Ndali lodge 4*
Ndali Lodge is run by Aubrey Price, whose attention to detail, care for the land and ability to create a relaxed and real Ugandan country experience is remarked upon time and again in guest feedback. A thatch, wood and stone build, Aubrey’s father, Mark is credited with Ndali Lodge’s design, and with the fact that it is built from locally sourced and found materials.
The lodge consists of 8 sleeping cottages, situated on the rim of an extinct volcano. The main lodge includes a reception, lounge, dining area, bar and verandah. Marked by polished floors, white walls, exposed beams, lightweight seating, well-chosen local artefacts, and lit at night by candles or hurricane lamps, the main lodge’s interiors are welcoming, intimate and relaxing. The food – buffet, picnic or dining – is first class, and evening meals take place around a communal table. The service, and the company of the lodge’s owners, is equally good.
Accommodation is up to 16, in spacious, airy stone and thatch cottages and necessary are large enough to accommodate families. Each en-suite room possesses a double or twin bed, plenty of changing room, a seating area and private veranda. The bathroom includes a flush toilet, basin, shower and stand-alone bath. Tasteful, restrained, the cottage’s interior designs are a beautiful mix of reclaimed woods – four poster beds, tables – and locally made materials.
Crater safari lodge – medium accommodation: The lodge is a sanctuary Sculpted at the banks of Nyinabulitwa Crater Lake a few minutes away from Kibale Forest National Park. Almost invisible in the landscape, the lodge uses texture, light and space to present a lodge like no other. It comprises of 9 cottages with some being double roomed family units for people travelling together and having a capacity of 11-22 people depending on the rooming
Each room has its own ensuite bathroom with hot and cold running water as well as solar lights and internet services. The lodge is composed of a main lodge which includes a restaurant, bar, lounge, crafts shop, mobile spa facility and camp fire overlooking the Crater Lake.
Kyaninga lodge – upmarket accommodation
Set against a stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the legendary Mountains of the Moon beyond, Kyaninga Lodge is the spectacular result of one man’s vision and six years of unwavering commitment to creating an experience of Africa’s beauty unlike anything else. This lodge consists of a series of lofty thatch cottages, each gracefully perched on stilts, marching up a steep hilltop, and culminating in a double-storey log structure with Reception, Bar/Sitting Room, and a Dining Hall, complete with a loft for those wanting to dine apart from the crowd. The cottages are interconnected with a glorious Escher-like cascade of suspended wooden stairways and bridges, and overlook a stunning landscape of fields and forests on one side, a spectacular crater-lake and mountains on the other. The interiors are tastefully finished in wood and thatch, with custom-designed wooden furniture. The level of service was exceptional, and the food was good. The environmentally-friendly banana-leaf wrappings to our pack lunches were a nice touch.
- Swimming Pool
- International Chef
Chimpanzee guest House 2*
Primate Lodge budget accommodation
Primate Lodge in Kibale is an exclusive eco-lodge situated in the heart of Kibale Forest National Park home to 13 different species of primates, including the chimpanzees.
Luxury Safari Tents: The lodge has about 8 lavish safari tents, wooden platform with a thatched roof that tends to match well with the environment. The verandahs on each tent offer a beautiful view of the enclosed forest. The inside of the lodge is designed with an African style with beautiful beds. The bathrooms and toilets have a natural touch of the environment made out of local stones, wall paintings as well as bamboo.
Forest Cottage: The lodge has about 7 friendly cottages are secretly located in the forest. The rooms are big with double beds, a sitting room with an African design and standard en suite bathrooms and toilets.
Sky Tree House: Another exciting adventure is the sky tree house, it has a bedroom with other facilities that can enable you enjoy a nigh there. It’s suited at a 10 minutes’ walk from the major lodge. Giving you a perfect view of the Elephant lurch. At night, all elephants gather at this point.
Restaurant and Bar: The restaurant serves both international and local foods with hospital waitresses. Next to the restaurant is a fully stocked bar with a beautiful scenic view of the forest.
Lounge area: The lounge has well designed chairs; soft cushions along with sofas that will make you enjoy the red-tailed monkeys in the forest.
Cultural dancing Fire place: The evenings are usually enjoyed around the camp fire to give you all the warmth you need. Late in the night, you will experience the great sounds of the forest as well as the winding forest elephants.