How Much Does It Cost To Stay At Chimpundu Lodge In 2024/2025

how much does it cost to sleep at chimpundu lodge in 2024/2025

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Chimpundu lodge is a privately owned safari lodge offering luxury cottage accommodations in an array of settings within the untouched Kibale Forest National Park's lush indigenous vegetation setting. Click here to view mountain gorilla trekking safaris


 Chimpundu Lodge is located just 309 kilometers away from Kampala. Travelers enjoy the true African setting combined with the impeccable service provided at Chimpundu Lodge and Spa. Click here to see our recommended mountain gorilla trekking tour


Chimpundu lodge is splendid as you relax with friends and family at the bar, enjoy fresh meals at the restaurant or within the array of the swimming pool, or spend some quality time reading your novel at the lodge’s comfortable lounge. Cool off at the lodge after your enthralling chimpanzee tracking as you refresh yourself. 


Chimpundu lodge Luxury cottages offer a true definition of Kibale Forest ambiance, with every kind of comfort catered for, including the spacious bathrooms, private balcony, private verandah, dramatic open-air three-direction bathroom, and tropical view as travelers look from their indulgent clawfoot bathtub.


Chimpundu lodge cottages are equipped with all modern amenities, such as fans, a tea 7 coffee making machine, a hairdryer, and additional blankets.


Chimpundu Lodge Indulgence offers guests selected massage treatments nestled in the indigenous location of Kibale Forest National Park that help many clients with revitalization, such as physical and mental connection for both women and men, in a tranquil natural environment.


Chimpundu lodge helps you create everlasting memories that can encapsulate suitable moments in a lifetime, be it a honeymoon or a romantic getaway kind of thing.


What can i do near Chimpundu lodge in 2024/2025

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest

Kibale Forest National Park is home to over 1,500 chimpanzees, of which there are chimpanzee families habituated to ensure that tourists participate in chimpanzee trekking safaris. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest involves tourists moving through different trekking trails in the park, where they will find the habituated chimpanzee families in Kibale Forest National Park.


While reaching the chimpanzee families, you will see other rewarding scenery and unique animal species, such as many monkey species like vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, mona monkeys, and black and white colobus monkeys, among others. When you get to the allocated chimpanzee family, you will be allowed to spend an hour with them, observing their behavior in their natural environment.


Bird-watching in Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park is a birder’s paradise, with more than 370 bird species that have been encountered, including forest specials such as the sought-after African pitta. Kibale Forest National Park's four bird species that can’t be recorded in any other national parks in Uganda include Cassin’s spine tail, Masked apalis, blue-headed bee-eater, and Nahan’s francolin. Kibale Forest's best bird-watching spot is the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, which is a community project where experienced guides take tourists on a four-hour trail. Migratory birds are available from November to April annually.

Birding safaris in Kibale Forest National Park begin as early as 7 a.m. at the Kanyanchu Visitor Center after a short briefing under the guidance of a professional bird guide. With a bird local tour guide, travelers are always assured of spotting a variety of bird species since the guides know the best trails to take travelers.


Explore the Crater Lake

The Crater Lake in Fort Portal is so adventurous and liked by so many tourists. As you drive from Fort Portal town to Kibale Forest National Park, you pass through the Bunyaruguru Crater Lakes region.


Here, tourists can enjoy the beauty of the countless small lakes, surrounded by gentle rolling hills and stunning views. The area is ideal for sports fishing, nature walks, cycling, and a great opportunity to do intensive bird watching. Take a small hike at Lake Nkuruba to experience different species of primates, or visit the hidden Mahoma Falls while you meet Kibale local people through the village walk and learn more about the traditions of the Batoro tribe.


It’s amazing that these crater lakes are free from bilharzia and, hence, safe for people who love swimming. However, it is important to note the living creatures within or near a particular crater lake.


Bigodi wetland sanctuary walk

The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary Walk offers more than 370 bird species recorded in Kibale Forest National Park. Six bird species are endemic to the Albertine Rift region, such as the Black-capped Apalis, Dusky Crimson Wing, Blue-headed Sunbird, Collared Apalis, Purple-breasted Sunbird, and Red-faced Woodland Warbler.


Birding safaris start at 7 a.m. at Kanyanchu; tourists are advised to book prior to their travel date. Rare species on this particular walk include the Papyrus gonolek, white-collared olive back, white-winged warbler, and Papyrus canary.

Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, situated just outside Kibale Forest National Park, is home to many bird species that may be spotted during the guided walks along the trail and viewing platforms. Bigodi bird species include the White-spotted Flufftail, Brown-throated Wattle-eye, Bocage’s Bush-shrike, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Yellow-billed Barbet, White-tailed Ant-thrush, Western Nicator, Grey-winged Robin-chat, White-breasted Negrofinch, Brown-backed Scrub-robin, Black-and-White Shrike-flycatcher, Superb Sunbird, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Black Bishop, and Black-crowned Waxbill, among others.


Bigodi community walk

Bigodi Wetland Community Walk is a community-based organization that was established with the aim of uplifting the status of the lower-class families within Bigodi village and the nearby communities. It was begun in 2016 when four people trained with the Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Development. The Bigodi community is now improved by providing authentic scholastic materials, improving households, and providing employment to the community guides.


When is the best time to visit Kibale forest national park in 2024/2025?

The dry months from December to February and again from June to September are the best time for chimpanzee trekking because there's less or no rain and the hiking trails are easier and drier. The dry season also comes with fewer bugs and less vegetation, which is ideal for chimpanzee and wildlife viewing. June to September also fall in the high season in Uganda. I advise travelers to book prior to their travel date due to the high demand for gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking permits.