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Kibale National Park is located in western Uganda. The park protects the moist ever-green rainforest of Kibale and the forest ecosystem of plants and animals.

Kibale National Park is well-known for being a very important eco-tourism and safari destination in Uganda because of the population of habituated chimpanzees, as well as the 12 other species of primates.

Kibale Forest is said to have the highest concentration of diversity and concentration of primates in Africa.


While you are in Uganda's Kibale National Park, you can take part in the following activities;

  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Chimpanzee Habituation
  • Bird watching in the park
  • Guided Nature Walks
  • Hiking
  • Community Visits

When To Visit

Kibale National Park can be visited at all times of the year. The months of June to August get the most number of visitors because of the summer season elsewhere.

Getting There

Kibale is located 310 kilometres west of Kampala. The park is very easy to access using well-tarmacked roads from Kampala/Entebbe directly to Fort Portal in about 4 to 5 hours.

Local chartered flights from Entebbe to Semuliki or Kasese can be used to easily access Kibale National Park.

Where To Stay

Accommodation options in Kibale National Park are plentiful. There are well-developed and run hotels and lodges in and around the park - in various price ranges.

Kibale National Park is located near Fort Portal Town, which avails even more options with very flexible pricing.