Kibale Forest National Park is famous for the primates that inhabit the tropical forest, as well as the wide variety of birds that can be found in the national park. Enjoy Chimpanzee Trekking, Birding, Crater lake tours, Primate Trekking in the park
Kibale Forest National Park is highest at Queen Elizabeth National Park’s northern tip, standing at 1,590m above sea level. Kibale Forest National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau.
Kibale Forest National Park is neighboured by Queen Elizabeth National Park to the south to create a 180km-long corridor for wildlife between Ishasha, the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Sebitoli in the north of Kibale Forest National Park.
The park is host to large animals such the forest elephants, Buffaloes, Giant forest hogs, antelopes, bush pigs, 3 duiker species and 2 otter species.
Kibale Forest National Park covers an area of about 795km and its acknowledged to have one of Uganda’s most gorgeous tropical forest.Its a habitat to many forest wildlife and among these include the primates along with chimpanzees. The forest occupies the northern as well as the central part of the national park.
Attractions in Kibale Forest National Park
Chimpanzee trekking is the favourite activity in Kibale Forest National Park. Its is often times called the primate capital of the world owing to the over 500 chimpanzees habituated for human visits.
The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee.It also contains over 375 species of birds including the 2 pitta species-African and green breasted pittas, noisy hornbills and African grey parrots and many more.
Visit the Ndali-Kasenda crater area which is a is a natural paradise not often seen. The Crater Lakes in Ndali-Kasenda area were formed during the ancient volcanic activity that took place over 10,000 years ago leaving behind calderas that later formed the scenic crater lakes in the Kibale-Ndali-Kasenda area.