Wildlife Ratings

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

Lookout for

Chimpanzee
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
Leopard
Buffalo

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 & Trips (click on the links below)

Tour / Trip Budget Duration
7-day Uganda Primate Tour Luxury 7 Days
Budget 7-day Primate Tour, Uganda 7 Days
Classic 7 Day Primate Tour, Wild Frontiers Luxury 7 Days
Uganda 10-day Ultimate Primate Safari Luxury 10 days

Key Species

MAMMALS
Chimpanzee
13 Primate Species


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


REPTILES
Tropical House Gecko
African Rock Python
Monitor Lizard


TREES
Kenya Croton
Coastal Goldenleaf
Wild Coffee


HABITAT TYPES
Tropical Forest
Savannah
Wetland