Kibale National Park



Kibale National Park covers an area of about 795km and its acknowledged to have one of Uganda’s most gorgeous tropical forest. It’s a habitat to many forest wildlife and among these includes the 23 species primates along with chimpanzees, monkeys, and  the southern Kibale connects to the heart of Queen Elizabeth National park. The Forest covering predominates the central and northern part of the park on the raised Fort Portal plateau. At the park’s northern tip, Kibale is highest and stands 1590m above sea level.

Additionally the wettest area is Northern Kibale, receiving an average annual rainfall of equal to 1700mm, mainly during March-May and September-November. The climate is usually pleasant with an average annual temperature range of 14 to 27oC. Temperatures are at maximum (& rainfall lower) in the south where the terrain drops onto the blistering rift valley floor and forest provides way to open grassland and Kibale-Fort Portal region is one of Uganda’s most pleasing places to explore as you may continue to Queen Elizabeth, Rwenzori Mountains & Semuliki National Parks  and Southern Kibale joins Queen Elizabeth National Park and together these protected areas maintain a 180km-long migration corridor for wildlife which extends from Ishasha, the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth NP, to the Sebitoli forest in the north of Kibale.

The diversity and density of primates in Kibale is the highest in Africa. The most famous of its 23 species is the chimpanzee, our closest relative. Kibale’s 1450 chimpanzee represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate. Kibale is also home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey and East Africa’s largest population of the threatened red colobus monkey. Other primates include the black and white colobus, blue monkey, grey cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkey, olive baboon, bush baby and potto.

Foral and fauna 
Other mammals are present, though rarely seen. These include forest elephant, buffalo, leopard, bush pig and duiker. A keen observer may also spot reptiles and amphibians as well as a colourful variety of butterflies.

The park boasts 325 species of birds, including 6 that are endemic to the Albertine Rift region, namely black-capped apalis, blue-headed sunbird, collared apalis, dusky crimsonwing, purple-breasted sunbird and red-faced woodland warbler. Other Kibale specials include the African pitta, green breasted pitta, black bee-eater, yellow spotted nicator, yellow rumped tinker bird, little greenbul, black-eared ground thrush, brownchested alethe, blue-breasted kingfisher, Abyssinian groundthrush, and the crowned eagle.


– Chimpanzee Trekking
– Chimpanzee Habituation
– Hiking and Nature Walk
– Nature/Forest Walk

Accomodation facilities in kibale national park


This accommodation facility is located well at one of the finest viewing points of Kibale Forest right on the margin of the National Park, there are great views of the Congolese border if only the weather allows you. View the Rwenzori Mountains with its snow-capped peaks is a charming sight for all visitors.


This accommodation facility is a luxury Lodge in the Wilderness and it is situated in Kanyanchu on your way to the renown Bigodi Village, this location is a good one since it offers cool views of the Kibale National Park and the Rwenzori Mountains which is the gateway peak. This facility enables visitors to feel comfortable as they be part of the nature and the wilderness.

The Lodge offers two rooms on the main building with other five luxury cottages which are well furnished with private washrooms and hot showers providing you with relaxation.


This is a luxury Lodge and comprises of seven ultra-luxurious double or twin cottages and two larger cottages each one having two rooms to sleep up to four people. All cottages are having en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water also have solar power, free Wi-Fi access, designed furniture, not forgetting the beautiful scenery around Lake Nyinabulitwa.


Ndali lodge is an accommodation facility on the wiped out Volcano and it is consisting of 8 beautiful Cottages which are grass thatched and spacious enough to give their visitors comfort and breathing space. All the cottages have twin or double beds with a sitting area, en-suite bathroom running both hot and cold water plus a flushing toilet.

The lodge has polished floor houses white walls and stunning artifact all around the reception, the restaurant, the bar and the dinning. When you make a special stay here, be sure that you will enjoy chimpanzee trekking


This facility is a luxury accommodation and is it can be found after a 15 minutes’ drive from Fort Portal Town which allows you to watch the Blue Crater-Lake. Kyaninga Lodge is comprised of 8 well elevated visitor cottages set apart from each other to provide space and privacy to the guests.


Have the best of your wilderness hospitality amidst unmatched nature with Primate Lodge Kibale located in the heart of the Kibale National Park. This lodge is owned by Uganda Lodges and gives the ambience of the nature as you listen to the songs of the birds and the chatters of the monkeys. The facility is strategically located right next door to the starting point of Chimpanzee trekking expedition. The lodge has nine luxury and spacious en-suite Cottages within the calm forest. All have spacious bathrooms and large verandas plus a lounge chair.

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