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Primate Lodge Kibale

Jumia TravelUSD 68*
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sammamish, Washington
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We stayed two nights at Primate Lodge Kibale in the new cottages that were recently built. Our cottage was exceptional! I loved the secluded jungle feel of the cottages with Monkeys jumping around in the trees that we could watch from our deck. Each cottage is spacious with vaulted roofs. The private decks that look out at the jungle foliage...

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Rashida123, Guest Relations Manager at Primate Lodge Kibale, responded to this review

Hello Lisa V, Welcome back from the Kibale Forest. We are so happy to hear from you, thank you so much for taking time out of your day to write us such a wonderful review and providing such a warm of the lodge and cottages. Haha we are happy you enjoyed your room more than the main area. This only...

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We spent one night here while we were chimp trekking in januar 2017. Great and attentive service, good food and excellent surroundings. The walking distance to the National Park Centre i a big plus. We enjoyed our cottage and had a great experience watching a bit group monkeys in a three next to our terrace at sunset as we went...

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Rashida123, Guest Relations Manager at Primate Lodge Kibale, responded to this review

Hi Hilde S, Welcome back from the Kibale Forest. Thank you so much for taking time out of your schedule to write us such a wonderful review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at primate Lodge kibaale. It is indeed very close to the park and chimp tracking start point. The monkeys and baboons are a...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I stayed here for five nights, while my colleague stayed with researchers about 45 minutes away. I had it much better. Nearly every guest here is a tourist staying for one of two nights to see chimpanzees in the wild. I was here for work. I stayed in a cottage with a pair of comfortable & firm twin beds, both...

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Rashida123, Guest Relations Manager at Primate Lodge Kibale, responded to this review

Hello Mark H, Welcome back from The Kibale forest. Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to write a review on trip advisor. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at primate lodge kibale. Apologies for the wait on your refund for the two person charge you mentioned. It's quite a process...

Reviewed 27 January 2017

The location is very convenient, can reach the chimp tracking reception within 5 minutes drive. There are birds and monkeys surrounding the lodge, you can actually hear they are jump from tree to tree. The food are the best that I have during my 17 days in Uganda.

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Rashida123, Guest Relations Manager at Primate Lodge Kibale, responded to this review

Hello 954hungg, Welcome back from the kibale forest. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Primate Lodge Kibaale! Thank you for taking time out of your day to write us such a warm review on tripadvisor. The closeness to the chimpanzee tracking reception is truly one of the favorites coupled with the birds and monkeys around...

Greensboro, Georgia
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The two nights we were here were very relaxing. Very good food and attention from the staff. The rooms were private even though close to the main lodge. The trek in to see the chimpanzees was so fun. We even took a swamp walk where we were able to see other monkeys and birds as well.

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Rashida123, Guest Relations Manager at Primate Lodge Kibale, responded to this review

Hello Magorley, Welcome back from the Kibale Forest and thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to write us a review on Trip Advisor. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your very relaxing stay at primate lodge kibaale as well as the food and staff service. The chimpanzee trekking and swamp walk are actually favorites...

Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The location is mesmerizing and serene at the same time, The building design is magical, the accommodation is built along a semi-circle idea yet very exclusive and private, The meals are something to look forward to and you never know what will come next, yet you cannot wait for the next item to reach the table, all are mouth watering...

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Rashida123, Guest Relations Manager at Primate Lodge Kibale, responded to this review

Hello MichealOhguchi! Welcome back from the Kibale Forest. Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to write us such an amazing review!Its so nice to hear how much you loved your stay at Primate Lodge Kibale. You're so right, privacy is a big deal to most of our clients and we are glad you noticed that...

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We spend New Years Eve in the Tree House. Not really the place you would think of to start the new year, but we had a great time here. The Tree House is very basic but has everything you need. Spending the night here listening to the sounds of the jungle is very exciting. You can see the elephants taking...

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

Hello hjkort! Welcome back from your travels, and thank you for taking time out of your day to write us a review on tripadvisor! We are so glad to hear you loved your stay in the treehouse. The views of the elephant watering hole are truly & undoubtedly unmatched. We are so glad you found the sounds of the jungle...

Riihimaki, Finland
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We spent 2 nights there and it was very pleasant stay. Staff was very friendly, lodges were spacious and clean. Food in the restaurant was good. The location is excellent, because this lodge is very close to the chimpanzee centre.

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

Hello MK_TK_98, Welcome back from the jungle of the Kibale forest! We are so happy to hear you loved your stay at Primate Lodge Kibale and that the food was up to your liking! The staff send their regards and hope to see you again!

Bristol
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We had very mixed experiences here. On a positive note, the location was very close to the chimpanzee centre. Some of the food we had was good(the stuffed aubergine was delicious), some ok, but some was terrible; the worst was a starter of potato salad (a huge pile of not quite cooked potatoes in a grim dressing) followed by a...

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

Hello ChapyBristol, Welcome back from your travels in Kibale and thank you for taking time out of your day to write us a review on TripAdvisor! Please accept our apologies for the less than perfect food served to you during your stay at Primate lodge. Thanks to your review, we have installed new water pressure pumps at the lodge to...

Reviewed 10 November 2016

And have a spectacular stay! Unfortunately we spent only 2 nights there. The bandanas are so remote, with forest all around- you have a lot of privacy. A lot of wildlife around and really close to the point where the chimp tracking starts. The staff is really nice, professional. Smiling all the time and a lot of info about the...

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

Hello Deliky! Welcome back from your trip to jungle!! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and are more than happy that you took an extra step to write us an amazing review on TripAdvisor. We always love to hear what our guests thought about their stay. The bandanas have a lot of privacy yes, the better...

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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 

Additional Information about Primate Lodge Kibale

Address: Kamwenge District, Kibale National Park, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Kibale National Park
Price Range: $71 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Elevated cottage has great balcony.”
ddandcocky, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“loved the cottages...”
SallyAnneRoux, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we were in cabin 6, very private, no one could see our cabin from the walkway”
GLouiseN, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms enjoy their privacy...”
RickT235, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some cottages are a moderate walk from the dining/lounge area. To be close to wifi/meals, ask for a cottage close to the main building.”
F5907YWscottf, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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