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Mweya safari lodge.aug 1st 2012


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Myewa Safari Lodge is a lovely safari lodge located on the best and loveliest spot in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. Owned and operated by Marasa Africa.

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Mweya safari lodge.aug 1st 2012

  1. 1. ABOUT MARASA AFRICAThe story of our journey to Uganda started over a century ago and from humble beginnings our activitieshave grown from strength to strength in Uganda and beyond. At the forefront of industrial developmentand business, we are now one of the largest diversified private-sector employers in East Africa, employingover 10,000 people and providing a livelihood and supporting, both directly and indirectly, over 150,000individuals in Uganda alone.Despite our diversity and size, our family business continues to be proudly African and we continue torecognize the key values that have contributed to our success by embracing the stakeholders andcommunities in which we operate as our destiny is entwined with theirs. We strive to engage with andempower these communities and ensure that we may continue to grow hand in hand with themwherever possible.Our vision to share our breathtaking country to those from beyond our borders and even to far awayshores led us to acquire and develop what we felt to be locations of outstanding natural beauty. Each ofthese properties also represents the combination of the very best of what there is to offer at thesedestinations. All of our hospitality properties have been consolidated under Marasa Holdings, and as weexpect to grow, Marasa will be one of the largest providers of high quality, comfortable, charming safarilodges in East Africa.“When it comes to your personal journey to Uganda or Kenya, we invite you to experience the beauty ofthese two incredible destinations in one of our unique and comfortable properties. Whether in planningyour entire trip or staying at one of our well-appointed lodges, we graciously welcome you to the safariexperience of a lifetime. Discover for yourself what has attracted us to this most awesome region for overfour generations!Our mission is to put the extra in the extraordinary and by having that very special longstanding presenceand passion for East Africa, we are sure to surprise and delight you! Karibu!"Mayur Madhvani
Managing Director
  2. 2. Marasa Africa is the leading East African hospitality and safari brand to trade with. Marasa Africa Lodges are characterized by their setting in scenic, wilderness spots; distinctive charm and high level of comfort. In Uganda In KenyaMweya Safari Lodge - Located on a The Aberdare Country Club -The Aberdarepeninsula within the heart of the Queen Country Club, only a two and a half hour driveElizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge northeast from Nairobi, is nestled on a slope ofis surrounded by the magical RwenzoriMountains aptly described as the Mountains Mweiga Hill in the Aberdare Highlands, part ofof the Moon. the Great Rift ValleyParaa Safari Lodge - Established in 1954, The Ark Lodge – Set in the heart of theParaa Safari Lodge is in Murchison FallsNational Park. The lodge is located in the Aberdare National Park, iconic andnorth west of Uganda over looking one of yes, quirky, The Ark overlooks a floodlitnatures best-kept secrets, the River Nile waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host ofChobe Safari Lodge - Located in the awesome wildlife. Modeled after NoahsMurchison Falls National Park, this Five Star Ark, The Ark has four viewing decks withlodge is undoubtedly the gem in Ugandas balconies and lounges to provide superbcrown of tourism destinations. The game viewing from the comfort of the lodge.breathtaking panoramic views, coupled with The animals come to you!the sounds of the River Niles magnificentrapids, sets the scene for an adventure thatwill impress even the most discerning of The Mara Leisure Camp -Set in what isvisitors. considered Kenyas prime wildlife area, MaraSilverback Lodge - The latest addition to the Leisure Camp is located along the TalekMarasa Africa properties is Silverback Lodge, River, at the confluence of the Masai Maraslocated in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi four wildlife-viewing areas, on the northernImpenetrable Forest National Park in western boundary of the Masai Mara Game Reserve.Uganda; Silverback Lodge is only a 5-minutewalk to the National park and has sweeping
  3. 3. Mweya Safari Lodge “The Pearl in the Park”Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Uganda
  4. 4. Mweya Safari Lodge and Uganda Map
  5. 5. Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Uganda
  6. 6. AN INTRODUCTION TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARKQueen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’smost popular tourist destination.The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawlingsavanna, shady, humid forest, sparkling lakes and fertilewetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, tenprimate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species ofbirds. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the jaggedRwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include 72enormous craters carved brutally into rolling green hills,panoramic views of the Kazinga channel with its banks linedwith hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishashaplains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds ofunsuspecting Uganda kob.
