A fantastic place to see chimpanzees

Primarily a chimpanzee trekking park, Kibale is home to 13 different primate species and boasts the highest number and diversity of primates in the whole of East Africa. Southern Kibale borders Queen Elizabeth National Park and collectively these areas provide an important protected wildlife corridor massing to 180 km of migratory passage. It is a fantastic place to see chimpanzees, and a must-see on any Uganda itinerary.

What makes Kibale so extraordinary?

Excellent chimpanzee trekking

Over 90% of travellers who trek to find the chimpanzees here will find them, and what awaits is a truly phenomenal wildlife experience. The chimpanzees are used to human presence and are unafraid, allowing visitors to watch this wildly entertaining programme unfold naturally. The most exuberant of primates, there is never a dull moment with the chimpanzees and trekkers leave feeling warmed, grounded and fascinated by these oh-so familiar creatures. Trekking chimpanzees is a once in a lifetime experience.

Fascinating varied ecosystem

Kibale’s altitude makes way for a huge variety of ecosystems within the park; from tropical rainforests to grassy savannah and dry woodland. As a result, Kibale is at the forefront of Africa’s various research projects. Although many focus on the primates, there is also much to be learned from the ecological implications of such a place, as well as fish species and wild pig. With 700 mammal species in the park, 375 varieties of bird and 315 different types of trees, there is no wonder this western corner of Uganda has fascinated botany and wildlife lovers for many years.

Explore Uganda

Known as the “Pearl of Africa”, Uganda is captivatingly beautiful. With so many ways to explore via canoe, on foot or by vehicle, Uganda is an adventurers paradise. Home to the sought after mountain gorillas, an up and coming safari scene and boisterous chimpanzees; this country is exciting, spirited and full of unforgettable experiences.