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Englewood, New Jersey
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great place in the middle of no where. Chimpanzees tracking starts right there, so didn't have to get up to early to be on time for 8am start. Common area with bar and dining facilities. Drinks were extra and not included in accommodation price. Separate cottages in different distances from main area. Very pretty cottages, big and clean with large...

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UgandaLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Primate Lodge Kibale, responded to this review

Dear U B, Greetings from the middle of nowhere. ;) Thank you for choosing to stay with us and going ahead to post us a review on trip advisor. True to your experience, the tracking starts right at the gates to our premises. making the whole excursion feel almost effortless and granting you more sleep time prior to your trail....

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Situated right in the middle of the rainforest 2 minutes walk from the chimp trekking start point. It gives you a fell of calmness - however, the new road being built right outside by Chinese will definitely impact the serenity of the place. How I wish it was not happening ! But I guess need for connectivity and development is...

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UgandaLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Primate Lodge Kibale, responded to this review

Dear Suhas, Greetings from the heart of the rainforest! :) Thank you choosing to stay with us and going ahead to share with us your honest review on TripAdvisor. Ours is a location that we also take so much pride in, there is indeed no better accommodation to use as a base for Chimpanzee habituation & tracking excursions. Besides, the...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Right in the middle of the jungle, this lodge is the perfect place to trek the community of chimps nearby. Lovely rooms and great food. Staff were friendly and attentive. Stayed for 2 nights with my wife and really enjoyed the experience.

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UgandaLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Primate Lodge Kibale, responded to this review

Dear Flion, Greetings from the heart of the jungle. :) On behalf of the staff and management of Uganda Lodges Limited, thank you for choosing to stay at Primate Lodge Kibale while on your recently concluded Uganda safari, more so, thank you for going ahead to post us such an honest review. Being located 5 minutes away form the UWA...

Occidental, California
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is a jungle lodge with everything. good food, nice private rooms set apart, wod fired hot water, great restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Wifi in the common area. Cold beer and coke, and a full bar. They attended to our every need and our chimpanzi experience started at the front door.

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UgandaLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Primate Lodge Kibale, responded to this review

Dear Calypso, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and going a step further to review us on trip advisor. Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read reviews of previous guests prior to making their reservations. True to your experience, our goal remains to ensure that all our guests experience comfort in the...

Locarno, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Our stay at the Primate Safari Lodge was really enjoyable. We couldn’t believe that the lodge was really in the middle of the forrest. You even have to walk through the forrest to get to your secluded villa. The villa was huge and we were very grateful for the power points (UK) scattered around the room. Dinner every night consisted...

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UgandaLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Primate Lodge Kibale, responded to this review

Dear Carlo & Ben, Greetings from the heart of the jungle! First of all allow me to thank you very much for staying with us while on your recently concluded Uganda Safari and taking the time off your hectic schedule to review Primate Lodge Kibale. True to your experience, our sole purpose for venturing into this business was to give...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Our family of three (two adults and a teenage son) stayed for two nights whilst we explored the Kibale National Park and loved it. We stayed in an open plan cottage and we were very comfortable. It was great that the lodge runs on solar power when it can, and the hot water for showers is available once the fire...

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UgandaLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Primate Lodge Kibale, responded to this review

Dear Baldtotravel, Greetings from sunny Uganda. Allow me to thank you and your family for trusting us to offer you comfort in the wilderness while on your recently concluded safari. Leaving us a review as honest as yours always goes a long way in reassuring our potential guests so we appreciate it. Describing our food as delicious and our cottages...

Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We had a two night stay at Primate Lodge and loved it. We stayed in a cottage and we were very comfortable. The bathroom was lovely. We loved the fact that the lodge runs on solar power when it can, and the hot water is available once the fire has heated it during the day. We would be ready and...

