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Kibale Forest National Park is situated in Western Uganda, near the town of Fort Portal, and is famed for its chimpanzees.


The park is famous for its chimpanzees, and many people come here for chimp tracking. Some of the best birding in central Africa is here too. The Kasese Crater Lakes are in the area.



Flora and fauna[edit]


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Fees and permits[edit]

Entrance to the park - US$30 Chimpanzee Tracking - US$90

Get around[edit]



  • Chimpanzee Habituation Experience (CHEX)

This is organized by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). A day-long activity where the participant tracks, in a small group with an armed UWA ranger, habituated chimpanzees. [1] [formerly dead link] Typically the tracking group will set out just before dawn locating the chimpanzees by their pant hoots. Observation of the chimpanzees can last until nightfall. At times the tracking is fast paced over forest jungle.






  • Treehouse in Kibale Forest is part of the UWA accommodations at Kibale and is literally on poles some ten metres up overlooking a mud wallow and seasonal watering hole. Great opportunity to see rare forest elephants. Secluded. If you are willing to climb the ladder to the room, this is a real treat.


  • Primate Lodge in Kibale forest has camping grounds available with an outdoor open block shower.


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