Kibale forest Lodge
Kibale Forest Lodge – accommodation in Kibale Forest
Kibale Forest Lodge is located at the edge of Kibale Forest National Park in Bigodi village along Fortportal-Kamwenge road. The Lodge provides ideal and affordable accommodation to guests who visit the Kibale National Forest Park, the Primate capital of the World. It is set in a tropical serene environment and easily accessible.
Kibale forest Lodge is ideal for travellers looking for affordable yet comfortable accommodation in Kibale Forest National Park. We strive to deliver quality services to our guests by ensuring all the staff are focused on making your stay comfortable.
The lodge is set in a tropical environment surrounded with fresh lursh gardens with a variety of bird species from the nearby Kibale Forest National Park .
Rooms at Kibale Forest Lodge
Our lodge has 12 spacious self-contained rooms with hot and cold private bathrooms and African decor all sourced from the local community around Kibale. All rooms at Kibale forest Lodge are surrounded by beautiful tropical plants for a quiet, relaxed and fresh natural stay and a wonderful morning to sounds of some bird species around the park.
Top 5 attractions/activities near Kibale forest Lodge
Chimpanzee Trekking / Tracking
Chimpanzee tracking at Kibale National park is done twice in a day at 8:00am and 2:00pm with around a 80% chance of finding them on any particular day; kibale forest national park is undoubtedly the most popular place to track chimpanzees in Uganda and also other primates you will encounter in the trails or along the main road include Red Colobus, Grey cheecked Mangabey, L’hoest, Red tailed, Black and white colobus, Vervet, Olive Baboon and Blue Monkey. We are located at the edge of Kibale National Park so you can easily enjoyu your tour of the park
Regular trackers just get one hour with the playful primates, but those on the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience can spend the whole day with them. If you want to join the experience, you must spend a night before near the park since you head out to the nests around 5:30am before they come out since you have to follow them.
Bigodi wetland Sanctuary; It is located 6km south of the Kibale forest national park visitor centre at Kanyancu. Bigodi was established by the local development organization. Kibale Association for Rural and Environment Development. (KAFRED) to protect the 4-sq-km Magombe Swamp. It’s a home of around 200 species of birds, as well as butterflies and 8 different species of primates.
Kibale Forest National Park offers excellent birding; the forest section (77%) of the park is covered by medium altitude moist evergreen forest in the north and medium altitude moist semi-deciduous forest at lower altitudes in the south. The remaining 23%consists of grassland, swamps and some plantations with exotic conifers. Keys here include Red-winged Francolin, Red-chested Fluff tail, white naped Pigeon, Green Breasted Pitta, African Pitta, Joyful Greenbul, Grey winged Robin, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Grey throated Flycatcher, White-Bellied –Crested Flycatcher, Masked and Black Capped Apalises, Uganda woodland Warbler, Chestnut winged –Starling, Orange-tufted and Tiny sunbird, Grey headed Olive-back, Hairy breasted and Yellow billed Barbets, Thick billed, Willcocks’s and Cassin’s Honey guides
Nature Walks in Kibale
With the help of professional guides, our guests are guided through the safest and wide trails. The tourists can watch a wide range of bird species which include white spotted fluffail, great blue Turaco, woodpeckers and many others.
Kibale is the lush tropical rainforest believed to have the highest density of primates in Africa; this 795-sq-km national park is home to 13 primate species, including the rare Red Colobus and L’hoest’s Monkey. The stars of the show are the chimpanzees, three communities of which have been habituated to human contact. Larger but rarely seen residents include Bushbuck, Bush pigs, sitatunga, Buffalos Leopard, Forest Duikers and forest elephants. While on the smaller side, Kibale also has a greatest bird list of about 375 species and there are also an incredible 250 species of butterfly that live here.
The community walk in bigodi includes interpretive village walks, traditional meals, dance and drama, handicrafts and homestead vist.