Primate Lodge Kibale

Address: P.O. Box 33024, Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda | Lodge
 
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
 

How has this lodge rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.

Location

This lodge is located on P.O. Box 33024, Kibale Forest National Park.
Map this lodge

Amenities

     

    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

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

    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 …

    Uganda Take 2

    A travel blog entry by meganerains on Jan 10, 2015

    ... was amazing, it was like a Pioneer Day, we met at 7 and started preaching in town, got organized and then went to a village about 30km away to a brothers home village. We spent until 4.30pm there and had lovely chats with the people, showing them verses in the bible that they had never read before. It was an awesome experience apart from the lack of toilet facilities , we had to use a outdoor toilet that didn't have a door and just hope that no one walked ...

    Chilled few days

    A travel blog entry by shaunandlouise on May 13, 2014

    1 comment, 45 photos

    ... we were
    stopped by a parade full of Ugandans, singing, dancing and shouting.
    This was in fact a protest/celebration. The people had walked from
    Kampala to Fort Portal (182 miles!!!) and were now heading back to
    Kampala to finish their parade. It was all because the local Ugandans
    had been given back their assets (land etc) which the King had taken
    off them! Once the mass of people had passed we continued up to the
    palace. Interestingly we found ...

    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.

    ...

    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