When Is The Best Time To Visit Kibale Forest National Park In 2024/2025



The best time to visit Kibale Forest National Park is all year round for Chimpanzee tracking experiences and chimpanzee habituation experiences. Imagine meeting a close relative in an African jungle and spending some quality time with them what a once-in-a-lifetime experience! click here to view mountain gorilla trekking tours 


Kibale Forest National Park is a magnificent Uganda safari destination in the tropical rain forest and is among the most rewarding adventure destinations. check gorilla trekking tour 


However, Kibale Forest National Park boasts 13 primate species, such as localized red colobus, mangabeys, L’hoest’s monkeys, and chimpanzees, which are the majority of attractive apes but the most delighted apes, which are the closest to humankind.


Kibale forest national park hosts more than 5,000 chimpanzees, making it the best destination to view chimpanzees in East Africa. It is home to over 70 mammals, like elusive forest elephants, buffalos, giant forest hogs, antelope species, and 330 bird species, among others.


Kibale Forest National Park is in the heart of the Tooro Kingdom, located in western Uganda, next to Fort Portal town and just a few minutes’ drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mount Ruwenzori, and Semuliki National Parks. These are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites, all located in southwestern Uganda. 


The best time to visit Uganda’s creatures during the dry seasons is in the months of November, December, January, and February, and in the months of June, July, August, and September, when roads leading to those destinations are passable and forest trails are free of water.


What can i do in Kibale national park in 2024/2025

Kibale Forest National Park is arguably the best place in Uganda to go for a primate’s safari. Kibale Forest National Park does not have mountain gorillas but has the highest number of other primate species in East Africa.


Chimpanzees are also considered endangered species, and they share over 95% of the human DNA. Kibale Forest has the highest number of chimpanzee troops in East Africa, with about 5,000 individuals recorded. Chimpanzees can be seen in other parks in East Africa, but the chances of spotting them are slim compared to Kibale Forest National Park.


Kibale Forest National Park makes primates viewing more special due to a collection of monkeys such as L’Hoest Monkeys, Grey-Chicken Mangabeys, Red Colobus Monkeys,  Red-Tailed Monkeys, Bush Baboons, Blue Monkeys, Olive Baboons, Vervet Monkeys, and Black and White Colobus. Since Kibale Forest National Park is close to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park, you can explore here to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi and view the big five animals in Queen.


Kibale National Park Forest offers bird watching, and Uganda is regarded as one of the best destinations to go birding in Africa. Kibale Forest National Park has many bird species such as Abyssinian Ground Thrust, Black-eared Ground Thrust, African Grey Parrot, Black Bee Eater, Black-capped Apalis, Blue-Baked Kingfisher, Brown Illadopis, Blue-headed Sunbird, Brown Chested Alethe, Collared Apalis, Crowned Eagle, Little Green Bul, Dusky Crimsonwing, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Red Chested Owlet, Red-Faced Woodland Warbler, Scaly-breasted Illadopsis, the African Pitta, Western Nicator, White-naped Pigeon, Yellow Rumped Tinkerbird, and Yellow-spotted Nicator


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