Built on land originally owned by tea farmer Trevor Price, and developed by his son in the 1990s, Ndali Lodge is now run by Aubrey Price, whose attention to detail, care for the land and the ability to create a relaxed and real Ugandan country experience is remarked upon time and again in guest feedback.
Consisting of a main lodge and 8 sleeping cottages, it is situated on the rim of an extinct volcano. The main lodge includes a reception, lounge, dining area, bar and verandah. Marked by polished floors, white walls, exposed beams, lightweight seating, well chosen local artifacts, and lit at night by candles or hurricane lamps, the main lodge’s interiors are welcoming, intimate and relaxing. The food – buffet, picnic or dining – is first class, and evening meals take place around a communal table. The service, and the company of the lodge’s owners, is equally good.
With accommodation for up to 16, the 8 cottages are spacious, airy stone and thatch builds, which, if need be, are large enough to accommodate families. Each en-suite room possesses a double or twin bed, plenty of changing room, a seating area and private verandah. 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.
Activities at Ndali Lodge include farm tours, trips to Mahoma waterfall, boat trips, lake swimming, chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park (45 minutes away) and excursions into the Bigodi wetlands.