Kibale Forest National Park is one of East Africa’s major Tropical Rain-forest. A Visit to the Forest allows you to discover a whole other world beyond Savannas and arid plains.
It is not be missed for the Rain-forest Jungle like Vegetation alone, add the Primates that have the highest rate of seeing them on a Trek and a Chimpanzee enthusiast is in his version of heaven.
Kibale Forest is more than chimpanzees and other primates it is home to about 70 species of mammals and the checklist of them is quite impressive and includes Forest Elephants (about 500), Forest Buffaloes, Hippos, Warthogs, Giant Forest Hogs, Bush pigs. Bush-buck Antelopes, Golden Cats, Leopards, Sitatunga Semi-Aquatic Antelopes with webbed hoofs, also red and blue Duikers.
Kibale is one of the best forest parks for birds in Uganda with 375 recorded species and birders can easily spend days here exploring what Kibale Forest has to offer them spotting birds such as the African Pitta, Green-breasted Pitta, Afep Pigeon, White-naped Pigeon, Crowned Eagle, Red-chested Owlet, Black Bee-eater, Western Nicator, Yellow-rumped Tinker bird, Little Greenbul, Brown-chested Alethe, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, African Grey Parrot, Scaly-breasted Illadopsis ,Brown Illadopsis, Black-capped Apalis, Blue-headed Sunbird, and many more.
Chimpanzee tracking, which means that you will be one hour with a chimpanzee group. Some want more of the experience of being with the chimpanzees hence going for chimpanzee habituation.
There’s a morning (8am) and afternoon (2pm) departure, and while there are plenty of hills along the trails, the walking isn’t difficult if you’re in shape.
Chimpanzee Habituation Experience. It is an all-day experience with the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest.
The Chimpanzee Habituation Experience begins early in the morning and lasts all-day long – you are with a guide, researchers, trackers and others as you are in the presence of Chimpanzees being habituated. Not only will you see Chimpanzees, but other primates, birds, butterflies, trees, and mammals.
Nature walks and hikes in, near and around Kibale Forest National Park in Uganda. There is even a hike that traverses the length of the park where by each night you sleep in a different area outside of the park.
Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary simply a swamp in the tropical jungle, filled with natural wonders that have amazed and delights thousands each year as they trek through this Jungle Swamp – primates – including chimpanzees in the afternoon, birds including the large Blue Turaco.
The Amabere Caves:
Visit this amazing cave for its beauty, natural wonder and cultural legends – it is located not too far from Kibale Forest and is a most welcomed addition to the other places in, near, or around Kibale Forest Park.