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 Uganda safari 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.

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  1. Wild Discoveries Safaris April 10, 2017 at 11:54 am — Reply

    Monkey Nirvana – Kibale Forest is best-known for its habituated chimpanzees, and in my experience it is certainly the best place in Uganda to track man’s closest relative, though sightings of these fascinating and delightful creatures tend to be less intimate than in Tanzania’s Mahale Mountains or Gombe Stream national parks. But the great thing about Kibale Forest is that it offers so much more than just chimp tracking. At least 12 primate species are resident here, and I’ve often seen five or six in a day – not just chimps but also the acrobatic red colobus or black-and-white colobus, the more secretive grey-cheeked mangabey or red-tailed monkey, or the relatively terrestrial vervet or L’Hoests’s monkey. And as with so many Ugandan parks, the birding is outrageously good, especially along the Bigodi Swamp Walk, a community-managed guided trail where I have regularly identified up to 40 forest and swamp-related species in the space of 2-3 hours, ranging from a flock of psychedelic great blue turacos flap-flopping between the trees, to a mixed gathering of frugivores – including the stupendous yellow-billed and double-toothed barbets – on a laden fig tree.

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