Kibale Forest


With abundant tropical forest and interesting diversity of animals, Kibale National Park (KNP) is one of the most beautiful and stunning forest in Uganda. It is the home to the largest number of our closet living relative, the ENDANGERED CHIMPANZEE as well as the threatened red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest monkey (ref. CITES).


The forest has one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkey and grey-checked manangabey, red tailed monkey, bush babies and pottos.


The park also hosts over 325 species of birds including the yellow spotted nicator, yellow rumped tinkerbird, little greenbul, breasted pitta, the African pitta and the black bee eater.


There are number of impressive mammals including forest Elephants, buffaloes, bush pigs, duikers and bats. A keen observer may also see a number of reptiles and amphibians as well as colorful variety of butterflies.


Furthermore, over 250tree species have been recorded. The most famous inhabitants of Kibale National Park are the Chimpanzees with over 1,450 individuals are protected within the park.


Activities in the Kibale include;


Chimpanzee tracking; this is a highlight of visit to Kibale and leaves from Kanyankyu at 0800hrs and 1400hrs daily. There is Primate Walk, Forest hike, Children’s activities, Chimpanzee habituation experience and Bigodi wetland and Magombe swamp walk.