WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
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!
Kibale Forest National Park is a magnificent Uganda safari destination in the tropical rain forest and is among the most rewarding adventure destinations. 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 5000 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, just a few minutes’ drive to 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.