Location

Location

| overlooking Lake Albert |

Kikonko Lodge, Lake Albert,  is situated in-between the two most visited national parks of Uganda, Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth.

Within Kikonko’s vicinity one can find the Kabwoya Game Reserve, which can be considered the hidden gem of Uganda with a lot of antelopes and buffaloes.

The Bugoma Forest is only 40 minutes drive away and offers amazing walks through dense vegetation with the possibility of seeing non-habituated chimpanzees for a fraction of the price visitors would pay in Kibale Forest which is is a 4 hour drive away.

Where we are...


From Hoima: Kikonko can be reached in an easy 30-minute drive (32km) on a newly tarred road (Hoima - Kaiso Road). The lodge is close to the upcoming oil refinery and international airport (both about 15 km away).

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 Is it not far from Kampala?
No, its not!


If you are coming from the capital Kampala, you travel for 200km to Hoima town (that will take 3,5hours), then another 32km (half an hour) to Kikonko Lodge, where you can see Lake Albert. Kikonko Lodge is built 250meter above Lake Albert Sea level. 
 

 

A bit of history


Lake Albert was discovered in 1864 by Samuel Baker. At that time he called it Albert Nyanza, after “Prince Albert”. The Congolese president Mobutu Sese Seko named it after himself in the 20th century.


Need to know more? Maybe Wikepedia can help!

The heart of Africa - Lake Albert


Lake Albert is situated in the heart of Africa in the East African valley, between Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Lake Albert is the 7th largest lake in Africa, the 27th in the world by volume with a width of 30km and length of 160km. Lake Albert covers an area of 5,270 km2 of which 2,850 km2 (54%) is on the Ugandan side.  

There is a lot of touristic potential that can still be discovered at Lake Albert.

Find more information here:

http://www.western-uganda.net/lake_albert.html

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