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.

    Primate Lodge
    Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda
    Blue Lizard at Primate Lodge
    Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda
    The bar at 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

    Crossing the equator

    A travel blog entry by bvrlymm on Apr 12, 2015

    2 comments, 49 photos

    ... that tourism is seen as an economic driving force for positive change and a better future. We certainly hope so, for the sake of all of the friendly, happy children we see everywhere.

    Our final animal encounter is with the primates in Kibale National Forest. We spend a half day there in the company of vervet, colubus and red tail monkeys, baboons and chimpanzees. Mostly we are there for the chimps. Our closest cousins in the animal world, we share 98% of their DNA. Hard ...

    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 ...

    The Crater Lakes

    A travel blog entry by lottieuganda on Apr 17, 2014

    4 photos

    The crater lakes are located close to a town in the west called Fort Portal. We set off there on a bus early in the morning on Tuesday 15th. We didn't have the best start to the trip as the bus I'd planned for us to go on (the most reliable one) was no longer running, so we have to get another one and it was a lot less reliable! We were told it would leave at 8am sharp, this was at 7am when we got ...

    Chimp trek and swamp hike

    A travel blog entry by madonthemove on Apr 16, 2014

    3 comments, 41 photos

    ... their sugar cane still. It was cooking away by a fire alongside the river. Owen said what the alcohol produced is so strong that you cannot even walk after drinking it! Unfortunately, or fortunately, it wasn't quite ready.
















    We came to a forestry lookout and then we were onto the farmland.

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    Primate Lodge
    Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda
    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