Dutchess Boutique Hotel

Dutchess Boutique Hotel

Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda

Hotel Hotel / Inn


If you want comfort and luxury close to several national parks then the Dutchess Hotel is strategically located to visit a variety of superb places that abound with wildlife. If you are looking for chimpanzees and rain-forest? Then you can easily visit Kibale Forest, where it is not only possible to spot the magnificent Chimpanzee, you can also spot a host of other primates and rare birds such as the African Green Pitta. For a savanna park with the famous tree climbing Lions, Ugandan Kob and many other African mammals you can visit Queen Elizabeth Park and for a special landscape and more rare and seldom seen birds and other wildlife it is possible to visit Semuliki National Park.

Dutchess is know as the best restaurant in Fort Portal and also has rooms! In the restaurant we combine the fresh products Fort Portal has to offer with our home made dairy. Our excellent international cuisine serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. With serving the finest cuts of beef, chicken, crocodile and pork; all the way to our innovative vegetarian dishes we are the top destination to eat out in western Uganda.

Our boutique hotel offers 5 rooms, 3 luxury, 1 semi-luxury and 1 budget single room. Luxury room have a separate toilet and shower and rooms can be set up for 3 people. We serve an a-la-carte breakfast. Fast internet is available for free on the whole premises.

Dutchess shows respect for the environment by reducing their ecological footprint in many different areas. From furniture made out of local fast growing wood to solar heaters.

Amenities of the rooms:
All our rooms are equipped with:
* box type mosquito nets
* ceiling fan
* long beds (200 cm)
* safe and laptop locker
* hot shower
* satellite tv (not in budget single room)
* hair drier

We have 24-hour security at the premises and safe parking at night within the enclosed compound.
Each room has its own safe and a compartment to lock your bigger valuables like laptop or camera.

Garden and fireplace
You can enjoy yourselves outside in our luscious garden, on the covered terrace or in the lounge. On cold days you can sit next to the warm and cosy fireplace in the restaurant.

Our garden becomes your own personal oasis of tranquility and relaxation while watching the many birds that visit us: the Great Blue Turaco, Ross’s Turaco, harrier hawk, sunbirds, and many others.

The restaurant is open daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Situated in the perfect location in the Albertine Rift Valley, the closest reserves to our fabulous accommodation are Kibale National Park (25km), Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary (25km), Semuliki National Park (50km), Rwenzori National Park (30km) and Queen Elizabeth National Park (70km). Each of these areas is rich in wildlife and offer a wide variety of sought after birdlife and mammals.

Come and stay at the Dutchess Boutique Hotel, it’s in a class of its own

A tranquil and culinary oasis in Fort Portal


Single Rooms
Double Rooms


Private Facilities
24hr – Electricity
Hot & Cold Water
Laundry Service Available
Mosquito Nets
Mobile Phone Coverage
Non Smoking

Naturalist / Guide

Guide can be arranged
Near National Park / Reserve
(less than 50km)
Near Pond or Lake


Nearby Trails


Restaurant / Dining
Picnic / Lunch Boxes
Shop / Store

Species List - English

  1. Chimpanzee 11-50km
  2. Great Blue Turaco 1km
  3. Ashy Red Colobus 11-50km
  4. Green-breasted Pitta 11-50km
  5. Grey Crowned Crane 11-50km
  6. Ross’s Turaco 1km
  7. Blue Monkey 11-50km
  8. Grey-cheeked Mangabey 11-50km
  9. L’Hoest’s Monkey 11-50km
  10. Oliva Baboon 11-50km
  11. African Harrier-hawk 2-10km
  12. African Citril 1km
  13. Black-crowned Waxbill 2-10km
  14. Speckled Mousebird 2-10km
  15. Tawny-flanked Prinia 2-10km
  16. Blue Duiker 11-50km
  17. Sitatunga 11-50km
  18. Forest Hog 11-50km
  19. Afep Pigeon 11-50km
  20. Black Bee-eater 11-50km
  21. Abyssinian Ground Thrush 11-50km
  22. Forest-king Emperor 2-10km
  23. Kisolo Toad 11-50km
  24. Blue-throated Roller 11-50km
  25. Giant Forest Squirrel 11-50km
  26. Red-chested Owlet 11-50km
  27. Dusky Tit 11-50km
  28. Blue Malkoha 11-50km
  29. Green Banded Swallowtail 11-50km
  30. Guereza 11-50km

Species List - Scientific

  1. Pan troglodytes 11-50km
  2. Corythaeola cristata 1km
  3. Piliocolobus tephrosceles 11-50km
  4. Pitta reichenowi 11-50km
  5. Balearica regulorum 11-50km
  6. Musophaga rossae 1km
  7. Cercopithecus mitis 11-50km
  8. Lophocebus albigena 11-50km
  9. Allochrocebus lhoesti 11-50km
  10. Papio anubis 11-50km
  11. Polyboroides typus 2-10km
  12. Crithagra citrinelloides 1km
  13. Estrilda nonnula 2-10km
  14. Colius striatus 2-10km
  15. Prinia subflava 2-10km
  16. Philantomba monticola 11-50km
  17. Tragelaphus spekii 11-50km
  18. Hylochoerus meinertzhageni 11-50km
  19. Columba unicincta 11-50km
  20. Merops gularis 11-50km
  21. Geokichla piaggiae 11-50km
  22. Charaxes xiphares 2-10km
  23. Amietophrynus kisoloensis 11-50km
  24. Eurystomus gularis 11-50km
  25. Eurystomus gularis 11-50km
  26. Glaucidium tephronotum 11-50km
  27. Melaniparus funereus 11-50km
  28. Ceuthmochares aereus 11-50km
  29. Papilio nireus 11-50km
  30. Colobus guereza 11-50km

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