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UgandaLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Primate Lodge Kibale, responded to this review

Dear Tbmerald, Greetings from Primate Lodge Kibale! :) Welcome back form your recently concluded safari. And thank you for taking the time to review us after your stay. The fact that you loved your stay and found your cottage comfortable and the bathroom lovely is testimony to our promise of offering comfort in the wilderness. As you experienced and witnessed,...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

After a long, hot, dusty drive from Entebbe we arrived to cold hand towels and a delicious glass of juice. We were shown our large room "Colibus" located close to the restaurant and bar but also "in" the jungle setting where you could hear and see the monkeys and birds all around you. When I went to take my shower...

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UgandaLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Primate Lodge Kibale, responded to this review

Hi Bellasadie, :) Welcome back from your recently concluded safari. Greetings from the heart of the jungle. Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. As you experienced , all our staff are resourceful courteous individuals who will stop at nothing to make sure that you actually experience comfort...

Uganda
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The lodge is just located inside Kibale national park which is regarded as the ' primate capital of Uganda.' it offers a great chance of interacting with Chimps at any time and we also received a great warm welcome by the employees and their chiefs were indeed proffesional. nice food is guaranteed.

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UgandaLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Primate Lodge Kibale, responded to this review

Dear Kakembo, Greetings from the heart of the rain forest. First of all, welcome back from your recently concluded safari. We appreciate the time you have taken to review us because it is upon our guests' reviews that we better understand how to offer you comfort in the wilderness. As you experienced, from the room service staff to the kitchen...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We stayed at this lodge for one night in elevate cottage. Our cottage was ground plus masterbed on top with a very nice balcony. However, bathroom and toilet (both separate) requires upgrade. The wash basins are too small, there are no place to keep shower gel bottles or toothbrush. The showers have no pressure. Hot water is an issue. This...

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UgandaLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Primate Lodge Kibale, responded to this review

Dear Shuklahitesh, Greetings from Primate Lodge Kibale. :) Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your Uganda safari and taking the time to review us on trip advisor. As a company, our mission is to offer all our guests comfort in the wilderness and there is no way we can achieve it unless we take into consideration the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the world renowned Ugandan hospitality amidst unrivaled nature, scenery and serenity in the heart of Kibale rainforest National Park, Uganda’s primates’ paradise; Primate Lodge Kibale’s principal edge is our location, right next to the starting point for Chimpanzee Tracking excursion as well as the incredible Chimpanzee Habituation experience, really, two of the most genuinely breathtaking wildlife experiences on the planet. Primate Lodge Kibale Offers a range of options to accommodate all our guests. Our most recent addition, the brand new 9 luxury cottages of a superior design are bound to blow your heart away. Far more spacious and airy, with luxurious bathrooms, really huge glass windows and full size glass paneled sliding doors- they let in a lot of natural light and affording 180 degree views of the beautiful rainforest surroundings from your bed. Our seven mid-level forest cottages are en-suite with spacious bathrooms, 2x twin size beds or 1x king size bed, lounge chairs and a spacious verandah overlooking the rainforest. For our adventurous guests, we offer a secluded Sky Tree House (not self-contained) about 200m deep in the forest. Elevated about 18-feet above ground and overlooking a meadow, it enjoys excellent views over the forest canopy and is regularly visited by black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, forest elephants, even chimpanzee sometimes. ... more   less 

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Address: Kamwenge District, Kibale National Park, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Kibale National Park
Price Range: $170 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“The treehouse puts you right in the forest with monkeys climbing all around and potential views of elephants.”
 of 5 bubbles KMoore45, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request a cottage close to the common areas”
 of 5 bubbles paulsD6239AO, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“there is a cabin with elevated floors from where you can see further but probably on the more pricey side”
  • right in the middle of forest
 of 5 bubbles 361suhasa, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have names and some numbers. We had chimpanzi room and it was excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles calypso1102, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are accessible and large enough”
  • spaceous and self contained with TV sets fully installed with DSTV
  • self contained rooms
 of 5 bubbles kakemboe, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
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