Chimpanzee Forest Lodge: Chimpanzee Forest Lodge is well furnished Mid-Range lodge designed to serve tourists on their more than a day safari for chimpanzee tracking tours in Kibale Forest National Park. However, the lodge is found in western Uganda at the edge of Kibale Forest National Park which take only 22 kilometers away from Fort portal on the Kamwenge Road. More so, Chimpanzee Forest Lodge lies on well-manicured lawns, surrounded by beautiful garden, tea plantations, indigenous forest and pasture. On your visit here you will enjoy beautiful endless plains of Kibale Forest National Park, ancient crater lakes and the magnificent Rwenzori Mountains. Along at stay – Chimpanzee Forest Lodge, you can enjoy hot showers in western style bathrooms with clean water.
Despite the fact, Chimpanzee Forest Lodge was once a residence of the British district commissioner in the 1950s during years of Uganda’s colonial period and later was innovated and turned into a Guest House in 2003. Ever since then, it has been wonderfully cared for and maintained. On guest’s visit can relax in a comfortably furnished lounge which features with perfect collection of colonial African literature dating back to the 1800s.
The lodge offers well maintain Restaurant with professional chefs who prepares delicious hot meals, fleshy baked bread, pancake breakfasts and percolated coffee. Other services offed include; seasonal homegrown fruits and vegetables, cold drinks. Furthermore, Kibale National Park Headquarter is just 500 meters away and chimp trekking at the park’s Kanyanchu Tourist Center which is just 10 kilometers away.
Chimpanzee Forest Lodge offers beautifully furnished self-contained cottages ‘’Bandas’’ with rewardable view of Kibale Forest National Park. In the evening while at the lodge you will enjoy unwind in the cozy lobby as you take small gallops.
Property Amenities at Chimpanzee Forest Lodge in Kibale Forest
The lodge offers free parking and lounge
They offer canoeing and walking tours as an activity on your stay here.
They have well-furnished Restaurant with well-trained chefs who prepares all kinds of meal
The lodge offer complimentary tea
The lodge prepares kid’s meals
There is free parking
There is 24-hour security and free internet
They have bicycles and gift shops and have car hire
They offer complimentary welcome drink and special diet menus.
The lodge rooms are designed with treated mosquito net
They offer public Wi-Fi
Chimpanzee Forest Lodge –Room Features
The rooms are designed with private bathrooms and hair dryer
They are well designed with wardrobe – Closet
Their rooms are designed to extra-long beds and telephone.
Each room has private balcony and wake up service –alarm clock- Clothes rack
Chimpanzee Forest Lodge offer nonsmoking rooms and landmark view.
They have generous amenities, great staff and gorgeous view and fantastic food.
Things to do on visit at Chimpanzee Forest Lodge –Kibale Forest National Park
Chimpanzee Tracking Experience
This is the main done activity in Kibale Forest National Park ,starts early in the morning with a briefing at the park headquarter about chimpanzee tracking rules .After you will meet up with park ranger to accompanies you in forest trail heads to look for habituated chimpanzee species .This activity can last from 30 to 5 hours hiking through the forest where you will have other chances to spot bird species and other primates like monkeys .But once you locate the habituated chimpanzee family ,you will be given an hour in a distance of 4 to 5 to watch them as they play ,feed ,groom their younger ones ,take pictures for future remembrance .It will be best of time in life to meet up with our closest related cousins in their nature inhabitant whom share 99% DNA.
Visit the Tea Plantations
This activity involves in hiking which can take 1 to 2 hours walking through the tea field and interacting with the locals while they harvest tea and care at the nursey beds. This is a special experience in life where you will be guided with the locals through teaching and explaining to you the whole process of growing and harvesting tea. More so, you will be able to learn about different types of tea and their gestation period. You can as well request for a visit to a nearby tea factory but if you visit at right day for visitors to the factory.
Birding Experience in Kibale Forest
This is so interesting activity that may take you about 2 to 3 hours right from Chimpanzee Forest Guest House and you will hike around the three crater lakes great area for birding and you will be able to spot beautiful species of birds including water birds such as; Crowned hornbills, malachite kingfishers, black and white casqued hornbills, turacos, robin charts, woodlands kingfishers, blue breasted giant kingfishers, Crowned hornbills among others.
Crater Lake Exploration
Along your visit to Chimpanzee Forest Lodge you can choose to visit the amazing crater lake which can take you about 2 to 3 hours while walking through the community and get a chance to interact with the locals in the area as you continue to hike to the three crater lakes namely; Lake Nyabikere, Lake Nyinabulitwa and Nyamirima whereas the guides explaining to you their historical back ground and how important they are to the community. On visit at the crater lake we advise you to carry your clear camera with enough storage, because of the great view around allows you to take awesome photo shots.