Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park is situated in the Western Part of Uganda and known popularly for offering amazing Chimpanzee Tracking Adventures in Uganda.

The Park consists of unique bio diversity including flora and faunal species which include; dense green rainforests, diverse wildlife and captivating landscapes.

The Park was founded in 1993 with many wildlife species like the chimpanzees that offer unique encounters to all travelers on holiday vacation.

There are about 1,500 individuals of chimpanzees in the park as well as 12 other primate species like the rare L’Hoest’s monkey, red colobus monkey and black-and-white colobus monkey. Other than the primates, you shall watch bird species too like the colorful turacos, hornbills, and sunbirds as well as forest elephants, buffalo, and duikers.

How to Get to Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park can be accessed by use of Road and Air Transport which are preferred by the travelers visiting the park.

By Air

Kibale Forest National Park can be accessed by use of Air requiring travelers to catch domestic flights from the Entebbe International Airport to Nyakisharara Airstrip in Mbarara or the Kasese Airstrip where our driver guide picks you up from to transfer you to the Park. By Road

By Road, you can transfer from Kampala or Entebbe Airport for a period of 7 to 8 hours via the Kampala-Mbarara-Fort portal Highway till you reach Kibale Forest National Park.

Things to do in Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanzee Tracking

Chimpanzee Tracking is the most prominent safari adventure carried out in the park and this gives you a chance to trek and watch the rare species of Chimpanzees in their natural forest vegetation habitat.

Chimpanzee Tracking initially starts with acquiring a valid Chimpanzee Tracking Permit at Uganda Wildlife authority then later continue to the park headquarters for registration that you shall be tracking the chimpanzees the next Day.

After here, you shall proceed to your lodge for relaxation and Overnight. The next Day, wake up very early at 6:30 am have your breakfast then continue to the park headquarters for precise briefing on conduct while in the presence of the Chimpanzees.

While at the Kanyanchu Visitor’s Centre, you are located into groups of 8 with lead ranger guides who transfer you to the starting points where you leave from to enter the green forest to track the Chimpanzees.

Enter the forest and track the chimpanzees along varying trails with rangers at the front and back for a period of 2 to 4 hours depending on the location of the chimpanzees.

After a while, you shall meet the chimpanzees then in an hour take many photos of them to keep with you then after wards embark on departure to the headquarters for your chimpanzee Tracking Certificates then after to your lodge/ hotel.

Bird watching

Bird watching in Kibale Forest National Park is also very exceptional for all avid birders from arouynd the world.

The Park has many bird species that can be watching using binoculars, spotting scope and the bird species you watch include; African Pitta, Abyssinian ground thrush, Crowned eagle, Dusky crimsoning, Collared appalis, Black-capped appalis, Black bee-eater, Yellow spotted nicator, Little greenbul, Black-eared ground thrush, Brown-chested alethe, Yellow-rumped tinker bird and Blue-breasted etc.

Travelers can also visit the Bigodi Wetland Swamp where they watch bird species like the Shoe Bill stork.

Guided Primate Walks

Guided Primate Walks are exceptional to do in the Park following various trails.

Along the walks, watch primates like resident monkey species, such as red colobus, black-and-white colobus and L’Hoest’s monkeys. You shall also view many birds, butterflies and candid mammals.

Cultural Encounters

Kibale Forest National Park is an exceptional safari destination for those interested in interested in exploring varying cultural practices. You shall visit the nearby villages where you can learn about traditional customs, crafts and lifestyles.