Welcome to Kibale Forest National Park
This 795-sq-km national park just outside Fort Portal is made up of dense tropical rainforest, within which dwell enormous numbers of primates. If you can't afford the lavish cost of mountain gorilla tracking, then visiting one of the five habituated groups of chimpanzees here is a very worthy substitute, not to mention a far less financially draining one. Also regularly seen here are the rare red colobus and... Read More
Top experiences in Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest National Park activities
Exploring the Crater Lakes Region in Uganda
The camp is within walking distance to Kibale National Park, with all its wonderful African wildlife and spectacular scenery. It is recommended to reach some of the craters by foot. if you would like to incorporate this into your stay please ask your driver / guide.
15-Day Tour of Uganda and Rwanda Wildlife
Day 1: Airport pick upOur Tour guide assigned to you picks you up from the airport and takes you to the hotel or residence you are staying the first nightDay 2: Murchison Falls National Park (B/L/D)Go north from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park driving through the plains of Nakasongola, then stop in the town of Masindi for lunch. You will continue to check in at Murchison River lodge with dinner and overnight Day 3: White Nile River (B/L/D)Have an early morning game drive that assures you of the best time to spot wild animals. After the boat cruise, experience a hike to the top of the falls. Day 4: Fort Portal - Kibale Forest (B/L/D)This drive is incredibly scenic, going through tea plantations and lush green countryside which characterizes so much of Uganda. Walk around Fort Portal, visit the local market, or eat some local food like matoke (green cooked banana). You will then check in at primates lodge for dinner and overnightDay 5: Swamp walk (B/L/D)Today you will experience some serious monkey business. Kibale National Park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda, which makes it a perfect place to spot themDay 6: Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)Relax at the lodge, have a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National ParkDay 7: Katwe Salt Lake (B/L/D)Search for wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park to see elephants, buffalo, lions, waterbucks, leopards, Uganda kobs, and warthogsDay 8: Ishasha Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (B/L/D)Queen Elizabeth National Park. This area is called Ishasha, and is famous for its tree-climbing-lionsDay 9: Gorilla (B/L/D)Bwindi Impenetrable forest for mountain gorilla and chimpanzee trackingDay 10: Mgahinga (B/L/D)Mgahinga National Park, one of the smallest national parks in Uganda. Dinner and overnight at the lodgeDay 11: Volcanoes in Rwanda (B/L/D)Cross the border to Rwanda and check in at Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. You will eat lunch on the way to this national park, and arrive in the eveningDay12: Gorilla (B/L/D)Transfer to the Volcanoes headquarters for a briefing about endangered mountain gorillas, volcanoes and enter into the tropical rain forest searching for the mountain gorillasDay13: Kigali (B/L/D)Drive to Kigali, reaching the city early for a tour of Kigali where you will visit Nyamata church, local markets, and the Genocide Museum, among others Day14: Bunyonyi (B/L/D)Transfer to Bunyonyi over land, scenic views and the boat cruise as the sun setsDay15: Airport for departure
7 Days Classic Primate Uganda Adventure
Day 1 - Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport we will be pick you up and transfer you to Papyrus Guest House (15 min drive). Meal plan: Dinner Day 2- Depart directly via the city of Kampala west to the town of Fort Portal where lunch maybe taken at Tea Gardens Restaurant a great place to sample traditional Uganda food stuffs.After lunch you will continue 45 minutes onto the boundary of the Kibale National Park. In the afternoon you will have opportunity to conduct a guided nature walk to the Top of the World view point Meal plan: Full boardDay 3 Depart at 07.15am for the visitors centre within the Kibale Forest at Kanyanchu. You will be briefed by your guide prior to entering the forest as part of the Chimpanzee tracking activity. This activity is conducted over 4 to 5 hour, after tracking you will proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park and the head of the Mweya Peninsular where the Kazinga Channel flows into Lake Edward here you will conduct a launch trip on the channel in the late afternoon. . The Channel is a home to one of the largest concentrations of hippopotamus, as well as herds of elephants, buffalo, and other wildlife that come to drink from the river. The Kazinga also attracts a tremendous variety of bird species including the African Eagle, Open-Billed Stork, and Pied Kingfishers. . Meal plan :Full boardDay 4 Conduct a game drive at dawn traversing the Kasenyi sector of the park in search of big game. Return to Bush Lodge to take breakfast and to commence the 8 hour drive to Nkuringo Gorilla Camp located at 2160m ASL with panoramic views looking north over the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, south to the volcanoes of the Virunga and west into the rift valley and the DR Congo Meals:Full board Day 5 You will report at 07.45 for the gorilla tracking activity. The visitor’s reception at Nkuringo is a mere 300m from our Gorilla Camp Rushaga is 23km to the briefing centre. The activity is conducted by a Uganda Wildlife Authority tracking team. When the gorillas have been found by the tracking team you will spend 1 hour in the presence of the gorilla group before returning to the visitors reception to receive your tracing certificates.On your return from tracking you will have time to relax, engage in a community walk with your Nkuringo Walking Safari guide to again soak up the wonders of Nkuringo. Meals:Full board .Day 6 It is a 10 hour drive back to Entebbe via Kabale, Mbarara and Masaka. Dinner on this evening can be taken at the guest house in Entebbe Meal plan: Dinner Day 7 Transfer to Entebbe Airport to catch flight back
Culture & Wildlife of Uganda & Rwanda
There’s a wealth of adventure to be had in both Uganda and Rwanda, especially now that tourists are beginning to rediscover this region. We keep this trip small and intimate in order to really create a connection with this captivating land. Of course there’ll be trekking to spot chimps and gorillas and wildlife drives through Queen Elizabeth II National Park to see elephants and hippos, but we’ll also visit the genocide museum for a closer look at the recent history of the region. Trust us: Uganda and Rwanda will stay in your memory for a very long time.