Kibale National Park in Uganda is home to one of the highest population densities, and richest diversities of primates in Africa. The evergreen rain forest is home to the largest population of chimpanzees at over 1400 individuals. A few hundred of these wild chimps have been habituated in order to allow humans to view them in their natural habitat. Twelve other monkey species including Uganda Mangabeys, both Red and Black Colobi, L'Hoest's Monkeys and Blue monkeys are all native to this area, making it a remarkable safari destination for those interested in primates. Tracking the chimpanzees in the park is not particularly strenuous, and there is at an 80 percent chance of spotting chimpanzees. The park is adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, while Semuliki National Park and Rwenzori National Park are a short distance away, making it an ideal destination on any Ugandan safari.

Why we like it

Primate hotspot; Easy to navigate on foot; Centrally located in Uganda- perfect for a safari tour

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 766 km2
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Chimpanzee
Malaria Area: No
Nearest Town: Fort Portal

Tours and Activities in Kibale National Park

7-day Uganda Primate Tour

Exceptional Uganda primate tour with chimpanzee and gorilla trekking. Tree-climbing lions. Great value

Read More

Duration: 7 Days
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Lookout for

Olive Baboon
Red Colobus
I’Hoest’s monkey
Black-and-White Colobus
Blue Monkey
Red-tailed Monkey
Grey-cheeked Mangabey
Giant Forest Squirrell
Forest Elephant

Key Species

13 Primate Species

African Pitta
Black Bee-Eater
Red-chested Owlet
Blue-Headed Sunbird
Blue-breasted Kingfisher

Tropical House Gecko
African Rock Python
Monitor Lizard

Kenya Croton
Coastal Goldenleaf
Wild Coffee

Tropical Forest

Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 5.5
Mammals: 8.5
Birds: 8.5
Reptiles: 7
Trees: 9