Uganda’s Kibale equatorial rainforest is an enchanting park full of lakes, grasslands, marshes and forests on the lower slopes of the Rwenzori Mountains in western Uganda.
It’s best known for its healthy population of approximately 500 chimpanzees, though it’s also home to twelve other primate species and a few elephant. Chimpanzee tracking starts at the entrance to the park where you will meet the experienced guides and rangers – all with expert knowledge of Kibale’s flora and fauna.
One of the Kibale Forest safari offers an excellent opportunity to see chimps – though once found keeping up with them can be quite a challenge if they decide to move on through the branches at high speed. Uganda Chimpanzees The most accessible of Uganda’s major rainforests Kibale is a wonderful place to experience the true diversity of wildlife and flora found in a tropical rainforest. Although the park contains the largest population of The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier than its savannah counterpart , they are rarely sighted.
A Primatologist’s paradise, the park is particularly noted for its high populations of habituated chimpanzee and 11 different other primate species; including the red-tailed monkey, blue monkey, olive baboon, L’Hoest’s monkey, black, white and red Columbus and white cheeked mangabey.
Some other animals found in the park are; bushbuck, red and blue duiker, Uganda kob, Scaly-tailed flying squirrel, tree pangloin, buffalo, waterbuck and hippo as well as a large number of birds.