Things to Do

You will find no shortage of activities to keep you occupied during your stay at Hotel Margherita. The hotel itself is a place to relax and enjoy the gardens where there is a wealth of bird life for the enthusiast. Golfers both experienced and those new to the game will revel in the opportunity to play a round on our 18 hole Rwenzori Golf Course.

The hotel is located within 30 minutes drive of Queen Elizabeth National Park, 45 minutes from the trail head at Ibanda for those visiting the Rwenzori Mountains National Park and 5 minutes from Kasese town by vehicle.

Also close to the hotel are the Kilembe Mines set in a majestic valley with the Rwenzori range as a backdrop.

Below your will find some details on the major attractions in the area for your consideration whilst at Hotel Margherita.

Queen Elizabeth National Park


The park has rich in flora and fauna species and one of the premiere birding locations in the country. Much of the park is savannah grassland interspersed with areas of volcanic activity and the wonderful Kazinga Channel that feeds through from Lake George to Lake Edward bisects the park into two. The park is extensive at 1,978 km2 with the Kasenyi, Mweya and Crater Lakes regions of the park ideally accessible for day trips form the Hotel.

Mweya Peninsular:

 Most people that come to Mweya do so to enjoy a 2 hour launch trip on the Kazinga Channel. The park operates a 20 person motorized vessel. There are sometimes 3 cruises a day depending on numbers of persons interested in the activity. Visit the parks office at Mweya to register your interest in a trip. Trips depart from the jetty below the lodge.

Kasenyi:

This is an open savannah area where Uganda Kob are the dominant mammals. Lions are frequently seen here on game drives. A visit to Kasenyi is best conducted in the mornings.

Crater Lakes Region:

This area comprises a scenic area of explosion craters, some containing salt lakes, formed by volcanic activity some 8-10,000 years ago. Some of the craters are dry. The craters form a unique scenic vantage point and are important dry season watering points for animals. Buffalo and Elephant are commonly seen on the crater floors. Flamingo are also common residents.

The crater area is such a captivating and breathtaking phenomenon. It’s impossible to give a fair description of the crater area, there is nothing with which to compare. It is one of Uganda safari and East Africa tour wonders

Rwenzori Mountains
Please read the Rwenzori Mountains page on this site for further information on activities on the range.