Located just at the edge of Kibale National Park only 22 Km from Fort Portal on the Kamwenge Road. Simply follow the signposts! Chimpanzee Forest Lodge sits on 100 acres of manicured lawns, beautiful gardens, tea plantations, pasture, and indigenous forest. Enjoy beautiful panoramic vistas of Kibale National Park, ancient crater lakes, and the Rwenzori Mountains. Owned and operated by a Ugandan family, of the late John Switzer the son of the then British District Commissioner and prominent tea grower C.W Switzer.
Chimpanzee Forest Lodge was formerly a residence of the British district commissioner in the 1950s, during Uganda’s colonial period, and was innovated and turned into a Guest House in 2003, it has been wonderfully cared for and maintained ever since. Guests can relax in a comfortably furnished lounge which features an excellent collection of colonial African literature dating back to the 1800s.
Chimpanzee Forest Lodge offers accommodation in beautifully furnished self-contained cottages (Bandas) with a panoramic view of Kibale Forest National park and the surrounding Tea plantations. We also offer accommodation in a large ancient colonial house, which was formerly home to the British commissioner in the 1950s. It is well furnished with two self-contained rooms in a colonial setting with beautiful views of Kibale national park, the Tea plantation, and the crater lake. Enjoy hot showers in western-style bathrooms. Or, camp on flat grassy sites away from the house with shade and seclusion.
Services include delicious hot meals; cold drinks; freshly baked bread; seasonal homegrown fruits and vegetables; pancake breakfasts and percolated coffee. Kibale National Park Headquarters is just 500 meters away and chimp trekking at the park’s Kanyanchu Tourist Center is just 10 Km away.