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#5 of 10 Specialty lodging in Kibale National Park
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Experience the world renowned Ugandan hospitality amidst unrivaled nature, scenery and serenity in the heart of Kibale rainforest National Park, Uganda’s primates’ paradise; Primate Lodge Kibale’s principal edge is our location, right next to the starting point for Chimpanzee Tracking excursion as well as the incredible Chimpanzee Habituation experience, really, two of the most genuinely breathtaking wildlife experiences on the planet. Primate Lodge Kibale Offers a range of options to accommodate all our guests. Our most recent addition, the brand new 9 luxury cottages of a superior design are bound to blow your heart away. Far more spacious and airy, with luxurious bathrooms, really huge glass windows and full size glass paneled sliding doors- they let in a lot of natural light and affording 180 degree views of the beautiful rainforest surroundings from your bed. Our seven mid-level forest cottages are en-suite with spacious bathrooms, 2x twin size beds or 1x king size bed, lounge chairs and a spacious verandah overlooking the rainforest. For our adventurous guests, we offer a secluded Sky Tree House (not self-contained) about 200m deep in the forest. Elevated about 18-feet above ground and overlooking a meadow, it enjoys excellent views over the forest canopy and is regularly visited by black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, forest elephants, even chimpanzee sometimes.
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Adam S wrote a review Yesterday
51 contributions15 helpful votes
The Primate Lodge in Kibale Park is absolutely incredible . The location-impossibly perfect, tucked directly into the heart of the jungle park. You feel immersed , included, part of the jungle itself. The lodge neighbors the headquarters for the chimpanzee tracking and the lodge feels as if it is part of the park itself. The luxury cottages are blanketed in the canopy of the jungle. As a guest you are seduced by the sweet and soothing sounds of the birds and insects that fill the air with a soft constant buzz, lulling you into a quiet afternoon nap( three hours for us lol), or to a cerebral Kate morning tea on your deck . The cottages have high ceilings, huge bathrooms, a romantic bed encased in the soft white netting . Our favorite part was the rams expansive deck with its comfy chairs, lanterns and idyllic view of the jungle and the baboons which fill your evening with entertainment and laughs. The very best part of our visit was, by no stretch , the hospitality of the staff. By far the friendliest staff and warmest I have ever experienced. Even in the depths of a pandemic , with their livelihood hurting, the staff still were genuinely and tirelessly positive, kind , energetic, and funny.... with smiles for miles( kilometers didn’t rhyme so well). The food was amazing , the ambience inviting and romantic, BUT, it was the staff that made the experience remarkable . My Jessica and I had the unique and memorable experience of having Robert look after us. He is a man unlike many, affable, sweet and caring- always anticipating our needs and making them into lasting experiences . He was always there to walk us to our room with a lantern at night or make sure our beverages were always filled at dinner. A few of my favorites; Robert created a magnificently romantic date nights dinner by the fire, with our table adorned in flowers and table arrangements, oh of course music. Another- morning coffee brought to our room ( warning- the coffee is strong). I can not recommend this lodge enough. It has not one aspect I would ever dare to change .
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
peek wrote a review Oct 2020
Kampala, Uganda547 contributions14 helpful votes
We were rushed. Too many activities crammed into a single day. But I had made a promise to Amos Wekesa that we would visit his Lodge. We are glad we did. The rooms are amazing. A room deep inside a forest is fascinating. The forest teems with sounds of insects and the primates that Kibaale National Park is famed for. The coffee and the spiced black tea were great. We didn’t spend the night. We will be back Amos
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Harry wrote a review Aug 2020
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Do not expect a view as it is set in the dense Kibale forest. As front desk and other staff were neither wearing a mask nor showed any interest in accomodating us on short notice we didn't stay and can only give this account of the entry area and the non existent feeling to being welcome...
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Uganda Lodges, General Manager at Primate Lodge - Kibale
Responded Aug 20, 2020
Hello Harry, We are sorry to hear that you did not get the opportunity to stay with us that time around. Until recently, accommodation in the Primate Parks had not been fully approved for full operation to begin. As we are all dealing with the changes in in operation due to Covid-19, rest assured that we have reinforced the importance to all of our staff to follow the proper SOP's to ensure that we all stay safe during this time. We do hope that we have the opportunity to host you in the near future.
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Solomon Oleny wrote a review Jul 2020
Kampala, Uganda34 contributions
Its hard to forget this place, partly because of the way its staff prioritise safety of guests considering that COVID isn’t yet a thing of the past. A two day stay over the weekend left me feeling like I was somebody's house guest, it is not a touristic trap. Far from it, it is a homely setting in a lovely forest atmosphere, Kibale National Park. Grison, the lodge manager, welcomes guests and makes them feel at ease throughout their stay. At the lodge’s spacious living area, you will find a well-stocked bar and a secluded lounge with its own small library. Like the cottages, this living space is restfully decorated with great attention to detail. They have a relaxing atmosphere where you can rejuvenate after a long chimpanzee trekking excursion in Kibale national park. Thanks to the rich concentration of indigenous vegetation in its surrounding, your ear buds will be flattered with sweet bird songs. They effortlessly awaken one’s inner force. I equally loved the way the food was great, it tasted like it was prepared using organically grown ingredients. Great job Kasim & Godfrey for the thoughtful cooking and service.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: The luxury rooms have the best views of the jungle.
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223142016 wrote a review Mar 2020
Alexandria, Virginia20 contributions5 helpful votes
- Outstanding food, charming, luxurious bungalows; hard to believe we were in the middle of the jungle - Staff were friendly and extremely hospitable - One morning, I was even greeted by a family of baboons as I was walking to the lounge/bar - Perfect location for going on a chimp trek - Free wifi in the main lounge/bar area
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Primate Lodge - Kibale
What are some of the property amenities at Primate Lodge - Kibale?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Primate Lodge - Kibale?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Primate Lodge - Kibale?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Primate Lodge - Kibale located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Kibale National Park.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Primate Lodge - Kibale?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.