Best luxury hotels in Kibale forest national park

Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park is done in two shifts one in the morning and the other in the evening

Best Luxury Lodges In Kibale Forest National Park

Are you looking for best luxury lodges in Kibale forest national park? Kibale forest is located in western Uganda and it’s managed by Uganda wildlife authority. The park was gazzetted in 1993 to protect the reaming forest and wildlife. Kibale national park covers an area of 766 sq.km and is known as the world’s primate capital with 1500 chimpanzee individuals. The park is not only a home to chimpanzees but to also other 12 primates which include black and white colobus, vervet monkeys, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many others. Kibale national park is also a home to over 375 bird species and about 73 mammal species. Kibale forest national park remains the park with the highest number of chimpanzee population in Uganda. The other places where chimpanzees can be seen include Budongo forest in Murchison falls, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park and Kalinzu forest near Queen Elizabeth national park.

Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park is done in two shifts one in the morning and the other in the evening but the morning session is the best because there are higher chances of finding chimpanzees in their resting places before moving to hunt for food deep in the forest. Chimpanzees are the closest apes to human beings with 98.6% human DNA. Chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park cost 200$ per person per day. The permits can be booked from Uganda wildlife authority or any trusted tour operator in advance most especially in high seasons to avoid panic and inconveniences at last hours. A visit to Kibale forest can be extended to other destinations such as Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi

Best luxury hotels in Kibale forest national park

Ndali crater lodge

Ndali crater lodge is found just at the edge of Ndali Kasenda crater field overlooking Nyinambuga Crater Lake and beautiful Rwenzori mountains. The lodge is build outside Kibale forest national park about 45 minutes’ drive. The lodge has 10 luxurious cottages well decorated and furnished in an African style with wooden floors and walls as well as grass-thatched rooms. The rooms are well decorated with private facilities such as inside flushing toilets, bathrooms with running showers and mosquito nets. The rooms have big screens with DSTV, sofa chairs and balconies and verandas where you can stand or sit and relax while having beautiful views of Ndali Lake and Rwenzori mountains as well as the park area. The lodge has fire places where visitors can go for warmth. They have a well-stocked bar with soft and hard drinks, a restaurant with delicious meals both local and international made by professional chefs. The lodge has services like free parking, free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, bar and restaurant, laundry services, gift shop, business centers and health and fitness centers. Ndali crater lodge organizes activities for visitors such as swimming, chimpanzee trekking, chimpanzee habituation, Bigodi wetland excursions, birding, fishing, volleyball, canoeing on crater lakes, guided nature walks and community visits.

Primate Lodge

Primate Lodge is part of Uganda lodges located near Kanyanchu Tourism Centre making it the best lodge to stay in order to be early at the briefing Centre in the morning. The lodge is surrounded by tropical forest which is the home to a number of different species of primates such as chimpanzees, vervet monkeys, and black and white colobus among others. Primate Lodge has accommodation ranging from luxury to cottages to tents. Primate Lodge 16 cottages in different categories with 9 being spacious and en-suite luxury cottages, 7 are standard cottages designed in an African style with good beds. All the cottages and tents are scattered in the forest with maximum privacy giving you fresh airs and the place has a large concentration of primates. The lodge has a dinning terrace, complimentary room service, well stocked bar, lounge area, library, camp fire, laundry services, free Wi-Fi, bar and restaurant. Primate Lodge organizes activities such as Bigodi birding and nature walks, bird watching, forest walk, cultural encounters, mountain hiking, canoeing on crater lakes, community visits and chimpanzee trekking.

Crater Safari Lodge

Crater Safari Lodge is part of crystal lodges in Uganda found in the rim of Lake Nyinabulitwa in Kibale national park. Lake Nyinabulitwa is the second largest Crater Lake in Uganda. The safari lodge is built on a raised platform giving visitors beautiful views of the lake and the park. The lodge has 21 rooms with some having full or partial view of the lake.. The lodge is built outside Kibale forest national park which is the home to the highest number of chimpanzees in the country.  The rooms are well decorated in an African modern style with good beds, sofa chairs, private toilets and bathrooms as well as large balconies which gives you a breath taking scenery and stunning view of the lake and park flora and fauna. Facilities at the lodge include airport shuttle, laundry facilities, barbecue, campfire, luggage storage, swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast, craft shop and credit card facilities. Crater lodge has a well-stocked bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks which are cold and warm, a restaurant with local and international meals prepared by professional chefs and they have friendly staff that are welcoming. The lodge organizes activities such as chimpanzee trekking, chimpanzee habituation, hiking, birding and nature walk in Bigodi wetland, Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru caves and primate watching.

Papaya Lake Lodge

Papaya Lake Lodge is one of the modern, stylish and unique luxury lodges found in Kibale Forest National Park at Lyantonde Crater Lake and overlooking the beautiful mountain Rwenzori. The lodge is found near fort portal city in the middle of the ever green lush vegetation giving you stunning views of the lake, hills and the scenic landscape. Papaya lake lodge consists of 9 bright cottages of which 8 are furnished in an African style with 2 nice beds, private flashing toilet, dressing room and bathrooms. The 9th cottage has a total of 3 bedrooms with a large terrace, private bathroom, toilet, living room and a fire place. The lodge has a good restaurant which serves 3 meals local and international on a day prepared by well-trained chefs. They also have a fully stocked bar with cold and hard drinks. They have facilities such as free Wi-Fi, free parking space, laundry services, swimming pool, airport shuttles and free breakfast.  Papaya organizes activities such as chimpanzee trekking, chimpanzee habituation, guided nature walk, culture encounters, community visits, birding and visits to Tooro kingdom palace in fort portal.

Kyaninga Lodge

Kyaninga Lodge is built on side tops of Lake Kyaninga and this is where it gets its name from. The lodge has large balconies and veranda which gives visitors stunning views of the lake, forest, park animals, birds and the Rwenzori mountain ranges. The lodge has 8 cottages built on a raised platform to give you clear views of the surrounding land scape and resources. Kyaninga lodge offers facilities such as free parking, swimming pool, free breakfast, pedicure, sauna, massage, bar and restaurant. The lodge has a fully stocked bar with all types of drinks ranging from local to international. They also have a good restaurant with local and international delicious foods that are prepared by professional chefs and served by friendly staff. Kyaninga lodge organizes activities like chimpanzee trekking and habituation, Bigodi wetland birding and nature walks, forest walks, fishing, community visits, canoeing, hiking, primate viewing and visit to Tooro palace.

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