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#3 of 9 Specialty lodging in Kibale National Park
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5.0
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4.9
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4.8
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Turaco Treetops is Kibale Forest’ newest semi-luxe lodge. We have created a warm-hearted atmosphere and offer our guests a unique experience in the forest with stunning views over the snow capped Rwenzori Mountains. Turaco Treetops is the place to go on a chimpanzee trekking, explore nature, share tasty meals, enjoy our fire place, take a dip in our pool and enjoy a hot shower and comfortable bed
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Kibale Forest, Kibale National Park Uganda
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Dimitra F wrote a review Dec 1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
We stayed in Turaco Treetop lodge for 2 nights due to our visit to chimpanzees. It was a great surprise to arrive in that lodge. It is located inside the forest. The rooms are big with a terrace that you can enjoy the fresh air and the green scenery. We received excellent service by Michael, Agnes, Edward and Patrick. Try the gin made by banana. The owner is going around talking with his guests. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Lovely to hear you have enjoyed your stay at Turaco Treetops! Warm greetings from the team and many thanks for leaving a review!
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MissEuro wrote a review Nov 2022
Vienna, Austria73 contributions50 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time at Turaco Treetops! All rooms are separate villas/cottages, so tranquility is guaranteed! The view from the room terrace is stunning. Like looking out onto an ocean of treetops. So beautiful! The staff was so nice and the food was delicious! They even made a cake and sang for my husband’s birthday. We had a lovely stay and highly recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Good to know: there are no hairdryers
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Response from Lotte van Vliet, Eigenaar at Turaco Treetops
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for your wonderful review! It was so nice to welcome you at the lodge and we’re happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in the forest.
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April Rose wrote a review Nov 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I was on a multi day safari and stayed at this lodge for one night. It was magical, I wish that I could have stayed no less then 2 nights to really settle in. My room was amazing. There's nothing like seeing monkeys from the balcony of your room. The staff was very kind and the facilities were lovely.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Lotte van Vliet, Eigenaar at Turaco Treetops
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Lovely to hear and always welcome to come back for 2+ nights!
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hmwende wrote a review Nov 2022
Bradenton, Florida60 contributions21 helpful votes
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Upon checking in, it is clear that this is a magical place! I was immediately regretful that I would experience this incredibly romantic venue alone. I booked two nights at to Turaco Treetops as part of my nine night solo dream Uganda vacation to celebrate my 50th birthday; from Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National park, Kibale, Murchison falls, to Entebbe. The accommodations are simply stunning: beautifully appointed, spacious, gorgeous views from an expansive deck. My room #6 was at the bottom of the hill quite a distance from the lodge area. It was a lovely respite from travel with wall to wall windows overlooking a lovely forest view. I took a satisfying nap after lunch on the outdoor veranda before dinner. Very relaxing! The common areas are equally enticing with a beautiful dining room, bar, and sitting area that overlooks a pristine pool. The location within the jungle is quite private and romantic! I am quite the foodie and have travelled the world. Of the five hotels stayed at during my Ugandan adventure, Turaco Treetops had the most incredible food, room, and view. What an amazing chef! Dining was such a treat! I also enjoyed a few cocktails at the bar and the WiFi on the upper deck. The WiFi was a bit spotty and it would have been nice to enjoy WiFi in the room, but alas, the price to travel well and remotely. Also, I live in Florida with lots of bugs and am accustomed to the occasional critter. I don’t tend to be very sensitive, but note there are a lot of large black ants crawling on the tables and bar at dinner. It’s to be expected in the jungle, but sensitive travelers beware. It pains me to write a three star review as I appreciate that this may have been a fluke experience. But I must be honest. At 2:45 the second night, I felt something crawling on me several times. When I finally was really awake from a deep slumber, it was clear to me there really was something crawling on me. I finally turned on the light and there were literally HUNDREDS of huge black ants crawling all over my body!!!! Inside the sheets!!!! I will spare you the video and photos, which provide a very accurate documentation. There was no phone in my room, and my room was at the bottom of a pretty steep hill far away from reception. To say I was disturbed was an understatement. This a great moment to note that this establishment really needs to give consideration to safety of the guests - especially considering I was solo. This was the only hotel of the 5 I stayed, which did not have an escort to, and from the room, in the event of approaching animals. At the very least, a simple, walkie-talkie system would fit the bill! I was horrified, and at 2:45 in the morning without any recourse, I was truly miserable and never went back to sleep. Thank God I had a serious can of bug spray with me. I killed them all, and stayed awake the rest of the night reading. It was literally torture! I still do not know how they got inside my bed, considering I did have a mosquito net. I imagine it’s possible they came from the half inch gap in the door, leading from the room to the balcony. The next morning it was so nice to have fresh mango juice. They ran out of juice and made some special for me. My stomach was really messed up the past two days, on top of waking at 2:45am. I didn’t have much of an appetite. After breakfast at checkout I decided to share my experience. The staff was aghast indicating this having NEVER happened before. Furthermore, maybe my expectations are too high, I hesitate to sound like an entitled American, but my bill at check out for three alcoholic beverages and a few pieces of laundry was still collected (a minimal amount). I didn’t ask to be comped. But at an establishment of this caliber, it is what I expected at the very least for my horrendous experience! This was a truly wonderful place, with excellent food and accommodations, but this really soured my experience.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Heather, As much as we would like to thank you for your balanced review and the positives you are sharing about Turaco Treetops, we feel bad that your stay with us wasn't a satisfactory experience throughout. At Turaco Treetops we're keen on providing all our guests a magical forest experience, with comfort and a good night of sleep. Having ants that close at night is surely not what we mean when we say: "immerse yourself in nature"... Our apologies for not following up with a small gesture once you shared your experience in the morning. We have once more discussed your experience during our daily team meeting so we can all learn from it. Kind regards,  Lotte
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Mark H wrote a review Nov 2022
Bend, Oregon138 contributions26 helpful votes
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We stopped at Turaco Treetops for two nights whilst we visited Kibale National Park. The rooms were excellent; spacious and comfy. We had a large balcony overlooking the rainforest - we were told when we arrived that chimps had been seen below our room. So, exciting. The lodge was very comfortable with views across the hills and jungle. They accommodated us being vegetariam
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Lotte van Vliet, Owner at Turaco Treetops
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Mark, it was our pleasure to host you. Many thanks for taking the time to write a review and pointing our that we always have vegetarian options on our menu.
