Uganda as always said is the best destination for chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale Forest National Park the habitat for primates in the East Africa which is so far considered the best place for chimpanzee habituation in Uganda. Kibale Forest National Park is one of only a few blocks of tropical forest remaining in the country, the park is surrounded by a complex, fine-scale agriculture and manioc fields interspersed with monospecific plantations of Eucalyptus and pines. The park is adjacent to the northeastern border of Queen Elizabeth National Park, hence allowance for the migration of various species, such as elephants.


The park is located in western Uganda approximately 5-6 hours’ drive from Kampala which is the Capital City of Uganda, Kibale Forest National Park is particularly rich in primates, 12 primate species recorded namely Chimpanzees, black and white and the red colobus, blue monkey, olive baboon, de brazza’s monkey, l’hoest’s monkey, pottos, galagos among others. Chimpanzee habituation experience is the most exciting encounter to tourists who come to track Chimpanzees at Kibale Forest National Park.


The cost of Chimpanzee habituation permit has now been increased from 220 USD to 250 USD per person for foreign non-residents while East African Citizens permits cost 200,000 Uganda shillings the excursion usually takes 6 hours per day, Chimpanzee tracking permits is 200 USD for foreign non-residents per hour and East African residents is 150,000 Uganda shillings. For our Mid-range Chimpanzee habituation meant for you who want affordable primate Safaris in Uganda, kindly click here for more information on how you can book your Chimpanzee habituation Safari in Uganda. 

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Located in south western Uganda and covering an area of 331 square kilometers while situated on the edge of the Western Rift Valley, the park occupies the highest part of the Kigezi Highlands. 

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest lies along the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo, about 30 kilometers by road northwest of Kabale town and 35 kilometers north of Kisoro town. The park is a home to approximately 480 endangered mountain gorillas, which constitutes approximately half of the world’s population. The park facilitates gorilla tourism which has become the favorite tourism asset for Uganda, birding safaris for birders, cultural safaris and wildlife.

How to get there

It is approximately 9-10 hours’ drive from Entebbe Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, 1 hour and 30 minutes’ drive from Kisoro Airstrip and 3 hours’ drive from Kigali Airport.

Seeing mountain gorillas in the jungle is an incredible experience and a focus for most travelers to Africa. With the high cost of gorilla tours to Rwanda, Uganda is now a priority for thousands of travelers from all over the world to experience this face-to-face encounter with the critically endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. Uganda gorilla tours take you deep into the tropical rain forests of Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park in southwestern Uganda. The pearl of Africa is blessed to be of the three countries which shelter the world’s mountain gorillas together with Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo sheltering the surviving population of these critically endangered species together with Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. In the reservation process of any gorilla safari to either Bwindi or Uganda, travelers often ask the advantages of gorilla trekking in Rwanda and the challenges they are likely to face. These are very good questions, which provide travelers with extensive knowledge regarding the pros and cons of gorilla safaris to Uganda.