Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park is found in Kibale district, western Uganda. It covers 766 square kilometres with an elevation ranging between 1,100 and 1,600 metres. This haven prides of an evergreen rainforest with a diverse array of landscapes. The park is located about 348 kilometres from Kampala City, 5 hours’ drive via the Equator and 26 kilometres from the beautiful Fort Portal City. It is located close to the serene Ndali Kasenda crater area. The Kasenda area is home to more than 50 crater lakes, surrounded by steep sided volcanoes giving a unique landscape.
With a staggering population of 13 species of primates (the highest in Africa), Kibale National Park is most famous for primate (especially chimpanzee) trekking and tracking. These primates include the rare L’Hoest’s monkeys, the endangered red colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, the black and white colobus, blue monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey monkeys, olive baboons, bush babies, potto among others. The park has a population of over 1,450 chimpanzees, some of them habituated, giving you over 95% chance of seeing them. You will have an almost sure opportunity to see these primates in their natural environment. Even though elusive, the park has other varieties of mammals such as buffaloes, leopards, bush pigs, elephants, and duikers.
The park is also home to 325 bird species such as the crowned eagle, dusky crimsonwing, blue-headed sunbird, black-capped apalis, purple-breasted sunbird, red-faced woodland warbler and collared apalis among others. Birdwatching is an unforgettable activity you will experience at this park, with the Bigodi nature walk giving you the prospect of viewing over 138 bird species along the swamp.
The park has over 351 species of trees; with shade tolerant herbs, a variety of ferns, shrubs and broad leaved forest grasses. It comprises the moist evergreen forest, the dry tropical forest, the woodland and savanna along the rift valley floor. With vegetation rising to over 55m, they offer a semi-closed canopy of massive stratified tree crowns giving a magnificent shade for you. You can go for a 2 to 6 days guided nature walk/ forest hike from Kanyanchu or Sebitoli. With its location, it takes a few hours’ drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Rwenzori Mountains and Semuliki National Parks and the Toro-Semuliki Wildlife Reserve for more expeditions.

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