Ndali Lodge is perched on the rim of a breathtaking extinct volcano lake and provides stunning views of the Rwenzori Mountains.
Ndali lodge in Uganda
The lodge is perfectly situated to start Chimpanzee trekking or to savor the lush surroundings and rolling green hills of the crater lake and the nearby national parks. The lodge is a very good starting point for several nature trails as well as the famous Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking. You will feel directly at home in the lodge’s luxury bandas which emit comfort combined with style and elegance. After a day of physical activity you will find the lodge the perfect sanctuary to relax during a massage, in their sauna or swimming pool.
Ndali is situated in the Ndali Kasenda crater field in Kabarole district in Western Uganda. It is 26 km from Fort Portal and about 40 minute-drive from Kibali forest where guests go to trek chimpanzees. The lodge is situated right on the rim of one of the larger crater-lakes, Lake Nyinambuga.
The rates include:
- Room as booked
- Full board (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner)
The rates don’t include:
- Gorilla trekking + permit fees
Included and paid Amenities
- Private lake access
- Swimming pool
- Non-smoking rooms
- Massage (additional charge)
- WiFi in public areas
- Laundry service
- Charging facilities in the main lodge
- Sun umbrellas / chairs
Are you travelling with children?
We love children and are happy about welcoming children at the hotel. Unfortunately our online reservation system is not yet fully ready to calculate child rates correctly. We are working on this.
So when you proceed with the reservation, you will currently only see adult rates displayed and calculated.
But don’t worry! We will manually review any reservation and will adjust the rate. You will hear from us shortly after your reservation. You will only pay the hotel’s child rate for your children.
Child policy of this hotel:
Children aged 12 or under pay 135 USD per night.
Children aged 13 years and older pay full adult rate. Please choose “adult” in the online reservation in case of a child aged 13 years or older.
The policy of this hotel in case of cancellation or no show is:
● Between 45-30 days before arrival: 25% of charged rate
● Between 30-14 before arrival: 50% of charged rate
● Between 14-7 days before arrival: 75% of charged rate
● Less than 7 days and no show: 100% of charged rate
Additionally, zanzibar.eco as a platform provider charges 30 USD processing fee for each cancellation.
Ecological & Social Footprint
All of Ndali lodge’s water is sourced to a 100% from the adjacent crater lake which comes to the lodge via a hydraulic ram pump system relying purely on kinematic energy hence no electric energy is needed. The lodge is run on nearly 100% solar energy making them independent from non-renewable energy.
The staff all comes from the surrounding communities and the majority of supplies and ingredients are sourced from the local markets in the vicinity. Part of the fruits and vegetables used are grown organically on their own grounds which implies that no chemical have been added to the produces.
Ndali lodge has a long-lasting relationship with the surrounding community and supports many initiates through their non-for-profit organization Ndali Ventures. Apart from providing employment they also sponsor over 15 students throughout their entire academic career – from pre-school up to university. They are affiliated with three different schools in the area where they support the construction of multipurpose houses and classrooms. The 1000 acre farm land has been actively reforested and counts now with a vast expanse of indigenous trees, a diverse array of birds, monkeys and other wildlife.
Things To Do
Most of the activities at Ndali are walks. We have great guides called Steven and Sam who can take guests on bird-walks around the estate or to the farm where coffee, vanilla and waragi (!) are produced. There is also a walk of about an hour and a half around the lake above which Ndali is built. This can be done without a guide. We have a swimming pool and a sauna and 2 traditional boats on the lake. Almost all of our guests go to see the chimpanzees in Kibali forest (40 mins drive) and some also do the walk through Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary (just beyond Kibali).