Kibale National Park

(“the primate capital of the world”)

Kibale National Park contains one of the amazing and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau.
It has a tropical type of climate with two rainy periods, March to May and September to November. The annual mean temperature range rises from 14° - 15°C, - minimum to 26° - 27°C maximum. The annual rainfall is 1,100 - 1,600 mm. There is a pronounced dry season in December to February. Rain falls more in the North than in the South.

The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee. It also contains over 375 species of birds. 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 Kibale-Fort Portal area is one of Uganda’s most rewarding destinations to explore. The park lies close to the tranquil Ndali-Kasenda crater area and within half a day’s drive of the Queen Elizabeth, Rwenzori Mountains and SemulikiNational Parks, as well as the Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve.

Getting there:

• The northern approach is shorter and quicker, with a 290km from capital Kampala tarmac road running to Fort Portal followed by 32km on gravel to Kanyanchu.
• The southern route through Mbarara via Kamwenge is 350 Km to Kanyanchu Tourism center.


Primate Lodge KibaleKanyanchu River CampSebitoli Camping GroundKibale Safari LodgeKibale Forest CampSafari Hotel BigodiCrater Valley Kibale (CVK) Lakeside ResortLake Nkuruba Nature ReserveNyinabulitwa Resort and Safari CampRweteera Safari Park Lakeside Camp

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