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Overview

Kibale National Park is an extensive park which protects a large block of rainforest offering some excellent bird watching experience. The park is one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Garnering tourists from all walks of life, the park has become a popular tourist attraction in the whole of Uganda. Famous for its chimpanzee tracking, Kibale national park is an ideal destination where you can spend some time amidst the nature as well as with diverse wildlife. The national park is home to 70 mammal species and contains 375 species of birds as well. Kibale National Park is joined with Queen Elizabeth national park to the south which creates a 180 km long corridor stretch for wildlife viewing. The park boasts of the greatest variety and concentration of primates which is found anywhere in East Africa. This national park is one of Uganda’s most rewarding destinations where you can indulge in amazing wildlife experience. Apart from big creatures, you can spot variety of bird species that roam around freely inside the national park. Indulge in chimpanzee tracking where you will be escorted by the guides who will then tell you about these giant creatures. Explore the entire region along with various interesting activities that will keep you enthralled throughout your stay in Kibale.

Best Time To Visit Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park is open for chimpanzee tracking throughout the year but an ideal time to enjoy the tracking is from the month of December to February and the months of June to September. The high season of tourism runs from June to September and the low season runs in March, April, May and November. You can enjoy various activities during this season and overall experience can be more enjoyable and fun filled. 

Things To Do In Kibale National Park

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Chimpanzee tracking

Chimpanzee tracking

Kibale National Park is home to abundance of chimpanzees and is the best place to go for chimpanzee tracking. The park is the best tracking location in the whole of East Africa and attracts tourists from all walks of life. This activity takes place for about one hour where you can track these giant creatures and get to know more about their natural habitat. You will be escorted by professional guides who will share knowledge about the activity as well as the park.

Chimpanzee habituation experience

Chimpanzee habituation experience

Chimpanzee habituation experience is an interesting activity where you get to entire day with the chimps. It is an all day experience where you will spend some time interacting with the chimps and get to know about their natural environment. This activity starts early in the morning and lasts all day long with experienced guides along with you. Apart from the chimpanzees you can also spot other primates such as birds, butterflies, trees and other mammals.

Bush craft activity for children

Bush craft activity for children

For those children who are under the age of 15 are not allowed to go for chimpanzee tracking. For them there are plenty of kid friendly things to do that will keep the kids enthralled all day long. You will be guided by friendly rangers who will show the kids the wonders of the forest, show them the abundance wildlife, plants, birds, trees and monkeys. Children can indulge in Bush craft activity and class where they will not be able to miss exploring the Kibale forest.

Nature Walks

Nature Walks

Kibale National Park offers plenty of nature walk tours where visitors can explore the forest on foot. There are various hikes in and near the park where you can get a different aspects of Kibale Forest and its surrounding area. You can traverse through various length of the park and each night you can choose to sleep in a different area outside the park. While on your hiking tour you can see varied habitats such as rivers, swamps, grassland and tropical rainforest which constitute the Kibale national park.

Nocturnal Forest Walk

Nocturnal Forest Walk

When in Kibale national park you can choose to go for a nocturnal forest walk that takes place at night inside the park. After dinner, you can set out on a nocturnal forest walk tour where you are guaranteed to see other species inside the forest. You will be guided by Uganda wildlife rangers equipped with spotlights so that you can witness the animals from a closer view. You can spot animals like Pottos, bush babies, tree pangolins and other nocturnal animals while on your walking tour.

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Uganda Birding and Chimpanzee Tracking

Uganda Birding and Chimpanzee Tracking

Duration: 7N / 8D

Kampala - Mabamba Swamp (1N) - Murchison Falls Uganda (3N) - Kibale National Park (2N) - Queen Elizabeth National Park (1N) - Kampala

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Uganda Safari with Rhino Trekking

Uganda Safari with Rhino Trekking

Duration: 11N / 12D

Kibale National Park

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How to Reach Kibale National Park

Kibale National park is situated in Western Uganda and can be easily accessed via air. The nearest airport to Kibale is Entebbe International airport. From there you can hire a taxi or a cab to reach the forest. Kibale is a direct route from Kampala which is about 16km prior to Fort Port. If you wish to travel by bus, you can hire from Kampala to Fort Port via Sebitoli and from there you can directly reach Kibale national park through Kamwenge via Kanyanchu.

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