Ndali Lodge

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Why we like it

  • Ndali Lodge is perched on the rim of an extinct volcano, set stunningly amidst the Bunyaruguru Crater Lake region of Western Uganda
  • Built using local materials and labour using traditional rough-casting and spear-grass thatch. Light, space, simplicity and openness to nature are key qualities
  • 8 cottages facing west offer a panoramic view of the spectacular "Mountains of the Moon"
  • Kibale Forest National Park, home of the largest concentration of chimpanzees in Africa is a 45 minute drive from Ndali
  • Activities on offer are local guided walks, relaxing boat trips, excellent bird watching 5 different species of Kingfisher frequent the area, swimming in the lake or simply relax by the pool
  • Perfect for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts, families welcome

A&K Top Tip

Dining at Ndali is a memorable experience; enjoy your home cooked food, mostly produced on Ndali's land surrounded in candles and paraffin lamps, a true African experience.

Guest Testimonial

Your attitude towards suggestions made was amazing. You went the extra mile in finding us somewhere we had suggested.

- SR, London

Ndali Lodge is set on a working tea estate close to Kibale Forest. The lodge is run by Aubrey Price and the estate has been in his family for over 90 years.

The views are, quite simply, stunning and it is worth the extra distance from the forest entrance just to appreciate this extraordinary place. Each cottage has a comfortable double or twin bed and en suite facilities. There are no generators at Ndali. In the evenings, lighting is provided by candles and paraffin lamps with solar powered lights in the cottages.

Ndali has a long standing commitment to their local area. Many of the staff have worked at the lodge for 15 years or more and the lodge directly supports a number of local primary schools and sponsors a number of older children to continue on to secondary school in Fort Portal. All Ndali's water comes directly from the lake, pumped up hydraulic ram based on technology invented in the 1770's.

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flying time

8 hours 15 minutes

time difference

GMT +3 hours


Required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required

Best time to travel

December - March, June - September


With a tropical climate, the hottest months are December to February. The main rainy season tends to be between April and May and then again from October to November. Due to the altitude the mountain air is a lot cooler. The best times to visit are Uganda are from December to March and from June to September.

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