Kibale forest can easily be accessed from Kampala and from Entebbe is located in western Uganda in the districts of Fort portal and Kamwenge, from Kampala to Kibale forest is about 339 Km, the road from Kampala to Kibale forest is tarmac, and the drive to Kibale takes you through Mityana, Mubende, Kyenjojo then Fort portal.
Kibale Forest National Park has density and diversity highest number of primates in East Africa. Kibale forest is one of the places in Africa with the biggest population of chimpanzees with other well-known 13 primate species, Kibale Forest National Park is also home to monkey species that are not common like I’Hoest’s monkey and endangered red colobus monkey which you may not find in the many places in Africa.
Other uncommon monkeys include grey-cheeked mangabey, blue monkey, black & white colobus, red-tailed monkey, bush baby, and potto among the other primates that you will see on your trip to Kibale Forest National Park.
Still talking of how to access Kibale forest National Park in Uganda, as I mentioned above it is situated in southwestern Uganda, Kibale forest is one of the most important parks for the tourism industry in Uganda because of its wildlife species some of which are endangered, because of its primates Kibale forest attracts thousands of tourists to Uganda each year, Kibale forest is well-known as number one primate destinations in Africa so whoever is planning a primate safari to Africa Kibale forest cannot miss on their list.
Chimpanzees share 98.8% of their DNA with us humans and Kibale forest national park is home to over 5500 Chimpanzees, tourists and other travelers can come and spend one-hour trekking chimpanzees or go for a habituation experience which is a full day activity giving you the opportunity to spend a whole day with chimps in Kibale forest.
There are two main routes that you can use to reach Kibale forest National park for your safari, tourists and other travelers can get to Kibale Forest National park using those two main routes which are so explorative and tourists enjoy amazing views along the way. But when it comes to the selection of the routes it will depend on the guidance of the tour operator you have booked your tour with because sometimes you may find that they have some sites to visit on your way to Kibale forest so your tour itinerary determines on which route to use.
The two major road routes from Kampala city or Entebbe are either Kampala Mityana-Mubende-Kyegegwa-Kyenjonjo-Fort Portal then Kibale forest which is approximately 339 kilometers which will take about 5 to 6 hours drive, the other route is Kampala-Mpigi-Masaka-Mbarara-Bushenyi-Kasese-Fort Portal then Kibale forest, travelers can use Both routes are all good there so many features to see as you will have few stopovers on the way.
The route of the Kampala-Mpigi-Masaka-Mbarara-Bushinyi-Kasese-Fort portal is slightly longer compared to the other one via Mityana-Mubende-Kyegegwa-Keyenjojo but the route is more interesting, you get an opportunity to stop at the Uganda Equator line at Kayabwe and another one in Kasese, this route takes you through Lake Mburo national park and Queen Elisabeth National Park so this route is longer but there is a lot to see on the way.
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