Safari Lodges in Kibale National Park
Ndali Lodge – Upmarket / Luxury
Ndali Lodge is an Upmarket / Luxury accommodation establishment close to Kibale National Park. The Ndali lodge is about 5 hours’ drive from Kampala the Uganda’s capital city and the main starting point for the Uganda safaris. After 300km to Fort Portal from Kampala, the guests follow other 11km towards Kibale National Park. A right turn is made at Kisisi and a drive of about 12km to reach the junction with Ndali lodge sign post to the left.
Ndali Lodge is positioned in the Ndali Kasenda Crater field which is 26km from the town of Fort Portal and stretches over 1,000acres of private land.
Ndali lodge is positioned on an extinct Volcano rim which has been filled with water to form Lake Nyinambuga which is 130m deep and 250 acres in size with magical sceneries. Ndali lodge features a main thatched building that has a spacious sitting room, dining room along with the reception area surrounded a count of eight (8) cottages that offer luxury accommodation to up to sixteen (16) people. All the cottages overlook the magical mountains of the moon – the Rwenzoris towering to 5,109m above sea level.
Every cottage features adequate space to take up a family and is en suite with shower, bath, hand basic and WC. They have exclusive verandah that are ideal for viewing the sun set over the magical mountains of the moon.
The dining room is lit by the candle at night since the lodges feature no generator or the electricity to destroy the tranquility of the wilderness. The cottages have solar power. The reception, dining and the sitting room overlook Lake Nyinambuga.
Primate Lodge – Upmarket / Luxury
Primate Lodge is an Upmarket / Luxury accommodation within the boundaries of Kibale National Park at the same place with Kanyanchu Tourism Center. Primate Lodge is gifted to be the only lodge inside Kibale Forest National Park and most importantly very close to Kanyanchu Tourism Center making it the ideal place to commence forest exploration activities most especially the Chimpanzee Habituation that starts at 6am.
Primate Lodge is an ecofriendly establishment and its accommodation is presented in 8 superior cottages, 7 forest cottages, 1 tree house and a camping ground.
Primate Lodge is built using local materials where possible and utilizes solar power to adhere to principles of sustainable tourism. The free WIFI is provided in public areas.
Superior Safari Tents at Primate Lodge
The 8 Superior tents at Primate Lodge are perched on a raised wooden platform with grass thatch blending well with the surroundings. Each cottage features a verandah overlooking the forest. The inside of the cottage feature African touch and is equipped with Queen Sized beds, large windows with the forest views, en suite bathrooms furnished with local stone wall paintings and the bamboo.
Forest Cottages at Primate Lodge
The 7 Forest Cottages are exclusively located in the forest and the rooms have own veranda and the inside features large twin beds, sitting area and African décor. They are en suite with a flushing toilet, bathroom and a shower.
Sky Tree House at Primate Lodge
The Sky tree house is perched high in the tree deep in the forest and has a simple bedroom with basic washing facilities at the tree foot. It is at 10 minutes’ walk to the main lodge and is mostly visited by elephants at night.
Campsite at Primate Lodge
The lodge features a well maintained camp site that has shared facilities and the guests are required to bring their own camping equipment.
Primate Lodge Facilities
- Well-stocked bar
- Spacious restaurant
- Lounge area
- Souvenir shop
- camp fire area
- Parking available
- Recharging facilities at the main lodge
- Valuable keeping at the main lodge
Crater Safari Lodge – Luxury
Crater Safari Lodge is located at the boundary of Kibale National Park where Chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda are majorly conducted. It is positioned on the rim of Nyinabulitwa Crater Lake offering magical scenic views to the visitors. Crater Safari Lodge is a luxury / upmarket accommodation establishment for the luxury Uganda Safari undertakers.
Accommodation at Crater Safari Lodge is presented in;
- 7 cottages configured as double / twin rooms
- 2 large cottages with 2 rooms each taking up to 4 people ideal for families & larger groups.
