Kibale Forest National Park is the most accessible of Uganda’s major rain-forests, the park is home to a remarkable 13 primate species. This is including the very localised red colobus and L’Hoest’s monkey. Kibale’s major attraction, however, is the opportunity to trek habituated chimps. These delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. During chimpanzee trekking in Uganda you head into the forest with a specialised guide and trek up to the point where the chimps are. An option to regular chimps trekking is to spend a full day with the chimps by participating in habituation.
A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier than its Savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species.
Close by Kibale Forest National Park you find Bigodi wetlands where a walk can be taken to enjoy the nature. In the area is also beautiful crater lakes that can be seen from the car or visited close up during a walk.
– Chimpanzee trekking
– Chimpanzee habituation
– Nature walk
It is a 6 hour drive to reach the park from Kampala.
Safaris with Kibale Forest NP
Take a look under “safaris” in the menu at the top of this page for itinerary options that can be adapted to your wishes. See some top safaris to Kibale Forest NP below.
Trek chimps in Kibale Forest National Park, see animals of the savanna on game-drive and boat-cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park and trek Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park during this unforgettable adventure.
Come for a short safari to Kibale Forest National Park to meet our close cousins the chimps. This safari lets you trek into the jungle to meet the chimpanzees as well as discover the crater lakes area.
Uganda birding safari in a nice tempo in top IBA’s habitats with a specialised birding guide. This keen birding safari lets you bag top species in the south-west of Uganda as well as trek mountain gorillas.