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Kibale Forest National Park


Kibale National Park covers an area of roughly 795 sq km and has one of Uganda's most unspoilt tropical forests. The forest occupies the northern and central parts of the park and is home to much forest wildlife including chimpanzees. Kibale is suited near to the Ndali-Kasenda crater and is a 30 minute drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semliki National Park, and the Toro Semliki Wildlife Reserve.

Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking. There are 13 species of primate to be found as well as the chimpanzees.



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Day 1: Kibale Forest National Park

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

The former seat of Uganda’s government, Entebbe just a short drive from the current capital and offers plenty to keep visitors amused. Tourists can while away days on the beaches along the banks of Lake Victoria, stroll around the fields and forests of the Botanical Gardens, or pay a visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a haven for country’s remaining chimps.

Day 2 - 4: Kibale Forest National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is where you have the best chance of spotting a mountain gorilla family going about their business. Once you have your permit you are led across the rugged terrain and though the awe inspiring jungle to where the gorillas were seen yesterday and then you track them down. Aside from the amazing gorilla interactions there are numerous forest walks and 346 species of birds to track down, many of which are amazingly coloured.

This itinerary is a guideline, Africa & Beyond tailor every trip to your individual specifications including all accommodation, flights, transfers & activities, please contact us to discuss your ideas.

Day 5-6: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation: Kibale Primate Lodge

Meal Basis: Full Board

Kibale Forest National Park plays host to a wide array of tropical plants and trees, making it home to the highest concentration and variety of primates in Africa.

Primate sightings are therefore plentiful, whether chimpanzees in the park itself - with the gate and visitor briefing centre just 400m from the lodge - or on the easy-going Marsh Walk, where 5-6 different monkey species, such as colobus, red-tailed monkeys and grey-cheeked mangabeys are regularly seen on a single visit.

Day 7-8: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation: Ngamba Island

Meal Basis: Full Board

Ngamba Island is a project of the Chimpanzees Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT), established in 1997 by the Born Free Foundation (UK), International Fund for Animal Welfare (USA), the Jane Goodall Institute (Germany and Uganda), The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre Trust (UWECT) and the Zoological Board of New South Wales (Australia). It provides orphaned chimpanzees with a secure home to live out their lives, since a return to their natural habitat is not possible, while educating visitors and local communities about the remarkable species and the importance of conserving their fragile forest habitat.

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