Primate Lodge Kibale

P.O. Box 33024, Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda | Lodge
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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

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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 …

Uganda

A travel blog entry by faralley on Dec 16, 2013

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After a lovely last day in Bujumbura, having lunch at the "posh" Bora Bora club, to the airport. Air Uganda had some delay, but the CRJ-200 brought me in 55 mins to EBB, the famous airport of Entebbe. BTW, the visa (I could not buy on entry at Burundi, as Saturday morning is National working day, so all offices are closed) had to be bought at a " …

Chimp trek and swamp hike

A travel blog entry by madonthemove

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A big storm had moved in overnight bringing with it lots of rain. We also had mice move in as well into our tent. We couldn't find them during the night but they kept us awake listening to them rustle around. In the morning we discovered they had eaten into a new package of almonds in a metallic bag and also tried out our toothpaste in Michelle's suitcase. It would be the last time either ...

On the way to Kabale

A travel blog entry by madonthemove

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Today started before sunrise as Moses liked to see the early animals. Today we would continue in Queen Elizabeth Park for a short while but most of our travels would be travelling throughout the countryside from village to village.

It was still dark and no one was allowed to walk unescorted from your room to the main building. The fellow with us said he had just chased a foraging hippo from ...

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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 (9 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.

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