Kibale National Park
Kibale National Park is a protected area located in western Uganda. It is renowned for its exceptional biodiversity and is recognized as one of the best places in Africa for primate viewing. The park covers an area of about 795 square kilometers (307 square miles) and is primarily composed of tropical rainforest.
Kibale National Park is home to an impressive 13 primate species, including the endangered chimpanzees, as well as red colobus monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, and grey-cheeked mangabeys, among others. It offers unique opportunities for chimpanzee trekking and habituation experiences, allowing visitors to observe these intelligent creatures in their natural habitat.
Aside from primates, Kibale National Park hosts a variety of other wildlife, including forest elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and numerous bird species. The park’s diverse ecosystem also features scenic landscapes, crater lakes, and swampy areas.
Visitors can engage in activities like guided forest walks, birdwatching, and nocturnal primate walks within the park. Kibale National Park is a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers, offering unforgettable encounters with Uganda’s rich natural heritage.