KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

Main Activities: Chimp Tracking, Chimp Habituation

Location: Western Uganda

Kibale Forest National Park

The 795km2 Kibale Forest National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. This is home to
a host of forest wildlife, most famously 13 species of primate including chimpanzee. Forest cover predominates in the northern and central parts
of the park on the elevated Fort Portal plateau.

Kibale is highest at the park’s northern tip which stands 1590 m above sea level. Northern Kibale is also the wettest area, receiving a mean annual rainfall
of up to 1700 mm, mostly during March-May and September-November. The climate is generally pleasant with a mean annual temperature range of 14-27oC.
Temperatures are highest (and rainfall lower) in the south where the terrain drops down onto the hot rift valley floor and forest gives way to open grassland.
Southern Kibale adjoins Queen Elizabeth National Park and together these protected areas maintain a 180km long migration corridor for-wildlife which
extends from Ishasha, the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth NP, to the Sebitoli forest in the north of Kibale.

The Kibale-Fort Portal area is one of Uganda’s most rewarding areas to explore. The park lies close to the tranquil Ndali-Kasenda crater area and within
a half day’s drive of the Queen Elizabeth, Rwenzori Mountains and Semuliki National Parks and the Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve.

Chimpanzee trekking on the other hand is not as organized as gorilla trekking and chances are high in Kibale National Park and Budongo forest to other
places such as Kyambura Gorge and Kalinzu forest. The same process of having an advanced team applies to chimps but chimpanzees on the other hand live in
communities of around 100 individuals or more and during the day, these communities breakup into small parties to reduce on food competition. Each party
is therefore tracked by 8 people. Once you have found the chimpanzees, you are allowed only one hour to view and photograph them.

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