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Kyaninga Lodge near Kibale National Park

Your guide waves his hand, palm down. It’s a sign to be very quiet. He points upwards, and there they are – wild chimpanzees, staring down from the treetops. The theory of evolution is suddenly crystalized in that one moment. But that is not the only revelation you’ll experience in the forest that surrounds Kyaninga Lodge. You’ll see leopards and buffalo, rare forest elephants and giant hogs. Plus half a dozen types of deer and over 300 different species of birds – several of them endemic to this region.

And monkeys. As well as a population of 1500 chimps, there are red colobus, olive baboons, mangabey, blue monkeys and bush babies. So if you want to ‘visit the ancestors’ make Kyaninga Lodge part of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Uganda.

Kyaninga Lodge, at a glance

  • Extraordinary log-built lodge less than an hour from Kibale National Park and just two hours from Queen Elizabeth National Park 
  • Choice of eight spacious cottages standing on raised platforms 
  • Reached by wooden walkways from the main lodge 
  • Private terraces with magnificent views over the forest and lake 
  • Marbled en suite bathrooms 
  • Beautifully crafted furnishings from local woods 
  • Elegant dining room serving European food with a Ugandan twist, using local produce

For leisure and pleasure

  • Swimming pool with sun decks 
  • Lawned terraces overlooking the forest and Lake Kyaninga 
  • Premier destination for chimpanzee-tracking tours 
  • Brilliant opportunity to explore one of the most biodiverse areas in the world 
  • Guided walks to see all kinds of different monkey species 
  • Fabulous bird watching with over 300 species 
  • Cycling adventure expeditions 
  • Visits to local villages and indigenous tree-planting schemes

  • From beginning to end the service I have received has been exceptional. A company that can be trusted to treat customers fairly, coupled with outstanding and personable service means that I would not hesitate to recommend them.

    KM, August 2020