Overview of Kibale Forest Camp

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.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • 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

Bird watching

Guided walks

Guided walks

Rooms at Kibale Forest Camp

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • The rustic tented suites are furnished in a classic African style.

    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.

    General Facilities

    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.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Emma Hill

    Emma Hill

    African Safari Expert

    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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