Chimps Nest Lodge

Chimps nest is a lodge built on the border of Kibale forest overlooking the snow capped mountains of Rwenzori near Nyabubale, a tinny village between Nkingo and Bigodi. This camp, just as its name suggests is visited by chimps, elephants and monkeys and its only a 15 minutes drive from Kanyanchu, the starting point of UWA chimp tracking and other forest activities in Kibale forest. Visitors are always welcome to try local honey, peanut butter, filtered coffee and pineapple ginger jam as almost all food supplies are bought from the surrounding villages. Chimps nest lodge is an eco friendly place that cares about preserving the environment and natural resources.� The locals constructed this lodge using natural materials and electricity is provided by solar energy.

A visit at this lodge gives one a chance to enjoy comfortable facilities like self contained cottages, family cottages and self contained budget rooms. Well facilitated restaurants and a fully stocked bar and WIFI.
All cottages at this lodge are well positioned to guarantee optimal privacy whereas one can enjoy the wildlife and the magnificent view of the Kibale forest with the surrounding echoes of wildlife. The comfortable original and cozy self contained cottages, family cottage, luxury cottage and self contained tree house are among the many choices of accommodation.

At this lodge, one can engage in different activities like chimp trekking, birding, nature walks through Kibale forest or the Bigodi swamp area, visit the Crater Lake or go swimming in one of the rivers. Nocturnal walks, cultural heritage and nature trails, hikes to the slopes of the Rwenzori Mountains and a visit to the tea estates. All these activities can be enjoyed while staying at chimps nest lodge.

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Room Rates

BB � Bed & Breakfast, BO � Bed Only


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Double cottage-BB



twin cottage-BB



Single cottage-BB



Family cottage-BB (up to 4 people)



Budget room - BO



Extra room in cottage




Breakfast - BO


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