Ndali Lodge

Ndali lodge is a well managed luxury lodge, situated in Fort Portal Western region of Uganda overlooking the awesome Lake Nyinambuga in the heart of Bunyaruguru Crater Lake about 26 kilometres south of Fort Portal and 40 minutes’ drive from Kibale Forest.

Ndali Lodge is perched on a ridge of an extinct volcanic crater that is now filled with a placid lake. The main lodge includes a reception, lounge, dining area, bar and veranda. Marked by polished floors, white walls, exposed beams, lightweight seating, well chosen local artefacts, and lit at night by candles or hurricane lamps, the main lodge’s interiors are welcoming, intimate and relaxing.


With a capacity of up to 16 occupants, Ndali’s eight grass-thatched cottages are spacious and airy, with each facing west to offer a panoramic view to the spectacular ‘Mountains of the Moon’ – Rwenzori Mountains. The interiors are imaginatively furnished, using local materials. Each cottage, large enough to accommodate a family, has possesses a double or twin bed, plenty of changing room, a seating area, spacious en-suite bathroom and a private verandah ideal for watching the sun setting behind the Rwenzori Mountains. The bathroom includes a flush toilet, basin, shower and stand-alone bath. Tasteful, restrained, the cottage’s interior designs are a beautiful mix of reclaimed woods – four poster beds, tables – and locally made materials.


Meals are served in a spacious dining room/restaurant or guests can request for room service so that they can have meals in the privacy of their cottages.

Breakfast can be had from the viewing deck as you enjoy beautiful scenery of the crater lake, forests and Rwenzori Mountains. Guests take tea in the afternoon and evening drinks with other guests before an English-style meal. Meals are usually served at separate tables, in conventional restaurant style.

The airy and tastefully decorated lounge and dining area, set in colorful flowering gardens, have something of an English country-house ambiance, an old library, and superb candlelit, home-cooked four-course dinners. The lodge’s style is a mix of rustic romanticism and post-colonial luxury.


  • Laundry Services
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sauna & Steam Bath
  • Wi-Fi Available
  • Restaurant & Bar