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Uganda / Primate Lodge

The chimpanzee tracking and habituation experiences here in the heart of Kibale National Forest are simply exceptional. Based in the convivial surroundings of eco-friendly Primate Lodge, guests are housed in glass-fronted cottages, each with a private terrace, or Forest cottages with thatched roofs, wooden decks and an enhanced rustic ambience. For the adventurous there is also a back-to-nature tree house, just ten minutes from the main lodge. Meals with an innovative African twist are served in the dining room, the adjacent lounge bar being the perfect place to settle back on comfy chairs and sofas to the sounds of forest-dwelling birds and primates. The starting point for trekking – the National Park headquarters – is an easy five minute stroll. Knowledgeable rangers lead activities such as chimp tracking, forest walks, birdwatching trips and night walks in search of nocturnal animals. Join an unforgettable chimp habituation experience to spend an entire day with these captivating creatures, from their early morning antics to their bedtime rituals.

from £185pp

Price is per night based on two sharing on a full board basis. Room upgrades available.

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Our pricing aims to give an indication of the price range from low to high season. Supplements may apply to peak periods such as Christmas and Easter. Prices are per person based on 2 sharing and include 3 nights’ accommodation with transfers unless stated otherwise. International flights are not included. Single supplements are available on request.

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When is the best time to visit Rwanda & Uganda?

Gorilla tracking takes place year round – early booking is essential as permits are strictly limited. The climate is pleasantly tropical due to the high altitude and the temperature varies little year round. The rainier months are generally between March to May and mid September to November.

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