We are happy to announce that we are building a new lodge near Kibale Forest in Uganda in 2023. The lodge will focus on chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest, one of the most beautiful in Africa and easily accessible from Kampala.
Kibale Lodge will be located on a ridge facing the snow-covered peaks of the mystical Rwenzori mountains towards the west and the Queen Elizabeth plains and the Kazinga channel in the distance to the south.
The lodge will open by the end of 2023.
Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor is nothing short of exhilarating. The chimps effortlessly cross and scamper through the trees above the gorge, and visitors on the other hand must cross the river using natural bridges in order to keep up with the chimps. So although the walk usually lasts only 2–3 hours, descending the steep gorge and crossing the log bridges over the river requires some agility and fitness.
Chimpanzee tracking is also available in nearby Kalinzu, a forest reserve 30 minutes drive from Kyambura Gorge Lodge where there is a community of about 40 habituated chimpanzees.