Overlooking Lake Kyaninga and the Mountains of the Moon, Kyaninga Lodge offers a small collection of cottages in an idyllic setting. Less than an hour from Kibale Forest, this is a tranquil place to stay with easy access to fantastic chimp trekking.
Just eight cottages offer privacy and seclusion
Less than one hour from Kibale Forest for chimpanzee trekking
Take in the incredible lake and mountain views from your private terrace, the main lodge or the pool
Relax around the open fire in the main lodge, or stay active on the lodge's grass tennis court
Kyaninga Lodge is comprised of just eight cottages as well as the main lodge building. This makes for a peaceful and relaxing stay, perfect for unwinding after a day trekking with chimpanzee. Cottages are set apart offering guests complete privacy, and connect with the main lodge via a raised wooden walkway.
The main lodge at Kyaninga provides a welcoming seating area, spread around a double-sided, central, open fireplace. In the evenings enjoy dinner in the lodge's dining room, followed by a glass of wine by the fire. The lodge has two raised galleries which offer stunning views of the lake and the mountains, and also leads to two wooden decks with loungers. Wander down the steps to the pool and take in the lake views as you float in the water.
Each cottage provides ample space, all offering an indoor seating area as well as a private terrace. Here you can enjoy morning tea and coffee while admiring the impressive views. The wooden cottages are rustic yet comfortable, with modern bathroom facilities including free-standing bathtub and walk-in shower.
Meals at Kyaninga are served in the main lodge's dining room, and feature a combination of European dishes and local Ugandan ingredients. Straight from the kitchen garden or local markets, each dish is fresh and delicious.
When to visit
Kyaninga Lodge is located on the banks of Lake Kyaninga, less than an hour's drive from Kibale Forest, in western Uganda.
Chimp trekking in Kibale Forest
Kibale Forest in western Uganda is home to 13 different species of primate, and is the main area for chimpanzee trekking in the country. Sighting rates are high, and you will have the incredible opportunity to get up close to these fascinating animals.
Spend a day in Kibale Forest observing the resident chimpanzee population. Step off the beaten track and enjoy the company of a chimpanzee family in the process of habituation, alongside expert guides and researchers.