KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
Kibale forest National Park is located in western Uganda about 5-6 hours’ drive from Entebbe International airport. This low land tropical rain forest is considered to be one of the few pristine rain forests remaining on continent Africa. Kibale National Park has the largest chimpanzee population standing at approximately 1500 individuals and is the best place to trek habituated wild chimpanzees in the whole of Africa. Kibale forest covers an area of 795 square kilometers and is home to wild chimpanzees and other twelve popular primates making it one of best national parks to visit while on your Uganda Safari. There are a total of 13 species to be found here which, aside from our close relatives the chimpanzees, includes the grey cheeked mangabey, endangered red colobus, black-and-white colobus, blue monkey, olive baboon, potto, bush baby, red-tailed monkey and the, rarely seen, L’hoest’s monkey. The fascinating chimps tend to be heard before they are seen and their screams, pant hoots and barks are used by our local tracking experts to bring you even closer to them. Once you locate the animals you can usually spend up to one hour with them before the forest walk continues in search of other primates. For kin birder, Kibale National Park boasts of several forest birds some of which are endemic to this forest. It has several other animals like elephants, leopards that are rarely spotted.