Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park
Kibale National Park is 360 km from Kampala, an estimated drive time of 4.5 – 5 hours. Kibale National Park covers 795km2 and lies to the north of Queen Elizabeth national park. Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau.

The park is a home of 70 mammal species including elephants, leopards, duikers, golden cats and an impressive 13 species of primates including the chimpanzees, black and white colubus monkey, bush baby and the red colubus. Kibale also hosts over 375 species of birds including crested guinea fowl, great blue turacco, grey parrot, green breasted, African pitas and black bee eater to mention but a few. The park also hosts 250 species of butterflies and 351 tree species have been recorded here, some of which rise to over 55m and are over 200 years old.

Chimpanzee tracking is the major attraction in Kibale where trackers get the chance to see chimpanzees in their natural habitats. In addition, the trackers also have a great chance to see the other primates.

Kibale also provides some of the best birding opportunities in Uganda with the favourite spot being the Bigodi Wetland which is on the outskirts of the park. In Bigodi birders have the chance to see up to 135 of Kibale’s 375 bird species.

Accommodation Used By The Tourist Centre

  • Mountains of the Moon hotel-luxury
  • Ndali Lodge-Luxury
  • Kibale Forest Camp- Midrange
  • Primate Lodge – Midrange
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