Experience the world renowned Ugandan hospitality amidst unrivaled nature, scenery and serenity in the heart of Kibale rainforest National Park, Uganda’s primates’ paradise and home to over 13 different species of primates, numerous other mammals, reptiles, butterflies and birds. Primate Lodge Kibale’s principal edge is our location, tucked deep in the forest and right next door to the starting point for Chimpanzee Tracking as well as the incredible Chimpanzee Habituation Experience, arguably, two of the most genuinely breath-taking wildlife experiences on the planet. As well as the cool weather, amazing natural surroundings, our staff’s astounding service, nice and well furnished rooms, great lounges and free WiFi.
Guest accommodation comprises 16 rooms in different categories i.e. 9 Luxury Cottages, 7 Standard Cottages and an adventurous Sky Tree House. Other lodge amenities include a spacious dining terrace, a well-stocked bar, a secluded lounge area with a small library, complimentary room service, an evening camp fire, laundry service (at a small fee) as well as free WiFi in the public areas.
We welcomes you to experience the amazing wonders of the African jungle, the greatest variety and concentration of primate species found anywhere in Africa as well as excellent food by our chef ‘Bos’ and the warmest service and hospitality from our friendly staff – we assure you an all rounded memorable accommodation experience.
Being situated in the protected area of Kibale National Park, Primate Lodge is highly committed to the conservation of nature and culture. The lodge is constructed with local materials and makes use of solar powered electricity in order to minimize the impact on the environment. Moreover, the accommodation contributes to the livelihood of the surrounding communities by involving the local families in different service areas, ranging from employment and the supply of locally grown products to providing handmade crafts and cultural performances.
Following the winding path you will find the main lodge located in the lush greenery. In the spacious dining room delicious meals, both international and traditional African dishes, are served with a smile.
Adjacent to the restaurant is a well-stocked bar where you can have a fresh cup of coffee or other drink, while enjoying the magical forest that encloses the lodge.
An open lounge area is furnished with comfortable large chairs, sofas and soft cushions, making it the ideal place to unwind and listen to the chattering of the red-tailed monkeys in the dense branches.
In the slightly chilly evenings you can find shelter in a unique fire cave, where a fire will be lit to warm yourself.
And as night falls and the peaceful sounds of the forest enclose the lodge, you might even hear the exciting trumpeting of the meandering forest elephants…!
- 9 luxury forest cottages with private veranda and en suite facilities
- 6 standard forest cottages with private veranda and en suite facilities
- 1 elevated banda with sitting area, extended balcony and bathroom
- 1 Sky Tree House
- Spacious restaurant
- Well-stocked bar
- Lounge area
- Unique camp fire area
- Souvenir shop
- Parking available
- Free WIFI is available in the public areas.
Check In / Check Out Times
- Check In: 02.00 pm
- Check Out: 10.00 am
Please inform us in advance about any special dietary requirements and we will do our best to supply this.
It is not recommendable to drink water from the tap. Bottled mineral water is available at the restaurant and bar.
What to bring
- Casual light clothing
- Warm jersey/sweater for the cooler mornings and evenings
- Comfortable hiking shoes
- Rain coat
- Sun hat
- Sun lotion
- Insect repellent
The lodge is not responsible for valuables kept in the rooms. Personal items of value can be stored at the main lodge.
The main lodge and rooms are equipped with solar powered electricity. However, due to the environment, the solar system may not charge as expected. In this case kerosene lanterns are provided at the reception. We kindly request you to use the power in an eco-responsible way and turn off the lights when leaving the room.
Cameras and mobiles can be charged at the main lodge.
Keep in mind that Primate Lodge Kibale is situated in the habitat of many primates, snakes and other wild animals. Therefore we kindly ask you to keep your tents carefully zipped and doors locked when leaving your room. Do not bring food in the tent as it might attract ants or other animals. Do not try to touch or feed the primates that may be seen in the surrounding trees. Please request one of our staff members to accompany you when returning to your room at night.
We seek to minimize the impact on the environment. Nothing is left in the forest other than our footprints. Nothing is taken from the forest other than memories. We kindly ask you for your support by respecting our valued guidelines.
The local community is greatly involved in the running of the lodge, including employment, providing local products and handmade crafts, and performing local dances and songs.
Feel free to contact us for any additionally required information.