Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda Destinations

Dominant Male Chimpanzee surveying the grasslands

 

 Kibale Forest is home to the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa (13 remarkable primate species in total) as well as a vast number of species of birds. There is also larger game including lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo.

Kibale Forest is an undisturbed tract of tropical rainforest, set in a beautiful area of undulating green hills interspersed with volcanic crater lakes.

Within the forest little light filters down to the foot of the massive trunks smothered in lichen, whilst above epiphytes sprout off tree branches and lianas hang from the canopy down to leaf litter. Due to its location at the meeting point of the wet rainforests of West Africa and the drier East African forest, Kibale supports an unusually rich array of tropical plants and animals.

It is home to the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. There are 13 primate species found within the forest including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkey, L'Hoest's monkey, blue monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus and black-and-white colobus. There is also a healthy population of larger mammals including lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo, although the dense vegetation means that these are not commonly sighted. One of the best experiences at the park is viewing the elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that move seasonally into the developed part of the park.


Why Visit Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda.

  • Visit a forest the is home the greatest variety and highest concentrations of primates in East Africa.
  • To see the vast number of bird species.
  • Visit a tropical rain forest set in a beautiful area of green hills and volcanic crater lakes.
  • Visit a place with a rich array of tropical plants and animals.
  • View the elusive forest elephant that is smaller and hairier than its other elephant cousins.

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