  7. 7. QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK AT A GLANCEQueen Elizabeth National Park covers 1,978km2It spans the equator line; monuments on either side of the roadmark the exact spot where it crosses latitude 00The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park, andrenamed two years later to commemorate a visit by QueenElizabeth IIThe park is home to 95 mammal species and over 600 birdspeciesThe main vegetation habitats include forest, grassland, bushygrassland, Acacia woodland, and lakeshore/ swamp vegetationThe Katwe explosion craters mark the park’s highest point at1350 metres, while the lowest point is 910 metres, at LakeEdwardThe average temperature ranges from 18°C - 28°C
  8. 8. AccommodationWe have the following types of accommodation available:• 32 Standard Rooms• 12 Deluxe Rooms with Air-conditioning• 2 SuitesThe following Cottages are available for larger groups/families• The Presidential Cottage• The Queens Cottage• 2 Family Cottages• 2 Luxury Tents, 2 Standard Tent
  9. 9. Standard Rooms. Special features: our standard single, double and twin rooms, These roomsare perfectly situated to view the picturesque Lakes George and Edward. One can also viewthe Rwenzori Mountains while sitting on the balcony watching the warthogs graze. AdditionalFeatures: Electronic Safes, Telephone, All rooms have Balcony doors, Fans, En-suite bathroom
  10. 10. Deluxe Rooms. Special Features: Our Deluxe rooms include everything found in our standard rooms; inaddition all our deluxe rooms have superior furnishings and are all air-conditioned. After a long day’s safariunder the African sun, we invite you back to a cool air-conditioned environment - the ultimate luxury in thewilderness! Additional Features: Wooden Floors, AC Units, Twin/double deluxe rooms have King-size beds,Large windows showing panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel
  11. 11. Suites: Our suites are the perfect accommodation for guests who want a little bit more space torelax. Our suites have a living room with sofas which can be used for relaxation andentertainment. Use the rooms mini bar to refresh yourselves after a long day out in the gamepark. Additional Features:: Electronic Safes, Telephone, Fans, En-suite bathroom, Naturalwooden floors,Large windows showing panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel, Fold- up sofabed, Mini-bar
  12. 12. The Presidential CottageThe Presidential Cottage. Features: Main bedroom with king-size bed, Luxury bathroom en-suite with shower and sunkenbath. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, Small kitchenette with full facility, Luxury living room with dining area, Luxuryfurniture and fittings, 41" Plasma TV screen with DSTV connection, Extend balcony overlooking Kazinga Channel, Mini BarFridge, AC Units, Safe
  13. 13. The Queens CottageFeatures: * Ultra luxury master bedroom with king-sized bed * Bathroom en-suite with shower and sunken bath * Twin Bedroom with en-suite bathroom * Large living / Dining room * Kitchenette full facility * Large Balcony * 41" Plasma TV Screen with DSTV Connection * Mini Bar * AC Units * Safes / Telephone
  14. 14. Family cottagesFamily Cottages: the Royal and Rwenzori cottages are tastefully furnished with climate control air-conditioning for maximumcomfort after an Out of Africa experience. The secluded cottages offer one a sense of tranquility as the soft ambience of therooms, color, luxurious fabrics and rich natural wood, takes you far from the stress of the outside world. The Rwenzori cottagehas one en-suite master bedroom with a king-sized bed, as well as 2 twin bedrooms which share a bathroom. There is amplespace in the living room to spend time as a family and enjoy being in the Pearl of Africa! There is even a mini fridge and tea andcoffee services. Enjoy the picturesque breathtaking views of Lake Edward and the silhouetted Rwenzori Mountains. The Royalcottage is very similar to the Rwenzori cottage, although it has one en-suite master bedroom with a Queen-sized bed, and onetwin bedroom. This cottage has the same features as the Rwenzori cottage, although it also has a 41" Plasma TV screen withDSTV connection (satellite). The Balcony offers breathtaking views of Lake Edward and the silhouetted Rwenzori Mountains.
  15. 15. Mweya TentsLuxury Tents: There are 4 tents at Mweya Safari Lodge – 2 doubles and 2 twins. We use the term "tents" although, of course,these are luxurious tents with en-suite bathrooms! All tents have ceiling fans, showers, dressing tables, work desks, andwonderful deck terraces, with lounger chairs, to marvel at the stunning views of the Kazinga channel in front of you!If it is the safari feel you are looking for, go no further and stay here! Note: 2 of the tents have disabled access for those requiringthis
  16. 16. Lodge Amenities• Health Club / Gym & Spa• Swimming Pool with a pool bar & sunbathing deck• Gift Shop• Business Centre & Wi-Fi• Conference Facilities• Bar / Lounge entertainment area
  17. 17. Lodge Amenities Health Club / Gym & SpaSeize the moment and pamper yourself.
  18. 18. Lodge Amenities Swimming Pool with a pool bar & sunbathing deckThe pool at Mweya Safari Lodge has a panoramic view of the Kazinga Channel, whichseparates Lake George and Lake Edward
  19. 19. Lodge Amenities Gift ShopTake something authentic home and surprise your loved ones with a gift from the Pearl ofAfrica
  20. 20. Lodge Amenities Business Centre & Wi-FiOur Business Service Centre meets all the needs of the traveling business executive, includinginternet access. Stay in touch with the world at your leisure
  21. 21. Lodge Amenities Bar / Lounge entertainment areaThe Tembo Bar has panoramic views over looking the Kazinga channel and Lake Edward.
