Kibale National Park ( official name engl. Kibale National Park, Kibale Forest Primate Reserve to 2005 ) is located in western Uganda near Fort Portal and covers an area of 776 km ².
The special feature of the area is the high species richness and the presence of 13 different species of primates. A large number of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes ) living in the woods and has found its main refuge in Uganda. In addition to the black-and- white coat monkeys ( black-and- white Kolubus, Colobus guereza ) also comes the Red Colobus (also Guereza Red or Red Kolubus, Procolobus tephrosceles ) ago. Another key feature is the occurrence of forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis ).
With the transformation of the national park and the improved development of the area has become a major attraction of tourists in Uganda. There are several lodges and campsites near offers basic accommodation in the National Park itself there guided tours are offered daily to see with the possibility accustomed to humans chimpanzees at close range. Also guided by rangers forest and night walks as well as a multi-day hike through the forest offered. Between the Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kibale National Park, there is a so-called Wildlife Corridor to ensure a wild exchange between the two areas. To the east of the park is the Bigodi wetland sanctuary within the wetland Magombe swamp. The area is also rich in primates and also offers very good opportunities for observing birds. As part of an ecotourism project to neighboring communities offer here on tours and other activities.