Rubalika safari lodge and Farm is a mid- range accommodation found on a farm land next to Kibale National Park (Home of Chimpanzees ) in the western part of Uganda. The lodge is owned by the family built out of passion for travel, Nature and conservation. The lodge is set outside the park in the perfect base for Chimpanzees Tracking and surrounded by the lush green landscape overlooking the majestic Rwenzori Range. The lodge is convenient for tourists, travellers and holiday makers who want to explore and discover the three national parks in Uganda name; Semiliki, Mt Rwenzori and Queen Elizabeth national park with the beautiful views. You can be at the lodge by road transport from Kampala/Entebbe which takes approximately 5-6 hour’s drive and an hour to fly from Entebbe international airport to Kasese airstrip then hours to be transferred to the lodge.
Rubalika safari lodge consists of 6 elegant and confortable en suite canva cottages overlooking the breathtaking views reflecting African traditional style with natural materials with thatches structure, stones and timbers. Cottages are well elevated with raised wooden platform decorated and furnished with en- suite private facilities of clean flushing Toilets, bathroom with hot and cold showers, comfortable beds that are wrapped with mosquito nets , chairs, free toiletries, complementary bottled water in the rooms , white pillows and duvets ,wooden tables and many more. Cottages have large sitting areas, terraces and wooden private balconies overlooking the Lush green landscape and lakes. Cottages varies in different sizes with single beds for individuals , double beds for friends or couples, twin ,and villa bedroom for family or group with different costs ranging from 300$ per night and above . Rates vary depending on seasons; during peak season the rate always go high than low season.
Rubalika safari lodge offers different facilities and services which include;
On-site restaurant that serves delicious types of Menu WITH culinary traditional from all corners of the world and international meals that meets guests appetite. You will enjoy all the home made dishes filled with fruits and vegetables making papaya’s Cuisine unique. You will have Continental / buffet breakfast in the rooms, lunch and a 3 course dinner in the main building served by well trained, organized staff and skilled chef.
Services include; Free parking space available, lobby area offered , Laundry and house-keeping services available, airport pick -ups and drop offs offered , massage services offered , honey moon packages are offered.
WIFI hot spot internet available at the lodge that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends.
Activities to do while at the lodge includes ; birding / bird watching as you listen to the sound of the whispering birds in the village, Chimpanze tracking since Kibale is the home of chimpanzees, Hiking/ climbing Mount Rwenzori , natural walks in forest and many more .
Kibale Forest national park is situated on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori , 65 km south of fort portal tourism city in Western uganda covering the total area of 766 square kilo metres . The park is basically the best destination for primate viewing and birding. It is the home of various chimpanzee over 1500 in kibale and in the whole world its about 5000 chimpanzees, with over 13 primate species , few mammals and over 300 species of birds which include; Sun birds , bee –eaters , sunbirds, Tawny Eagles , Grey headed kingfisher , Yellow-billed hornbill and many more birds. Chimpanzee tracking and habituation is the famous tourist activity in Kibale national park since it’s the home of Various Primates. One has to be having a chimpanzee permit in order to track which cost 200$ non foreign resident, 150$ foreign residents and Ugandans its 150,000/=, Habituation is 250$ non foreign residents. There are more accommodations to stay in while in kibale national park; budget, Mid range (moderate) and luxury accommodations which are friendly and affordable to visitors visiting the park.
There are different activities to do while in Kibale national park include; Chimpanzee tracking experience since the lodge is close to the forest and the park has more chimpanzees, chimpanzee habituation, Birding/bird watching in kibale, as you enjoy the whispering sound of birds in the forest since the park has many different bird species, visiting bigodi swamp , cultural experience from the local village tribe like Traditional dance and food, Nature walks in the park , golden monkey tracking , mountain biking and climbing , visiting the crater lake like kyaninga and many other activities.