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3 Day Self Drive Tour to Kyaninga Lodge in Uganda

If you want to see chimpanzees in Uganda, Kibale National Park is the number 1 destination for this activity. It is located in the western part of Uganda, about 315km from Kampala capital.

Kyaninga Lodge

Kibale National Park is a home to 13 primate species which include chimpanzees, Baboons, Colobus monkeys, Grey Cheeked Mangabeys, Red-tailed monkeys, Blue monkeys, Galagoes and many others.

The major tourist activities include chimpanzee tracking, Chimpanzee habituation Experience, bird watching and nature walk among others. To explore Kibale National Park, one requires a minimum of 3 days / 2 nights. One of the best places to stay while on  a safari to Kibale National Park is Kyaninga lodge, a 5 star accommodation unit near Kibale forest.

About Kyaninga Lodge

Kyaninga Lodge is one of the luxury accommodations in Kibale forest national park in Uganda. Kyaninga is famous for offering the excellent services to the world standards. The Lodge is situated against a stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the legendary Mountains of the Moon.

The exceptional design and sheer scale of the main lodge is immediately apparent from the moment one crests the hill and Kyaninga Lodge comes into view. Kyaninga Lodge is a home away from home and once inside, the lodge offers comfortable seating areas set around an imposing double-sided open fireplace where one can enjoy a cosy evening over a good book, a board game or a drink from the bar.

Kyaninga Lodge also contains the restaurant where delicious meals compete with stunning views on both sides. Two raised galleries offer intimate spaces for those wishing to absorb the panorama in a more private setting. On the lake side, the main lodge leads to two decks furnished with comfortable loungers, while steps hewn from local volcanic rock lead down to the swimming pool and on to two lawned terraces overlooking the deep blue water and primeval forest of Lake Kyaninga itself.

Kyaninga Lodge has 8 luxury cottages built on platforms and set apart to offer privacy and tranquility. Access to the cottages from the main lodge is via a raised wooden walkway. Other facilities here include Airport Shuttle Service, Swimming Pool, and Fireplace among others.

Getting There

Kibale National Park / Kyaninga Lodge can be accessed by road via Mubende. Another route is via Mbarara and cross the Equator. By Air, you can flight to Kasese Airstrip. Aero Link Uganda has daily scheduled flights from Entebbe Airstrip. However, you should organize ground transportation from the airstrip to the lodge, or you can hire a car in Kampala or Kasese and drive your self. Car rental in Uganda is now very popular and this has led to rapid development of self drive adventures.

Proposed Itinerary for 3 day Uganda tour

Day 1: Leave Kampala in the morning, transfer to Kibale Forest, lunch in Fort Portal Town, check-in Kyaninga lodge, relax as you wait for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Half day chimpanzee tracking and afternoon nature walk (To Bigodi swamps, or nearby communities or Crater Lakes region), Or we go for chimpanzee habituation experience (Full day with chimps) all meals and overnight Kyaninga lodge.

Day3: Reserved for departure

The average cost for 2 persons is US$950 per person including 2 nights at Kyaninga lodge, private transportation in a 4wd safari vehicle, services of a professional English speaking driver / tour guide, all meals and bottled mineral water for refreshment, chimpanzee tracking permits for US$150 each.

Uganda is now among the best destinations to travel to on a self drive tour particularly if teamed up with camping. All these camping equipments are hired at relatively affordable prices as low as 10USD from African Jungle Adventures Limited. A self drive holiday in Uganda offers a memorable experience to particularly primates, wildlife and adventure lovers.

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As another option for scheduled safaris, self drive holidays in Uganda allow you to determine your schedule, freeing you from the limitations of an inflexible tour program, and giving you a chance to enjoy the wild landscape of Uganda, Rwanda and the surrounding countries in the East African region at your own pace.

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Uganda Car Hire has been arranging and tailoring delectable self drive safaris, holidays and vacation since 2001. We have an in depth and knowledge of Uganda, its climate, facilities, and an established system of approved accommodation and 4×4 rental affiliates. Each part of you're self drive safari is authorize by Uganda car Hire to guarantee you have the best and memorable trip with less hassle or concern. Our well trained and experience travel consultants can answer any question you may have relating to your Uganda self drive holiday.

We can deal take care of all aspects of your self-driving safaris, we organize the accommodation, vehicle for hire and your route considering your own preferences, individual needs and hobbies. We additionally offer budge self drive packages intended to suit budge travelers searching for affordable self drive safaris in Uganda, Rwanda and the neighboring East African nations.

While the allure of a Uganda safari and independent travel introduces an amazing prospect to numerous adventurers, it does include a sure measure of hard work, effort and tour know-how despite the fact that your route is planned and your equipment provided. Some travelers like to experience Uganda's tough camping by overland safari, others would prefer not to go on luxury accommodation.

What makes our self drive tours in a 4x4 vehicle so unique is that you are in the driver's seat which implies when you are in a game watching drive through one of Africa's premium national game parks, you are driving, you choose how long to spend watching wildlife, you choose when it is time to move on. This gives you some flexibility in your day, perhaps you need to stop on the side of the road and purchase some bananas and chat to local people, or spend a couple of hours looking at Murchison Falls or choose to spend all day the day sitting at a watering hole watching a pride of lions in the Murchison Falls National Park.

Then again, there are some tourists who want to hire their own car together with their camping equipment with a driver and go for a guided tour. On most of our guided self drive safari we offer a good and well maintained 4x4 Land Cruiser for between 2-4 people. Your hired vehicle comes complete with camping gears and all the essentials vital for comfort and practicality. We also offers a number of tours through the East African countries like Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo regardless of how long you want to spend with the vehicle. We have been running and organizing these self drive expeditions for many years and we are among the few operators in Uganda offering multi country tours. Most tour companies in Uganda offer a self drive safari to Uganda however with Uganda Car Hire you have the chance to go through numerous countries particularly in the East African region.

Below are some of the important camping gears that are ready to be hired out to our clients;

  • Gas cylinders
  • Cooking utensils
  • Camping chairs and tables
  • Battery powered lamp
  • Camping stove
  • Torch

So visit Uganda Car Hire Ltd on or its mother company African Jungle Adventures Ltd on and experience an amazing African tour and vacations in one of our 4X4 Camper vehicles. Rent a completely equipped 4X4 vehicles live Toyota Rav4, Toyota Premio, Noah among others or you can hire a luxury 4x4 self drive vehicle like Toyota Land Cruiser, Benz Ml, Nissan Patrol and enjoy a self drive tour into the region’s most amazing national park, game reserves and wilderness areas and enjoy the freedom of flexibility of the self drive tour.