The park is a home to 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee, 375 species of birds and 351 tree species of which others rise to 55m and live as long as 200years. Kibale adjoins Queen Elizabeth National Park to the south to create a 180km-long corridor for wildlife between Ishasha, the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Sebitoli in the north of Kibale National Park.
The northern tip is the highest point of the park standing at 1,590m above sea level having the lowest point is 1,100m on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley to the south. Its varied altitude supports different types of habitat, ranging from wet tropical forest on the Fort Portal plateau to woodland and savanna on the rift valley floor making it one of Africa’s foremost research sites where most researchers focus on the chimpanzees and other primates found in the park while others are investigating Kibale’s ecosystems, wild pigs and fish species, among other topics
Activities & Attractions in Kibale National Park
Chimpanzee Tracking and Habituation
With 13 primate species that include the diurnal Monkeys as well as the famous habituated Chimpanzees, Kibale National Park is ranked among the best destination sites for nature walks, forest walks and above all famous primate walks for Lovers of Fantasy in and around Kanyanchu River camp which is the central Point of the Park and Sebitoli forest Camp which is the Secondary point of Tourism in Kibale National Park.
Night and Day Birding, Nature Walks and Hiking
Nature walks through the beautiful green forests, scenery and wetlands of Bigodi embrances a rich Biodiversity of Birders paradise with over 138 species of Birds, primates like black and white colobus, grey – cheeked Mangabey, red Tailed l’hoest’s and olive baboons. The Birders on trek are too most likely to come across the Bushbucks and the Mangoose around the Swamp within the Sanctuary.
Cultural Encounters/Community Walks
A guided walk through the Batooro communities – Primary schools, religious sites to the traditional Healers gives an impression of the natives’ approach to their way of life, its later quiet interesting to join a local guide to the tea estates and factory as well as visiting the old womens projects within Bigodi to learn of their social way of lives while they share experiences and tales of their past.
|LUXURY / HIGH-END||MID-RANGE / MODERATE||BUDGET|
|Primate Lodge Kibale||Kibale Safari Lodge||Kanyanchu River Camp|
|Kibale Forest Camp||Chimp's Nest||Sebitoli Camping Ground|
|Ndali Lodge||Mantana Tented Camp||-|
|-||Safari Hotel Bigodi||-|
|-||Crater Valley Kibale Lodge||-|