The most ideally placed lodge for Chimpanzee trekking
Chimpundu Lodge, just as unique as its location & architecture are so is its name. They offers luxury cottage accommodation and an array of authentic Kibale Forest National Park experiences in a lush indigenous setting.
Just 309km from Kampala, you can enjoy the true African experience and impeccable service offered by Chimpundu Lodge and at the Spa.
Spend time relaxing with family and friends at the bar, enjoy memorable meals at the restaurant or at the swimming pool gazebo, or simply spend time reading a novel in the comfortable lounge. Cool off after a day of enthralling chimpanzee trekking with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, and enjoy watching a favorite channel with loved ones on satellite TV in the lounge.
Revitalize yourself with an invigorating spa treatment, or make a full romantic outing of a spa visit with a candle-lit dinner.
Take business to the bush for the opportunity to team build or strategies, with a full range of boardroom facilities all set in an area conducive to creative thinking. just as unique as its location & architecture are so is its name.
Chimpundu is a combination of two words; Chimp ( for chimpanzee) and Mpundu ( which is the Runyankole Rukiga local dialect meaning for chimpanzee). A combination of the two words gives birth to the unique name Chimpundu. Our Lodge sets the scene for a relaxing, nature-filled one-of-a-kind experience that completes any Ugandan safari. Nothing else meets your eye than the memorizing Kibale Forest National Park (home of the world’s most envied attraction the Chimpanzee).
Take your soul on a journey where you will discover the essential truth about yourself and your world, enticing your senses and enlivening your spirit along the way.
- Chimpanzee Trekking
- Chimpanzee Habituation
- Crater Lake Exploration (Crater Lake Nyabikere to Nyamirima Crater lake)
- Swamp walks in Bigodi Swamp
- Community walks within Bigodi village
- Hot Springs trips at Semuliki National Park
- Birding in Kibale National Forest & Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary
- Music, Dance, & Drama by local community projects
- Snake Harping
- Waterfalls Hiking
- Vanilla Production by a neighboring farmer
- Mothing and Butterfly monitoring
- Traditional meals (Prepared by the local community)
- Sunbird Hill Experience
- Restaurant & Cuisine
- Swimming pool
- Safe drinking water
- Wheelchair friendly access (Limited)
- Complimentary WiFi
- Conference Facilities
- 24-hour emergency facilities and communications
- 24/7 hour Standby Generator
Consisting of 14 luxury cottages, Chimpundu Lodge gives you the perfect view of the surrounding landscape and wildlife right from your own private deck.
Luxury cottage accommodation provides true Kibale Forrest ambiance, with every comfort catered for, including spacious dressing rooms, en-suite bathrooms, and private sundecks.
All cottages are equipped with modern amenities, including fans, Wi-Fi (High-speed Wireless Internet), mini-bar, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, and additional blankets are available on request for the chillier months.
Our deluxe twin rooms offer the perfect setting for a family to enjoy the wonders of the Kibale Forest and consist of five luxurious bedrooms, four rooms with Twin beds and one double room with one King size bed.
All rooms featuring en-suite bathrooms with shower and clawfoot bathtub with a private balcony that promises views of the beautiful Kibale Forest.
Details & Amenities
King size bed, En-suite bathroom with separate shower and tub, Large private deck, Nightly turndown, Tea & Coffee facilities, Safe & Hairdryer, Full board, Telephone, Free Wi-Fi (Wireless Internet), Fan Available, Stocked minibar, Bathrobes and slippers, Same-day laundry service, 24-hour emergency facilities and communications
For the ultimate in comfort and luxury, this delightfully stylish and spacious cottage has a combination living room, two separate bedrooms, and a private balcony. One Twin room with a King size bed and a Single bed, and a master bedroom with a one King size bed each with a window seat which is a day bed, an ensuite bathroom, and both are situated on opposite sides of the living area.
The master bedroom has a walk-in shower, and a clawfoot bathtubwith windows overlooking the forest, second room (Twin) has a walk-in shower only.
Details & Amenities
King size bed, En-suite bathroom with separate shower and tub, Window Seat, Large private deck, Nightly turndown, Tea & Coffee facilities, Safe & Hairdryer, Full board, Telephone, Free Wi-Fi (Wireless Internet), Fan Available, Stocked minibar, Bathrobes and slippers, Same-day laundry service, 24-hour emergency facilities and communications
The Kibale-Fort Portal area is one of Uganda’s most rewarding destinations to explore. The park lies close to the tranquil Ndali-Kasenda crater area and within half a day’s drive of the Queen Elizabeth, Rwenzori Mountains and Semuliki National Parks, as well as the Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve. Kibale National park has over 351 tree species that’s been recorded some rising over 55meters and are over 200 years old.
375 species of birds, six of which are endemic to the region. Blue headed sunbird, black capped apalis, Collared apalis, Dusky crimsoning, purple breasted sunbird and the red-faced woodland warbler.
14 different species of snakes, 27 different species of frogs and toads. 20 different species of reptiles and over 200 different species of Butterflies.
70 mammal species which includes Elephants and 13 different species of primate including the chimpanzee and the ground dwelling L’Hoest’s monkey.
Kibale varied altitude supports different types of habitat, ranging from wet tropical forest on the fort portal plateau to woodland and savanna on the rift valley floor.
The climate in Kibale is moist and temperate. Temperatures stay almost the same year-round. Daytime temperatures are about 27°C/81°F, cooling off nightly to about 15°C/59°F.