Kibale Forest Reseve, 25 km south of Fort Portal is home to the highest density of primates in Africa. While the main attraction are the chimpanzee, other primates include the red-tailed monkey, vervet, L Hoest’s. blue monkey, grey cheeked manabey, red colobus, black and white colobus, and olive baboon. Over 300 bird species can be found within the park boundries. Kibale Forest has involved the local community in eco-tourism projects and preservation of wildlife. Both staff and community are enthustastic about the future of the park and animal/bird species within – well done- . Visitation fees are $7 for non residents and $5 for residents. You may camp inside the park for $10 which is a great experience. Nearby Bogodi Wetland Santuary and Lake Nkuruba are well worth visiting with Lake Nkuruba running a campsite with camping, bandas and a small hut overlooking the lake. The forest around the small crater lake is home to much wildlife and often visited by chimpanzee as they travel through the area.
Readily Kibale Forest National Park is one of Uganda’s own the world is yearning for an eye click. The dense tropical rain forest is worthy a pay to experience the real Eden contains the breath of the creation. Have travelled to numerous destinations but if never had time here, please plan one before others advance their trip to this forest.
Formally Kibale National Park is known for hosting the highest number of primate species naming it the world primate capital. Departing from Kampala, Kibale National Park is located in the western region at the foothills of Rwenzori Mountains adjacent to Fort Portal City covering a distance of 308km/h from Kampala. Kibale national park is the biggest rainforest park in Uganda covering an area of 795sq/km and it inhabiting a number of wildlife species spare headed by the Chimpanzees.
After the popular gorilla safaris, Kibale Forest is the second most popular destination for primate safaris in Uganda. This should be your next destination to track the incredible Chimpanzees, man’s closest cousins. Sometimes Kibale is an alternative to primate trackers who feel can’t afford the highly priced gorilla permits. Having a time to stay in such a dense forest is one of highly awarding things that the world remained to offer.
Kibale National Park is a perfect destination to track chimpanzees in Uganda, East Africa and Africa. Encountering chimpanzees here exceeds the tracking but the lifetime experience when contacting an eye to eye with the forest giants. Deciding to track one of the habituated chimpanzee group here is undoubtedly highlights your travel dairy because the activity premier other things to do within the park, on the estimated population of 3000 chimpanzee population in Uganda Kibale is thought of having about 1500 chimpanzees.
Tracking chimpanzees here for the regular tracking spend with the apes an hour in their presence and some trackers can decide to spend more hours with the chimpanzees for Chimpanzee Habituation process. The cost of the tracking permit is driven by which tracking activity to partake including the regular tracking and habituation.
Kibale Forest National Park is equally an important birding area in Uganda and while on Uganda birding tour, have a chance to spot out bird species such as the white winged warbler, white collared Olive back, papyrus canary, papyrus Gonolek, western green ticker bird, African grey parrot and endemic ground thrush, black bee-eater, yellow spotted nicator, yellow romped tinker bird, Abyssinian ground thrush, crowned eagle, brown chested alethe, purple breasted sunbird, red faced woodland warbler, black capped apalis, blue headed sunbird a mention but a few. As well, you can also take part in cultural encounters, children activities, nature walks among others.
Get the best of what Kibale Forest National Park has to offer only by embarking on a nature walk. With nature walks, you have a chance to explore different habitats in this park including its pristine forest, grassland and other sites with variety of primate species, bird species, tree species and plants.