Primate Lodge is located in the heart of Kibale Forest National Park. It is a comfortable tented camp offering a great base from which to view the range of wildlife in the forest and park. The tents are all set on raised wooden platforms and each has a private veranda offering views over the forest. All tents have ensuite bathrooms with showers. There is a treehouse high in the canopy for those with a sense of adventure!
The restaurant serves both local and international cuisine and the adjacent bar and lounge areas are excellent places to relax after a day's game viewing. the most popular activity here is chimp trekking but there are also opportunties for guided nature walks and nocturnal walks (subject to availability). The visitor centre is very close to the lodge.
The easy Bigodi Marsh walk can show you 5-6 monkey species sush as colobus, red- tailed monkeys and grey-cheeked mangabeys.
Open: All year round.
Location: In the heart of the Kibale Forest National Park.
Rooms: 8 luxury chalets, 7 forest cottages and 1 sky treehouse.
Activities: Chimp tracking and habituation, Walks (forest, birding and nocturnal), Bigodi Swamp & village walks, Crater lakes excursions and cultural visits.
Facilities: The main lodges house a cosy lounge with comfortable chairs, a dining area and a bar with sun deck. There is also a fire place for those chilly evenings.
Dining: Meals are served in the dining area.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome but chimp activities require an age limit of 15 years and over.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is a limited mobile reception, no direct â€˜phone or fax and no internet.
Money from every person staying at this lodge goes to the Ugandan Wildlife Authority which helps conservation of the area. The lodge also helps the local community in a variety of ways.