Ndali Lodge provides a perfect base from which to visit some of the region's most popular attractions. Kibale Forest National park, famous home of the largest concentration of chimpanzees in Africa, as well as a bewildering variety of other primates, birds and butterflies, can be reached within 45 minutes.
Also close by is the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a community-based conservation project that is home to a variety of monkeys and other mammals and, more importantly, a number of rarely seen birds including the White-winged Warbler, White-collared Oliveback and Papyrus Gonolek. Other species frequently spotted are the African Marsh Harrier, African Harrier-Hawk, Grey Parrot, Black-billed Turaco, Yellow-billed Barbet and White-breasted Negrofinch.
A little further afield, three more national parks are within easy driving distance, from the World Heritage listed Rwenzori Mountains to Uganda's most famous park, Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Closer to home, Ndali provides local guides for walks around the 1000 acre farm and the Ndali Vanilla processing plant. or to the nearby Muhoma Falls. Walks will take you around crater rims, past alcohol brewing in oil drums, through banana and vanilla plantations, coffee terraces, plots of cassava, groundnuts, sorghum and millet.
Below the lodge, on the lake itself, is a sturdy jetty, set in the most tranquil and secluded spot and frequented by 5 different species of Kingfisher. From here guests can swim in the lake, soak up the sun or simply get away from it all. We have an inflatable two-man kayak that can be used for spotting birds and other wildlife by the lakeshore.