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Primate Lodge

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4 star
Kibale Forest, Uganda
1200 hrs
1 nights

Primate Lodge in Kibale is an exclusive eco-lodge. This Uganda safari lodge is situated in the heart of Kibale Forest National Park. It is surrounded by a lush tropical forest that is home to 13 different primate species.

Primate Lodge

Primate Lodge Kibale is the best base for Uganda chimpanzee tracking safari. Primate Lodge Kibale is privately secluded in the rainforest. This Uganda safari lodge in Kibale offers you a truly authentic jungle experience. It is the perfect gateway for tracking the primates in Uganda.

Primate Lodge

The facility offers high level of comfort. You will also get midrange cottage or come with your own tent. Primate Lodge Kibale is the ideal place for you. At this lodge you will forget about rushing for the morning chimp tracking. Instead, wake up with the sounds of the forest and enjoy a delicious breakfast. This is as you prepare yourself for an exciting meeting with the chimps. Primate Lodge Kibale now has free WIFI available in the public areas!


Experience the world renowned Ugandan hospitality at Primate Lodge Kibale amidst unrivaled nature, scenery and serenity in the heart of Kibale rainforest National Park. The park is Uganda’s primates’ paradise and home to over 13 different species of primates and numerous other mammals, butterflies and birds.

Primate Lodge Kibale’s principal edge is the location, tucked deep in the forest and right next door to the starting point for Chimpanzee tracking excursion as well as the incredible Chimpanzee Habituation, really, two of the most genuinely breath-taking wildlife experiences on the planet.

Accommodation at Primate Lodge Kibale

Primate Lodge Kibale features an exclusive camp. The facility has eight superior safari tents, seven comfortable forest cottages. There is also an adventurous Tree House. All rooms are privately situated within the forest. This makes the lodge an ideal place to unwind. You will definitely enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Luxury Cottage

Lined along a contour, deep in the middle of the forest and secluded for maximum privacy and a natural ‘living in nature’ feel, all our 9 spacious and en-suite, Luxury Cottages are absolutely resplendent in warm glows and soft shades emanating from the surrounding forest and the trickling tropical sun rays.

Primate Lodge

Constructed of local brick and grass thatched for an authentic African feel, their full length/full width sliding glass door frontage allows for amazing views of the forest flora, just beyond the massive frontal deck/veranda, right from your bed. Two supersized windows from both sides all together let in massive amounts of natural light while a high ridge natural thatched roof guarantees the room is never too hot or too cold.

Room Facilities

Each room at Primate Lodge Kibale comes complete with either a 7ft long King Sized Bed or 2 Double Sized Beds pushed against the back wall between lovely African design bedside lamps. All beds are fitted with mosquito nets although mosquitoes are not very prevalent in the cold forest climate. Other room amenities include an electronic safes, a classic wardrobe, two comfortable lounge style arm chairs, a natural-log coffee table, reading lamp and a luggage rack.

Outstanding Features

But by far, their most outstanding feature is the spacious ivory colored bathroom with a big bathing cubicle, stylish throne and an artistic, wooden, hand wash basin with hot and cold water. The entire area also has more of the large windows letting in natural light as well as affording more views of the surrounding forests environment. Bathroom amenities include crisp white bathrobes, bath and hand towels, bathroom slippers, refreshing and nicely scented shower gels, hair gels, hand and body lotions as well as bottled mineral water.

Beautiful and artistic wall hangings, soft colored full length drapes on locally made rails as well as soft hand woven jute and wool rugs adorning the classic wooden floor finish this 30m² suite secluded in its corner of the forest for maximum privacy and comfort.

Standard Cottages

The 7 newly refurbished Standard Cottages are private and en-suite with a well-furnished bedroom and a lovely bathroom. Occupying a separate wing to the south, each well-furnished room comes complete with either 1x Queen Size Bed or 2x Twin size Beds, a set of two cushioned weaved leeds armchairs, a coffee table, classic bed side lamps, African wall hangings and hide mats as well as directors camping chair on the veranda.

 Bathrooms are well laid with hot and cold water in the showers as well as in the hand wash basins. Each room also enjoys beautiful views of the surrounding forest vegetation from the wide glass windows and doors as well as from the spacious veranda over-looking the rain-forest

Room amenities include; mosquito nets and mosquito gauze on the windows although mosquitoes are not very prevalent in the cold forest climate, bath and hand towels, bathroom slippers, refreshing and nicely scented shower gels, shampoo and body lotions as well as complimentary bottled mineral water.

Family Cottage

The adjoining L’hoest Cottage and Colobus Cottage are separate with individual bathrooms but have an inter-connecting door. They can be used as separate and independent and en-suite rooms or as a Family Cottage with one Double bed Room and one Twin beds Room.

Honeymoon Cottage

The popular double storied ‘Elephant Banda’ at Primate Lodge Kibale comprises an upstairs bedroom which extends out over a large, elevated thatched wooden deck/veranda which too seems to extend right into the forest canopy. The deck is very popular for evening relaxation with a drink as you soak in the sunrays sipping through the tall forest trees.

It is also an ideal spot for private room-service dinning either breakfast or lunch in the company of Black and White Colobus Monkeys or Red Colobus Monkeys that frequent the surrounding trees. It can also be amazing for candlelit dinner for your special night.

The ground floor room comprises a spacious living room and separate shower rooms and lavatory. The room has been sometimes been taken for small families with the down stairs room converted into a small bed room for one person.

Secluded far deeper into the forest and thus far more private, it’s most the elevated cottage’ is fitted with a giant 7×7 King size Bed, it is very popular with honeymooners, anniversaries and other ‘hopeless romantics’ who can also enjoy private lounging and dining at the extensive upstairs veranda that seems to go right into the forest.


Primate Lodge Kibale has a well-maintained campsite. This comes with shared washing facilities.

Other Facilities at Primate Lodge Kibale


Following the winding path you will find the main lodge at Primate Lodge Kibale located in the lush greenery. There is a spacious dining room that offers delicious meals. Here you will find both international and traditional African dishes. You will be served with a smile.

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This is adjacent to the restaurant. It is a well-stocked bar where you can have a fresh cup of coffee or other drink. You will also be enjoying the magical forest that encloses the lodge.

Lounge area

This is an open lounge area at Primate Lodge Kibale furnished with comfortable large chairs. It is equipped with sofas and soft cushions. This makes it the ideal place to unwind and listen to the primate chattering. Look out for the red-tailed monkeys in the dense branches.

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