Kibale Forest National Park

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Kibale National Park covers an area of roughly 795 sq km and has one of Uganda's most unspoilt tropical forests. The forest occupies the northern and central parts of the park and is home to much forest wildlife including chimpanzees. Kibale is suited near to the Ndali-Kasenda crater and is a 30 minute drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semliki National Park, and the Toro Semliki Wildlife Reserve.

Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking. There are 13 species of primate to be found as well as the chimpanzees.

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Kibale Primate Lodge

Kibale Forest National Park plays host to a wide array of tropical plants and trees, making it home to the highest concentration and variety of primates in Africa...

ITINERARY IDEA

Day 1: Kibale Forest National Park

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

The former seat of Uganda’s government, Entebbe just a short drive from the current capital and offers plenty to keep visitors amused. Tourists can while away days on the beaches along the banks of Lake Victoria, stroll around the fields and forests of the Botanical Gardens, or pay a visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a haven for country’s remaining chimps.

Day 2 - 4: Kibale Forest National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is where you have the best chance of spotting a mountain gorilla family going about their business. Once you have your permit you are led across the rugged terrain and though the awe inspiring jungle to where the gorillas were seen yesterday and then you track them down. Aside from the amazing gorilla interactions there are numerous forest walks and 346 species of birds to track down, many of which are amazingly coloured.

Day 5 - 6: Kibale Forest National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Volcanic craters, grassy plains, tropical forest and giant lakes connected by a channel groaning with hippos are what you will see at the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park has almost 100 types of mammal and 606 different bird species, including the peculiar shoebill, the Kasinga Channel alone is said to contain the world's largest concentration of hippos, and other wildlife includes buffalo, the rare aquatic sitatunga antelope, giant forest hog, Uganda kob, Defassa waterbuck and elephant. And at Kyambura Gorge you can see habituated chimpanzees.

Day 7 - 8: Kibale Forest National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Kibale is home to the highest density of primates in Africa and although the main attraction is the habituated chimpanzees the park trees are alive with all manner of monkey. Red-tailed monkey, L Hoest's monkey, grey cheeked mangabey, red colobus and black and white colobus monkeys are all spotted here. And when you’re not spotting monkeys there are 300 bird species to keep you busy.

Day 9 - 11: Kibale Forest National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda's largest National Park with the Nile River flowing through the middle of the park and the Murchison Falls being its major attraction. Ranging from dense rainforest to undulating savannah ensures incredible diversity and the prime game-viewing area is the peninsula between the Victoria and the Albert Niles, known as the Buligi Circuit. The forests are home to numerous primates, including Chimpanzees, and near the river you will see buffalo, elephants and Rothschild-Giraffes.

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