about the lodge

Where better to capture the thrill of a howling black and white colobus or to listen to the wood owl calling his partner, than from the comfort of your tent in Kibale Forest Camp? Get absorbed by forest smells and sounds, spot primates swinging through the trees and observe rare birds and beautiful butterflies fluttering around. Have a break from your daily concrete jungle life and experience this green oasis.  

Kibale Forest Camp offers a variety of comfortable accommodation to suit your budget. Be it the classic canvas experience of our 12 African ensuite safari style tents tucked away in a lush forest or our thatched non self-contained tents (lazy camping option),a great value for money is guaranteed.

Our elegant tented camp is located in a patch of evergreen forest, just outside the southern part of Kibale Forest National Park. It borders the Magombe swamp, known for the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary and is a mere 10 min drive to Kanyanchu Visitor Center, the place from where your chimp track will start.



  2021   2022
SAFARI TENT SINGLE $ 90 $ 105 $ 115   $ 95 $ 110 $ 120
SAFARI TENT DOUBLE / TWIN $ 115 $ 145 $ 165   $ 120 $ 150 $ 170
EXTRA BED $ 25 $ 40 $ 50   $ 25 $ 40 $ 50
TENT SINGLE $ 35 $ 50 $ 60   $ 35 $ 50 $ 60
TENT DOUBLE / TWIN $ 60 $ 90 $ 110   $ 60 $ 90 $ 110
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NOTE: above rates are inclusive of all curent applicable taxes. 
Prices might change without prior notice when governement adjusts taxes.  


Kibale National park covers an area of about 795km and is located between 1100 and 1600 meters in elevation. Despite encompassing primarily moist evergreen forest, it contains a diverse array of landscapes. It is a habitat to many forest wildlife including 13 species of primates. Activities are varied and limitless: from chimpanzee tracking in the forest to birding in the swamps. Explore the beauty of the crater lakes or take a hike through the tea estates.

Chimpanzee Tracking

The most favorite of Kibale’s walks embarks from the Kanyanchu Visitor center at 08.00 & 15.00 and lasts 2 to 3 hours. With over 95% chance of seeing the chimps, Kibale Forest is the best destination in the whole of East Africa for seeing the chimpanzees. Other primates like the Red-Colobus Monkeys, Mangabey … might be spotted. On your track, the ranger will explain you more about the animals and plants species you encounter. Advance booking is all-important especially during peak season. Please contact UWA for further details.

Chimpanzee Habituation Experience

A lifetime experience that allows you to accompany Kibale’s research and habituation team on their daily activities. You will spend a full day with the chimpanzees and witness them de-nesting, feeding, playing… while getting first hand explanation of the experts. Prior bookings are a must as a special permit should be obtained. Please contact UWA for further details.

Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

Rich in biodiversity and beautiful scenery, the wetland is a birder’s paradise with about 138 species. Located outside the park in Magombe Swamp it hosts eight species of primates. The Walk is an initiative of the villagers of Bigodi. The revenues go towards community projects. Click here for further details.

Children's Forest Camp

This walk in the national park is specially designed for children who are too young to participate in the chimp tracking. While the parents enjoy their chimpanzee experience, the young ones will go for a forest walk and learn more about the ecosystem, followed by creative activities and games.


Apart from the Bigodi Wetland sanctuary, birding hikes can be orgazied in the National Park or through our private forest trail.. Of the 325 that are recorded in this national park, 6 species of birds are endemic to the Albertine Rift region.

Night Walks

A one and a half to 2 hours walk through the forest in search of nocturnal forest residents like the bushbaby, potto, nightjar… See UWA”s tarifs plan for further information.

Exploration of the Crater Lakes

The stretch between Fort Portal and Kibale Forest is known as the crater lakes region. Here you can simply enjoy the beauty of the numerous small lakes and the stunning views.

Mahoma Waterfalls

Visit the hidden Mahoma waterfall as you walk through the villages from the Batoro tribe.

Visit to the Tea Estates

Kibale Forest is surrounded by large, green tea plantations. A visit to the area cannot go without a stop in one of the tea estates. Learn how the leaves are processed and transformed into tea.

Getting there

Kibale Forest Camp is located just off the main road Fort Portal—Kamwenge.. After the park’s boundry (coming from Fort Portal) you will see our first signpost, (from where it is a mere 3,5 km to our camp). You will continue on the main road and pass Bigodi village. Our second signpost will direct you on a dirt road which will take you to our camp, located around 1 km further.