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.
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!
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.
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.…
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
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.
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!!!
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.
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!…
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.