​Getting There – Kibale NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Uganda.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Uganda.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Uganda.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Uganda.

Kibale National Park is located in western Uganda. Kibale will rarely be a destination in itself – it’s usually a stop among other parks on a tour of Uganda. The chimp trekking trailhead at Kanyanchu is 35km/20mi southeast of the town of Fort Portal, a 30- to 45-minute drive* on what is now a good surfaced road, and 360km/224mi (about 6 hours*) from Kampala.

Entebbe International Airport (EBB) will be your entrance point into the country. It is located about 46km/29mi from the capital, Kampala. In most cases, your local tour operator will pick you up from the airport and will also provide any additional transportation as part of your tour package.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

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Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Entebbe International Airport (EBB), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Booking domestic flights between parks is usually done by your tour operator and is generally included as part of your safari. Fly Uganda runs daily scheduled flights with ‘seat rates’ to Fort Portal.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Uganda page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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