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Primate Lodge

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Set at the heart of the Kibale Forest National Park, Primate Lodge offers guests a true jungle adventure. Enclosed by thick tropical forest this is the perfect place from which to track chimpanzees as well as many other primates, situated only a 5 minute walk from the Kibale National Park Headquarters. The rustic camp affords wonderful views of the dense ethereal rainforest and is quietly secluded, offering an authentic experience.

The accommodation at Primate Lodge comprises of 16 rooms in different categories i.e. 9 Luxury Cottages, 7 Standard Cottages and an adventurous Sky Tree House. In the main lodge area, there is a spacious dining terrace, a well-stocked bar, a secluded lounge area with a small library and an evening campfire.

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Expert View

  • A rainforest escape, right within the Kibale National Park
  • Chimpanzee tracking excursions are 5 min away
  • Birding and a nocturnal/swamp/village walks
  • The Sky Tree House for the adventurous at heart

At a glance

  • 16 Cottages
  • Recommend 15 years + For Chimp Tracking
  • Open All Year
  • All Inclusive

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We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Aside from chimp tracking excursions there's also the Chimp Habituation Experience where you spend a day with the chimps watching them waking up, searching for food, resting, playing and going to sleep again."

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