Kibale forest national park situated in the western part of Uganda is one of the country’s priceless gems boasting with about 13 species of primates including human close relatives sharing 98% DNA. The park is best place for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda.
Kibale forest is not only a primate capital but harbors about 251 species of birds making it a birder’s paradise, various species of trees with some over 200 years, 70 species of mammals and so much more to encounter in the park.
Best budget hotels in Kibale
Kitojo guest cottages
Kitojo guest cottages are located just about 30 minutes drive from Kibale forest national park, accommodation is provided in cottages with comfortable beds, self contained with hot showers, internet access and a porch overlooking the park or the country side.
The hotel also offers its clients activities like local home visit except chimpanzee trekking, you can interact with the locals and learn about their ways of lives. The onsite restaurant also serves local and international cuisine served by exceptional staff.
Rwenzori view guest house
Rwenzori view guest house is one of the best budget options for tourists trekking chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park, the guest house overlooks the magnificent mountains of the moon and provides budget yet comfortable accommodation. Accommodation is provide in 6 self contained rooms and 3 non self contained rooms.
Nyinalibulitwa country resort and safari camp
Nynalibulitwa country resort and safari camp is one of the best options for budget travellers to Kibale forest national park, the resort is situated just 20 kilometers from fort portal bordering the park. Accommodation is provided in cottages with terrace views and cottages without terrace views and a public campsite.
The dining area gives spectacular views over looking the lake and delicious meals are served on barbeque, there’s also a community women’s craft center where you can buy gifts to take back home and the camping grounds have shared facilities.
Lake Nkuruba nature reserve and community campsite
Lake Nkuruba nature reserve and community campsite is situated close to the starting point of chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park overlooking Lake Nkuruba, the lodge was established as a non profit eco tourism project aiming at conserving nature and also ensure the livelihoods of the locals in the surrounding community are improved through tourism.
Accommodation at the lodge is provided in 6 Rwenzori view bandas overlooking the great mountains of the moon, hill top bandas situated in a forest top of the hill to give you a jungle experience, lakeside cottages overlooking lake Nkuruba and a camping site with a campfire lit every evening.
There are also a lot of other midrange and luxury options at Kibale forest, where to sleep will depend on tourists budget. Ensure to always book chimpanzee trekking permits in advance of 3-6 months before arriving in the country to avoid disappointment.
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