Kyaninga Lodge

Kibale Forest, Kibale Forest and Semliki Wildlife Reserve, Uganda

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  • 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

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Uganda can be visited at any time of year. Most of Uganda enjoys the perfect tropical climate. Temperatures average about 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. The hottest months are from December to February.

It is generally rainy (particularly during the months of March to May, September to November), while the remaining months (December to February, June to August) comprise Uganda's two dry seasons.

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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.

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.

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The eight cottages at Kyaninga Lodge are built on platforms, connected by a wooden walkway to the main lodge. Rooms are spacious, with an indoor seating area as well as a private deck. Each cottage has ensuite facilities, and bathrooms feature free-standing bathtubs and glass-walled showers.


Meals at Kyaninga Lodge are served in the main lodge dining room. The menu is based on European dishes but with a Ugandan twist, making use of the local ingredients available from the kitchen garden and nearby markets. The bar has an extensive wine list. WiFi is provided in the main lodge building.


Due to its location less than an hour from Kibale Forest, Kyaninga Lodge is the ideal base from which to go chimp trekking.

Kyaninga Lodge has a large swimming pool overlooking Kyaninga Lake. From here steps lead down to terraced lawns, or guests can adventure further along the banks of the lake through the ancient rainforest. In Kyaninga's gardens there is a grass tennis court and croquet lawn. Guests can also explore the kitchen garden and fruit tree orchard.


  • 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.

  • Chimpanzee habituation

    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.

Holiday Ideas

  • Epic Uganda

    Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

    from £6300 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights

    • Track the impressive and endangered mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
    • Take part in game drives and treks; experience safari from several perspectives
    • Take off over Queen Elizabeth National Park in a hot air balloon, followed by a delicious bush breakfast back on land
  • Family Fun in Uganda and Kenya

    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kibale Forest & Maasai Mara

    from £10200 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights

    • Track gorillas twice in the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to half the world's gorillas
    • Go in search of Uganda's second great ape, the chimpanzee in dense lush forest
    • Meet the long necked residents of Giraffe Manor over breakfast

Location & directions

Kibale Forest, Kibale Forest and Semliki Wildlife Reserve, Uganda

Kyaninga Lodge is located on the banks of Lake Kyaninga, less than an hour's drive from Kibale Forest, in western Uganda.

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