Ndali lodge is one of the best and oldest luxury lodges to stay in while visiting Kibale national park. It is strategically located along the edge of lake Nyinambuga with a very beautiful view of mountains of the moon, coffee plantations and the vast landscape to the Rwenzori peaks. Ndali lodge is located 45 minutes from the chimpanzee tracking trailhead at Kanyanchu. Ndali lodge is located in the world’s densest concentration of volcanic lakes. Hence, giving the lodge an enchanting distant palace feel. Further more making it the perfect base to hike around the region. and also go primate trekking.
Located in the colorful flower gardens, the lounge is beautifully decorated and aerated offering excellent views of the forest and craters. More so, the lounge serves as a dinning area where meals are served. The lodge offers, a post-colonial luxury feel, with a warm indoor lighting of paraffin lanterns.
With a capacity of up to 16 occupants, Ndali’s eight grass-thatched cottages are spacious and airy. Each cottage faces west to offer a panoramic view to the spectacular ‘Mountains of the Moon’ – Rwenzori Mountains. Beautifully furnished with local materials, all cottages are wide enough to accommodate groups.
All rooms have a private verandah, that is excellent for watching the sun set at the back of the Rwenzori mountains.
Chimpanzees tracking is one of the most popular activities which is just 45 minutes away from the lodge. A guided walk through the park staring from the Kanyanchu park headquarters, will offer you an opportunity to meet with a great number of habituated chimpanzees. Chimpanzee trekking takes between 2 to 4 hours. Therefore, you should be back in time to lunch if you do the morning session.
With over 325 species of birds, this is another paradise on earth for bird watchers. The park is home to a great number of Albertine endemics and some of these include; the black-capped Apalis, collared Apalis, purple-breasted sunbirds, blue-headed sunbirds, dusky crimson wings, and red-faced woodland warblers.
The area, has a number of optional nature walks that one can take, whilst staying at Ndali lodge. The most famous one Is Bigodi Wetland nature walk. You can also consider to walk along the trails in Sebitolida forest. In addition walk through tea and vanilla plantations.
Another popular site to visit is the Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru Caves which are considered to be among the 7 wodners o the world. These caves have a scientific story and also a local traditional story. They are just 15kms away from kibale national Park.