Kibale National Park
Located about 350 km west of Kampala (about 4.5 hour drive). Kibale National Park 766 km forms a contiguous block with Queen Elizabeth National Park, on an altitude of 1.100 to 1.590 meters above sea level. The Tropical Rain forest dominates the vegetation.
Kibale Forest is one of the best places in East Africa to go on a Chimpanzee Tracking expedition. The forest is home to over 13 species of primates and many birds species that will catch the imagination of an birding enthusiast.
At least 60 mammal species are present, including Elephants, Buffaloes, Hippos, Warthog, and Bush pigs, Kibale is well known for Primates, with 13 different species. Particularly, it hosts a large population of Chimpanzees, also there are Vervet, Red‐tailed, Honest and Blue Monkeys, Red Colobus, Black and White Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, olive Baboons. The Bird list records 335 species, of which four are only found here (Nahan’s Francolin, Cassin’s Spinetail, Blue‐headed Bee Eater and Masked Apalis). Furthermore, more than 250 species of tree have been recorded.
Activities and Attractions:
The main attraction of the Park is the “Chimpanzee Trekking” from Kanyanchu gate. The second main activity is Bird Watching at Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, at Bigodi, a trading centre just outside the Park’s boundary; the activity consists of a Guided Walk through the Magombe Swamp, with the possibility of seeing among others the great Blue Turaco and the Papyrus Gonolek. Nature Walks are open in the Park, to see Primates, Birds, and Reptiles, Medicinal plants.
Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris
We are offering opportunities for all travelers interested chimpanzees tracking safaris in Uganda and in African region at large, Uganda is best country in Africa to trek chimpanzees, Uganda is a home to over 6000 chimpanzees in some of Uganda national parks.
Chimpanzee tracking in its natural habitat is amazing and described as one of life time activity, in Uganda you only trek a habituated chimpanzees meaning that they are used to humans presence. Below are the recommended areas where one can go for chimpanzee tracking in Uganda