Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Top choice lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park

This former coffee factory is a top choice for those looking to slow things right down. Style looms large here, with abstract art and mismatched craft pieces that exude personality. Modern bandas (thatched-roofed huts) feature outdoor showers, scavenged wood balconies, floor to ceiling windows and sofas where you can take in the savannah. The swimming pool is perfect for a sundowner and massage is free.

It supports a local women's coffee co-op. Low-season rates offer healthy discounts. If your rate does not include tours, note that they can only be paid for in cash.