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Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park

Kibale Forest National Park is reputed to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, man’s closest relative. Kibale’s 1450 Chimpanzee represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate. Kibale is also a home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon to mention but a few.
While in this Park, Guests enjoy a guided nature walk through the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many others and although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, visitors stand a good chance of hearing and seeing our distant cousins as they gloom and bond with one another.

Expert –Led Experiences

Chimpanzee Trekking and Chimpanzee Habituation

The Primary activity here is the Chimpanzee Trekking where guests get a chance to observe chimpanzees in their natural habitat. An hour is allocated to groups or visitors after trekking through the Forest. While during Habituation, visitors accompany researchers and habituators into the forest, however, both activities are equally exciting and physically demanding.

Guided Nature Walks

Here all our guests have a chance to explore and appreciate East Africa’s most beautiful and varied forest without pressure to locate chimpanzees or to tick off the Kibale specials on the Bird list – this is an ideal activity for our young guests below age of 12years who cannot accompany their parents in the Forest to lookout for Chimpanzees.

Whilst, the adult guests can have a Night walk for a reward of nocturnal creatures such as the galagos, Pottos and Bushbabies.

Guided Birding

Kibale National Park Bird list stands at 372 species which include grassland and swamp species with the local endemics and the central Africa specials adding up to make this park a popular birding destination in Uganda. This experience can have a perfect combination with a walk through the Bigodi wetland sanctuary where guests may encounter the green breasted pitta, Great blue Turaco among other birds.

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