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Tembo Canteen

Mweya, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
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  • Very good78%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“tilapia” (2 reviews)
“mweya lodge” (3 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
Mweya, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
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Reviews (22)
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

We had a fine lunch here. The waitress was nice and the food came quickly. Watch out for a menacing Maribu stork who is lurking behind you waiting for you to drop a chip. The view is the same as from Mweya lodge so you...More

Thank Cheaphusband
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Tembo Canteen provides affordable good, quick meals to travellers. In addition, Uganda Wildlife Authority management has finished the staff houses popularly known as "Lower camp staff houses". This new low budget option accommodation (with over 20 rooms) already available for low travellers use; these rooms...More

Thank Lionking S
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We needed to grab a meal and kill a little time before our boat trip. My fish was excellent, tilapia, I think. My companions had chicken which didn't look as good. The view of elephants and buffalo in the channel was outstanding and several storks...More

Thank Ferretarchaeologist
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had a couple of meals at Tembo and were pleased each time. They offer good portions and an impressive selection; it was nice to come for a beer and a meal after a day of driving. Great value for the budget traveller!

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Having visited every year for the last four years, it is always nice to return to Tembo. The staff are friendly and attentive and the service is quicker. There is a fantastic range of meals and they are always reasonably priced. Washed down with a...More

Thank AdzyKinkladze
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The food is rather good for "canteen " and prices are reasonable given the fact you are in the middle of the park with an amazing view!

Thank dieryck
Reviewed 16 February 2016

This is a budget canteen on a nature reserve. With a friendly elephant who regularly visits the chef. Very cool! The view is excellent over the Kazinga channel, enabling a good taster of the boat trip (a must do). The food is no frills but...More

Thank Niko238
Reviewed 14 February 2016

This is a budget style restaurant, with views. It has quite an extensive menu but as others have noted, not everything is always available. On our visit, we were greeted by wildlife!! An elephant had made its way into the paddock next to us, there...More

Thank Janine2511
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Nice local restaurant with good choice of dishes and good food - service can be slow though. The view on the Kazinga channel is amazing and you can often see elephants in the distance.

Thank Riccardo C
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Very good food, slow service. Would have given it a 5 rating (for a budget eatery in a National Park), but they were out of our initial food selections. As vegetarians this can pose a problem, but there were enough options available to meet our...More

Thank TravlinGal1959
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Lunch, Dinner
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Good for
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  • Address: Mweya, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Western Region  >  Queen Elizabeth National Park
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