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Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

Chimpanzee forest guest house is situated at Kamwenge road just 25 minutes drive from Fort portal town with stunning views of Isunga tea estates, Rwenzori mountains, crater lake and Kibale forest. Chimpanzee forest guest house is one of the delightful yet affordable midrange options in Kibale forest.

In the 1950S during colonial period, Chimpanzee forest guest house was home to a British district commissioner, the home was renovated and put to use in 2003.

The dining serves delicious local and international cuisine meals prepared by well experienced chefs using fresh local ingredients from the area; the well stocked bar serve a variety of drinks ranging from soft and hard drinks. When the sun sets a campfire is always set where you can seat around and share your day experience with other travellers.

Accommodation at the lodge is provided in spacious cottages with en suite facilities and views of the tea plantations and forest, the main lodge building also offers 2 self contained rooms in colonial setting. They also offer car hire services and safari vans, airport transfers and tailor made safaris.


Chimpanzee tracking

Chimpanzee tracking is the main reason people visit Kibale forest national park, chimpanzees are human closest relatives sharing over 95 percent DNA with humans and having an encounter with them will be one of your life thrilling experiences. The tracking always starts in the morning or afternoon and takes about 3 hours depending on the phase of hikers, movement and location of chimpanzees.

Chimpanzee habituation

Chimpanzee habituation experience is the best option for primatologists; this involves joining researchers and rangers in their daily work of habituating chimpanzees. You will have an opportunity to habituate chimpanzees only in Kibale forest and spend the all day with chimpanzees.

Bird watching

Kibale forest national park is a birders paradise endowed with about 325 species of birds recorded 6 of which are said to be endemic to the albertine region. bird enthusiasts must not forget to carry their binoculars and spot various species such as; African and green breasted pitta, grey parrot, ground thrush, olive long tailed cuckoo, western tinker bird, collared apalis, blue breasted kingfisher, little greenbul, black capped apalis and crowned eagle among others. The best time for birding is in the morning or evening hours.

Nature guided walks

Nature guided walks at Kibale can be done in the forest at day time or night time, this exposes you to other primates such as; red colobus monkey, black and white colobus monkey, blue tailed monkey, olive baboons and tree and butterfly species. You can also take night forest walks and spot night animals like bush babies and owls. The other places you can take nature walks to can be Bigodi wetland system or adventure exploration craters.

A part from the above mentioned activities, you can also visit the people and learn about their ways of life, visit the tea plantations and so much more.

How to get there

Kibale forest national park can be reached within 5 hours drive from Kampala the capital of Uganda.

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