Queen Elizabeth National Park without TVs and radios nor any man made upset, simply the forests birds and insects sing. The leave provides the tempo and the chimpanzees tell divan stories. The silhouettes of the couples against a cracking fireplace, a roaring dip in the swimming pool, and the choruses of the forest life mingle to create a backyard of Eden like magical romantic ambiance that many honeymooners only dream.
The tree house lodge, and Jacana Safari lodge is one of the dream accommodations that one can think of. Set at the edge of Ugandaâ€™s largest crater lake within Queen Elizabeth National Park that forms one of the most diverse ecosystems on the continent is a tree house lodge. The tree house lodge as Jacana safari lodge is planted inside the forest on the shores of lake Nyamusingire in the southeastern section of the national park; Nyamusingire consisting of other five interlinked craters is the largest Crater Lake in Uganda. Because of Jacanas co-friendly design, the moment we stepped there we became part of nature. Jacana is a continuation of the vast nature around it. The fragile use of rocks, poles, wood, rope, organic furniture blend absolutely with the smells, views and sounds of the tropical hard wood forest, the lake waters and the abundant wild life around. The delicate balance between nature and modern facilities is manifested in the swimming pool next to the lake; this is the perfect spot for screening tremendous nightfall. Set on the upper side of the pool is a sauna and massage area that provides a soothing holistic experience of the adventures. To the Bird watchers, queen Elizabeth is one of the places make ones reverie come true. Exploring the surrounding on foot can enable one explore the nooks and crannies, riverine, valleys and hills that flawlessly bare the biodiversity part of the Albertine Rift Valley. Hiking in the nearby Kakoni hill rewards with a breathtaking view of the crater lakes, Kazinga channel and lake Edward and George. Guided short nature walk away from the lodge in Maramagambo forest is a habitat to large numbers of chimpanzees, with number of other monkey species that include olive baboons, black and white colobus and red tailed monkey, the blue and hohoest monkeys, bush babies and gallogos. The bat cave port has millions of Egyptian fruit bats and their predators overfed plump pythons.
The boat cruises and game drives with number of different types of animal species. Queen Elizabeth National Park has more bird species than any other part of Africa. The channels shoreline is populated by thousands of hippos and birds. In the eastern part is Kyambura Wildlife Reserve with three saline crater lakes that attract thousands of flamingos while on the southern part is the Ishasha sector dwelling to planet eminent climbing Lions. The steep Kyambura Gorge is home to chimpanzees, black and white colobus and red tailed monkeys with other primates. Wild life viewing includes elephants, buffalos, warthogs, leopard, lion, antelope and Uganda kobs.
Cruise on the Kazinga Channel allows one to view natural world from the water at the same time as floating on the waters crowded with hippos, crocodiles and abundant bird life, the banks of the channel host herds of elephants. Kazinga Channel alone is said to contain the worldâ€™s largest concentration of hippos. At the end of the industrious day at Jacana, Virunga lounge becomes the ideal area for after banquet adventure stories of the days viewing. This focal point is a large stone fireplace with large lounging sofa, hand made Persian carpets, a mixture of soft pastel shades, rope lashing and rock shape that merge to form a soothing open plan comfy atmosphere with the cheeping birds and insects of the night total the magic of Queen Elizabeth National Park
Joanne summarizes it allÂ Â a humbling experience in harmony with nature