Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park : is found in western part of Uganda and mostly known for chimpanzee tracking.  Generally, the Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Additionally, the forest covers interspersed patches of grassland and swamp which dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau. All in all, the park is famously known for chimpanzee tracking and a home to over 70 mammal and over 375 bird species.

What to do in Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanzee Trekking

Specifically, the forest is one of the highlights of any Ugandan Safari.  After Bwindi Impenetrable Forest it is the favorite primate park to visit while in Uganda. What makes the forest even more popular are the added plus items that one can do and see on a chimpanzee tracking or habitation experience.

Crater Lakes Top of the World Hike

Near the forest, you will find many crater lakes which you will see as you drive near the park. Additionally, the top of the world hike is a popular activity near Kibale Forest with a three-hour or longer guided walk. More so, covering three crater lakes, villages, tea plantations and a view from the top of the world. You will also view the 3 crater lakes and the Rwenzori Mountains with the landscape below. 

Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary

Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary is simply a swamp in the tropical jungle thereby filled with natural wonders. By the way, this have amazed and delights thousands each year as they trek through this Jungle Swamp.  Primates here include chimpanzees as well as birds including the large Great Blue Turaco.

The Amabere Caves

These are located not too far from Kibale Forest and most welcomed addition to the other places in, near, or around the Park. However, the Amabere caves are just a short drive and are a combination of legends and nature. While here will hear the stories of old and see nature at work as you are guided on the hike to the caves and the waterfall.

The Nakayima Witch’s Tree

Surprisingly, this is a cultural and traditional worship site that you can visit on the way to Kibale. Commonly called the Witch’s Tree it is on top of a hill with great views. In addition, it is used by Ugandans who come and appeal to the spirits in the case of illness, infertility, diseases and relationships.

Hike and Nature walks

In the first place, nature walks and hikes abound in, near and around the park.  Still, there is even a hike that traverses the length of the park whereby each night you sleep in a different area outside of the park. There are also plenty of day hikes in or near the park in order for you to enjoy the various aspects of the forest and the surrounding area.

How to get there/Accommodation/Related safaris

Accommodation in the Park 

In conclusion, there are quite a number of accommodation facilities found around and within the park. However, these can cater for all types of holidaymakers depending on one’s budget. You can also book your accommodation through our company and early bookings are advised.

Accommodation in Kibale Forest National Park

  • Chimpanzee forest guest house
  • Ndali lodge
  • Kyaninga lodge
  • Primate lodge Kibale

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