Stayed here on the way back from kibale park after chimp tracking. The location is great - right next to the road from kibale to fort portal and situated on the edge of one of the crater lakes. I chose to stay in dorm housing, which wasn't so hot. First of all, it was much more expensive than other hostel rooms I've stayed in during my trip to Uganda - 30,000 Ugx per night. Additionally, you have to pay to use the Internet (5000/hr) and the food/beverages aren't cheap (they charged 15k for Matoke and groundnuts, which is pretty outrageous).
The weirdest and most off putting thing was the actual room that I stayed in. Maybe cvk used to get more tourists because the hostel building is reasonably large (and a 3-5 minute walk from reception). Inside is one large room; individual hostel rooms are separated by dividers that don't reach the ceiling. When I went, the rooms hadn't been cleaned and I had to wait for that. Additionally, I was the only one in this huge building so that was weird. Finally, the lights in the bathroom didn't work and I had to take a cold bucket showers.
In short, this place is pretty, and it looked like the people in the nicer rooms were enjoying themselves, but as a backpacker be aware that it's a bit overpriced and a bit run down.
- Also Known As:
- CVK Lakeside Budget Accommodation & Monkey Sanctuary Uganda/Fort Portal
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CKV is budget style accommodation beautifully located on the tranquil crater Lake Nyabikere (meaning lake of frogs), facing the Mountains of the Moon (Rwenzori) where snow is visible on a clear day. Our self-contained rooms have hot and cold showers and sitting flush toilets.CVK is famous for its picturesque views across the lake, resident families of the rare L'Hoest's monkeys and the presence of 12 species of primates in the nearby Kibale tropical rain forest, eg. chimps, monkeys and baboons. CVKs garden was purposely planted by the owners to provide the fruits and flowers necessary to attract the monkey's and birdlife which travellers can now watch and experience while relaxing with a cold drink and hot meal. ... more less