Chimps Nest

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Located in Kibale Forest, Chimp's Nest is a simple lodge that offers guests basic accommodation but in an incredibly beautiful environment. It is one of the few lodges to be located within Kibale Forest National Park, so you really do feel like you are immersed in the wilderness.

Guests can expect a choice of cottages, a family cottage or two tree houses. The cottage rooms are spacious but the accommodation is quite basic and there is a lengthy walk to the main lodge. However, this kind of seclusion might be welcomed by honeymooners, who would enjoy the privacy. The tree houses are very intimate, if not a little cramped and a very long walk from the main lodge, so, again, privacy is assured.

This is very much a back to nature experience for guests, with the Rwenzori Mountains and views of Kibale Forest providing a lovely backdrop and all manner of primate visiting the lodge on occasion, and rare forest elephant also making appearances. The lodge is well positioned, with the starting point for chimp tracking only 15 minutes away and is a birder's paradise with 350 species in the area.

How to get to Chimps Nest

7 hour drive from Murchison Falls, a 4 hour drive from the Mweya sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park, a 6 hour drive from the Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park and 5 - 6 hours' drive from Kampala.

Activities at Chimps Nest

Activities around the lodge focus on wildlife within the Kibale Forest National Park, the most famous of which would be chimpanzee tracking.

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Chimps Nest Reviews

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Chimps Nest

Emmet O'Brien

5

Amazing place! Overlooking Kiblale Forrest, it had a quiet and peaceful atmosphere nestled deeply in the Forrest. The accomodation consisted of wooden hut with hot water provided by an external fire. It had a private verandah overlooking the Forrest where we think we almost saw a Forrest elephant. A great place to relax and unwind after a long road journey or trek.

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Kibale

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Tree climbing lion in Queen Elizabeth NP - Photo by Akorn DMC

Classic Uganda Safari

Days
11
Cost Per Person
From $8,060 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Uganda
Locations
Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale, Lake Mburo
Baby gorilla - Photo by Gorilla Doctors

Ultimate Uganda Safari

Days
14
Cost Per Person
From $8,870 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Uganda
Locations
Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls
Queen Elizabeth NP

Luxury Uganda Family Adventure Safari

Days
8
Cost For Family of 4
From $25,890 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Uganda
Locations
Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale
Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth NP - Photo by Mweya Safari Lodge

Ultimate Uganda Escape Holiday

Days
16
Cost Per Person
From $13,520 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Uganda
Locations
Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale, Jinja, Murchison Falls