Kibale Tours

Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park : One of the most popular national parks in Uganda is Kibale National Park. “The home of Chimpanzees and Primate Capital of the World” is how people often refer to it. One of the few national parks in East Africa still containing both lowland and montane forest is Kibale. In order to preserve the land, the park was gazetted in 1932 and fully formed in 1993.

13 different kinds of primates, including chimpanzees, are found in Kibale National Park’s 795 km2 of the most exquisite and varied tropical forests.

Attractions in Kibale National Park


With a population of approximately 1450 chimpanzees, Kibale National Park is the finest place to find primates in Uganda. Chimpanzees, blue monkeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkey, Ugandan Red Colobus Monkey, and Central African Monkey are just a few of the amazing primates that live in Kibale National Park.


The Kibale National Park is a paradise for birders. About 375 colorful and attractive bird species can be found in the park, including the Abyssinian Ground Thrust, African Grey Parrot, Black Bee Eater, Black capped Apalis, Black eared Ground Thrust, Blue Breasted Kingfisher, Blue headed sunbird, Brown Chested Alethe, Brown Illadopis, Collared Apalis, Crowned Eagle, Dusky Crimsonwing, Little Green Bul, Purple breasted Sunbird, Red Chested The Ground Thrush is native to the Park.

Other animals

Kibale National Park is home to several wildlife species in addition to primate species, including olive baboons, leopards, snakes, bats, antelopes, hippos, elephants, warthogs, African golden cats, mongooses, hyenas, pottos, and galagos.

Butterfly species

 There are about 250 different kinds of gorgeous butterflies living in Kibale National Park. These might be observed while engaging in activities like hikes and nature excursions.

Activities to do in Kibale National Park

Chimpanzee trekking

The main draw for many visitors to Kibale , who arrive twice daily at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., is the chance to see chimpanzees. Tourists participating in the chimpanzee trekking in Kibale activity search for chimpanzees in the woodlands as they swing through the trees. In accordance with the norms and regulations, chimpanzee trekking is conducted in groups of approximately four persons in order to prevent crowding the chimpanzees. Because they like to roam from one spot to another in quest of food, chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park might take anything from 30 minutes to 4 hours, depending on where the chimpanzees are. You can see other monkey species, several bird species, plant and tree species, and more while hiking.

Bird watching

With more than 375 distinct bird species, the Park is a birder’s paradise. Six Albertine Rift endemic species, including the dusky crimsonwing, black-capped apalis, blue-headed sunbird, collared apalis, red-faced woodland warbler, and purple-breasted sunbird, are also found in the park.

Great blue turaco, African jacana, black bee-eater, yellow-spotted Nicator, African emerald cuckoo, Little Greenbul, white shrike flycatcher, African green pigeon, black capped waxbill, blue breasted kingfisher, papyrus canary, blue-throated roller, and yellow-rumped tinker bird are just a few of the other bird species found in Kibale.

Guided Nature walks / Hikes

This entails getting a close-up look at various park attractions. A guide is required for some of the routes in Kibale, including the Amabere cave trail, the Crater Lakes Hikes, and the Bigodi wetland Trail. During the guided nature walk, you will see various animals, including elephants, primates like red-tailed and black-and-white colobus monkeys, and bird species. You will also enjoy the cool, fresh air, hear the sounds of the forest and the sweet songs of the birds singing in the trees, see vibrant butterflies, and take lovely pictures.

Crater Lakes

These crater lakes are the product of a volcanic activity that causes the surface to blow away and leave depressions behind. On the edge of the Kibale forest Tours are several of the explosion crater lakes, including Ndali Lake and Nyamusagani Lake, among others. The crater lakes in Kibale National Park offer a serene setting for picnics and lovely locations for lodge construction.

Chimpanzee habituation experience

An intriguing activitiy in Kibale Forest National Park is training wild chimpanzees to become accustomed to human presence in preparation for trekking.  A briefing on the policies, procedures, and standards at headquarters begins the very early morning at around 6:00am. This enables visitors to spend an entire day in the chimps’ environment.

Visit Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru

Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru is a singular tourism destination that can be found in Kabarole, 10 kilometers from Fort Portal, next to Nyakasura School. Many tourists have visited Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru, and after visiting the cave, they choose to hike up the hills of Nyakasura, from where they can see three crater lakes.

Kibale National Park
Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru

Park entrance fees


Foreign non-residents pay 40 USD per person, foreign residents pay 30 USD per person, while East African nationals pay 20,000 UGX per person.


Foreign non-residents must pay 20 USD per person, foreign residents pay 10 USD per person, and East African nationals pay 5,000 UGX per person.

Individual Ugandan students are charged 3,000 UGX.

Universities and colleges in Uganda charge 5,000 UGX each student.

Vehicle Entry fees

Entry fees for motorbikes are 30 USD for foreign non-residents, 5 USD for foreign residents, and 10,000 UGX for East African nationals.

Saloon automobiles cost 40 USD each admission for foreign non-residents, 10 USD for foreign residents, and 20,000 UGX for East African nationals.

Minibuses and omnibuses cost 50 USD per admission for foreign non-residents, 15 USD for foreign residents, and 30,000 UGX for East African nationals.

Best time to visit Kibale National Park

All seasons are suitable for visiting Kibale National Park. But the dry season, which is between December and February and June and July, is the best time to explore Kibale National Park.

This is due to the fact that chimpanzee trekking is now exciting because all the park routes are dry and passable by this point. Additionally, the forest is more visible in the dry season, making it simpler to see various monkeys playing in the trees.

Getting to Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park can be reached by either air or road

By Road: The five-hour trip from Kampala to Kibale National Park through Mityana includes more than 300 kilometres. As a result, you will pass via the towns and highways of Mityana, Mubende, and Fort Portal City, which serves as the entrance to the majority of Uganda’s tourist attractions.

By Air: Kasese Airstrip, which is an hour’s flight from Kibale National Park, may be reached from Entebbe International Airport via scheduled or charter flights. Aerolink, Bar Aviation, and other airlines offer flights to Kibale N.P.

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