Our Accommodation

Primate Lodge Kibale

kibale-transpOpened in July 2007, Great Lakes Safaris invites you for a stay at our Safari Lodge in the middle of this wonderful forest! Whether you bring your own tent, prefer to stay in middle class accommodation or wish a high level of luxury and comfort, Primate Lodge Kibale is the place! It is suitated in Kibale Forest National Park that harbours the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in Africa. Not less than thirteen different species are living in this tropical forest, including human’s closest relative, the chimpanzee.


Primate Lodge Kibale – Kibale Forest National Park

Our luxury tented camp consists of eight deluxe safari tents in African style. They are raised on a wooden platform, offering a splendid view at the surrounding forest. The private situated tents are featured with a spacious veranda, comfortable twin beds and en-suite bathroom.

After waking up with the sounds of nature, follow the natural walking way to a spacious open restaurant where a delicious breakfast will be served. The restaurant provides local and international cuisine. Adjacent is a well-stocked bar and cosy lounge to spend the afternoons or evenings pleasantly. Or gather around the unique fire place where you can over think the Uganda tours of the day.

But this is not all! In addition to the luxury tented camp, we also offer recently renovated, comfortable forest cottages. They are privately situated in the forest, with their own veranda, spacious bedroom and en-suite bathroom. The adventurous travellers are welcome to spend a night high up in our unique Sky Tree House, with a magnificent view over the elephant wallow. Finally, a well- maintained camp-site with shared washing facilities is available for backpackers who want to bring their own tent.

Obviously, the local community is highly involved in different areas, ranging from the supply of local products and employment, to providing handmade crafts and cultural performances.

The most important Uganda safari activity in the lodge’s surroundings is of course the chimp trekking, offered in the morning and afternoon. The young among us can enjoy a guided nature walk while being educated and entertained by experienced ranger guides. The habituation experience will give you the opportunity to come face to face with the chimps in a very special way. Moreover, a nocturnal walk will be organized where you will go in search of the bush-baby and potto at night.

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Come and witness the wonders of the African jungle where Primate Lodge Kibale will be your home!

Simba Safari Camp

simba_transOn 25 December 2008 Simba Safari Camp was opened, a newly built Budget safari accommodation just on the border of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and only 2 km from the Equator. Located on a hill, it offers spectacular views of Lake George, the Kazinga Channel and the savannah plains stretching till the far horizon…


Simba Safari Camp – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park, is one of Uganda’s most popular national parks and certainly a most scenic one. Teemed with wildlife, this protected area is bounded by the high mountains of the Rwenzoris in the north, stretches along the shores of Lake Edward in the west and hides the remote area of Ishasha in the south.

Why choose Simba Safari Camp?

  • Situated at the Equator at the border of Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Spectacular views of the Crater Lakes
  • The closest accommodation for game drives in the Kasenyi area
  • Spacious rooms with en-suite facilities
  • Dormitory rooms and campsite for backpackers
  • Well-stocked bar and restaurant

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from ₤199.00 p/p
with weekly departures: every Wednesday and Friday

Budongo Eco Lodge

budongo_transBudongo Eco Lodge, also known as the Kaniyo Pabidi Ecotourism Site, is situated in the heart of Budongo Forest Reserve which is one of the largest forests in Uganda, with an incredible biodiversity including 9 different primates, 360 species of birds and 290 different butterflies. The 825 square km reserve is located within the boundaries of Murchison Falls National Park.


Budongo Eco Lodge – Murchison Falls National Park

Our eco-friendly lodge provides comfortable accommodation and a wide choice of activities in the midst of the natural beauty of the forest. It is a perfect place to relax and be surrounded by the peaceful tranquillity of the forest. The lodge features five intimate eco cabins located privately throughout the forest. The cabins are spacious and provide a twin or double bed and sitting area. Each of them has an en-suite bathroom with shower and eco-toilet and a private veranda overlooking the forest. In addition, there are four dormitory rooms with two double deckers in each room (max. 4 people) and shared washing facilities.

The eco-friendly lodge also has a restaurant on site, inviting guests to have a refreshing drink before or after their forest activity. A variety of meals are served on the terrace while you can enjoy the sounds of the forest that encloses the lodge.

At the visitor’s centre you will find a lounge area to relax or read a book. It also displays different animals skeletons, fossils and snares that were removed from the forest. The Craft Shop offers a small yet nice selection of indigenous Uganda crafts.

A well developed and extensive trail system of 115 km is found throughout the forest, which enables a variety of eco-tourism activities. Enjoy a guided primate walk in search of the chimpanzee community or spend a full day in the life of the chimps with our Chimpanzee Habituation Project.

Budongo Forest is also paradise for birders and rare species like the Chocolate-backed Kingfisher and Paradise Flycatcher. Budongo Forest provides all ingredients for an exciting jungle experience!

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Your eco-holiday experience starts at Budongo Eco Lodge
where nature is at it’s best…!

Other Accommodation in and around Uganda

Uganda has a wide range of standards when it comes to places to stay – from five star hotels and first class luxury Lodges and Camps, to rustic bush camps, guesthouses and campsites.

However, different in style and location these facilities might have, there is something common to all of them and that is the hospitality and the welcome that a visitor to Uganda is accorded. A smile and warm welcome runs deep in Uganda’s culture and every visitor to Uganda is entitled to that experience.

Accommodation is not that expensive in Uganda. You can get a reasonably good hotel room for as little as $ 35 a night. Whatever your budget and taste, you will be able to find something that suits you, from the 5-star Sheraton in the centre of Kampala to Speke Resort Munyonyo on the shores of Lake Victoria and Hotel International on Muyenga Hill overlooking the city.

There are hotels of varying standards in all the major town. All the National Parks and major tourist sites have either hotels or camping sites or both. Camping charges can be as low as $5 a night. You can bring your own tent, buy or hire one Kampala.

For more details we recommend the following two guide books: “Uganda, The Bradt Travel Guide”, “Lonely Planet East Africa” and the Footprint “Uganda Handbook”.