Facilities at Crystal Safari Lodge
- En-suite bathrooms
- Hot & cold running water
- Solar Lighting
- Internet connectivity
- Private deck overlooking the lake
Crater Safari Lodge Facilities
- Craft shop
- Mobile spa facility
- Campfire area with the views of the Crater Lake.
Rates per night at Crater Safari Lodge
|Luxury Double / Twin room||$270pp.|
|Luxury Single room||$310|
|Standard double / twin||$235pp.|
|Standard Single room||$275|
Kyaninga Lodge – Luxury
Kyaninga Lodge is a luxury / upmarket accommodation establishment located in the backdrop of the legendary Rwenzori Mountains on the rim of Lake Kyaninga one of the myriad crater lakes in the area.
Facilities at Kyaninga Lodge
- Double sided Fire Place
- 2 Raised Galleries
- Swimming pool
- 2 deck lounges on the main building overlooking the lake
Accommodation at Kyaninga Lodge is presented in eight (8) cottages with;
- Raised Platforms
- Raised walkway
- Double / twin bed
- 2 family cottages has extra children sleeping space on a mezzanine
- Private deck overlooking the lake & the mountains of the moon
- En suite washrooms
- Hot & cold running water
- Solar lighting
Accommodation Rates at Kyaninga Lodge
|Child under 12||$130|
|Child under 5||$55|
Papaya Lake Lodge – Luxury
Papaya Lake Lodge is positioned at 350km from Kampala the Uganda’s Capital City on the boundary of Kibale National Park in the Ndali Kasenda Crater Field. The region in which it is located features twenty (20) extinct volcanic crater fields that present a range of lakes coming with unique shapes, color and size. The Papaya Lake Lodge also overlooks the magical Rwenzori Mountains that is snowcapped.
Papaya Lake Lodge stands as an Upmarket / Luxury accommodation owned by a Polish Couple Magdalena and Sebastian.
Accommodation at Papaya Lake Lodge is presented in 9 Cottages;
- Located on the slope of a Volcanic crater
- Eight (8) of the cottages has two (2) beds; 1 king size & 1 single
- Local stone-decorated bathrooms with shower
- Private verandas with deckchairs
- Ninth (9th) cottage has two (2) floor villa with three (3) bed rooms, large terrace, spacious bath room & living room with fire place.
Facilities at Papaya Lake Lodge
- Swimming pool
- Craft collection
Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Midrange / Standard
Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse is a Midrange / Standard accommodation unit close to Kibale National Park. It positioned along the Kamwengye road 23km from Fort Portal town in a lush Isunga tea plantation with a raised altitude that offers it the views of the forest and the overlooking hills.
Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse features main lodge building and a range of garden cottages. They have the main lodge building and garden cottages. It is spread over 100 acre land and dates far back to 1950s when it was a home of the district Commissioner. It is close to the Kibale Forest, the volcanic crater field including Lake Nkuruba and the famous top of the world and enjoys distant views of the Rwenzori Mountains.
The Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse is owned by local Ugandans and features 3 self-contained cottages that overlook Kibale Forest National Park while the 4th Cottage overlooks the Rwenzori Mountains.
There are rooms in the main building with shared washroom facilities since it was the house of the tea estate manager in the colonial times. The expanse dining room is thatched and also houses the lounge area and the bar all offering the views of the surroundings. Organic food is freshly served while the drinks are adequate and can be served cold.
Chimps Nest – Mid range
Chimps Nest is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment located at the boundary of Kibale Forest National Park with the views of the forest and the Rwenzori Mountains.
The Chimps Nest presents an ideal ground that travellers on chimpanzee safaris in Uganda can base to track chimpanzees in Kibale National Park. It is positioned in the village of Nyabubale between Bigodi and Nkingo and it takes 15 minutes to drive to Kanyanchu Tourism Center where Kibale tourism exploration activities commence from.
Accommodation at Chimps Nest is presented in comfortable en suite cottages, the family unit and the self-contained budget rooms.
