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Kibale National Park, Uganda

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Kibale National Park, Uganda
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A tropical rain forest home to the highest population of chimpanzees in the country.

A wildlife safari to Kibale National Park will deliver spectacular sightings of countless species, including the highest population of chimpanzees in Uganda. The park contains a diverse array of landscapes and is one of the last remaining expanses to contain both lowland and montane forests. 

Wildlife to spot on safari in Kibale National Park

A trip to Kibale National Park offers endless opportunities for the most magical of experiences on your Uganda safari.

The park is located at the meeting point of the wet rainforests of west Africa, and the drier forests of the east, creating a rich and diverse environment. Habitats range from tropical forests to woodland, to savannah. 

Kibale National Park is a tropical rainforest and home to several habituated chimpanzee communities, meaning they are comfortable and aware of human presence. The Kibale Forest ecosystem attracts several other primate species, including the endangered red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. You may also find the red-tailed monkey, olive baboon, and the white-cheeked mangabey on your Uganda holiday. 

Kibale’s elephant population migrates between the park and Queen Elizabeth National Park, making for excellent sightings on a vacation to Uganda. Other mammals found in the park are buffalo, red and blue duikers, sitatungas and bushpigs. You also stand the chance of spotting the elusive African golden cat and serval. 

The bird life in Kibale is prolific with 325 species. Standout species include the olive long-tailed cuckoo, western tinkerbird, grey parrot and the ground thrush which is endemic to the park. 

Chimpanzee trekking on safari in Kibale National Park 

A chimpanzee trekking experience in Kibale National Park should most certainly form part of the itinerary on your Uganda safari. The diversity and abundance of the park’s 13 primate species have led to it being dubbed the primate capital of Africa.

Set aside around 3 hours to make your chimpanzee trekking excursion the most memorable of experiences. After being briefed about the do’s and don’ts by Kibale park rangers, you will start trekking through the forest to make contact with the habituated chimpanzees, of which there are about 1 500 in Kibale. The highlight of your Uganda chimpanzee trekking experience will be the hour or so you get to spend in the company of these fascinating animals, observing them as they go about their business.  

Apart from the chimpanzees, you can also expect to observe vervet, blue and patas monkeys as well as bush babies and olive baboons on your Uganda wildlife safari. 

A safari to Kibale National Park with Jenman African Safaris

Discover the very best Uganda has to offer with the 11-day Highlights of Uganda safari package. Explore the beautiful Kibale National Park, its the habituated chimpanzees and other primates like the red colobus monkey and the white-cheeked mangabey. 

Other highlights to be experienced on your Uganda holiday includes the gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park.  

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