Guests per Safari Vehicle
Kyaninga Lodge boasts one of the most picturesque backdrops in Uganda. Enjoy captivating views of Lake Kyaninga and the famous Rwenzori Mountains and utilize every moment to take in the beauty of Africa. Set apart on raised platforms each of the exclusive nine cottages provides a space of privacy and tranquillity. This spacious cottage can be configurated in twin or double beds coupled with the softest linen ad feather pillows. The indoor seating area leads out onto a private deck where guests can enjoy their morning tea or coffee while taking in the magnificent views. The en-suite bathrooms boast marble countertop basins set atop crafted Elgon olive pedestals, claw footed freestanding baths, and glass-walled showers. With modern solar power, you will always have hot water and electrical charging points.
Exploring Kyaninga and all it has to offer should definitely be on your bucket list! The main attraction when visiting Kyaninga Lodge is the Chimpanzee Safari in the Kibale National Park. Explore this deep evergreen rainforest and come face to face with man’s closest living relative. The Kibale Forest is one of the best places in the world to see Chimpanzees within their natural habitat. Kibale is frequented by many documentary filmmakers, including the great Attenborough. Kibale Forest is a magnificent world treasure boasting the highest density of Chimpanzees in the world as well as 13 other rare primates.
Kyaninga Lodge is perched on the edge of a rare twinned-volcanic crater lake, offering spectacular walks right on your doorstep. Enjoy a guided walk around the rim of the crater lake and witness all it has to offer. Or a walk down to the Lake through the 'land that time forgot' forest at Kyaninga. Out of Kyaninga, you can tour the local villages and gain a fascinating insight into rural Ugandan life. A little further, you can take a walk up to the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley itself and stare in wonder as East Africa opens out beneath you.
Uganda is a wildlife enthusiasts dream and a wonderful destination to experience another side of Africa. Within the depths of the mysterious mountain rainforest in Bwindi, you can get up close and personal with endangered mountain Gorillas. Only eight hundred Mountain Gorillas remain in the wild and almost half of them are in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Take a guided trek through the forest, see amazing sights and species, and come face to face with one of the rarest animals on Earth and one of mankind's closest relatives, the Mountain Gorilla.
Queen Elizabeth offers you the opportunity for a classic East African Safari experience. See water buffalo, warthogs, cobs, hippos, elephants and even lions in this beautiful expanse at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains. As well as exploring by safari jeep, you must not miss the boat safari. Navigating the Kazinga Channel, linking the great lakes, Edward and George, you will see countless animals along the banks who come to water, feed, and bathe.
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
All ages welcome
8+ welcome on game drives
Entebbe International Airport
Kyaninga Lodge can be accessed by road or air from Kampala or Entebbe
5-hour drive from Entebbe International Airport to Kyaninga Lodge
30-minute drive from Fort-Portal Town
45-minute drive from Kibale National Park Headquarters
3-hour scheduled flight from Entebbe Airport to Kasese Airstrip followed by 2-hour, 30-minute drive to Kyaninga Lodge
Kyaninga Lodge, Fort Portal, Uganda
All ages welcome