After breakfast with your personal driver guide, depart to Kibale Forest National Park. The drive is about 7 hours. After leaving the Lake Victoria Basin pass through beautiful agricultural countryside where every type of fruit and vegetable imaginable is grown. Upon reaching Kyanjojo, in the lower foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains (Mountains of the Moon), we drive through beautiful tea plantations and into Kibale tropical rain forest. Arrive at the lodge near Kibale Forest National Park for a late lunch. Afternoon relaxation at the lodge.
You will be based at Ndali Lodge, set on a 1,000 acre farm owned and operated by the third generation of the Price/Sturdy family. The lodge was built using local materials and labour and designed by Mark Price to blend with the landscape using traditional rough-casting and spear-grass thatch. Light, space, simplicity and openness to nature are key qualities. At Ndali, there is an opportunity to visit the farm and learn more about its operations.
The fascinating 766-square-kilometer Kibale Forest is the natural habitat for an amazing 12 primate species, and contains the highest primate density of any area on Earth. Here, on a guided forest walk, you may find families of Chimpanzees and Red Colobus Monkeys chattering and swinging through the ancient forest trees. Some of the trees are 50 to 60 meters (150 to 180 feet) in height, and provide a majestic canopy for the profusion of rain forest life, including 325 bird species.Even though you may only rarely see them, the park is home to the largest population of Forest Elephant in Uganda, and is also home to Buffalo, Uganda Kob, Genet, Civet, Waterbuck and Bushbuck.
Overnight Ndali Lodge ( Std Cottage) BLD