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Located at the edge of Kibale National Park; on Fort Portal – Kamwenge Road, Kibale Guest Cottages offers free WiFi access, a children's playground and has a garden. It is 5 minutes’ drive (0.6 mi) from both start of Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi Swamp Walk. All rooms are a depiction of African Art and are fitted with a wardrobe. Guests can enjoy garden views from each room. The rooms are complete with a private bathroom with free toiletries. A English breakfast is served daily at the property. The onsite restaurant specializes in local and African cuisines. Special menus and packed lunches can be arranged on request. There is also a snack bar onsite. English speaking staff at the 24-hour front desk are available to help guests with their queries and give tour advice. The property offers car hire and shuttle services on request. Guests have access to BBQ facilities at Kibale Guest Cottages. Laundry and shoe cleaning services are available. Local traditional dance performers and guided community walk can be arranged on request. The closest airport is Kasese Aiport, about 64 mi away. The property offers airport shuttle services upon request.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free parking available at the hotel

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Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Fort Portal
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  • Linda
    South Africa South Africa
    Kibale Guest Cottages was a quiet home from home. The proximity to the forest and it’s hornbills and chimpanzees was a big plus
  • Susanne
    Germany Germany
    Especially the staff, both the owner and Fred were wonderful, we had great talks with them! The romms are very nice and clean. The pool table in the bar is nice for the evenings. The location is great, in pure nature, very close to nature and...
  • René
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Very close to the UWA Chimpanzee Tracking entrance Very friendly staff, thanx Fred and Sam. Clean spacious rooms.

Hotel area info

1 Restaurant On Site

    • Cuisine
      African • American • British • Indian • Local • Asian
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Kibale Guest Cottages
Great facilities! Review score, 9.3

Most popular amenities
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Free parking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Landmark view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Live music/Performance
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Pool table
  • Playground
  • Hot tub
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    • Lockers
    • Private check-in/out
    • Baggage storage
    • Tour desk
    • Currency exchange
    • Express check-in/out
    • 24-hour front desk
    Cleaning Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Dry cleaning
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business Facilities
    • Fax/Photocopying
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Security alarm
    • Key access
    • 24-hour security
    • Safe
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Grocery deliveries
      Additional charge
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Designated smoking area
    • Smoke-free property
    • Mosquito net
    • Wake-up service
    • Tile/Marble floor
    • Private entrance
    • Car rental
    • Packed lunches
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    House rules

    Kibale Guest Cottages takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 7:00 AM


    From 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 3 years
    Extra bed upon request
    4 - 12 years
    Extra bed upon request
    $30 per child, per night

    Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    There are no cribs available at this property.

    All extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.

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    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    Please inform Kibale Guest Cottages of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

    FAQs about Kibale Guest Cottages

    • Kibale Guest Cottages offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Playground
      • Pool table
      • Walking tours
      • Tour or class about local culture
      • Live music/Performance

    • The prices at Kibale Guest Cottages may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Check-in at Kibale Guest Cottages is from 7:00 AM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • Room options at Kibale Guest Cottages include:

      • Single
      • Double
      • Twin

    • Kibale Guest Cottages is 18.6 miles from the center of Fort Portal. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Kibale Guest Cottages has 1 restaurant: