kibale forest accommodation

Kibale forest accommodation

Primate Lodge: Bookings through Great Lakes Safaris: 0414 267153, 0772 426368, email: The accommodation and campsite formally managed by the National Park has been taken and is now managed under a concession agreement with the park. The site located in the National Park next to the Kanyanchu Visitors Center offers visitors a first hand opportunity to experince the wonders of the park from the door step of your accommodation. Primate Lodge’s facilities include 8 large walk in safari tents with ensuite bathrooms. An extensive programme has been embarked on to remodel the former national parks bandas with the addition of bathroom and toilet facilities to each unit. A large restaurant and reception area is the centre piece of the lodge with a sunken fire pit to warm yourself around in the chill of an evening.

Papaya Lake Lodge is situated about 350 km away from Uganda’s capital, Kampala, in one of the country’s most scenic regions. The Great Crater Lakes area boasts over 20 extinct volcanic craters, forming a necklace of lakes, each unique in shape, size and colour, and each boasting its own distinct ecosystem; two of these breathtaking features lie right at our doorstep. To the west, the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains tower above the area, breathing life into the valleys and rifts, which are engulfed in countless vanilla, banana, coffee and tea plantations.

Kibale Forest Lodge: Tel 0312 276 878, email The lodge is located in Kanyanchu on the way to Bigodi Village where it commands a view of Kibale Forest National Park. The lodge presently offers 2 rooms in the main building and 5 large walk-in safari tents each with their own en-suite facilities including cold and hot water. A spacious retaurant and bar suppliment the facilities for vistiors.

Kyaninga Lodge Set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the Rwenzori Mountains beyond, Kyaninga Lodge is the spectacular result of one man’s vision and six years of unwavering commitment to creating an experience of Africa’s beauty unlike anything else.

Chimps’ Nest:Tel. +256 (0)77 4669107 or email: Chimps’ Nest is situated on the border of Kibale Forest, with private walking trails through the jungle. The lodge is located near Nyabubale, a small village between Nkingo and Bigodi only a 15-minute drive from Kanyanchu, the starting point of UWA chimp-tracking and other activities in Kibale Forest. Chimps’ Nest also borders the Bigodi Swamp.

Visitors are accommodated in either one of 6 self-contained cottages, self-contained tree house inside the forest, backpacker rooms, or the campsite. Backpackers and campers have sufficient access to flushing toilets, washbasins, and warm showers.

The restaurant and bar look out over the swamp and forest as does each of the accommodations all with their own private terrace.

Kibale Forest Camp: Tel. +256 (0)312 294894, email: Operated by Nature Lodges Uganda this tented camp is situated on the fringes of the Kibale Forest 2 kms from the Bigodi trading centre and the Bigodi Swamp much revered by birding enthusiasts.

The camp consists of 7 African safari style tents, comfortably furnished with twin or double beds. Each unit has its own private ensuite bathroom with an eco friendly toilet, a dressing room and a bush shower. Seated from your own verandah, the red or black and white colobus can often be observed in the dense camp surrounding.

Safari Hotel: Nkingo Village 3 kms from National Park and 2 kms from Bigode Wetland Sanctuary. Follow the Kamwenge road from Fort Portal next to the Mpanga River market for 17 km and take the left fork for a further 21 km. Well sign-posted. Fort Portal – Safari Hotel 45 mins.
Pit latrine toilets and showers. Warm water provided on request. Basic rooms and camping

Chimpanzee Valley Resort: Located between Safari Hotel and Bigodi. CVR when it opens (currently under development March 2007) will provide visitors with comfortable accommodation, a private campsite set in 30 acres of land with it’s own piece of remnant forest.