Kibale National Park Uganda – Primate Capital of the World

Kibale National Park Uganda – Primate Capital of the World – Our complete guide on Kibale Forest National Park is all you need to know about this beautiful park. here we give you the latest information on the attractions, activities, best time, location and accommodation facilities around the park.

Kibale National Park Chimpanzee trekking

Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale

Kibale National Park Uganda is Best Known for Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris a popular Uganda Safari Activities in Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale Forest is home to 13 primate species and the best place to visit for a chimpanzee tracking safari. Chimp tracking costs USD 150 for foreign non-residents, USD 100 for foreign residents and 150,000 UGX for East African citizens valid till 1st July 2020. From then Foreign non-residents will pay 200 USD, Foreign residents 150 USD and still 150,000 UGX for East Africans.

Kibale Forest National Park is a national park in Western Uganda, protecting the moist evergreen rain forests. It is 766 square kilometres (296 sq mi) in size and is located between 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) to 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) in elevation. Despite encompassing primarily moist evergreen forest, it contains a diverse array of landscapes. Kibale is one of the last remaining expanses to contain both lowland and montane forests. In eastern Africa, it sustains the last significant expanse of pre-montane forest. The park was gazetted in 1932 and formally established in 1993 to protect a large area of forest previously managed as a logged forest reserve. The park forms a continuous forest with Queen Elizabeth National Park. This adjoining of the parks creates a 180 kilometres (110 mi) wildlife corridor. It is an important eco-tourism and safari destination, popular for its population of habituated chimpanzees and twelve other species of primates. It is also the location of the Makerere University Biological Field Station.

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Kibale National Park, Uganda

Kibale National Park in Southern Uganda is the premier destination for Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda, but the area surrounding the park offers so much more!

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Activities & Attractions in Kibale National Park

Primate Walk (Chimpanzee Tracking);

The perennially popular primate walk provides the chance to observe chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Kanyanchu’s groups are accustomed to human presence – some have been observed for over 5 years – and the chance of locating them is over 90%.

Chimpanzee habituation Experience;

The chimpanzee Habituation Experience enables visitors to accompany researchers and habituators into the forest. The chimpanzee groups involved are less accustomed to human presence than those visited on the Primate Walk and following and viewing them is both exciting and challenging.

Nature Walks

A nature walk is an opportunity to enjoy one of East Africa’s most beautiful and varied forests without pressure to locate chimpanzees or tick off a dozen “Kibale specials” on the birdlist. This is an ideal activity for young visitors unable to accompany relatives on the Primate Walk.

Night Walks

Enter the forest after dark to search for nocturnal creatures such as galagos, pottos, and bushbabies.

Birding

Kibale’s 372 forest, grassland and swamp species, including endemics and Central Africa “specials” make the park a popular birding destination. forest birds can be sought, with the help of experienced UWA guides, on the forest trails at Kanyanchu and Sebitoli tourism sites. This experience should be combined with a visit to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary to add forest edge and swamp specials to the list. This popular, community-run attraction lies just outside the park, 5 km south of Kanyanchu

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