Where is Kibale National Park Located – Uganda Safaris
Where is Kibale National Park Located : Kibale National Park famously known as a paradise of chimpanzees and other 12 species of primates thus marking it a great location for primitive viewing. The park sits on the land covering over 766 square kilometers of its low land and lies on the elevation of about 1,100 meters to 1,600 meters high above sea level.
The park can be easily accessed because it has a rea with a good road network that connects to major towns of Fort portal, Kasese, Kamwenge and Queen Elizabeth national park Uganda’s second largest game park and one of the most visited destination on Uganda safaris because it harbors with bio-diverse species of wildlife mainly the tree climbing lions, herds of elephants among others.
Kibale national park is located to the south of fort portal town which was designated as tourism city of Uganda in western region of the country in the Kabale district.
Getting to Kibale from Fort portal town to Kanyanchu headquarter of Kibale national park is only 26.2kilomters in a driving of 30 minutes to reach out the park
From Kasese district to Kibale National Park takes about 2 hours and Kamwenge town is located east of the park which is 40 minutes’ drive to get there.
On safari to Kibale national park one can choose to travel or combine a trip to Kibale with other national parks like Queen Elizabeth national park and Semuliki Wildlife Reserve. Meaning, one can choose to tour other safari destination after visiting Kibale National Park for chimpanzee tracking, whereby you can still connect to Queen and do game drive, lion tracking or boat cruise among others.
Kibale chimpanzee tracking tours are expected to start from Kanyanchu Wild Center.
From Queen Elizabeth National park to Kibale National Park it takes only 2-hour drive of about 142 kilometers.
From Semuliki Wildlife Reserve to Kibale National Park takes a distance of about 67 kilometers in a drive of 7 hour and 20 minutes.
From Kampala or Entebbe, Kibale National Park can be accessed by road passing via Mubende connect to fort portal to main visited destination Kibale in about 5 to 6 hours’ drive.
Alternatively, one who is not interested in traveling by car or long driving journey, can book a domestic flight from Entebbe International Airport by Aero link airline or Eagle Air to fly you to Mweya air strip in Queen Elizabeth national park and then be picked up by our safari drive guide to drive you to the park.
Fact, Kibale National Park located in western region of Uganda and the park is a tropical rainforest that houses quite a wide number of wildlife species mostly the primates that act as tourist attraction to the travelers who come to Uganda with an aim of tracking chimpanzees. What an encounter one to get closer to our related cousins in their nature inhabits whom we share a closest DNA ‘’99% to human genes. We track habituated chimpanzees and in Kibale national park boost with high concentration of about 1500 chimpanzee of Uganda’s total of around 5,000 chimpanzees thus marking Uganda to be the main stopping destination to encounter chimpanzees in their protected areas thus impacting Uganda to be the top primates viewing destination in the entire East Africa.
Chimpanzee trekking is one of the most attraction done on Uganda safaris which attracts many to come from different races to see our closest cousins in the natural environment. This activity starts early in the morning after a morning breakfast and then be picked up by your drive guide and drives you to park headquarters for briefing about chimpanzee’s rules. You will be grouped and accompanied by the park rangers who leads you to forest trails to look for chimpanzee species, an activity which can take 30 to 6 hours tracking. Once you find them one hour is given to you to watch and learn on how they spend their day in jungle, grooming their hair, breastfeeding hunting, feeding as well as nesting their nets on the tree, as you also enjoy capturing photography and video recording.