KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

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Kibale Forest National Park is Uganda’s best rain forest and Africa’s best Chimpanzee tracking safari destination.

Kibale Forest National Park is a home to 1450 man’s closest relatives, the Chimpanzees and other 10 primate species. Other primates include:- Black & white colobus, Grey checked Mangabey , Red-tailed monkey, Baboons, Olive monkeys, Blue monkeys, Velvet monkeys

Kibale Forest National park is not only known for its greenery and primate life, but this 795km2 rainforest  is connected to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the South, hence allowing wildlife to freely move in, making it a home to 70 mammmal species and 375 bird species. These mammal species include:- Forest Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards, Bush pigs, Cape Bush bucks, Blue & Red Peter’s Duikers, Giant Forest Hogs, reptiles and the rare Sitatunga.

The park is as well a paradise for bird watchers with approximately 375 species of birds

The best bird-watching spot is the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary – a community project where experienced guides take you on a four-hour trail and get a chance to see birds like; The Great Turaco, Black-bee eaters, Slender billed weavers, Blue-headed sunbird, Breasted sunbird, the little Greenbul, the crowned eagle, the African Pitta, among others.

Community visits and a tour to the coffee plantations to see how Africa’s coffee is grown is also a great adventure in this park on a guided nature walk.

Kibale Forest National Park has very beautiful lodges with in and around the park that range from budget to luxury that you can choose for your stay. These safari lodges cost between $40 to $500 per night.

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