Tourist activities in Kibale Forest National Park-Uganda
The most common tourism (main visitor) activity in Kibale National Park is Chimpanzee trekking and Chimpanzee Habituation. Trekking of Chimps in Kibale national park can be done every day in the morning and in the afternoon. The starting point for this activity is Kanyankyu gate and the activity begins with a briefing by the Uganda Wildlife officials. After the briefing, the tourist heads into the forest together with the ranger guide(s) to search for chimpanzees. A group of maximum 8 people are allowed to trek the chimpanzees and after sighting them, visitors and allowed to spend 1 hour with the chimps. This is mainly done to conserve these endangered cousins on man and only those who have purchased chimpanzee permits for that particular date are allowed to trek Chimpanzee leave in groups (families) and Kibale National Park has at least 11 families that can be trekked. For the case of habituation, visitors are allowed to spend much time with the chimpanzees and learn more about the chimps as much as they can.
Chimps move freely in the wide forest so it is hard to determine the amount of time that will be spent searching for the chimps- but at least 95% of the visitors have been able to see them.
Please read through the trekking rules or consult (us) your travel agents for further assistance.
Another prominent activity in Kibale national park is birding. The Park has over 270 species of birds and some of the forest birds are endemic to this place in all over Uganda and Africa.
The search for nocturnal animals is also another common activity done by most of the visitors in Kibale National Park.
Community walks like the Bigodi Community and Swamp walk is another serious activity in Kable National Pak, this community is initiative has professionally trained staff that enables the visitors to fins more primate and birds of their interesting species like the papyrus gonolek and the great blue Turaco that are available in the park.