Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

Lodge in Crater Lakes

Not actually on Lake Nyabikere, but near enough to snag some views, is the wonderful Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse. Set on manicured gardens overlooking tea plantations, there's a choice of renovated bandas (thatched-roofed huts) or rooms in the atmospheric 1950s colonial building with a fireplace and a superb collection of antique books on Africa.

Some of the quality food here is grown on-site. Birdwatching and guided walks are also on the cards. The entrance is 300m south of the Kibale Forest National Park office on Fort Portal Rd.