Can I fly to Kibale forest national park?
Can I fly to Kibale forest national park? Air transport is one of the ways travelers can get to Kibale forest national park that is located in the southwestern part of Uganda near Queen Elizabeth national park. And yes, the flights to Kibale forest national park are done by AeroLink Uganda and Fly Uganda. Kibale forest national park is home to the highest number of primate species which makes it the primate capital in Africa. The park is home to 13 primates, different mammals, and over 350 bird species that have been so far recorded in the park. chimpanzee trekking is the most done activity in the park but during the activity, you have opportunities of seeing animals such as Uganda red Colobus, L’Hoest’s monkey, elephants, white colobus monkeys, buffaloes, vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, giant forest hogs, olive baboons, blue monkeys, bushbucks, grey checked mangabey, duikers, Patas monkeys, Demidoff Galago, and pottos among others.
Which airline companies can I fly with to Kibale forest national park?
There are daily scheduled flights that are organized for people that are interested in visiting the Kibale forest national park by air transport. There are 2 domestic airlines that offer scheduled flights to Kibale forest national park and these are AeroLink Uganda and Fly Uganda. These depart from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airstrip to Kasese airstrip or Mweya airstrip in Queen Elizabeth national park where a safari driver guide picks you and drives you to Kibale forest national park for about 1hour and 30 minutes. To use air transport to Kibale forest national park, you will need to book in advance with your tour operator so that they book for you the flight.
How long does it take to fly from Entebbe/Kampala to Kibale forest national park?
There is no direct flight to Kibale forest national park but the option is first flying to Kasese or Mweya in Queen Elizabeth national park and this takes about 1hr and 15 minutes and from here you can use road transport to Kibale forest national park taking about 2.5 hours which means the total time can be 3 hours 45 minutes. AeroLink Uganda operates 3 times a day in the morning, mid-morning, and evening at 7 am, 10:15 am, and 12:20 pm respectively.
Things to engage in Kibale forest national park on a fly in safari
Spend 1 hour with chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National park
Kibale Forest national park is home to over 13 primates making it the primate capital of the world. With all these primates in the park, the most done activity is chimpanzee trekking which gives trekkers an opportunity to be around chimpanzees for a maximum of 1 hour. The chimpanzee trekking activity in Kibale forest national park starts with a briefing early in the morning where trekkers are taught about the dos and don’ts of the trekking activity after which ranger guides lead them into the jungle to search for the habituated chimpanzee family. During the search for chimpanzees, trekkers have opportunities of meeting different park animals such as red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, olive baboons, elephants, buffaloes, grey checked mangabeys, different birds, and tree species. When the trekkers locate the chimpanzees, they are given up to 1 hour of being around them as they learn about their habits, watch them do daily activities, and take photos.
Spend 4 hours with endangered mountain gorillas in Kibale forest national park
Chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale forest national park is a process of training chimpanzees to get used to having human beings around them. Chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale forest national park will require you to wake up early in the morning and join other trekkers at the briefing point where they are taught about the dos and don’ts of the habituation activity. After the briefing, the trekkers are accompanied by rangers, and armed guides to look for the chimpanzee families undergoing habituation. During the search for the semi habituated chimpanzee family, you have opportunities of seeing animals like the red and blue duikers, blue monkeys, sitatungas, giant forest hogs, red colobus, bushbucks, and African buffalo among others. On finding the semi habituated chimpanzee family, the trekkers will be given a maximum of 4 hours to be around the chimpanzees as they make them get used to human presence, watch them do daily activities, learn about their habits and take photos. If you are lucky enough, you might find these gentle primates in their nests, watch them copulate, patrol their territories, breastfeed, hunt, and even see them build nests where they are to sleep at the night.
Birding watching activities in Kibale forest national park
Bird lovers, Kibale forest national park is one of the best places to go with over 350 bird species that have been so far recorded in the park. Birding activities in Kibale forest national park exposes you to bird species such as white collared olive, papyrus gonolek, papyrus canary, African- pied wagtail, brown eared woodpecker, Abyssinian ground thrush, crowned eagle, zebra waxbill, blue-throated roller, African dusky flycatcher, blue-throated roller, chubb’s cisticola, black-capped waxbill, Africa shrike flycatcher, African black-headed oriole, nahan’s francolin, African emerald cuckoo, African jacana, African pitta, dusky crimsoning, collared appalis, black bee-eater, yellow spotted nicator, little greenbul, brown chested alethe, blue-headed bee-eater, Cameroon somber greenbul, African green pigeon, blue breasted kingfisher, black-headed oriole, black-billed turaco, black and white shrike flycatcher, black-billed weaver, yellow-rumped tinkerbird, barn swallow, and ash flycatcher
Nature and forest walks in Kibale forest national park
The nature walks in Kibale forest national park can be done in the daytime or nighttime to see nocturnal animals like bush babies, galagoes, bushbabies, night owls, tree hyrax, and pottos among others. The best nature walks in Kibale forest national park are done best around Bigodi wetland which has a wide range of attractions with the prime attractions being primates like baboons, red-tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, red colobus monkeys, l’hoests monkeys, and mammals like chimpanzees, sitatungas, bush pigs, mongooses, and bushbucks. Bird lovers on a nature walk around Bigodi have opportunities of seeing birds such red-chested owlet, green-breasted pitta, crowned eagle, ground thrush, weavers, papyrus gonolek, hornbills, collared apal, and kingfishers among others.
Accommodation/Lodges in Kibale forest national park
Accommodation facilities in Kibale forest national park range from budget to mid-range to luxury as well as campsites. Some of the accommodations in this park include Primate lodge, Kibale forest camp, Isunga Lodge, Ndali Kasenda Crater Lodge, Crater Safari Lodge, Kibale Forest Lodge, Turaco Treetops Lodge, Aramaga Rift Valley Lodge, Chimpundu Lodge, Rwenzori Guest House, Nyabulitwa County Resort and Safari Camp, Chimp Nest Lodge, Papaya Lake Lodge, Lodge Bella Vista, Kibale Forest Camp, Chimpanzee Forest Guest House, Mountains of the moon hotel, and Kyaninga Crater Lodge among others.
What is the best time to visit Kibale forest national park?
Kibale forest national park in southwestern Uganda can be visited at any time of the year but the best time to visit the area is the dry season. The dry season occurs in June to September and December to February and it’s during this time that the park trekking trails are dry, the vegetation in the park is thin giving clear views of animals, the roads leading to the park are dry and there is little or no rainfall. You can as well visit the park during the rainy season to enjoy huge discounts on the accommodation facilities.
What to do with Africa Adventure Vacations?
Africa adventure vacations is a tour company based in Uganda licensed by the Uganda Tourism Board and a member of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators. Booking with Africa adventure vacations provides you safety and confidence during your safari courtesy of well-trained safari driver guides who are well conversant with all routes and tourism destinations in Africa. You can book with us any of the activities you want to do in Africa such as mountain gorilla trekking, mountain gorilla habituation, birding, game drives, hiking, nature walks, and community tours among others. Booking a fly in safari to Kibale forest national park can be done at any time of the year.