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.

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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!

Accommodation at Kibale Forest

Primate Lodge Kibale

Primate Lodge Kibale

Primate Lodge Kibale’s principal edge is its location, tucked deep in the forest and right next door to the starting point for chimpanzee tracking excursions and the incredible chimpanzee habituation; two of the most breath-taking wildlife experiences on the planet. There are nine spacious and en suite luxury cottages, each secluded deep in the forest for maximum privacy and a ‘living in nature’ feel. Each comes complete with two double beds or one king size bed, a sitting area with two comfortable arm chairs, a reading table, and an adjoining large veranda with excellent views to the forest.

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