Primate Lodge; This lodge is found in the heart of Kibale National Park, Uganda’s capital of primates with over 13 species of primates and other various mammals, butterflies and bird species.  Furthermore, is located deep in the forest and right next door to the starting point of chimpanzee tracking excursion as well as chimpanzee habituation. Both activities are breathtaking life experience.

This lodge offers nine ‘’9’’ spacious and en-suite luxury cottages each secluded deep in the forest for maximum privacy and a natural living structure. It also has a sitting area with two comfortable arm chairs, with a reading table and adjoining large veranda overlooking views to the forest.

Primate Lodge
Primate Lodge

The lodge has seven mid-level forest cottages private and en-suite with spacious bathrooms and spacious veranda overlooking the rain forest with lounge chairs.

 Primate lodge offers a popular double storied ‘’Elephant Banda’’ with an upstairs bedroom fitted with a giant king size bed and a downstairs living room where we can also place a smaller extra bed. As a double occupancy area, excellent for the honeymooners, anniversaries and the hopeless romantic, where you enjoy private lounging and dining at the extensive upstairs veranda that gives a stunning view to visitors.

The fact is that Kibale National Park is located in western region of Uganda covering an area of about 766 square kilometers to protect a large number of primates and other wildlife species. More so, the park was gazette in 1932 and later established in 1993 to protect a large area of forest. Kibale Forest is a home to over 13 species of primates such as chimpanzee, Ugandan red colobus, mangabey, L’hoest’s monkey, black and white colobus, blue monkey among other primates, wildlife species to see include duikers, bushbucks, sitatunga, bush pigs, giant forest hogs, common warthogs, Africa buffalo, bush pigs, African golden cats, servals, mongoose’s otter among others. Also paradise of bird such as Crowned eagle, Grey parrot, little greenbul, brown-chested alethe, Brown illadosis, Blue-headed bee-eater, Black-capped apalis, Black-eared ground thrush, Afep pigeon, African pitta, Cassin’s spine tail, Dusky crimson wing, Grey parrot, Blue-breasted kingfisher among others. Kibale national park can be accessed from Kampala to the main destination within the 5 to 6 hours’ drive.

Room Amenities;

 Primate lodge has a spacious dining terrace and a complimentary rooms services.

It also has a secluded lounge area with a small library and area for camp fire.

 The lodge has a laundry service as well as free Wi-Fi in the public area.

Accommodation Facilities-Primate Lodge

The lodge has a nice restaurant with spacious dining room delicious meals both international and traditional African dishes to visitors.

Primate Lodge
Primate Lodge


It was build adjacent to the restaurant is a fully stocked bar and also serve a fresh cup of coffee while enjoying the magical forest that encloses the lodge.

Lounge area

 The lodge has open lounge area furnished with comfortable large chairs, sofas and soft cushions where you can sit and listen to the chattering of the red-tailed monkeys in the dense branches.

Camp Fire

This is winding path you will find the main lodge positioned in the lush greenery. At around camp fire visitors do gather to chill up their evening from.

What to bring on Chimpanzee tracking safaris in kibale –Uganda

They include;

Carry your casual light clothing.

Warm jersey-sweater for the cooler morning and evenings.

Comfortable hiking shoes.

Rain Jacket

Insect repellent and sun lotion

Sun hat



Activities to do while at Primate Lodge;

 They include; Chimpanzee tracking

Chimpanzee habituation experience

Forest walk

Bird watching done around Bigondi swamp

Nocturnal walk experience

Visit the crater lakes

Bigodi swamp walk experience

You can visit the tea estates.

Hike at the slopes of the Rwenzori Mountain.

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