About Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale National park covers an area of about 795km and its acknowledged to have one of Uganda’s most gorgeous tropical forest.Its a habitat to many forest wildlife and among these include the primates along with chimpanzees.The forest occupies the northern as well as the central part of the park. Kibale in the northern part has a peak of about 1590m above sea level.The northern part is also well known as the wettest area with an annual rainfall of about 1700mm.The rainy months include March-May as well as September-November.It has an average temperature of about 14-27oc and temperatures are high in the south because of the landscape falls into the scorching rift valley floor.
The southern Kibale connects to the heart of Queen Elizabeth National park.These
parks are acknowledged to have an area of about 180km relocation corridor for wildlife.This tend to extend from Ishasha to the distant southern part of Queen Elizabeth National park along with the Sebitoli forest located in the northern part of Kibale.
One of Uganda’s most gratifying park to discover a lot of attraction is Kibale.The park is suited near to the peaceful Ndali-Kasenda crater and it’s a 30 minutes drive to Queen Elizabeth, Semuliki National park, Toro, Semliki wildlife Reserve along with Rwenzori
Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destination in Africa for chimpanzee tracking. Kibale’s 795km2 National Park contains one of the most beautiful and with the most varying tracts of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda. This is place to a number of forest wildlife, most especially 13 species of primate coupled with chimpanzees.
The Forest covering predominates in the central and northern part of the park on the raised Fort Portal plateau. At the park’s northern tip,Kibale is highest and stands 1590m above sea level. Additionally the wettest area is Northern Kibale , receiving an average annual rainfall of equal to 1700mm, mainly during March-May and September-November. The climate is usually pleasant with an average annual temperature range of 14 to 27oC. Temperatures are at maximum (& rainfall lower) in the south where the terrain drops onto the blistering rift valley floor and forest provides way to open grassland.
Southern Kibale borders Queen Elizabeth National Park and collectively these preserved areas maintain a 180 kilometer long migration corridor for wildlife that stretches from the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in “Ishasha”, to the north of Kibale in “Sebitoli”. The Kibale-Fort Portal region is one of Uganda’s most pleasing places to explore. The park is located close to the calm Ndali Kasenda crater area & which takes a half day’s drive to Queen Elizabeth, Rwenzori Mountains & Semuliki National Parks along with the Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve.