Primate Lodge


  • Seek out chimpanzees in the forest
  • Relax on your private deck
  • Enjoy drinks around the firepit
  • Spacious, en-suite cottages
  • Variety of nature and cultural activities 

Open: All year round.

In the heart of the Kibale Forest National Park near the Kanyanchu Tourist Centre.

 There are nine luxury cottages with either a king size bed or two double beds, en-suite bathroom, sitting area with picture windows and a private deck. There are also seven forest cottages with either a king size bed or twin beds. en-suite bathroom and deck. In addition, the elephant banda is a two-storey structure with a downstairs living room that can take an extra bed if needed, and an upstairs bedroom with a king size bed, en-suite bathroom and veranda. The elephant banda is often used for honeymooners and couples desiring extra privacy. The tree house is in the forest about a ten minutre walk from the main lodge and has one twin bedroom and great views of passing monkeys and forest elephants. 

Chimp tracking, with the starting point just five minutes from the lodge, and chimpanzee habituation;  guided walks (forest, birding and nocturnal), Bigodi Swamp walk, hiking in the Rwenzori Mountains (the 'Mountains of the Moon'), village and tea estate walks, and cultural visits.

Facilities: The main lodges house a cosy lounge with comfortable chairs and a collection of reference books, a dining terrace, bar and a firepit. There is also a fire place for those chilly evenings. There is a gift shop on site.

Meals are served in the dining area and on the terrace.

Children of all ages are welcome but chimp activities require an age limit of 15 years and over.

This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is a limited mobile reception, no direct phone or fax and no internet.

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Call:  01473 890499

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Client Rating for Uganda 5/5 from 10 reviews

The rooms and facilities were good, food was OK. Situation was very good, we saw a troop of colobos monkeys outside our chalet within an hour of arrival.

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