Kyaninga Lodge

Kyaninga Lodge, Crater Walk, Buzinda, Kabarole, Western Region, Uganda – Show more hotels in Kibale National Park

Location: Kibale National Park, Uganda.


One of the best areas for a Chimpanzee Safari – is Kibale National Park, nestled on the edge of an ancient extinct volcanic crater lake at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains, sits Kyaninga Lodge against the stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga, a spectacular result of one man’s vision and six years of unwavering commitment to creating an experience of Africa’s beauty not seen anywhere else. This opulent lodge is approx. (298.6km=185.5 miles) a 5 hr. 9min drive northeast of Kampala City, which is a 45min drive from Entebbe International Airport. Your experience begins deep in the evergreen rainforest of Kibale, the best place in the world to see Chimpanzees in the wild and one of the top attractions in this region. The forest is frequented by documentary filmmakers, including the great Attenborough. Aside from the highest density of Chimpanzees in the world, there are 13 other rare primates in this enormous world treasured forest. With amazing adventures aligned, you are free to make a choice and we will organize it for you. Nine exclusive spacious cottages made from hand-carved logs, beauty and elegance await you in the gardens, creation of London-based designer Imogen Jenkins. The gardens provide a stunning setting for relaxation, reflection, and space for games, a lawn tennis court, as wildlife come close to the doorstep, take a guided walk around the beautiful Kyaninga Crater Lake and Forest. The lodge’s Chef offers the finest 3-course cuisine, with menus from the west blended with local ingredients mostly handpicked from the Lodge’s kitchen garden and neighboring markets. Relax after dinner, by the fire whilst enjoying a drink from the fully stocked bar. The cottages each have a terrace and loungers to relax whilst enjoying the views of Lake Kyaninga Wireless internet access is available in the Main Lodge to enable you to share your experiences with loved ones. The terrace leads down to the swimming pool that overlooks the lake, lined with pavers cut from local volcanic rock, with two wooden decks.

Uniqueness of this Camp

  • Located on the edge of a crater lake overlooking the Mountains of the Moon.
  • The highest mountain range in Africa provides a unique experience for adventure seekers and nature lovers.
  • This makes it a great base for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale.


Nine spacious cottages set apart and raise on platforms, with privacy and tranquility, in twin or double beds, featuring Egyptian cotton linen, feather pillows, an indoor sitting area, private deck for early morning tea or coffee with views over the lake and the Rwenzori Mountains. Cottages have en-suite bathrooms that boast marble countertop basins set atop crafted Elgon olive pedestals, claw-footed freestanding bathtubs, glass-walled showers, electrical charging points, and hot water provided by modern solar power.


Lodge Amenities:  Lounge area – two raised galleries ideal for birding or reading, lawn tennis, croquet, badminton, and boules, fireplace with board games, bar, swimming pool, Wellness Centre, solar power, dining area – with advance notice special dietary requests will be made available.


Chimpanzee Safari – Kibale National Park, Explore Kyaninga, Gorilla Trekking, Rwenzori Mountains, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Visit Kyaninga Child Development Centre, The Running the Rift Marathon – November, Ride The Rift – December.