Fodor's Expert Review Primate Lodge Kibale

Kibale National Park, Fort Portal, Western Region, Uganda

Right behind the Park Headquarters, Primate Lodge Kibale is convenient for those early mornings when tracking chimps or birding. En suite tents and stone cottages occupy small clearings within the forest itself, making the lodge a mecca for birding groups that can spend their time just wandering around the grounds. The thatch of the main building is a work of art and the cottages boast hand-carved wooden interiors. However, this comes at a comparatively high cost. However, if you're booked in for chimp habituation (with a reporting time of 6:30 am), the time gained from staying right next to the trailhead could make all the difference.

PROS

  • Location next to trailhead
  • Impressive refurbishment and beautiful hardwood interiors
  • Secluded and refurbished honeymoon cottage with bathtub

CONS

  • Better value can be found elsewhere
  • Wi-Fi available only when generator on
  • Service is too relaxed for some

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Family
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 256-393-267–153

HOTEL DETAILS

10 cottages
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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