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Primate Lodge is an exclusive eco-lodge situated in the heart of Kibale Forest National Park. It is surrounded by a lush tropical forest that is home to 13 different species of primates, including chimpanzees.

Eight luxury safari tents on raised wooden platforms are covered by thatch to blend perfectly with the environment. Each has a private verandah with a forest view, comfortable beds, large windows, and en suite bathroom; interiors are tastefully decorated in African style, using local stone, bamboo and wall paintings. In addition seven intimate forest cottages with verandah and fully equipped en suite bathroom are decorated with African art.

If you yearn for adventure, spend a night in the Sky Tree House, which consists of a simple bedroom with basic washing facilities at the foot of the tree, 10 minutes walk from the main lodge, overlooking the elephant wallow.

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Gorillas & Chimps

Take a unique primate safari, gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Parc National des Volcans and Bwindi National Park in Uganda, as well as tracking the equally fascinating chimpanzee in Uganda’s Kibale Forest. Observing these magnificent apes in their natural habitat is a wildlife experience of a lifetime.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Kibale Forest National Park

Lying east of the Ruwenzori Mountains, this forest habitat is home to an amazing 13 species of primate. Tracking a noisy chimpanzee family is a thrilling experience, and the sheer wealth of wildlife will delight naturalists. The birdlife is also outstanding. We recommend an overnight stay to maximise viewing.

  • Where: Kamwenge District
  • Ideal for viewing: chimpanzee, grey-cheeked mangabey, L’Hoest’s monkey, red colobus monkey, bushpig