South African Lodges

Kibale Forest Camp

Kibale National Park
East Africa
Lodge Type
Tented Camp

The Kibale Forest Camp in Uganda nestles just outside of the southern area of the magnificent Kibale National Park. Guests are accommodated in the heart of nature in ten safari-style tents. Exciting activities await which include the unforgettable Chimpanzee tracking, the Chimpanzee habituation experience, a visit to the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary as well as bird watching, night walks and the Exploration of the Crater Lakes.

This extraordinary camp in the Kibale Forest National Park provides an affordable, classic canvas experience when staying in one of the camp's unique African safari tents which are tucked away in the lush forest. The 7 Tents provide comfortable beds as well as a bedside table. A power outlet to charge electrical equipment is also available.

The Kibale tents are under a thatched roof. Guests share a communal ablution block with flushing toilets and showers. Bed linen, bedding as well as towels are provided. The 10 African Safari tents are furnished with double or twin beds. Each Safari Tent offers a private en-suite bathroom with toilet, dressing room as well as a hot water shower. Guests are welcome to watch the bird life from their outdoor verandah.

Tent types:

  • Safari Tents (10)
  • Tent (7).


The camp's restaurant and bar are in a wooden, thatched building. Its open structure blends in with the natural surroundings overlooking the lush garden. Breakfast, lunches as well as dinners are served in this unique wilderness dining venue. Set menus are on offer, and special dietary requests can be catered for if notice is provided. Guests may enjoy a fresh cup of coffee or tea on the terrace of their tent when waking up.

Activities in the Kibale National Park

The activities which are available in the Kibale National Park for travellers are varied and exciting, ranging from chimpanzee tracking in the forest to bird watching in the swamps. Visitors are encouraged to explore the beautiful crater lakes and to enjoy a hike through the tea estates.


  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Chimpanzee habituation experience
  • Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
  • Children's Forest Walk
  • Bird watching
  • Night Walks
  • Exploration of the Crater Lakes
  • Mahoma waterfalls
  • Visit the tea estates.

Kibale National Park

The Kibale Forest Camp nestles in an evergreen forest, outside the southern part of Uganda's Kibale National Park. Bordering the Magombe swamp which is known for the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, the camp is ten minutes drive away from the Kanyanchu Visitor Center, the location where the Chimpanzee track begins.

The Kibale National Park stretches over about 795km and ranges between 1100 and 1600 meters in elevation. Despite primarily featuring evergreen rain forest, this national park is home to a diverse variety of landscapes. This evergreen forest is a habitat for many animals such as the 13 species of primates.

Below detailed information about the Kibale Forest Camp is available.
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  • Communal bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Single beds
  • Viewing Deck

  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Chimpanzee habituation experience
  • Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
  • Children's Forest Walk
  • Bird watching
  • Night walks
  • Exploration of the Crater Lakes
  • Mahoma waterfalls
  • Visit to the tea estates.
Chimpanzee tracking

Starting from the Kanyanchu Visitor center, this thrilling walk takes about 2 - 3 hours.  There is a 95% certainty that Chimpanzees are discovered during the walk and observed.  In East Africa, the Kibale Forest is the best destination to see chimpanzees.  Other primates such as the Red-Colobus Monkeys and the Mangabey can also be encountered here.  During the track, professional rangers share their in-depth knowledge about the local wildlife and plants.

Chimpanzee Habituation Experience

This is a once in a lifetime experience!  Travellers have the unique opportunity to accompany the national park's research and habituation team and observe them during their daily activities.  Participants spend a full day watching chimpanzees in their natural habitat and watch them feeding, de-nesting, playing and fighting.

Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

The walk to the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is lovely and interesting.  Being rich in beautiful scenery and biodiversity, this wetland sanctuary in Uganda is a birder watchers paradise.  About 138 species live here.  Situated just outside of the Kibale National Park in the Magombe Swamp, this wetland is home to eight species of primates.

Children's Forest Walk

The Children's Forest Walk in the Kibale National Park has been designed for kids who are too young to participate in the Chimpanzee tracking.  During the time when parents enjoy the Chimpanzee experience, children enjoy a forest walk whilst learning more about the parks ecosystem.  After the walk, fun filled activities and games await.

Visit to the tea estates

The Kibale Forest is surrounded by large tea plantations.  During a visit to one of these green tea estates travellers learn about how the leaves are processed and changed into tea.

  • Communal ablutions
  • Garden Terrace
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Viewing deck

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Car rental service
  • Housekeeping service
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris

Available Rooms

Safari Tent

# Rooms:

Each of the ten African Safari tents are furnished with double or twin beds.  For extra privacy, the Safari Tents offer a private en-suite bathroom with toilet.  A dressing room as well as a hot water shower are also provided.  Guests may observe the bird life from their own outdoor verandah.

Single Room US $110
Double Room US $160


# Rooms:

The Tents offer comfortable beds and a bedside table.  For electrical devices, a power outlet to charge is available.  These tents are set under a thatched roof.  Travellers share a communal ablution block with flushing toilets and showers.  Bed linen, bedding as well as towels are provided.

Single Room US $60
Double Room US $110

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: 0.390962

Longitude: 30.406161


Uganda's Kibale Forest Camp is situated just off the main road Fort Portal, Kamwenge. After the national park’s boundary (coming from Fort Portal), travellers see the camp's first signpost.

From here it is about 3,5 km to the camp. Continue on the main road and pass the Bigodi village. The camp's second signpost directs travellers on a dirt road which takes then to the Kibale Forest Camp.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

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3 Star

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