Chimpanzee Tracking Safari Tours-Kibale Forest National Park Uganda
Kibale Forest National Park is located in Fort portal western Uganda and has a very tremendous deviating green tropical rain forest as well as grasslands and swamps that cover the central and northern parts of the park along a highly elevated platform/ land.
The park is strategically situated close to the beautiful Ndali Kasenda crater region and only requires one to take 12 hrs to get to the Toro Semliki Wildlife Reserve, Queen Elizabeth National Park , Rwenzori Mountains as well as Semliki National Park. The park vast to protect and conserve various rain forests that act as habitats to many wildlife species approximately 70 with 13 of them being primates i.e Chimpanzees.
For those interested in bird watching, there are more than 375 species of birds you will spot flying from one destination to another for food, shelter and these will give you remarkable memories that will last longer. The park has also contributed to the well being of the local people through using their equipment as well as materials like food hence getting profits. Examples of these are the Bakiga and Batooro people.
Things To Do In Kibale Forest National Park Uganda
Bird watching at Kibale Forest National Park takes place in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary which is located outside the and includes about 138 bird species that are oftenly spotted while on a guided nature walk via long walks. This exciting activity starts in the morning at 7:00 am at Kanyanchu where you will see exclusive brilliant bird species like the Papyrus Gonolek, White-winged Warbler, White-collared Olive back, Papyrus Canary, Yellow-billed Barbet, White-tailed Ant-thrush, Brown-backed Scrub-robin, Black Bishop, Brown-throated Wattle-eye, White-spotted Flufftail, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Western Nicator, Grey-winged Robin-chat, Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher, Superb Sunbird, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Bocage’s Bush-shrike, White-breasted Negrofinch, Black-crowned Waxbill etc. If you are a vivid photographer, don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity.
Chimpanzee tracking is the most prominent activity practiced in Kibale forest National park with in the thick green tropical rain forest in western Uganda. The activity begins in the morning at 8:00 am & in the afternoon at 2:00 pm in a period of 3 hrs and involves taking on a primate walk to Kanyanchu so as to encounter the primates.
After reaching here, you will encounter and spot 13 various species of primates like the diurnal monkeys, Chimpanzees etc. Since 1993 after habituation, Chimpanzees have been popularly tracked at Kanyanchu center hence offering visitors remarkable experiences with these intelligent, curious primates. You will enjoy interacting with them,watching them feed, play, hunt,safeguarding and wander around.
Hiking and Nature walks
Hiking and nature walks are carried out during night time through the dark forest and while walking, nocturnal wildlife animals like the potto, night jar, bush baby,civet/ serval cat, cricket and tree hyrax with its chilling shriek can be seen. And if a visitor is interested in spotting the chimpanzee at night, they should move with torches. These walks start at 7:30 pm in approximately one and a half/ two hours in company of an experienced tour guide/ ranger.