Change Location

Select your country below for local telephone numbers and guide prices

Book with confidence. Find out more

Kibale National Park Safaris

  • One of Africa’s finest destinations for tracking chimps
  • Rainforest contains 13 primate species and hundreds of birds
  • Other activities include lake kayaking and mountain climbing
  • Great assortment of camps and lodges in and around the park
When To Visit Kibale National Park:
When To Visit Kibale National Park:
left arrow image right arrow image

Kibale National Park, situated in the south of Uganda, contains a rich assortment of landscapes and is home to 13 primate species.

This vast expanse of forest provides the location for Kibale’s most popular activity – tracking chimpanzees! The mix of evergreen and deciduous trees, 351 species in total, is home to a broad range of primates, but man’s closest relative is the star of the show. In fact, Kibale boasts the highest density of chimps in Africa, and is considered one of the continent’s best destinations for tracking the furry fellows. It really is an amazing experience – highly recommended by YZ.

Kibale’s overall area is 766 square kilometers, and its elevation ranges from 1,100 meters to 1,600 meters. In 1932 it was gazetted, and in 1993 the park was officially established with the aim of protecting a large tract of forest that had been used for logging. To this day, it has both lowland and montane forests, a very unusual feature worldwide.


The park contains a grand total of 13 primate species, including chimps, black-and-white colobus monkey, red colobus monkey, blue monkey, and L’Hoest’s monkey. There are also red and blue duikers, bushbuck, bushpig, warthog, giant forest hog, and buffalo. As well as all the forest dwellers, Kibale has lion, leopard, golden cat, serval, mongoose, and otters. And an abundance of elephants travel between this park and Queen Elizabeth N.P. – look out for the grey guys, trundling through.

The bird count of Kibale is equally impressive. In total, there are 325 species of the feathery friends here, including six that are native to the Albertine Rift. These six are black-capped apalis, collared apalis, blue-headed sunbird, purple-breasted sunbird, dusky crimsonwing, and red-faced woodland warbler. Keen birders can also expect to see crowned eagle, African pitta, green-breasted pitta, brown-chested alethe, yellow-rumped tinker bird, little greenbul, black bee-eater, and blue-breasted kingfisher - Kibale really is a very colorful place to be.

Activities in Kibale National Park

Many other exciting activities are available in Kibale. The majority of the properties we sell in the park offer forest walks, providing opportunities for travelers to get to know all the wildlife – great and small – who have their homes here. As well as the rainforest, other geographical features in and around the park provide plenty more things to do. Crater lake walks… lake kayaking… swamp trails… mountain climbing… if you are looking for adventure, Kibale is an excellent option.

Kibale National Park

View all trips
Unfortunately, there are no results for this search. Please use a different filter combination or contact our experts to start planning your tailor-made safari.

Why Trust Yellow Zebra with your African Safari?

"Yellow Zebra are genuine specialists; they know the African bush like the back of their hand."

Brian Jackman, safari expert for The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Condé Nast, and the BBC

'Europe's Leading Safari Tour Operator' at the World Travel Awards

8 years in a row, since 2015

Receive news & offers from Yellow Zebra