Kibale National Park

At 1,590m in the North with its lowest point in the south at 1,100m on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley, Kibale forest National park covers 795km2, and was protected as a very important large area of forest to the eco-tourism and as a safari destination. This park is famous for its population of habituated chimpanzees and 12 other species of primates, over 351 tree species dated over 200 years and some rising to over 55m. Kibale forest is one of the loveliest forest in Uganda with so much to offer from different bird species, 13 species of primates, other species of mammals, numerous indigenous and exotic tree species.

Is Escape To Africa a Kibale National Park Safari Company That Offers Trips To Albertine Rift Valley?

Escape To Africa is the Kibale National Park Safari Company offering trips to the Albertine Rift Valley. At Escape To Africa we offer the only Uganda safari packages for the budget traveler. From new customers to returning visitors, you’ll be hooked in no time! Escape To Africa is an inflatable travel dome that you can use with a small group of friends or family for an adventure like no other. It’s lightweight, easy to pack up and set up, and fits well in any vehicle.

Escape To Africa is a Kibale National Park wildlife safari company specializing in wild animal safaris in the Albertine Rift Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We offer authentic and personalized adventure experiences that allow you to explore the beautiful wilderness of Uganda and Rwanda.

Do Safari Companies Have Tours That Include Kibale National Park?

You can get a great day safari in Kibale National Park, but it’s not that easy to find a tour that includes it. That’s why we created Kibale National Park: a digital platform that offers the perfect combination of jaw-dropping landscapes and unparalleled wildlife drives. Kibale National Park is home to incredible wildlife and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. At Kibale Safaris we can offer you personalized tours that will give you an idea of what life was like for these people before they disappeared from the world.

Kibale National Park is a huge ecosystem that gives visitors the chance to see a large number of wildlife in their natural habitat. In Kibale, visitors can explore the jungle and see chimpanzees, elephants, baboons, and much more. This Kenyan park is known for its hundreds of species of birds and primates, including chimpanzees and baboons.

Are Safari Companies Good For People Who Want To Go To Kibale National Park?

As the only safari company in Uganda, we specialize in providing quality and affordable safaris for travelers. We offer more than 8 different types of tours and custom options for your budget. We promise you will not regret your decision to go with Kibale National Park Safaris. Kibale National Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Uganda and is also a popular destination for safari companies.

When you want to plan a trip that is both unique and challenging, Kibale National Park is the place to be. Home to twice as many chimpanzees and twice as many gorilla troop members than any other park in Uganda, Kibale National Park is a true safari destination for those who want to experience nature.

Can You Take a Kibale National Park Tour with a Safari Company?

Kibale National Park is a popular destination for safari tours. The park includes different ecosystems, each with its own unique characteristics. There are also important cultural sites to see, such as ancient temples, cemeteries, and a spectacular waterfall. Kibale National Park is one of the most beautiful places in Uganda and a favorite destination for adventure seeking tourists.

With a tour of the Kibale National Park with Safari Company, you will see the most important and treasured places in the country. We offer the best tours and safaris in Kibale National Park with native and English speaking Kenyan tour guides. We can take care of all your transportation needs, arrange a car or wait for you to arrive at the airport.

Will There Be Car Services Provided With Kibale National Park Tour?

You’ll have a guide and porter assistance with this tour, with car services. Kibale National Park offers a great experience in the largest wildlife reserve in Uganda. You will have a tour guide and a safari vehicle. Kibale has become one of the most visited parks in East Africa with a population of over half a million people.

Kibale National Park is a stunning collection of forests, rivers, mountains, and caves. The second largest park in Uganda, it is a protected area characterized by its beauty. The park is also home to some of the most endangered tree species in the country. During your stay, you will be able to see many species of mammals, including chimpanzees, elephants, wild dogs, and many more.

What Kibale National Park Tour Provides Options to See Gorillas and Monkeys?

Enjoy a morning gorilla and monkey safari inside the lush rainforest of Kibale National Park, trek through sprawling savannahs, hike through rainforests, or learn about the natural history of the forest. Kibale National Park adventure tour gives you the perfect combination of stunning scenery and unique wildlife. Experience a gorilla family in their natural habitat as you hike through lush forests, mountain ranges, and ancient caves.

Hike the gorilla trail to get up close and personal with these amazing creatures, observe monkeys and birds, visit endangered bee species, and explore the national park with your expert guide. Kibale National Park is the largest and oldest national park in Uganda. Kibale National Park is the largest protected area in Uganda and is home to Uganda’s most famous wildlife, the endangered mountain gorillas.

Apart from the forest, this park also covers a wetland sanctuary known as Bigodi wetland sanctuary, a nesting place for many different bird species and primates.

