Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale National Park is Uganda’s premier chimpanzee tracking destination and also supports its greatest primate diversity.

Why visit Kibale Forest National Park ?

  • Track chimpanzees in Kibale’s rainforest
  • View red colobus and other primates in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
  • Enjoy excellent birdwatching on forest & swamp walks
  • Explore the beautiful crater lakes area on foot and by canoe

Situated close to the small town of Fort Portal, and overlooked by rolling tea plantations, volcanic crater lakes and the spectacular northern Ruwenzori foothills, Kibale National Park is home to 13 primate species and is thought to have the highest density of chimpanzees anywhere in Africa.

Chimpanzee tracking within the rainforest is the principal highlight, whilst bird and primate walks at the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, as well as night walks in search of galagos and pottos at Kanyanchu, are great attractions for the wildlife enthusiast.

Other than the chimpanzees there are also red colobus, black & white colobus, L’Hoest’s monkeys and grey-cheeked mangabeys resident in the forest. Larger mammals such as duiker, bushbuck, civet and buffalo also live here, as do a remarkable number of birds.

This is a stunning area and it is a real treat to walk here and learn its secrets with some of the best guides in the country.




A visa is required for Uganda and it is required for all visitors to carry a Yellow Fever certificate (regardless where they have travelled from)

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever vaccination required if arriving from an endemic area.

Time Difference

GMT + 3 Hours

Flight Time

10hrs Indirect


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