Kibale Forest Camp

KIBALE FOREST CAMP BASE FOR CHIMPANZEE TRACKING

From the comfort of your tent in Kibale Forest Camp, capture the thrill of a howling black and white colobus or listen to the wood owl calling his partner. Get absorbed by forest smells and sounds, spot primates swinging through the trees and observe rare birds and beautiful butterflies fluttering around. Have a break from your daily concrete jungle life and experience this green oasis.

Kibale Forest Camp offers a variety of comfortable accommodation to suit your budget. Be it the classic canvas experience of our 12 African ensuite safari style tents tucked away in a lush forest or our thatched non self-contained tents (lazy camping option),a great value for money is guaranteed.

Our elegant tented camp is located in a patch of evergreen forest, just outside the southern part of Kibale Forest National Park. It borders the Magombe swamp, known for the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary and is a mere 10 min drive to Kanyanchu Visitor Center, the place from where your chimp track will start.

ACCOMMODATION

SAFARI TENT

Kibale Forest Camp consists of 12 African safari style tents, comfortably furnished with twin or double beds. Each unit has its own private ensuite bathroom with a flush toilet, a dressing room and a hot water shower. Seated from your private veranda, the red or black and white colobus are often be observed in the dense camp surroundings.

TENT

Kibale Forest Camp offers an alternative accommodation in the form of 9 non-self-contained tents. These are furnished with comfortable beds, a bedside table and a power outlet for charging your electrical equipment. All tents are placed under a grass thatched roof. The tents share a communal ablution block with showers and flushing toilets. No need to worry about linen as all bedding and towels are provided.

Restaurant & Bar

Our bar and restaurant are situated in a beautiful wooden grass-thatched building. The open structure blends perfectly in the surroundings and overlooks a lush colorful garden. It is in this cozy restaurant that your breakfast, delicious 2 course lunches and 4 course dinners will be served. Due to logistic reasons (quality products are difficult to het in the area and come from Kampala) we work with set menus, but if you inform us on time, it will be our pleasure to cater to your request and dietary requirements.

Activities

Kibale National park covers an area of about 795km and is located between 1100 and 1600 meters in elevation. Despite encompassing primarily moist evergreen forest, it contains a diverse array of landscapes. It is a habitat to many forest wildlife including 13 species of primates. Activities are varied and limitless: from chimpanzee tracking in the forest to birding in the swamps. Explore the beauty of the crater lakes or take a hike through the tea estates.

  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Chimpanzee Habituation Experience
  • Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
  • Children’s Forest Camp
  • Birding
  • Night Walks
  • Exploration of the Crater Lakes
  • Mahoma Waterfalls
  • Visit to the Tea Estates

Getting there

Kibale Forest Camp is located just off the main road Fort Portal—Kamwenge.. After the park’s boundry (coming from Fort Portal) you will see our first signpost, (from where it is a mere 3,5 km to our camp). You will continue on the main road and pass Bigodi village. Our second signpost will direct you on a dirt road which will take you to our camp, located around 1 km further.

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