Kibale National Park
Explore Kibale National Park
Kibale National Park, located in western Uganda, is renowned for its exceptional biodiversity and is considered one of the most diverse tropical forests in Africa. Covering an area of approximately 795 square kilometers, the park was established in 1993 to protect a large tract of moist evergreen rainforest. Kibale is particularly famous for its high concentration of primates, including a significant population of chimpanzees, making it a prime destination for primate enthusiasts.
Kibale National Park is home to an impressive array of primates, with 13 primate species recorded. The park’s most famous residents are the chimpanzees, and it offers one of the best opportunities for chimpanzee tracking in East Africa. Other primates found in Kibale include red colobus monkeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, and mangabey monkeys. The park is also home to a variety of bird species and other mammals, creating a diverse and rich ecosystem.
HOW TO GET THERE
POINT OF INTEREST
Kibale is renowned for its chimpanzee tracking experiences. Visitors have the opportunity to trek through the forest and observe habituated chimpanzee groups in their natural habitat.
Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary:
Adjacent to the park, Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. Guided walks offer the chance to spot various bird species, butterflies, and other wildlife.
Crater Lakes Region:
Explore the scenic crater lakes region near Kibale, offering picturesque landscapes and opportunities for nature walks.
Feature Lodges and Safari camps
- Primate Lodge Kibale
- Kyaninga Lodge
- Ndali Lodge
- Isunga Lodge
- Kibale Forest Camp
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