"Where the Great Rift Valley meets the mighty Congo basin.” Kyaninga Lodge looks onto the Rwenzori Mountains beyond Kyaninga Lake and is elevated to make the most of the captivating view of the equatorial wilderness that surrounds.
Kyaninga Lodge Highlights
The chimpanzee trekking activity is what draws guests to this region of Uganda, and particularly, to Kyaninga Lodge, which is the ideal base from which to explore Kibale National Park and enjoy walking alongside chimpanzees. However, Kyaninga has a lot more to offer, starting with its superior views of the Rwenzori Mountains, which join Uganda and the Congo, in the background, and the unusual twin crater lakes that conjoin to create Kyaninga Lake. The lodge has nine thatched cottages, all elevated along a vegetated ridge and only a short walk from the freshwater lake below. Guides are on hand to take guests exploring, and cooks create sumptuous meals in the lodge restaurant.
- The nine log cottages are built by hand and are generously spacious, yet cosy, with retractable mosquito net curtains, en suite bathrooms, and individual balconies.
- The main lodge matches the log cabin style of the cottages and has a warming fireplace, wooden floored dining room and lounge perfect for leisurely relaxation.
- There is a swimming pool at the main lodge, which has a wooden pool deck and looks down onto the lake, forest and mountains below.
- Kyaninga Lodge directly supports the work of the Kyaninga Child Development Centre, which assists in bettering the lives of disabled children in Uganda.
Kyaninga Lodge Game Viewing and Activities
Guests who visit Kyaninga Lodge are in a prime position to visit Kibale Forest to experience Uganda’s famous chimpanzee trekking safari activity. Daily excursions to walk among chimpanzees and a density of other primates, birds, mammals, and insects are conducted from the lodge, but there is more than enough interest at Kyaninga itself to keep guests enthralled by the surroundings. From the lodge itself, guests can walk down to Kyaninga Lake, which is a beautiful and natural place to swim. The equatorial forest that surrounds the crater lake offers plenty to explore, and there are guides on hand to lead guests on hikes gentle strolls through the rainforest. Local villages around Kyaninga warmly welcome visitors who can spend a day there exploring rural Ugandan life and shopping at local craft stores, or eating traditional fare at a local pub. Simply relaxing at the pool and listening to the hundreds of birds is another way to make the most Kyaninga.
One of only two lodges based inside the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Buhoma Lodge is surrounded by natural wildlife and dense vegetation, and everything from its physical structure to its services and comforts are locally sourced and sustainably built.