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Ndali Primate Lodge

Fast Facts

Country: Uganda

Location of Camp: Kibale Forest National Park

Type of Safari Camp: Permanent Lodge

Rating (1-5+): 4+

Camp Accomodations: 8 Cottages providing luxurious accommodation for 16 guests

Local Wildlife: 350 Mountain Gorillas (9 habituated troops) Chimpanzee, Colobus Monkey, 8 other primate species, Elephant, bush pig, giant forest hog, 346 species of birds.

When to Visit: Year round (except April during heavy rains)

Safari Activities at Camp: Walks round the 1000 acre farm and to Mahoma waterfall, boating on the lake, swimming in the lake, trips to a tea plantation and to Kibale Forest National Park (chimp tracking) and the Bigodi wetland sanctuary.

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Ndali Primate Lodge

The estate dates back to the 1920s, an era of large-scale tea planting in the area that began when Major Trevor Price and his friend Hugh Naylor, recently discharged from the British Army in Egypt after the Great War, decided to venture south in a model T Ford, eventually settling here in Uganda’s Tooro Kingdom to establish one tea estate after another.

Ndali Lodge is a fantastic traditional colonial lodge set in the stunning crater region of Western Uganda. Built of local stone and thatch, the 8 luxury bandas offer views over the dramatic Rwenzori Mountains; each banda is en-suite with a private veranda. The dining room and lounge offer relaxing views over the crater lake below. This is a great base from where to track the chimpanzees of Kibale Forest. For the more adventurous it is also possible to go for an early morning dip in the Crater Lake! Ndali Lodge does have hot and cold running water however all lighting is by candle or storm lantern!

Ndali Lodge is set in a stunning location on the rim an extinct volcano which has now filled with water to become the breathtaking Lake Nyinambuga –250 acres in size and 130 metres deep.

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