Kibale National park is a prime chimpanzee tracking national park located southwest of Uganda and north of Queen Elizabeth national park; the park mainly consists of rainforest that is inhabited by over 60 mammal species (including the 13 primates species), over 335 bird species, different trees, plants and insects; a great place for trekking and hiking.
The beautiful landscapes on the way to Kibale National Park
Primates at Kibale national park
What to see at Kibale National Park.
More picture of Kibale forest.
Some of the top end hotels and lodges at Kibale national park
More hotels in Kibale national park
Kibale National Park is located in Kabarole and Kibaale Districts, approximately 320 km west of Kampala (Uganda's capital city) and 35Km south of Fort Portal. It’s the most accessible equatorial rainforest in Uganda. Kibale is approximately 766 Km2 and contains a diverse array of landscapes that include both the lowland and montane forests, hills, Valleys, rivers and swamps.
The park is an important Eco-tourism and safari destination, popular for its populated habituated chimpanzees and 12 other different species of primates which includes the likes of Uganda Mangabey, the Ugandan Red and white Columbus, Galagos and the L'Hoest's Monkey. Other animals that are often seen on the park include elephants, leopards, bush pigs, duiker, buffalo, antelopes, otters, butterflies and birds species. However the main attraction is the high populated Chimpanzees, they are easily found on the huge fig trees where they spend the day, feeding on the sweet ripe fruits.
Kibale National Park has a wide range of accommodation, from the luxury top end safari lodges, the authentic and Eco friendly African Safari Camps, the private secluded Camps to the traditional Campsites. Check out some of our recommended hotels and lodges on the accommodation tab above.
Kibale National Park is usually cold in the morning and night (7⁰C to 20⁰C), June and July are the coldest months, while the long rains are in March through May and the short rains in September to November; the total annual rainfall is about 2390mm. The best time to visit Bwindi is from June to September or December to February.
Kibale National Park is about 320 km from Kampala and it takes about 5-6 hours by road or a 40-45 minutes flight. Most parts of the road are okay except a section from Fort Port to Kabale which is dirt/Murram road; there are daily scheduled flights from Entebbe Airport to Queen Elizabeth National Park (Mweya Airstrip) or Rwenzori Mountains National Park (Kasese Airstrip), then drive to Kabale national park.
This a 5 days a pure Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking safari holiday at Bwindi and Kibale national park, driving from Kampala to Bwindi; where you will spend the two days on nature walks and tracking the beautiful Mountain Gorillas and then transfer to Kibale to watch the chimpanzees.
This a 5 days a pure Wildlife and Chimpanzee trekking safari holiday at Queen Elizabeth and Kibale national park, driving from Kampala to Kibale; where you will spend the two days on nature walks and tracking the beautiful primates and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth to watch more
This is a 7 days Safari holiday full of real adventure; the holiday begin in Kampala, driving down to Kabale national park to watch primates and bird watching, then proceeds to Queen Elizabeth national park for wildlife safari and finally head down to the famous Bwindi impenetrable forest
This a nine days pure wildlife watching and primates trekking safari holiday in Uganda, that starts and ends in Kampala; it begins with a long drive to Murchison falls to watch wildlife and explore Nile River, followed by chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest, wildlife watching at Queen Elizabeth
This a 9 days pure Birds watching, Primates trekking and safari holiday in Uganda, that begins and ends in Kampala; the tour begins by visiting Kibale forest to watch chimps and the beautiful birds, then proceed to Queen Elizabeth National park, Gorilla and birds watching at Bwindi forest
Find your Chimpanzee trekking, photography tour or bird watching holiday accommodation at Kibale national park; accommodation ranges from top luxury 5 star hotels, private excluded bush lodges to budgeted camping sites. Check out some of our recommended hotels below or contact our holiday expert to find accommodation that suits you.
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