  22. 22. Conference FacilitiesHave your conference miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city., the 60 seater airconditioned conference room is fully equipped and has an elegant board-room to service all yourbusiness or workshop needs.
  23. 23. Activities• Morning and Evening Safari drives• Water Safaris• Authentic cultural community attractions• Chimpanzee Trekking• Bush Breakfast• Nature Walks• Katwe Explosion Crater• Bird Watching• Tree Climbing Lions• Nature walk in the Maramagambo forestExperiential Tourism:• Mongoose Research• Lion Tracking and Monitoring• Hippo counting
  24. 24. Safari driveThe wildlife biodiversity in Queen Elizabeth NationalPark is most astonishing with 95 types of mammalsand 619 different birds
  25. 25. Water SafarisCruise the Kazinga Channel and view the immense concentration of hippos at close range,spot over 100 species of water birds, marvel at the majestic elephants in their naturalhabitat and the notorious Nile crocodiles sunbathing on the channel bank
  26. 26. Authentic cultural community attractionsExperience real cultural encounters that will be an inspiring and memorable addition to yourwildlife safari. Cultural and community encounters include drumming performances andlessons, village walks, medicinal plant demonstrations, handicrafts workshops and shopping,community run accommodations and more • Ruboni Community Camp • Kikorongo Women’s Group • Katwe Tourism Information Center • Nyundo Community Eco - Trails • Nkuringo Conservation and Development Foundation • The Batwa Trail • Echuta Ecotourism Association • Agro-Tour Walk
  27. 27. Chimpanzee Trekking in the Kyambura GorgeThe gorge is home to a variety of wildlife, including the only primates in the QueenElizabeth National Park
  28. 28. Bush BreakfastFreshly prepared breakfast in the wildest setting
  29. 29. Nature WalksTake a guided walk on the Mweya Peninsula Mweya Peninsula offers savannah and woodland with beautiful views.
  30. 30. Katwe Explosion Crater• The 72 huge round basins scattered across the equator are evidence of the Albertine Rift’s bubbling volcanic past. A must-see for those who wish to explore a less-traveled section of the park, and for those with a particular interest in the fascinating geological history of Africa’s Rift Valley.
  31. 31. Birding Safari QENP and over 600 bird species!Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park is an incredible treat as this is Uganda’s most popular and scenic park containinga variety of habitats that range from savanna to wetlands to lowland forests. This diversity is reflected in the list of over600 bird species, the biggest of any protected area in East Africa. A majority of the birds found in this area are regarded asfamous birds of East Africa and are a must see for birdwatchers
  32. 32. Tree Climbing LionsIshasha’s most famous residents – the tree climbing lions, lounge in fig and acacia trees while keeping a closeeye on herds of Uganda kob. It is also home to many buffalo and elephants – and offers a good chance ofsighting the rare shoebill on the shore of Lake Edward. Did you know that in QENP you can see tree-climbinglions found in only one other place in Africa!
  33. 33. Nature Walks in the Maramagambo Forest• Buzzing with primates, including L’Hoest’s, red-tailed, vervet and black and white colobus monkeys, chimpanzees and baboonsTake a long walk in the Maramagambo Forest, where you can find a variety of birds, forest antelope, monkeys, and the‘cormorant house’ a large tree in the forest that has been turned white by the birds that roost there at night.
  34. 34. Mongoose research Small mammals with big personalities! These small mammals have gigantic appetites andcomplex social and communication systems which fascinate wildlife researchers
  35. 35. Lion tracking and monitoringExperience a different face of the park. Meet with the park’s lion research team at Mweya and venture off road to track and monitor lions
  36. 36. Suggested activities if you have..1 day – 2 nightsMorning game drive + Afternoon Kazinga Channel water safari2 daysMorning game drive + Afternoon Kazinga Channel water safari + Chimp tracking3 daysGame drive + Kazinga Channel water safari + Chimp tracking + Nature walk & cultural presentation.4 daysMorning game drive + Kazinga Channel water safari + Chimp tracking + Nature walk & Katwe salt lake tour +Tree climbing lions trip.5 daysBush breakfast + Game drive + Kazinga Channel water safari + Chimp tracking + Katwe cultural tour & naturewalk + Tree climbing lions trip + Crater Lake trip6 daysBush breakfast + Game drive + Kazinga Channel water safari + Chimp tracking + nature walk + Tree climbinglions trip + Lion tracking and monitoring + Mongoose research + Katwe cultural tour + Bird watching + Culturalcommunity attractions7 daysBush breakfast + Game drive + Kazinga Channel water safari + Chimp tracking + Nature walk + Tree climbinglions trip + Lion tracking and monitoring + Mongoose research + Katwe cultural + Bird watching + Culturalcommunity attractions + Crater Lakes trip.
  37. 37. Marasa Africa.Plot 96-98 5th Street Industrial AreaP. O. Box 22827 | Kampala | Uganda Ph: +256 (0) 312 260260/1 +256 (0) 414 255992 Fax: +256 (0) 312 260262