Kibale National park covers an area of about 795km and its acknowledged to have one of Uganda’s most gorgeous tropical rain forests. The Forest is covering predominates in 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.

Kibale-Fort Portal region is one of Uganda’s most pleasing places to explore as you one continues to Queen Elizabeth, Rwenzori Mountains and Semuliki National Parks through the 180km – long migration corridor for wildlife which extends from Ishasha, the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, to the Sebitoli forest in the north of Kibale.

Forest Primates

The diversity and density of primates in Kibale national park are the highest in Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the chimpanzee, our closest relative. Kibale 1450 chimpanzee represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate.

kibale national park is also home to the rare L’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

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.

BirdLife in the Forest

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, brown chested Alethe, blue-breasted kingfisher, Abyssinian ground thrush, and the crowned eagle.

Accommodation options

  • Luxury – Kyaninga Lodge, Ndali Lodge
  • Mid Range – Primate Lodge, Mountains of the Moon Hotel, Kibale Guest Cottages
  • Budget – Chimpanzee Guest House Nyinabulitwa Country Resort

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