Get to Know Kibale Forest National Park.
Explore the land and home to Chimpanzees in Africa. Kibale Forest National Park situated in Kabarole and Kamwenge district in western Uganda. Kibale National Park sites on an area approximately 795 square kilometers. Kibale Forest National Park is the resident of 13 primates with over 70 is mammals, such primates include the Chimpanzee, a cheeky and intelligent tailless ape with 97.8% human DNA and human-like limbs and behaviour.
Kibale Forest is home to a large number of endangered chimpanzees with more than 5000 Chimps in the Park making it highest number of chimpanzee in Africa other primates include the black and white colobus, red-tailed monkey, blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed monkey, olive baboon, bush baby, red t mention but a few.
What to do in Kibale National Park
Chimpanzee Tracking & Habituation Experience.
Feel immersed in nature on your chimpanzee tracking experience. Meet and sight chimpanzees while in their natural habitat. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park is the major tourist activity in the Park as you spend a number of hours tracking impressive creatures.
Chimpanzee habituation on the other hand is a full day experiences best recommended for primate lovers and researchers. Starts at 06h00 throughout the day up to 16h00. This is the ultimate experience.
Hiking & Nature Walk in Kibale National Park
Discover this vibrant forest on a guided nature walk or hike following different trails across Kibale Forests. Hiking gives you the opportunity to see diverse habitats and the most popular swampy area near Kibale is the Bigodi swamp filled with birds, butterflies and plant life.
Explore the Crater Lakes
Encircled by crater lakes such as Lake Nyamugasani, Lake Ntambi, Lake Mubiro, Lake Lyantonde, and Lake Nyanswiga which offers you stunning breath taking views. It takes over about 3 hours taking you through the highest connection of nature to the top of the world.
Best time to visit Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest National Park is open for chimpanzee trekking throughout the year. December to February and the months of June, July, August and mid- September are the driest months and are therefore the best times for this activity. Walking the trails is easier at this time and the overall experience tends to be more enjoyable.
Where to stay in Kibale Forest National Park.
Set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the Rwenzori Mountains beyond, Kyaninga Lodge is the spectacular result of one man’s vision and six years of unwavering commitment to creating an experience of Africa’s beauty unlike anything else.
Aramaga Rift Valley Lodge.
Aramaga Rift Valley Lodge is in western Uganda, located just 10 km (6.2 miles) west of a Tourism City called Fort Portal. The lodge overlooks Africa’s spectacular Great Rift Valley and the popular Semuliki Wildlife Reserve. To the north of the lodge, you can see all the way to the Congo’s Blue Mountains and even the outline of Lake Albert.
Papaya Lake Lodge.
A place surrounded by the lush, evergreen landscapes of the Ugandan Great Crater Lakes region, set between two extinct volcanoes, nestled against the turquoise waters of the Lyantonde and Kifuruka lakes and with exhilarating views over the majestic Rwenzori Mountain Range.
Primate Lodge is luxury located just within the National Park next to the Kanyanchu Visitors Center that offers visitors a firsthand opportunity to experience park wonders from the door step of your accommodation. Primate Lodge’s facilities include 8 large walk in safari tents with ensuite bathrooms, restaurant and the tree house.
How to get to Kibale Forest National Park.
Kibale National Park is situated in western Uganda 26km south-east of Fort Port, from Kampala to Mubende as well as Fort Portal through Northern part.
By flight, from Entebbe International Airport to Kasese airstrip in just 2hrs and a road transfer approximately 1.5hrs to the park.