Primate Lodge Kibale

Address: P.O. Box 33024, Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda | Lodge
 
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This lodge is located on P.O. Box 33024, Kibale Forest National Park.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsPrimate Lodge Kibale Kibale Forest National Park

    Reviewed by barbara9909

    Great location but a little dark

    Reviewed Jun 12, 2014
    by (12 reviews) Livonia , United States Flag of United States

    The Primate Lodge is set in the Kibale National Park (or right next to it), so it is an ideal location if you will be chimp trekking. There are two types of lodgings: cottages and permanent tents. We stayed in the cottages which are stone construction set in a wooded area away from the lodge. They only have power between 6pm and 10pm and you must charge your cameras at the lodge (not your room). Clean and comfortable rooms with a not so great shower (drips out water). Staff is friendly and helpful and the food is reasonable. You can see lots of birds at the lodge and baboons. The guests all tend to be friendly and you can chat around the small bar / lounge area while your cameras recharge.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by shawnbuckle

    Great location and service, but needs a facelift

    Reviewed May 4, 2014
    by (15 reviews) Toronto , Canada Flag of Canada

    Like most people, we stayed at the Primate Lodge to be close to the starting point of the chimp trek - we opted for the chimp habituation day rather than the 1 tour and were extremely happy we did, more on that in the official review. The lodge is in a great location since the UWA starting point is a hop-skip-and-jump away. The property itself would have been pristine in the early-90s, however time has made an impact. The rooms and dining area feel old and stuffy, with a lot of painted rocks and concrete. It doesnt ruin your stay by any means, but keeps you wishing you had visited 20 years ago. We were also the only ones at the lodge. We stayed in the two-story cottage and spent most of the time outside on the lifted patio. The shower left a lot to be desired, however you can't complain given its location. The food was pretty good along with the service and the price very affordable, so all and all, it was a good stay.

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    Reviewed by jowhiting

    Great Location but a little dark

    Reviewed May 7, 2012
    by (10 reviews) Hove , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Unfortunately there is only power between 6pm and 8am and the rooms are very dark. It would have been helpful to have had some battery powered lamps. It is a great location though and it was fantastic to see the chimpanzees in the wild.

    Blue Lizard at Primate Lodge
    Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda
    The bar at Primate Lodge
    Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda
    Butterfly in the grounds of Primate Lodge
    Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Primate Lodge Kibale Kibale Forest National Park

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    Travel Blogs from Kibale Forest National Park

    On the road to Fort Portal

    A travel blog entry by barbara9909 on Jun 12, 2014

    37 photos

    Today was a travel day and it started off at 7:30am following breakfast. Our guide, Peter is very knowledgeable about nature, wildlife and the culture of Uganda. He lives with his family in a suburb of the capitol Kampala.

    We left Entebbe, drove through the outskirts on chaotic streets,traffic going every which way near Kampala on our way …

    Chimp Habituation was an experience of a lifetime

    A travel blog entry by shawnbuckle on May 04, 2014

    20 photos

    The Good: CHEX experience, CHEX experience, CHEX experience
    The Bad: not a lot of lodging options

    Tips:
    - do the habituation experience over the 1-hour visit
    - it's cooler in the dense forest so bring layers
    - be ready to trudge through deep forest, so long-sleeves required
    - do the chimps and move on

    After a …

    Crossing the equator

    A travel blog entry by bvrlymm on Apr 12, 2015

    2 comments, 49 photos

    ... that only 2% makes such a difference!

    We hike for over 3 hours before we come upon them, high in the trees, lounging on branches and eating figs. As we crane our necks watching them, the group descends to the ground and we excitedly follow them through the dense undergrowth. From time to time they stop, turn around, and look, but mostly they keep their distance. I manage a few slightly blurred photos of a mother with her rather large infant on her back.

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    Primate Central!

    A travel blog entry by barbara9909 on Jun 13, 2014

    66 photos

    ... know where they are. We met two American university researchers studying chimps. They come yearly to observe the chimps. Kibale is the primary place in the world for chimp research!

    Around 4:30pm the chimps came down from the trees and walked within feet of us! Very amazing!! They have such human like gestures and expressions. We followed them for an hour and then, walked back. You can only spend an hour with ...

    Chilled few days

    A travel blog entry by shaunandlouise on May 13, 2014

    1 comment, 45 photos

    ... pleasant and we saw a cave which had
    some small Stalagmites and Stalactites. We walked up some hills to be
    greeted by a beautiful view of Fort Portal and some crater lakes.
    Unfortunately we arrived too late to walk to the crater lakes but
    least we got to see them from a distance.




    On the way back to our hostel Innocent
    asked if we wanted to visit the kings palace on the top of the hill
    overlooking Fort Portal. As we headed towards ...

    Traveler Photos Primate Lodge Kibale Kibale Forest National Park

    Blue Lizard at Primate Lodge
    Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda
    The bar at Primate Lodge
    Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda
    Butterfly in the grounds of Primate Lodge
    Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda
    Primate Lodge
    Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda