Guests per Safari Vehicle
Perfectly set on the banks of the Nyinabulitwa Crater Lake you will find Crater Safari Lodge. This lodge blends perfectly with the surrounding Uganda landscape and provides a prime location for guests wanting to explore the Kibale National Park. Guests can enjoy Chimpanzee Trekking in the Kibale National Park and also visit the Queen Elizabeth National Park for some epic Gorilla experiences.
Crater Safari Lodge is a luxury retreat offering guests breath-taking scenery and outstanding opportunities to witness some of the most unique wildlife sightings. Situated in a remote area, the journey to Crater Safari Lodge is long but definitely worth it.
Crater Safari Lodge has been designed in such a way that it doesn’t intrude on its pristine surroundings. Thatched chalets with expansive wooden balconies provide the perfect luxurious jungle escape. Hammocks and garden swings on the grounds of the lodge add an extra element of tranquillity to your remote safari experience. In total, there are 11 thatched stand-alone wooden cabins and 10 standard pool facing cabanas, each catering to a different style of each guest.
The main lodge houses the restaurant, intimate bar area and lounge. The boma area is the perfect place to relax around a roaring and crackling fire; and share stories about the day’s activities. The sparkling swimming pool adorning the manicured lawns is the perfect place to soak up the African sun and enjoy panoramic views of the sublime crater lake.
Kibale is highest at the park’s northern tip, which stands 1,590m above sea level. The lowest point is 1,100m on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley to the south. 351 tree species have been recorded in the park, some rise to over 55m and are over 200 years old. Kibale’s varied altitude supports different types of habitat, ranging from wet tropical forest on the Fort Portal plateau to woodland and savanna on the rift valley floor.
Kibale is one of Africa’s foremost research sites. While many researchers focus on the chimpanzees and other primates found in the park, others are investigating Kibale’s ecosystems, wild pigs and fish species, among other topics. Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau.
Kibale is famously known for Chimpanzee tracking. The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee. It also contains over 375 species of birds. Kibale adjoins Queen Elizabeth National Park to the south to create a 180km-long corridor for wildlife between Ishasha, the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Sebitoli in the north of Kibale National Park.
The Kibale-Fort Portal area is one of Uganda’s most rewarding destinations to explore. The park lies close to the tranquil Ndali-Kasenda crater area and within half a day’s drive of the Queen Elizabeth, Rwenzori Mountains and Semuliki National Parks, as well as the Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve.
All ages welcome
10 Standard Pool Facing Cabanas
14 Deluxe Thatched Chalets
7 Crater Facing Chalets
1 Honeymoon Suite
All ages welcome
6+ welcome on game drives
Crater Safari Lodge, Kibale Forest National Park? Uganda
All ages welcome