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Christine H wrote a review Nov 2022
7 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed 1 night at Turaco Treetops and wish we could have stayed longer. The room was beautiful and the most modern of those we stayed in. Wish we would have had more time to sit on the spacious deck and enjoy the scenery. The food was very good and the staff very polite and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this lodge to anyone traveling in the area.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Lotte van Vliet, Eigenaar at Turaco Treetops
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. Welcome back anytime for a longer stay!
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miaandpiotr wrote a review Oct 2022
West Vancouver48 contributions16 helpful votes
This lodge is AMAZING. On our trip, we stayed at one place that was very slightly cheaper (and much worse) and one place that was 2x the price of Turaco and Turaco was definitely our fave. The staff were INCREDIBLE!!!! I had a mishap on my mountain adventure and Roger (mountain bike guide) handled it sooooo well. And the lodge didn't charge for my portion of the mountain bike activity. Such kosher behaviour. The food is AMAZING. Do the chimp trekking, It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life (the habituation one). One of the best places we have stayed EVER. Highly recommended!!!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Lotte van Vliet, Owner at Turaco Treetops
Responded Oct 18, 2022
Your review says it all! Thank you so much for your kind words, it was our pleasure to host you in the forest. It is wonderful to hear you have enjoyed your stay and the chimp trekking. Also, warm greetings from Rogers!
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Linda Y wrote a review Oct 2022
Frisco, Texas5471 contributions4344 helpful votes
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If you’ve ever wanted to stay in your own luxurious treehouse, here’s your chance! Our secluded, spacious, and comfortable cottage (#5), complete with a huge outside wooden deck, overlooked the Kibale Forest. What a view and it was just amazing to literally be nestled in the treetops! We were lulled asleep by the sounds of nature. Meals were delicious; limited choice but food freshly prepared and presented by friendly staff. I regret we only spent one night here. It was our favorite place in Uganda.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Cottage #5 is private and provides an amazing view of the forest!
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Response from Lotte van Vliet, Eigenaar at Turaco Treetops
Responded Oct 4, 2022
We feel honored that we are your favorite, thank you! The forest never ceases to amaze us too. Happy to hear you enjoyed your view!
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Thania wrote a review Oct 2022
Boston, Massachusetts20 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband & I had a wonderful 2 night stay at Turaco Treetops. The lodge and rooms were much more luxurious and secluded than we anticipated. The cottages are large and of a solid structure giving it more of a refined feel. The bedding is plush, good quality mosquito netting, huge private patio, plentiful complimentary water, hot showers as they have their own propane system, good lighting and laundry service for a minimal fee. The view is absolutely incredible from all areas over the forest with the mountains in the distance. Management and staff were very welcoming and extremely attentive. The food was spectacular and the kitchen was able to accommodate my no lactose dietary restriction. The main lodge has some cozy lounge areas with a fireplace, games, books, Wi-Fi and of course the view. There is a pool however we didn’t use. The location is also close to the Kibale park entrance (around 10 minutes) which makes it an easy drive in the morning for chimpanzee trekking. It’s also very close to the local community if interested in any community walks and activities. The lodge exceeded our expectations and feel it was more in line with Western 5 star standards than other accommodations. Thank you to the staff for making our stay memorable and comfortable!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Oct 4, 2022
These are the reviews we love to read! Thank you for sharing your experiences with the TripAdvisor community. It was our pleasure hosting you in the forest.
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gotwanderlust8 wrote a review Sep 2022
Phoenix, Arizona34 contributions14 helpful votes
The lodge, location, people and food were all amazing, truly a little jewel of a lodge. How they do this in the middle of a national park is a mystery to me! The food was the highest quality we had in 3 weeks of travel and the bar and waitstaff were equally high quality. Please not that some of the staff are locals who attended a 2 year program at the African Hospitality Institute (google this) and were so professional. While visiting Kibale consider going on the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary Guided Walk. The guides are very knowledgable and it supports the local community.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Some of the guest lodges are far away from the main area. If this is an issue ask for a room closer.
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Response from Lotte van Vliet, Eigenaar at Turaco Treetops
Responded Sep 27, 2022
Thank you for your review. Wonderful to hear you have enjoyed the nature of Kibale Forest and the service of our team!
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Turaco Treetops?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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