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Published on May 3, 2013
Kyaninga Lodge is the brainchild of Mr Steven Williams who came to Uganda for a Safari and never left. After seeing the beauty of Lake Kyaninga ,which you now have before you, he decided it would be the perfect place to let his imagination run wild.
The lodge took 6 years to complete, whereby two of these were invested purely in the training of local people. Experts from around the UK and mainland Europe were invited out to teach local people in various trades including thatching, masonary, welding, carpentry, electrics and plumbing. It was Steve's vision to create a lodge that was truly Ugandan and so we have only used local building materials in creating this masterpiece. The stone pillars are made from the volcanic rock that forms the crater, all timbers used, whether it be Eucalyptus for the logs or Elgon Olive for the furniture, all are found locally and even the grass used for thatching is of the Semiliki variety. No cranes or lifting machines were used in the construction which makes it more understandable as to why 130 people were needed to complete the project, many of whom are now putting their learnt trades to use in Steve's second adventure, Kyaninga Homes, producers of fine furniture and log homes.