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

4.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Kibale Forest National Park, Fort Portal

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Nyabikere4 min drive
  • Popular LocationKibale National Park9 min drive
  • Popular LocationKibale National Park Visitor Information Center26 min drive
  • AirportKasese (KSE)102 min drive

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About this area

Fort Portal

Located in Fort Portal, Crater Safari Lodge is near the airport and on a lake. While the natural beauty of Kibale National Park and Lake Nyabikere can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Fort Portal Golf Course.

What's nearby

  • Lake Nyabikere - 4 min drive
  • Kibale National Park - 9 min drive
  • Lugard Monument - 19 min drive
  • New Tooro Kingdom Palace - 21 min drive
  • Kibale National Park Visitor Information Center - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Kasese (KSE) - 102 min drive


  • Aftitastic Planet Ruigo Restaurant - 16 min drive

About this property

Crater Safari Lodge

Family-friendly lodge with free breakfast and children's pool
This lodge features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a children's pool, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk.
Crater Safari Lodge offers 20 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to furnished patios. This Fort Portal lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.
An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Languages spoken


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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare


  • ATM/banking services
  • Newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Fireplace in lobby

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Furnished patio


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Safe

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


Check-out before 10 AM

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 275.0 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 500 per person (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 275.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 4 percent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit

Property is 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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 4 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 4 reviews
4 - Good 50%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 4 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 4 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 4 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.