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Kyaninga Lodge Kibale


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Kyaninga Lodge Overview & Where Is It Located?

The Kyaninga Lodge offers you the ultimate in the African safari experiences: a log cabin on the crater rim with spectacular views and excellent hospitality. A luxury safari vacation accommodation in Kibale National Park, the lodge has a treelodge chalet feel and is set within well-designed gardens atop a rocky crest overlooking a rare magnificent crater lake and the distant Rwenzori Mountains. This stayover has a series of structures built with eucalyptus logs with a four-sided, pyramid-like thatched roof. The two-tier lounge is on the highest point and is the perfect place to relax around the stone fireplace and enjoy the breezes floating in through the curtained windows.

Spend time on your tour on the deck outside or walk down to the swimming pool for a lazy dip and a peaceful siesta in the warm sunshine of Kibale and Fort Portal region. Or perhaps play a game of lawn tennis on the court outside. It will delight you to know that the lodge has solar panels for generating power and several programs designed for the upliftment of the surrounding community.

Key Takeaways

  • Fabulous location on an incline overlooking its namesake crater lake of Uganda
  • Log cabin appeal built out of eucalyptus logs in a pyramid shape with a thatched roof
  • Stone fireplace where a fire is lit to keep the interiors cozy
  • Swimming pool for taking lazy dips or siestas in the warm sunshine, lawn tennis court for playing a friendly game
  • Eco-friendly accommodation with solar panels and community service programs
Kyaninga Lodge Kibale Park View

What To Expect At Kyaninga Lodge Accommodation?

Key Takeaways

  • Luxury Safari Tier 1 Experience. Total of 9 log cabins having a tranquil ambiance
  • Cabins erected on stilts and accessed by walking over raised stone walkways
  • Rooms with wooden flooring, high thatched roofs and balcony
  • Choice of twin single beds or a large double bed with mosquito netting for bug protection
  • Ensuite bathroom with a claw-footed bathtub, shower stall, bathrobes, and twin vanities
Kyaninga Lodge has a collection of 9 log cabins spread on either side of the lounge on the ridge. The cabins can be reached by walking over raised stone walkways, and they are erected on stilts and set within lush greenery to accord you all the privacy you need for your safari vacation in Uganda. Each of the large cabins has hardwood floors with high thatched roofs and includes a double or two single beds. Mosquito nets are suspended from a ceiling framework and protect from bugs.

Both indoor and outdoor patio seating arrangements form lovely spots for relaxing in the serenity. Listen to the calls of some of the 375 birds of Kibale wilderness against the picturesque backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains. The ensuite bathrooms include bathrobes, a shower stall, a claw-footed bathtub, and twin stone basins positioned on wooden countertops. Solar panels help heat the hot water for showers, and you can also charge electronics in your room using the electrical outlets. In-room massages can be arranged upon request.
Kyaninga Lodge Accommodation Kibale

Things To Do (Activities & Tour Attractions) & Why Visit Kyaninga Lodge On Kibale Safari?

Key Takeaways

  • Exploring the lake and sighting some of the wildlife of Kibale including 375 bird species
  • Swimming and canoeing in the crater lakes
  • Safari trips around the park to see some of the 13 species of primates such as Eastern chimpanzee, L’Hoest monkey, spectacled demidoff, Thomas’ galagos and many more
  • Bird watching expeditions to the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary and Kanyanchu
  • Nature walks to spot some of the 250 species of butterflies and 70 different reptiles and amphibians that abound
Your exploration on your safari with AfricanMecca starts at the doorstep of the lodge. Make your way down to the crater lake for a swim, nature walk or canoeing. You may also see some of the local wildlife here. It will interest you to know that Kibale wilderness has various other crater lakes, each more stunning than the next. Of course, the main attraction is the chimpanzee trekking safaris inside Kibale National Park, and you can spend an entire day traveling along the forest trails to see them. The park is proud to host 13 species of primates, and you may even have the opportunity to view more rare specimens such as the L’Hoest monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus, spectacled demidoff, Thomas’ galagos, and others.

Go on a birdwatching trip to Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary and the Kanyanchu locales for sightings of some rare birds. Should you sign up for nature walks, you may have the opportunity to view some of the 250 species of butterflies and 70 varieties of amphibians and reptiles. Also, look out for the 70 different types of mammals that live in Kibale.
Kyaninga Lodge Safari Kibale Tour

How Is The Dining At Kyaninga Lodge?

Key Takeaways

  • Lodge serves three-course meals in the dining area
  • All meals prepared using fresh, organic ingredients sourced from the kitchen gardens
  • Indoor and alfresco poolside dining options available
  • Bar in the lounge for taking orders for cocktails and other alcoholic drinks
  • Terrace for enjoying drinks with sundowner drinks in hand
Kyaninga Lodge serves delicious three-course meals cooked with fresh produce sourced from the kitchen gardens or local farmers’ market, and the chef caters to special dietary constraints with prior notice. Enjoy your meals in the indoor dining area or out on the deck above the swimming pool. The bar located in the lounge takes orders for drinks. Why not have them served outside and sip on them as you revel in the glorious sunsets over the nearby crater lake (best time to go to Kibale).
Kyaninga Lodge Meals Kibale Dining

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Pros & Cons At Kyaninga Lodge In Kibale

What We Like About Kyaninga Lodge

  1. Located on a scenic rim overlooking its namesake crater lake and the faraway distant Rwenzori Mountains.
  2. Free-form swimming pool with loungers perfect for tranquil holiday siestas in the sun.
  3. Solar panels generate power for heating shower water and charging electronics.
  4. With just 9 rooms, lodge is ideal for discerning guests looking for quiet, personalized service.
  5. The best luxury lodge in the Kibale region for your chimpanzee safari in Uganda.

Things To Note When Staying At Kyaninga Lodge

  1. Around 60 - 90 minutes drive from the starting point of chimpanzee tours in Kibale National Park. Fort Portal is the nearest town, reached by a drive of over 10 kilometers.
  2. The lodge owners supports distinct sustainable programs e.g. Kyaninga Child Development Centre, Kyaninga Forest Foundation, Kyaninga Dairy, and empowering local employment.
  3. Rooms are on the inclines and accessible only by stairs; not suitable for physically challenged guests.
  4. No fitness center or dedicated spa, but provides in-room massage services and a lawn tennis court.
  5. Due to lack of competition, the prices are on the higher side as there is no alternative lodge offering a similar kind of service and experience.
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When staying at Kyaninga Lodge in Uganda, we recommend combining it with Bwindi Park for your gorilla safari trek, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls for your wildlife safari, and alongside your city tour visits of Kampala and Entebbe.

You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas such as Mgahinga to track down golden monkeys and gorillas in the same park, Jinja for whitewater rafting on the Nile River, and Semliki, Lake Mburo or Kidepo for an offbeat wildlife tour.

You can end your vacation on the beach at Lake Victoria or even extending out to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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