Are you a primate lover? Kibale forest national park is the great safari destination in Africa that prides in offering one of the best lifetime primate safaris. The park is known home for about 13 primates with the chimpanzee population being the notable primate of the park.
Also known as the primate capital of East Africa, Kibale forest national park is located in the western region of Uganda and it covers districts of Kabarole and Kibale district. It covers an area of about 766 square kilometers and it is dominated by the moist ever green rainforest.
Kibale forest national park was gazetted in 1932 as a forest reserve and in 1993 it was declared a national park with a great intention of protecting conserving the logged forest reserve. The park is blessed with a wide range of impressive wildlife species. There are about 70 mammals, 250 colorful butterflies, over 375 bird species and about 1450 chimpanzee individuals living together in harmony with other primates of the park.
Attraction and activities in Kibale Forest National Park
- Bird watching in Kihingami wetland, Bigodi wetland and Sebitoli Forest Camp
- Chimpanzee trekking and habituation experience around Kanyanchu visitors Centre
- Guide nature wakes along the Bigodi Wetland sanctuary
- Cultural encounter at KAFRED community
How to get there
It is situated about 348 Kilometers from Kampala and approximately 26 kilometers south east of the mesmerizing Fort portal Town. Kibale Forest national park can be accessed by road transport and it takes you about 6 hours drive including the stopover points.
The park can be accessed using private or public means depending on your budget. With Private transport, you can hire a self drive 4WD vehicle or a chauffeur driven 4×4 safari car of your favorite with an exceptional and professional driver guide.
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