Kibale National Park
Details of Kibale National Park
Chimpanzees are another huge element of Uganda’s popularity, with Kibale National Park offering one of the best chimpanzee viewing opportunities in the world.
Visitors to this green and verdant park can expect to see, hear, and even smell our closest living relatives in close proximity as they race through the trees overhead.
A large expanse of pristine forest and close to wetlands, Kibale is also home to an additional six primate species, forest elephants, and a huge variety of bird life. In fact, more than 370 species call the park’s trees and wetlands home.
Kibale National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee trekking. It is the most reliable spot to see chimpanzees in their natural habitat.
Size: 795 square km.
Location: South-west of Uganda. Close to Fort Portal.
Best time: December - February, June - August. Dry season is better for trekking.
To Do: Chimpanzee trekking, birdwatching, cultural tourism
Known for: Chimpanzee trekking.