Tourist activities in Kibale Forest National Park are diverse and visitors on Uganda safari are never left out of choice. The list of things you can do while on safari in Kibale are endless whether you are interested in chimpanzee tracking experiences, birding, nature walks, or cultural encounters, you have something to enjoy. This park sits in Kabarole district, Western Uganda and it is famous as a primate capital of the world.
Below are the top tourist activities in Kibale Forest National Park
One of the leading tourist activities in Kibale Forest National Park is chimpanzee tracking. It attracts most Uganda safari travelers to enjoy close encounters with chimpanzees that share about 98 percent of their DNA with humans. The park is a haven to over 1500 chimpanzees in addition to 12 more primates and chimp trek here is limited to 6 visitors per group.
Interested visitors can engage in this primate adventure while on Uganda safari provided, he or she has a valid permit that costs $200 for foreign non-residents, $150 for foreign residents, and Ugx 150000 for East Africa citizens. While on a chimp trek, there is a lot to get you excited because there are many other primates to see (ranging from red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, bush baby, red colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, baboons), birds to sight, colorful butterflies, plus other mammals and reptiles.
Chimpanzee habituation experience
Chimpanzee habituation experience offers another best alternative to have up close with chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Tourists can engage in this amazing primate experience while on Uganda safari in Kibale Forest National Park. It is done early in the morning and takes the whole day while you follow unhabituated chimpanzees in the wild to make them get used to humans. You will be accompanied by trackers, conservationists, or scientists.
Kibale Forest National Park is a haven to 375 bird species. This makes it one of the best birding areas in Uganda to sight diversity of avifaunal species such as the African green breasted pitta, white-naped pigeon, joyful Greybull, woodland wobbler, yellow-billed barbet, white-spotted flufftail, white shrike flycatcher, white-tailed ant thrush, super sunbird, tiny sunbird, chestnut winged starling, scarlet chested sunbird to mention but a few.
Guided nature walks
There are many ways to engage in nature walk while on Uganda safari in Kibale Forest National Park. You can do it within the park or visit Bigodi swamp where 138 bird species are confined. A nature walk experience in Kibale Forest and Bigodi wetland is amazing because you get exposed to diverse bird species, colorful butterflies, primates, mammals, and others.
Accommodation in Kibale Forest National Park
There exist many accommodation options for a night stay in Kibale Forest National Park. They are available in the budget, mid-range, and luxury options including; Primate Lodge/Ndali Lodge/Kyaninga Lodge/Crater Safari Lodge/Papaya Lake Lodge (Luxury); Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/Chimpanzee Nest (Mid-range); Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve and Community Campsite/Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Budget).
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