Cottages at Chimps Nest
- Positioned on a hill overlooking Kibale Forest & Rwenzori Mountains
- Have private balcony
- Private outside bathroom
Family cottage at Chimps Nest
- Built on a hill close to the restaurant
- 2 bedrooms with flexible twin or double beds
- Space for extra bed in every bedroom
- Lockable door between two rooms
- Large balcony overlooking the forest & Rwenzori Mountains
- 2 bathrooms with flush toilets & hot showers
- Can also be used as 2 separate cottages for friends who wish to keep together but with privacy.
- 2 minutes’ walk to the restaurant & parking
- Can take up to 6 persons in two bedrooms.
Budget rooms at Chimps Nest
- Close to restaurant & parking
- Simple but sufficient
- Large beds to accommodate a couple
- Shared bathroom for 2 rooms
- Wash rooms feature flush toilet, hot shower & washbasin
- Solar lighting
Facilities at Chimps Nest
- Parking area
- Solar Electricity
- Recharging facilities at the reception
- Water heating using firewood
- Room Telephone
Kibale Forest Camp – Midrange / Standard
Kibale Forest Camp is a midrange / Standard accommodation establishment outside the boundaries of Kibale National Park. The Kibale Forest Camp presents accommodation in canvas experience to bring out the real African safari touch.
Kibale Forest Camp has ten (10) safari tents that are positioned in the lush forest while it also caters for the budget travellers on its lazy camping arrangement. This is supplemented by magical food that is served in its comfortable restaurant that is grass thatched. This makes Kibale Forest Camp a perfect base to do Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park while on safari in Uganda.
Kibale Forest Camp is positioned to the south of the park bordering Magombe swamp which is famously known as Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary and it is 10 minutes’ drive to Kanyanchu Tourism Center where the tourist activities in Kibale Forest starts from.
Safari tent at Kibale Forest Camp
Kibale Forest Camp features ten (10) African safari tents that are comfortably furnished configured in either twin or double bed arrangement. Every unit features an exclusive Veranda while the interior is en suite with a flush toilet, hot water shower and dressing room.
Tent at Kibale Forest Camp
Kibale Forest Camp has a budget friendly 7 tents that are not self-contained but furnished with cozy beds, power outlet for recharging and bed side table. The tents are positioned under the grass thatch and they feature a shared washroom facility that has flushing toilets and showers. The bedding, towels and the linen is provided.
Kibale Forest Camp has a bar and restaurant the features a wide selection menu and the range of beverages.
Mountains of the Moon Hotel – Mid range/Standard
Mountains of the Moon Hotel is located in Fort Portal town 26km to Kibale Forest National Park and is spread over 15 acres of impressive gardens overlooking the historical Rwenzori Mountains – the great mountains of the moon as described by Ptolemy in 150AD which form the naming of the hotel.
Accommodation at Mountains of the moon Hotel is presented in 33 rooms that feature impressively hand curved furniture and charming décor that make it ideal for business an safari travelers. Rooms include Deluxe Double, Single Room, Single Standard, Suites, Superior Double and Twin Room.
Suite at Mountains of the moon Hotel
- 1 bedroom
- King Size bed
- Terrace overlooking our lush gardens
- Expanse living room with a fire place.
- All other facilities & Amenities found in standard, deluxe & superior rooms
Superior and Twin rooms at Mountains of the moon Hotel
- 12 rooms
- Private terrace / balcony overlooking the main gardens or leafy back yard.
- King Size bed in all rooms
- Bathroom with large long bathtubs.
- Internet access
- Direct dial phone
- Full time DSTV.
Deluxe / Double standard room at Mountains of the moon Hotel
- 11 rooms
- King or twin bedded with shower in all rooms
- Internet access
- Full time DSTV
- Direct dial telephone
- Large terrace / balcony overlooking the leafy main gardens or the back yard gardens.
