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About Chimp's Nest

The lodge is built on the border of Kibale Forest, on a beautiful piece of land with a splendid view of Kibale Forest and the snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains. As the name implies, Chimps' Nest is often visited by monkeys, chimps, and forest elephants. The lodge is situated near Nyabubale, a small village between Nkingo and Bigodi.

Chimp's Nest is a true birder's paradise, virtually all 350 bird species of Kibale Forest and the bordering Bigodi Swamps can be observed on the premises. Explore our private walking trails through the forest and witness it all for yourself. We also offer night walks with high chances of seeing bush babies and the other animals of the night. The lodge is an excellent starting point for day trips to the crater lakes, Semuliki National Park, Semliki Wildlife Reserve and Rwenzori Mountains.

A visit to Chimps' Nest means you will have a good and comfortable stay in our original and cosy self-contained cottages, Family Cottage, self-contained Tree Houses, dormitories and on our private campsite. All cottages are positioned to guarantee optimal privacy. From your private balcony you can enjoy the wildlife and the magnificent view of Kibale Forest, with the surrounding sounds of birds, monkeys, chimps and elephants.

Our restaurant serves tasty meals in a warm and inviting environment with friendly service. Our friendly and helpful staff members are all locals. We buy almost all of our supplies and food from the surrounding villages. You're welcome to try our local honey, peanut butter, and filtered coffee.

Chimps' Nest cares about preserving the environment and natural resources; local people built it using natural materials and the electricity we use is solar powered. All this makes Chimps' Nest an eco-friendly lodge.

Activities include chimp trekking, birdwatching, night walks, nature walks through Kibale Forest or the Bigodi Swamp area, mountain biking, visiting the local people and visiting one of the crater lakes or go for a swim.

  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 33
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • French
  • Belgian
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

All bookings have to be done via e-mail. A booking is considered confirmed upon receipt of at least 100% deposit in our bank accounts or offices. We do not accept cash on arrival. Only the amount actually arrived into our bank accounts shall be considered as paid. Any balance remaining due to bank transfer costs or exchange rates shall have to be... All bookings have to be done via e-mail. A booking is considered confirmed upon receipt of at least 100% deposit in our bank accounts or offices. We do not accept cash on arrival. Only the amount actually arrived into our bank accounts shall be considered as paid. Any balance remaining due to bank transfer costs or exchange rates shall have to be paid on arrival. In case you have not confirmed your booking with us 31 days prior to DOA, we reserve the right to give out the room(s) without notice. see more

Chimp's Nest Rooms

Chimp's Nest Map

Chimp's Nest is 7.8km from the centre of Kibale National Park , the nearest airport 232.3km (Entebbe International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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