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Kibale National Park is a national park in Western Uganda, protecting moist evergreen rain forest. The park is 766 square kilometres (296 sq mi) in size and is located between 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) to 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) in height. Despite encompassing primarily moist evergreen forest, it contains a diverse array of landscapes. Kibale is one of the last remaining expanses to contain both lowland and montane forests. In eastern Africa, it sustains the last significant expanse of pre-montane forest.

The park was gazetted in 1932 and formally established in 1993 to protect a large area of forest previously managed as a logged forest reserve. The park forms a continuous forest with Queen Elizabeth National Park. This adjoining of the parks creates a 180 kilometres (110 mi) wildlife corridor between Ishasha the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Sebitoli in the north of Kibale National Park, this actually give room to animals like Elephants move from one park to the other looking for different foods.. It is an important eco-tourism and safari destination, popular for its population of habituated chimpanzees and twelve other species of primates. It is also the location of the Makerere University Biological Field Station

Kibale is one of Africa’s foremost research sites and Researchers mainly focus on the chimpanzees and other primates found in the park, others are investigating Kibale’s ecosystems, bush babies , wild pigs and fish species, among other topics with in this area.

Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest 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.

Kibale is famously known for Chimpanzee tracking and some people refer it to as Primate World.

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.


  • CHimpanzee Tracking
  • Birding & Bird Watching 
  • Swamp Walk
  • Nature Walk
  • Community Walk


  • Primate Lodge
  • Ndali Lodge
  • Kyanyinga Lodge
  • Kibale Forest Camp
  • Turaco Treetops Lodge
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