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 L’Hoest’s monkeys.
Larger but rarely seen residents include bushbucks, sitatungas, buffaloes, leopards and quite a few forest elephants. There are also an incredible 250 species of butterfly and 372 species of bird here. The park visitor centre is at Kanyanchu, 35km southeast of Fort Portal.