Uganda Accommodation,
Western Uganda

Primate Lodge Kibale


Located in the forest right by the headquarters of the Kibale Forest National Park, this is the best located lodge for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda. In fact, chimpanzees have often been seen in the trees and trails around the lodge itself.

The park is home to 13 species of primate including the Uganda mangabey, Ugandan red colobus, L’Hoest’s monkey, black-and-white colobus and blue monkey. Home to arguably Africa’s best chimpanzee trekking, there are over 120 individuals within the main habituated community, divided into various sub-groups.

The lodge has nine comfortable large cottages tucked away in the forest, each with en suite facilities, seating area and large balcony or veranda looking out on the forest. Additionally, there is the ‘Honeymoon cottage’. There is a central bar and restaurant serving both international and traditional African dishes.


Restaurant, well stocked bar, en suite bathrooms, private veranda for each room, secluded lounge area, firepit area, massage parlor, spacious dining terrace, complimentary room service, small library, free laundry service, free Wi-Fi in the communal areas.

The lodge is powered by solar electricity and has a back up generator.

Local Wildlife

Chimpanzee, Uganda mangabey, Ugandan red colobus, L'Hoest's monkey, black-and-white colobus and blue monkey

Over 370 bird species have been recorded in Kibale Forest

Optional Activities

Chimpanzee treks, full day chimpanzee habituation experience

Jonathan Morris

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Uganda tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

A real gem. Perfect location for our chimp activity. We were the only guests, and the staff could not have been more attentive. We saw red-tailed, blue, and red colobus monkeys on site. One evening while we drank waragi and tonics a troop of red-tails put on an acrobatic display high in the trees by the lodge, presumably returning to their nocturnal abode. We loved this place.