Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Landscape Design

QE National Park, Uganda.

Kyambura Gorge Lodge is located on the eastern boundary of Queen Elizabeth National Park and is situated at the edge of the Rift Valley escarpment with sweeping views of the National Park savannah and mountains beyond.

HM Design was the Landscape Architect that prepared the overall Site Plan for this beautiful site. An Architect from India incorporated Vaastu Shastra (ancient Indian concepts of harmonizing the energy of buildings with the earth) both in the siting of the villas and in the architecture of the individual buildings. The existing lay of the land as well as locations of existing buildings was respected and considered in the Site Plan. Each villa offers a unique view either across the savanna or the gorge. The master plan includes a re-furbished and expanded ‘coffee processing and drying shed’ building, luxury villas, entrance arrival experience, interpretation center, spa, swimming pool etc. HM Design’s input was on a fixed day consultancy and the landscape planting has undergone several reiterations. The lodge opened to the public in June 2011.

Awards & Media:


2013 –

Travel and Leisure “Global Vision Award for Sustainability”


The Washington Post