Kibale National Park is home to 13 remarkable primate species, including the much localized Red Colobus and L’Hoest’s monkey. The opportunities to track habituated chimps and watch them as they wrangle and play in trees represents kibale’s major tourist attraction especially with its network of shady forest trails. Located in the west, near Fort Portal, the 759sq km national park has 335 bird species.
The park guide helps you plan for your Uganda safaris to Kibale Forest National Park, how to get there, attractions, where to stay and Uganda safari companies to take you to this primates park.
The density and diversity of primates in Kibale National Park is the highest in the whole of Africa. The most well known of its 13 species are the chimpanzees, our closest relative. Kibale’s 1450 chimpanzee indicate Uganda’s biggest population of this threatened primate.Additionally Kibale is home to the uncommon I’Hoest’s monkey as well as East Africa’s biggest population of the endangered red colobus monkey. The black & white colobus, red tailed monkey, blue monkey, olive baboon, grey cheeked mangabey, bush baby and potto are among the other primates.
ACTIVITIES IN KIBALE NATIONAL PARK.
Chimpanzee Trekking; The most favourite of Kibale’s walks embarks on from the Kanyanchu Visitor center at 08.00 & 15.00 and lasts 2 to 3 hours. Chimpanzee are the most sought after primate by visitors, but you should look out for the black & white colobus, red tailed monkey or the grey cheeked mangabey.
Gorilla Trekking; There are over 14 gorilla families which are open to tourists to be visited. There are only 80 gorilla permits available to tourists on a daily basis in Uganda. This makes it easy for gorilla trackers to find permits toad at least visit one of the gorilla families.