Bigodi Wetland

This is a beautiful wetland located in Magombe swamp, with an extensive collection of biodiversity including primate species; mangabey, vervet monkey, white & black colobus monkey, red colobus monkey, red tailed monkey baboon, blue monkey grey cheeked, and the L’Hoest monkey. This wetland is a great example of a community-based project in an effort to protect the forest and areas around it.

Despite the fact that so much is found in this wetland, its famously known as a birders paradise and a must visit for all birders visiting Kibale. Numerous bird species including the rare ones can be spotted up to fifty new species on a bird list. With the major being the Great Blue Turaco. A percentage fee got from visitors to this place goes to building the Bigodi Secondary School as well as a nursery school, school running and management, in addition to the women weaving projects.

Activities in the Park;

Chimpanzee tracking; This is the most popular activity in Kibale starting at Kanyanchu visitors centre. Chimps trekking can be done either half day or full day.

  • Half day chimpanzee trekking; This activity starts at either 8am or 2pm and last an average of three hours, depending on various factors. The tracking permits are sold for either morning or afternoon tracking. With Escape To Africa, we look at the full safari details before advising you on which permit to book.
  • The full-day Chimpanzee Tracking (Chimpanzee Habituation Experience); Unlike half day chimps tracking, full day also starts at 8am till 6pm. This activity works with chimp community which is undergoing habituation. Visitors can watch chimps leaving their overnight nests between 6:00 – 6:30am before breastfeeding, resting, patrolling, feeding, copulating, hunting and playing, at around 7pm the chimps build a new nest.

Birding ; Kibale is the place to visit for all birders. One can enjoy birding in the forest with the rangers or go to the Bigodi wetland Sanctuary. But if time permits, we recommend visiting of both places. With your birding book and other gadgets, be on the lookout for the endemic to this section of the Albertine Rift Valley. You will be accompanied by an experienced birder and rangers at all times.

Tip: Birding is highly recommended in the long dry season especially when the migrants are around.

Visiting Community Projects; The locals around the park have embraced conservation and have formed different development projects in support of Tourism. These projects include; craft making, women weaving groups, schools and other projects which have highly contributed to Kibale Tourism Sustainability and development. A percentage of the visitor’s fee to Kibale goes to the local community around the park.

Forest walks; With an experienced and knowledgeable guide, after paying park entrance and ranger guide fee, enjoy a 3 – 4 hours nature walk in the forest, home to indigenous and exotic tree species. At the end of your walk, you will look at Kibale forest with fresh eyes. This walk is best done in the mornings.

Top of the world / Hiking to craters; With Escape To Africa guide and a community guide, enjoy the walk with a rewarding view of over 10 craters with a break of visiting the local brewery.

Kibale forest has so much to offer apart from chimps!

Tsavo is an authentic, fascinating, endless and untouched wilderness that join the Tsavo West and East National Parks into one largest protected area in Kenya. This park offers an opportunity of viewing the Big 5 in a single day. Its famously known for its man-eating lions and humongous elephant populations to the outside world, which makes it one of the must visit parks in Kenya. Between the 2 parts, Tsavo East is much more accessible, though Tsavo West provides a unique added advantage point to get closer to hippos and crocodiles lazing around in the waters.

At nearly 22,000km2, this makes Tsavo the biggest National Park in Kenya. Both of these parks where once one single park but where later separated. Though among the two Tsavo west is considered the best park for photography, birding and game viewing.

Tsavo East is at 13,747 sq.KM and is generally flat, with dry plains across where are River flows.

And the Tsavo West covers an area of 9,065 sq.KM and is generally mountainous with swamps, a Lake and Springs. It is known for bird life and large game; elephants, leopards, hippos, black rhinos, Cape buffalos and Masai lions.

Activities in Tsavo National Park

There is so much that you can do in Tsavo National park from the primarily; game drives involving viewing of elephants, African lions, hippos, cheetahs, hartebeest and buffalo, birdwatching, hill hiking, to caving and boating.

Best Time to Visit Tsavo West

At Escape To Africa, we recommend visiting the park in the months of January and February as well as June through September. And we try as much as possible to avoid the March to May and sometimes November to December as the park roads tend to be muddy and inaccessible. For all birdwatchers, the must months of visit to see migratory birds are October to January.

Recommended Number of Days

We normally advise 2 days to enjoy Tsavo west National park and a day more for all photographers to capture as much as possible.

Accommodation in the Tsavo West

As big as the park is, it has numerous accommodation to choose from for all kinds of budgets. At Escape To Africa we offer the best from comfort to services.

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