Kibale National Park
Kibale National Park, located in western Uganda, an area of 795 sq km. Its major attraction is the opportunity to track habituated Chimpanzees. These delightful apes, more closely related to human beings, than any other creature on earth, are simply amazing to watch as they squabble and play in the fruit trees. This park is also home to another 13 primate species, including the localized red colobus and L’Hoest’s monkeys.
A network of shady forest trails provide much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers; and Birders are thrilled with over 350 species of birds, including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. Forest Elephants move seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other mammals include buffaloes, giant forest hogs as well as a half a dozen antelope species.
Chimpanzee Tracking is the main activity in Kibale National Park, but guided walks, day and night are also conducted, and are very popular. Birding is particularly a huge activity here, especially in and around the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. Between Fort Portal and the Kibale Forest National Park there is a series of crater lakes, that present themselves as a beautiful stop on the way.
KIBALE FOREST CAMP
KIBALE FOREST CAMP provides accommodation in safari tented rooms with en-suite bathrooms, complete with verandas. Pitching your own tent is also an option for the budget conscious traveler. The bar and restaurant are equally as well appointed as the rooms and provide a most relaxing and enjoyable stay.
The Kibale Forest Camp is just outside the southern part of the Kibale Forest National Park, bordering on the Magombe swamp. It is a 10 minute drive to Kanyanchu Visitor Center.
KIBALE FOREST PRIMATE LODGE
This is an upscale luxury Eco-lodge with safari-tented accommodation, right in the heart of Kibale Forest National Park. In addition to the tented accommodation, they offer forest cottages and Tree House rooms. Kibale Forest Primate Lodge also offers the option of pitching your own tent.
In addition to the Restaurant and Bar, there is a big lounge with comfortable furniture to relax and enjoy the surrounding Kibale Forest and its wildlife. Cultural dancing is provided for guests Free Wifi in the common areas.
KIBALE GUEST COTTAGES
A fine mid-range accommodation in the Kibale Forest National Park is the Kibale Guest Cottages. They are located on the Fort Portal-Kamwenge Road, which is adjacent to the Kibale Forest National Park. The cottages are a few hundred meters from the main tourist centre of Kanyanchu.
The rooms are powered by solar, and all have hot showers and verandas. They offer a complete bar and restaurant for their guests, and a lounge area for relaxation and viewing.