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Attractions in Kibale forest national park

Attractions in Kibale forest national park are key features that tourists love to spot when they take a visit to the park and these are 13 primate species

Attractions in Kibale forest national park

Attractions in Kibale forest national park: Attractions in Kibale forest national park are key features that tourists love to spot when they take a visit to the park. The main attraction in Kibale forest national park is chimp trekking because it’s home to the highest number of chimpanzees in the world. Kibale forest national park is one of the protected areas with several attractions in Uganda.

The national park is located in western Uganda hosting over 13 primates among which include more than 1500 chimpanzee species. The national park is also home to 372 bird species and 60 mammals. Kibale forest national park is a great destination that enables travelers to explore the different attractions hidden within the forest.

Attractions in Kibale forest national park include the following

The primates: Kibale forest national park is well known for being a habitat for the highest number of primates in Africa. The major attractions in Kibale forest national park are the 13 primates. Kibale forest national park perhaps harbors the highest concentration of primates in the world getting the name of the primate capital.

A visit to Kibale forest national park gives tourists a chance to see primates such as chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, Uganda mangabeys, pottos, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, vervet monkeys, olive baboons, grey checked mangabeys, blue monkeys, Uganda red colobus, pattas monkeys, and demidoff galago.

The birds: Over 372 bird species call Kibale forest national park a home making it a great birding area in Uganda. Kibale forest national park not only caters for chimpanzee lovers but also the bird lovers. Such a huge number of bird species make part of the major attractions in Kibale forest national park.

Bird species found in Kibale forest national park include blue-breasted kingfisher, afep pigeon, Abyssinian ground thrush, African pitta, blue-breasted kingfisher, papyrus canary, crowned eagle, red-chested owlet, green-breasted pitta, masked apalis, crowned eagle, grey parrot, purple-breasted sunbird, African emerald cuckoo, western nectar, Rwenzori apalis, yellow-rumped tinkerbird, African dusky flycatcher, and Cameroon sombre greenbul among others.

The mammals: Kibale forest national park is not only home to a huge number of primates and birds but it is also home to mammals. Kibale forest national park is a key home to over 60 mammals such as sitatungas, giant forest hogs, red and blue duikers, bush pigs, bushbucks, elephants, common warthogs, leopards, lions, African golden cats, mongooses, and servals among others.

Bigodi wetland sanctuary: Bigodi wetland sanctuary is a famous place for bird watching near Kibale forest national park. The area is an attraction of its own and bird lovers to Kibale forest national park can’t leave minus visiting the area. Bigodi wetland sanctuary is home to over 138 bird species best seen during nature walks.

Bird species in Bigodi swamp include western nectar, purple-breasted sunbird, grey-winged robin chat, white-breasted negrofinch, little greenbul, white spotted fluff tail, blue-breasted kingfisher, collared apalis, African pitta, and black bee-eater among others. The wetland is also home to different monkeys, olive baboons, bushbucks, and sitatungas among others.

Crater lakes: Kibale forest national park is surrounded by different crater lakes which are named Ndali Kasenda craters. Tourists visiting Kibale forest national park will find a number of crater lakes along Kamwenge road and they include Lake Lyantonde, Lake Nyinambuga, Lake Nkuruba, Lake Kifuruka, and Lake Nyabikere. Along these lakes, tourists can do nature walks, hiking, swimming, and much more.

Accommodation in Kibale forest national park

Kibale forest national park has a number of accommodation facilities where tourists can stay while on a safari in the park The accommodation in Kibale forest include budget, mid-range, and luxury options offering best services by well-trained stuff. Accommodations include Ndali Lodge, Kyaninga Crater Lodge, Chimp’s nest Kibale Safari Lodge, Primate Lodge, Isunga Lodge, Turaco Treetops, Chimpundu Lodge, Rwetera Safari Park, and Kibale Safari Lodge among others.

Best time to visit Kibale forest national park

Are you wondering about what could be the best time to visit Kibale forest park, we got your answers. The park is open all throughout the year for tourists. However, there are certain months that are better than the rest. The dry months from December to February is the best time to visit Kibale forest because these months are characterized by little or no rainfall that keeps trails dry, vegetation is short and thin with good views of wildlife and the roads leading to the park are in good condition.

Tourists can still visit Kibale forest during the rainy season from March to May and October and this favors budget travelers because lodges are cheap. The rainy season is not the best time because it has plenty of rainfall which makes the trekking trails dry, vegetation is tall with unclear views of wildlife and the roads leading to the park are impassable.

Accessing Kibale forest national park

Accessing Kibale forest park by road transport: tourists can drive from Kampala through Masaka, Mbarara, Bushenyi, and Kasese to the park. Alternatively, tourists can drive through Mityana, Mubende, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, and Fort Portal to the park.

Accessing Kibale forest park by air transport: luxury travelers or those that hate traveling for long distances can use domestic flights and get to Kibale forest national park. To use flights, you will book with airline companies such as Bar Aviation Uganda and Aerolink Uganda who have daily flights to most of the national parks. Flights start from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airport and finish at Kasese airstrip in 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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