PARK AT A GLANCE

Kibale’s most popular activity is the Kanyanchu Primate Walk. Thirteen species can be sought, and a good variety of diurnal monkeys invariably encountered, but the stars of this twice-daily show are chimpanzees.

Kibale’s most popular activity is the Kanyanchu Primate Walk. Thirteen species can be sought, and a good variety of diurnal monkeys invariably encountered, but the stars of this trail are the chimpanzees. Kanyanchu’s chimps have been tracked since 1993 and the chances of locating them are excellent. Guided walks start at 8am and 2pm and last an average of three hours, depending on various factors.

The perennially popular primate walk provides the chance to observe chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Kanyanchu’s groups are accustomed to human presence – some have been observed for over 25 years – and the chance of locating them is over 90%. Walks leave Kanyanchu Visitor Centre at 08.00, 11.00 and 14.00 and last between 2-5 hours. Early arrival to allow for registration and briefing is recommended. Contact time with chimpanzees is limited to one hour; group size is limited to six visitors; participants must be aged 16 or over. Advance booking is essential.

This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.

The neighboring towns of Buhoma and Nkuringo both have an impressive array of luxury lodges, rustic bandas, and budget campsites, as well as restaurants, craft stalls, and guiding services. Opportunities abound to discover the local Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy cultures through performances, workshops, and village walks.

Park Activities

what to do

Park Accommodation

Where to stay in and around

WITHIN THE PARK

Primate Lodge Kibale (UWA Concession)

Kanyanchu River Camp

  • Contact UWA for details

Sebitoli Camping Ground (Northern park of Park)

  • Located in the north of the park
  • Contact UWA for details

BIGODI REGION (SOUTH)

KIBALE FOREST LODGE

  • Location: Bigodi Village along Fortportal-Kamwengo Road
  • Telephone: +256 394 853 571
  • Mobile: +256 772 339 494
  • Email: info@kibaleforestlodge.com
  • Website: http://www.kibleforestlodge.com

Kibale Safari Lodge

Chimps’ Nest

Kibale Forest Camp

Mantana Tented Camp

Safari Hotel Bigodi

NOTHERN REGION (CRATER LAKES)

Nyinabulitwa Resort and Safari Camp

Crater Valley Kibale (CVK) Lakeside Resort

  • Mobile: +256 772 192709, +256 772 906549, +256 772 492274
  • Email: cvkresort@gmail.com
  • Website: traveluganda.co.ug/cvk/index.html

Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve