getting around

  • Kasese (KSE) - 130 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Crater Safari Lodge

4-star family-friendly lodge by the lake
At Crater Safari Lodge, you can look forward to free continental breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. Be sure to enjoy a meal at the onsite international cuisine restaurant. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a garden and a playground.
Additional perks include:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Bike rentals, tour/ticket assistance, and ATM/banking services
  • Luggage storage, barbecue grills, and newspapers in the lobby
Room features
All guestrooms at Crater Safari Lodge feature perks such as furnished patios and bathrobes, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping and desks



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 10 AM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via Airport shuttle to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare


  • Pets allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 20 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2014
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 500 per person (roundtrip)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 4 percent

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 275.0 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Crater Safari Lodge Kibale
Crater Safari Lodge
Crater Safari Kibale
Crater Safari Lodge Fort Portal
Crater Safari Fort Portal
Crater Safari
Lodge Crater Safari Lodge Fort Portal
Fort Portal Crater Safari Lodge Lodge
Lodge Crater Safari Lodge
Crater Safari Fort Portal
Crater Safari Lodge Lodge
Crater Safari Lodge Fort Portal
Crater Safari Lodge Lodge Fort Portal

Frequently asked questions

Does Crater Safari Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Crater Safari Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Crater Safari Lodge?
As of 4 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Crater Safari Lodge on 1 Nov 2022 start from CA $485, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Crater Safari Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Crater Safari Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Crater Safari Lodge?
Yes, pets are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Crater Safari Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Crater Safari Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 500 per person roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Crater Safari Lodge?
You can check in starting at 10 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Crater Safari Lodge and nearby?
Crater Safari Lodge has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Crater Safari Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Aftitastic Planet Ruigo Restaurant (8.1 mi).
Does Crater Safari Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished patio.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

A hidden gem. Located about 25 mins from Fort Portal and on the shores of a crater lake this is a brilliant place to relax, unwind and allow oneself to be spoilt by the very attentive staff and excellent cuisine. We loved it.
Jonathan, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Crater Safari boasts friendly, welcoming and truly helpful staff, a very good kitchen (highly recommend their Nile Perch), and stunning views of the Rift crater lake that the lodge overlooks. The rooms are enormous and spotlessly maintained. A few criticisms: the drive that leads to the Lodge off the highway is most difficult in the rain and nearly requires AWD to transit. The Lodge’s solar-supported electrical system is a forward-thinking choice, but one consequence is that the LED lighting chosen to limit demand on that system results in common areas and accommodations that are rather dark on a rainy evening. Bringing the lights lower and closer to where staff and guests are might help. The Lodge is artfully placed on the side of a hill, with many steps - including getting up to reception and dining - and these, too, can be treacherous when wet for those like this writer with a mild disability. There are few handrails. One significant issue for visitors to Uganda touring the country with a guide/driver is that this Lodge appears not to have standing arrangements for accommodations for such drivers unlike a number of other hostelries in its class. Our situation was worked out, but this is a matter to which the Lodge should attend. Again, great people, fine food, luxurious rooms - but with a few matters that bear notice. That’s why a four, not a five.
1-night trip
Verified CheapTickets guest review

8/10 Very good

Great view, new lodge, work on service
The lodge sits above a crater lake and offers amazing views. The rooms are spacious and have views of the lake. There is no fan or air conditioning in the room and internet and charging can only be done in the lobby area. Check in was poor and confused. Near the chimps (25 min drive). Service as a whole was inconsistent.
James, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Eine tolle Lodge
Die Lage der Lodge ist einfach wunderbar! Herrlicher Blick über den Kratersee und nah am Kibale NP. Die Angestellten waren sehr hilfsbereit und freundlich. Am ersten Abend wurde uns zu unserer Überraschung ein romantisches Dinner mit Palmenschmuck und Kerzenlicht bereitet. Am zweiten Tag gab es ein Wasserproblem, die Leitung zu unserem Cottage wurde durchtrennt. Der Manager, Patrick hat sich entschuldigt und uns am Abend die gesamten Getränke spendiert. Der Koch war auch sehr bemüht und das Essen war sehr gut. Der Pool der Lodge ist auch wunderschön gelegen. Würde mich sofort wieder für diese Lodge entscheiden.
Sigrid, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nydelig beliggenhet
Dette er et utrolig flott sted å besøke, naturskjønne omgivelser, tur muligheter i frodig afrikansk landbruksområde, muligheter for å spore chimpanser, ha som base for safari turer, hyggelig betjening og kjempe god mat. Kan varmt anbefales.
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