Kibale Forest

More than 120 other mammals, including many primate species like baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes, find refuge in this biologically varied area. This woodland is home to 23 endemics to the Albertine Rift and about 370 different bird species.

A primate experience like no other!

The chimpanzees can be seen in their natural environment on the enduringly well-liked primate walk. Since Kanyanchu’s groups are habituated to human presence and some have been studied for over 25 years, there is a greater than 90% likelihood of finding them. Walks range between two and five hours and depart from Kanyanchu Visitor Center at 8:00, 11:00, and 14:00. The best time to arrive is early to allow for registration and briefing. Participants must be 16 years of age or older, and the maximum group size for interactions with the chimpanzees is six. Booking in advance is required.

The most notable of Kibale’s primates is the population explosion of chimpanzees, which numbers about 1,500 and is separated into at least a dozen diverse communities, four of which are accustomed to interacting with people. Since 1993, daily tourist tracking has been conducted in the Kanyantale neighborhood.

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