The 795km2 of Kibale National Park is mainly a tropical forest in the raised reagions of Fort Portal Plateau. The southern end borders Queen Elizabeth National Park creating a 180km stretch of migration corridor for the wildlife.
Kibale National Park has one of the highest concentration of primates in Africa. The park is also home to several endangered species like the red colobus monkey and rare L'Hoest's monkey. Visit this park and engage in activities such as chimpanzee trekking and bird watching, of over 320 bird species.
Kibale National Park is popular for chimpanzee trekking which entails a 12km hike from Kanyanchu or Sebitoli. Chimanzee trekking is best done in the dry season. The hike goes through riverline and tropical forest, grassland and swampy areas. Be careful to carry the appropriate water-proof shoes and dressing.
There are other fun activities to partake in Kibale National Park. Some of the activities include game viewing, bird watching of over 300 bird species and camping. There are nearly a dozen species of primates that can be best seen in the fruit season during the hike.
Explore Kibale National Park, located in southern Uganda, for a great chimpanzee tracking adventure. You can also take part in guided nature walks in the forest, the crater lakes and the nearby villages and interact with the locals.
There are two routes from Kampala; the shorter northern road through Mubende and Fort Portal, the southern route vua Mbarara and Kamwenge Towns.
Kanyanchu Gate leads to Kanyanchu Tourism Centre which can also be reached using public means in form of buses making it an ideal choice of transport for backpackers.
Chimp tracking fees
Including nature walks and guide fees
East African Citizen UGX 100,000
Foreign Residents USD100
Foreign Non-Residents USD150
KNP Fees are subject to change. Confirm before travelling by contacting your hotel in the park.