Standard Room at Mountains of the moon Hotel
- 9 Rooms
- Large mirror
- Stone tiled floors
- White linen
- Wall reading lights
- Internet access
- Balcony overlooking the green gardens
- DTSV television access
- Showers in the rooms
- Large King Size or Queen Size bed
Facilities at Mountains of the moon Hotel
- Swimming pool
- Health & Wellness Center
- Extensive gardens
- Fire Place
Rwenzori View Guesthouse – Budget/Basic
The Rwenzori View Guesthouse is positioned in Fort Portal town in the shadows of the Mountains of the moon whose greatness dates back to 150AD when the Greek Geographer Ptolemy highlighted on it to be the likely source of the mighty Nile River.
Designed by a Swiss architect and started up by the Dutch / English Couple, the Rwenzori View Guesthouse presents budget / basic accommodation to the travellers on safaris in Uganda having opened its doors in 1997.
The Rwenzori View Guest house is positioned in Boma a serene suburb of Fort Portal town and it within a walkable distance from the local markets, the town center and post office. The guesthouse features a range of trees, tropical flowers and shrubs.
The free Wi-Fi offered at the site keeps the guests connected to the world.
Accommodation is presented in 6 en suite rooms and 1 family room. The rooms are configured as single, double and twin. The Rwenzori View Guesthouse also features 3 non self-contained rooms
The rooms contain cozy beds and own bathroom, warm water generated by solar water heater, solar power and en emergency lighting to prevent the darkness. The rooms have private verandahs overlooking the garden.
Rwenzori View Guesthouse features a restaurant and a lounge with a gift shop that has plenty of crafts for sale.
Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite – Budget
Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite is a budget / basic accommodation establishment located on the rim of Lake Nkuruba close to the Uganda Chimpanzee Safari destination of Kibale National Park.
The Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite is an established eco-tourism project that is non-profit aiming at conserving nature and ensuring the livelihood change in the local community.
Accommodation at Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite is presented in Rwenzori View Bandas, the Hill-Top Bandas, The Lakeside Cottage and Camping
Rwenzori View Bandas at Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite
- 6 Bandas
- Twin beds taking up to 4 people
- Overlooking Rwenzori mountain range.
- Shared washroom facilities with flush toilets & bathroom
- 1 – 4 Bandas overlook the Rwenzori Mountains
- 5 – 6 are in the main camp ground always surrounded by troops of Black & White Colobus monkeys
Hill-Top Bandas at Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite
- Isolated from the main camp ground& perched in the forest
- Have twin and double rooms
- En suite with shower & flush toilets
- Extra bed in one banda for triple occupancy
The Lakeside Cottage at Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite
- Privately located overlooking Lake Nkuruba
- Large double bed
- Shared wash room with flush toilet & bathroom
- Alternative private washroom is fixed to the cottage & the pit latrine is within reach.
- Extra single bed provision at an extra cost
- Small Camping area favoring the groups or families that wish to stay together at the cottage
Camping at Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite
- Good Camping ground
- Shared Wash room with flush toilet & bathroom
- Camp fire
Accommodation Rates at Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite
|Rwenzori View Bandas|
|Triple (Extra bed)||21,000/=|
The Lakeside Cottage
Nyinabulitwa Country Resort & Safari Camp – Budget
Nyinabulitwa Country Resort & Safari Camp is positioned at 20km distance from Fort Portal town boarding Kibale National Park where Chimpanzee safaris in Uganda are conducted.
Nyinabulitwa presents a budget / basic accommodation arrangement that is ideal for low cost Uganda safari undertakers and over landers. The accommodation id provided in Cottages ranging from the Cottage without terrace to Cottage with terrace and the Campsite
Facilities at Nyinabulitwa Country Resort & Safari Camp
- Cottage accommodation
- Camping ground with modern facilities
- Solar power
- Dining facilities overlooking the lake & the famous Top of the world
- Community Women craft center
Accommodation Rates at Nyinabulitwa Country Resort & Safari Camp
|Cottage Without Terrace Single||$70|
|Cottage Without Terrace Double||$60pp.|
|Cottage without terrace Triple||$60pp|
|Cottage with Terrace Single||$80|
|Cottage with terrace Double||$70pp|
|Cottage with terrace Triple||$70pp|
|Children 0 – 5 years||Free|
|Children from 6 – 12 years||¼ of the prices|