Kibale National Park, Uganda

A tropical rain forest home to the highest population of chimpanzees in the country.

Kibale National Park is a tropical rainforest home to the highest population of chimpanzees in Uganda. A few of these chimpanzee communities have been habituated, meaning they are comfortable and aware of human presence. The Kibale Forest ecosystem attracts several other primate species, including the endangered red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey.  You may also find the red-tailed monkey, olive baboon, and the white-cheeked mangabey. 

A great place to see other primates, birds and support a community-run activity is Bigodi Swamp. Other primates tend not to stay in the vicinity of Chimpanzees, so the swamp is a good place to see L’Hoest Monkeys, Mangabeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys and Red Tailed Colobus Monkeys.

The area is located at the meeting point of the wet rainforests of west Africa, and the drier forests of the east, creating a rich and diverse environment. Habitats range from tropical forest, to woodland, to savannah.