When is the Best time to visit Kibale Forest National Park?
The Best time to visit Kibale Forest National Park is during the dry months from June to September and December to February during this time it is easy for the chimpanzee trek and doing other activities in the park, viewing the Chimpanzees and wildlife is great given the vegetation cover is not very thick compared to the wet season periods. The wet seasons of March to May and October to November wildlife viewing in the park is not best but best time for birding, during the wet season food is readily available Chimpanzees and birds don’t move further distances to search for food making their sightseeing easy. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park can be done throughout the year given the fact it is a very well organized activity and you have 99% chances of seeing the Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park but best times are recommended for your visit to the park.
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About Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest National Park is best known for its number and variety of resident primates with 13 species of primates including the largest population of chimpanzees in Uganda estimated at over 1500 chimpanzees, other primates found in Kibale Forest include the nocturnal busbaby and potto, Monkeys, baboons among others. Kibale forest national park is also a popular destination for birders with over 335 bird species recorded. Chimpanzee trekking is done in two sessions in the morning and afternoon this will be determine by the chimpanzee permit you purchase and your itinerary to trek in a given session accordingly. The park is also home to large mammals such as elephants, buffaloes and giant forest hog although these are rarely seen.
How to book Chimpanzee Permits for Kibale Forest National Park
The major activity in Kibale Forest National Park that requires advance booking is Chimpanzee trekking, you will need to have a your Chimpanzee trekking permit secured in advanced to confirm that you are booked for Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park. Once you have your planned dates of travel confirmed we will need you to send us an email at Safari Vacations and Travel Services so that we check for availability of Chimpanzee permits online with the Uganda Wildlife Authority once we confirm chimpanzee permits are available for your planned dates we will let you know so that we can send you an invoice for you to make payment for the permits. Once the payment is done and we have received it on our account we will go ahead and purchase your chimpanzee trekking permits immediately and send you a scanned copy of the permits for your records and perusal, this will confirm you are booked for Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park. It is advised to book your chimpanzee trek in Uganda in advance atleast 2-3 months prior your visit given the fact chimpanzee permits like gorilla permits also are limited and sell out very quickly on first come first serve basis.
How to get Kibale Forest National Park
By Road; Kibale Forest National Park can be accessed through the main safari circuit from Entebbe/Kampala to Fortportal which approximately 4-5 hours drive. You can as well access the park through Kampala-Mabara-Kasese highway, from Kasese you will connect to the Kibale Forest with 1-2 hours drive.
By Air; You can fly from Entebbe International Airport or Kampala’s Kajjansi airfield to Kasese airstrip from here you will transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. Scheduled and chartered flights are available and operated by domestic airline operators of Aero link and Fly Uganda. You will need to plan with your tour operator for a transfer from the airstrip to the Park
Where to stay in Kibale Forest National Park
Accommodation in Kibale Forest National Park, Budget options include Chimpanzee Forest Guest House, Isunga Lodge, Mountains of the Moon, Rwenzori view Guest House, Kibale Home Stay among others these cost USD90-100 per person per night, mid-range include Kibale Forest Camp, Turaco Treetops Lodge and Prime Lodge Kibale among others these cost USD150-200 per person per night, Luxury options include Ndali Lodge, Crater Safari Lodge, Papaya Lake Lodge and Kyaninga Lodge these cost USD250-700 per person per night.
Why Book your Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park with Safari Vacations and Travel Services
At Safari Vacations and Travel Services we are well set to host tourists with various SOPs put in place in-line with WHO for the safety and health of our clients, we ready to organize your safari following precautions set to prevent the spread of COVID and ensure you do your safari safely and successfully along the best time to Visit Kibale Forest . Safari Travel Services and its team bring you closer than ever to the wonders Uganda and Rwanda have to offer. From Chimpanzee trekking to the chimpanzee habitation in Kibale, cultural tours and wildlife viewing in Uganda, we have everything you need to make your first or occurring experience in the region a memorable one. Click here for a complete list of our entire packages, and in case you have any questions, please click here to get in touch with us.