Kibale forest national park
Kibale Forest national park best for Chimpanzee tracking
Kibale forest national park is part of the extensive Kibale forest which lies in the Toro kingdom. Kibale forest is a tantalising combination of adventure with a decidedly off-the-beaten-track atmosphere, wonderful scenery with a remarkable variety of activities.
Kibale forest national park offers Chimpanzee tracking every day in the morning and in the afternoon to 6:30pm. You will enjoy some serious bird watching as well, and the greatest variety and numbering of primates found in this single forest compared to any other East African country. With a mushroom of crater lakes some 30 crater lakes to the west of the Kibale forest national park making it Uganda’s prime destination.
Kibale forest national park largestcomposition of vegetation type is rainforest with patches of grassland and swamp. Kibale forest is classified as a transitional evergreen forest showing elements of both afro-montane and lowland forest.
At least 60 mammal species are present in Kibale forest. It is particularly known for primates, with 13 species recorded, the highest total in other park in Uganda. Primates found in Kibale forest are Vervet, red-tailed, L’Hoest, blue monkey; grey cheeked mangabey, red colobus, black-and-white colobus, olive baboon, and chimpanzee.