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Hidden just outside the southern border of beautiful Kibale Forest National Park, Kibale Forest Camp neighbours the fascinating Magombe Swamp (also known as the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary). The area attracts a host of butterflies, birds and a variety of primates and offers an unforgettable nature experience.

When you are not relaxing at the camp spotting the red or black-and-white colobus monkeys that often wander through the grounds, you can enjoy a number of treks in Bigodi where you can search for a wide range of primates and birds. Visits to the nearby crater lakes or a night walk in the national park also come highly recommended.

Kibale Forest Camp is very conveniently located a short drive from the Kanyanchu Visitor Center, from where you depart on your exhilarating chimpanzee trek among habituated chimps.


  • Peaceful forested escape near the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
  • Walking trails and primate tracking, especially colobus monkeys and chimpanzees
  • On the southern border outside Kibale Forest National Park
  • Warm, friendly and unobtrusive service
  • Staff all from the local community


  • Bird watching
  • Chimp tracking
  • Guided walks
Set in a forested area and bordering the Magombe Swamp it is possible for you to observe primates, bird and butterflies without having to leave the lodge. It is also conveniently located 10 minutes’ drive from Kanyanchu Visitor Centre, which is the departure point for your chimp trek.
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Safari Tent

Kibale consists of seven fully furnished Batian tents, each of which is nestled under the forest canopy and offers a comfortable stay.

Each tent sleeps two guests and has an en suite bathroom with bush shower and an eco-friendly toilet. When you are not out adventuring, relax on your private veranda on the soft loungers.


Enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar as you relax and listen to the forest sounds. The focus on Kibale Forest Camp is on nature and a complete break from the modern city life.


The covered dining area provides a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Here you will enjoy excellent cuisine prepared by the resident chef. Meals are prepared using fresh vegetables and tropical fruits.

General facilities

  • Bar
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Kibale Forest Camp

Stefania Pelloni

The camp was very nicely located in the forest and the staff always kind and helpful. Our guide was very knowledgeable and experienced. He gave us the possibility to observe chimps from very close never interfering with their interactions and daily l ife.
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Curt LeVan

The Kibale Forest Camp was very good. The tent was a good design, the staff were pleasant, the food excellent and the camp was well run. We really liked it. The chimp tracking was also very good. Not quite the same as gorilla tracking in Rwanda, but still a great experience.The swamp walk was also quite nice.
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Mike Thirlwall

"The first day of chimp tracking, (Kibale) was excellent, with some very close and extended encounters with chimps on the ground."

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