kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park is located in Western Uganda just North
of Queen Elizabeth National Park.  It is home to 13 primates species. A number that is most of any forest. It is also over 280 species of birds. This park is close to Semuliki National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Rwenzori National park.

Size of Kibale Forest National Park

The Park covers an area of 795 square kilometers and it is a great destination. This park is located in the rift valley and it is one of the remaining locations in Africa where both montane and low land forests can be found. The park consists of various vegetation cover at different altitudes between 1100 meters above sea level.

This park is a home to various species of wildlife such as 13 primates including chimpanzees, rare species of monkeys, red colobus monkeys, olive baboons, bush baby, buffaloes, leopards, bush pigs, butterflies and numerous bird species.

What to do in Kibale Forest National Park

Primate tracking.

This involves tracking down various primates including chimpanzees, the red colobus monkey, the black and white colobus among others. Most of these primates are habituated which made them used to human presence. This is a good experience. This is the most done activity in Kibale National Park.

Nature walks.

Nature walks and hiking in this park are amazing as they take you through the cool environment of the park while watching various primates as they are on the trees of the forest.

Night forest walk.

Night walks in this Park mainly take place at night after dinner time. They normally last up to 2 hours thus giving you chance to spot animals like bush babies and nocturnal pottos.

Other interesting activities in the park include, Cultural community
tours, Visiting Bigodi wetland sanctuary, and crater lakes hike.