Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest is the home of Uganda’s chimpanzee trekking experience. Located in the west of the country, Kibale is under 800 square kilometres in size and is rated as some of the most alluring tropical rainforest in the country. Picture dangling vines, moss-covered stones, old, broad tree trunks that have had their roots in the verdant ground for hundreds of years. Top this lush paradise with a cacophony of birdsong and the chaotic vocalisations of the chimpanzees. There are 13 primate species, 70 mammal species, and 375 bird species that find their home in Kibale Forest, so your chimpanzee trekking experience will be filled with far more than expected.Enquire Now
The chimpanzee trekking activity requires booking beforehand and costs US$150 per person for the permit, and the excursion will be guided by a professional forest ranger who will talk guests through the history of the park, its vegetation and wildlife population, and of course the groups of chimpanzees that live among the trees. The headquarters for the trekking is near Fort Portal and the trek is usually flat and physically unchallenging, allowing plenty of time for appreciation of the astounding environment. If you’re lucky, you’ll enjoy a breathtakingly close encounter with a group of chimps, as they move and walk around you. Keep your eyes peeled for the 375 bird species that find their homes in the forest too!