Highlights and main attractions of Kibale Forest National Park
Comprised of, what are widely considered to be Uganda’s most pristine tropical rainforests, Kibale Forest National Park covers an area of 795 kilometres over varied altitudes. Its unique location, at the crossroads between the dry terrains of East Africa and the wetter forests of the West, means it can support a variety of exciting flora and fauna. The park is home to the largest of Uganda’s chimpanzee populations which stands at around 1,450, so this combined with the ease of access to makes it a perfect place to spot this loveable, endangered primate and it is popular for this alone, despite its many other attractions.
Kibale is in Western Uganda, just a 30 minute drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semliki National Park and the Toro Semliki Wildlife Reserve.
Kibale can be easily reached from Kampala either from the north, via Mubende and Fort portal, or from Mbarara and Kamwenge in the south.