Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park (formerly Kibale Forest NP) is the best place for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda. Thirteen species of primates have been recorded, which is the highest number for any Ugandan park, and several monkey species can usually be seen on forest walks. Birds and butterflies are abundant.

The chimpanzee community visited by trackers in Kibale is the best habituated in Uganda and sightings can be excellent. The park’s diversity of primates is one of the highest in Africa, with 13 species identified. Black-and-white colobus, red-tailed monkey, and blue monkey are all regularly spotted. Several nocturnal species are present as well, including potto and the eastern needle-clawed bushbaby.

Best time to Visit:

Kibale is open for chimpanzee trekking throughout the year. December to February and the months of June and July are the driest and are therefore the best times for this activity. Walking the trails is easier at this time and the overall experience tends to be more enjoyable.