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.

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

    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.

    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

    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 …

    Crossing the equator

    A travel blog entry by bvrlymm on Apr 12, 2015

    2 comments, 49 photos

    ... our last days in Africa.It will take some time for all that we have seen, heard, smelled, tasted, felt and done to really sink in. Home is beckoning and we look forward to returning to our sunny garden, our cats, Commercial Drive and friends. We will see Donna & Ron in London in a few days and hear about their trip to India. And Jeanne & Don will stop in Vancouver on their way home from their South American adventure. Life will return to normal. At least until our next journey.
    ...

    The Hunt

    A travel blog entry by jessicaring on Aug 04, 2014

    15 photos

    ... ape thing.

    After spending quite a bit of time with Taboo, our team took off again into the jungle to find more chimps. While trekking, our guide showed us the different types of fruits apes and elephants both eat, endangered flowers, and elephant tracks.

    Another hour had passed without spotting a chimp. We heard them, but couldn't quite track what their agenda was. Then, it happened. At least seven chimps passed right over ...

    Chilled few days

    A travel blog entry by shaunandlouise on May 13, 2014

    1 comment, 45 photos

    ... lake, Nkuruba. As we walked up the hill to the Crater lake we were
    greeted by lots of back and white monkeys!! The lake was very
    peaceful. We spent some time gathering our thoughts and had our lunch
    by the lake. We walked around the local countryside then popped on a
    Boda back to our hostel.




    It was nice to have some time in one
    place to be able to relax but of course we were on the move
    again..this time the capital city, Kampala.

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    The Crater Lakes

    A travel blog entry by lottieuganda on Apr 17, 2014

    4 photos

    ... in the evening, ordered 3 hours before so that they could cook it in time! The next day we went on a walk with a guide around 5 crater lakes, all of which were stunning. We walked though the village which was similar to Bukinda (where I was for my first few months) though with electricity pillions which Bukinda had lacked. On the way back we stopped for a rolex (omelette in a chapati) which was ...

    Traveler Photos Primate Lodge Kibale Kibale Forest National Park

    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
    Blue Lizard at Primate Lodge
    Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda