I traveled to Uganda in July 2013. I stayed in one of the tree houses. Unfortunately, did I arrive very late at night and had to leave early in the morning and was unable to fully enjoy my surroundings. I did enjoy the walk to the tree house in almost complete darkness over the raggedy walkway which was an adventure in itself (it really is not too far). The forest noises and smells were amazing. The only thing that was highly disappointing to me was that I could hear loud music in the distance - I later found out that there was some sort of cultural performance going on.
Please stay only in the tree house if you don't expect luxury. It is simple and small but clean. Also, you must be a nature lover - I did have a nightly visitor to my bed - a small mouse which at first startled me but later I had to laugh. I should have tucked in the mosquito net and this visitor would have stayed out of my bed. Overall, I loved the experience and waking up in the morning to the loud calls of several baboons in my tree was absolutely priceless!!! I would definitely visit again and stay in the tree house, including seeing my "nightly visitor..." :-)
The tree house is an amazing experience - just be prepared and you will love it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chimps’ Nest is built on a beautiful piece of land with a splendid view of Kibale Forest and the snow capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains. As the name implies, Chimps’ Nest is often visited by chimps, but also other monkeys and habitats of Kibale Forest. It is a true birder's paradise; virtually all 350 bird species of Kibale Forest and the bordering Bigodi Swamps can be observed on the premises. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chimps` Nest Hotel Kibale Forest National Park