Uganda : Kibale Forest NP
Kibale National Park is a beautiful park in western Uganda and has the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa, as well as the most amazing birdlife. The most accessible of Uganda's major rainforests, Kibale is home to a remarkable 13 primate species, including the very localised red colobus and L'Hoest's monkey. Buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species are also found in the park. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier than its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into some parts of the park.
Ndali Lodge is set on a working farm on the rim of the deep crater-lake Nyinambuga. It has eight luxurious cottages built from stone and thatch, with comfortable, original interiors, en-suite bathrooms and a private veranda. Overlooking the Rwenzori Mountains, you will enjoy superb food, most of it grown on the Ndali estate, and the service is genuinely attentive. The camp is lit by candles and oil lamps, evoking the sense of old Africa in the evenings.
Primate Kibale Lodge is situated in a private concession in the centre of Kibale Forest and has eight luxury safari tents. Each tent has an en-suite shower and a veranda with great views over the forest. There are also six cottages with en-suite bathrooms, while the more adventurous can stay in the Sky Tree House, high up in the forest canopy and overlooking an elephant wallow.