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KIBALE FOREST CAMP-RETREAT IN THE WOODS

Strategically located just outside Kibale Forest National Park also known as the primate capital of the world, Kibale forest Camp borders Magombe swamp well known for Bigodi wetland sanctuary which is among the top spots for birding safaris in Uganda.   The camp is just a 10 minutes-drive to Kanyanchu visitor Centre where chimpanzee tracking starts in Kibale Forest National Park.

Kibale forest camp

Kibale Forest Camp, as the name implies, is nestled in a clearing in Kibale Forest. The accommodation at the lodge is of permanent tents with  wooden structure built around it. Though tourists planning to have their accommodation at this camp need to be aware that it gets a little dark during the nights and a good flashlight would come in handy.

The camp offers affordable classic canvas experience in the form of 10 African safari style tents tucked away in a lush forest and can accommodate up to 20 people. Though the beds within the tents do not have mosquito nets and this according to the management of the camp is intentional since the tent itself effectively serves as a mosquito net.

And for those wishing to relax from the long drives and chimpanzee tracking safaris, there is a common area to get the fresh breathe of the forest and a nice spot for grabbing a drink with dinner served on the upper deck.

There is also fireplace that is always set up for the cold evening and this is the perfect spot as it gets dark to watched the black and white colobus monkeys that come around as they peered back at you from the nearby trees.

A stay at this bush camp gives you an opportunity to experience the real African jungle, the forest smells and sounds with chances of spotting primates swing through the trees and also getting to observe rare birds and beautiful butterflies fluttering around.