Kibale Forest National Park

This is combined with its Ndali – Kasenda Crater Lake, the park is found in 1993 and it occupies a total of 766km² extending southwards to create a block touching Queen Elizabeth national park and the most common vegetation type here is the rain forest with other patches of grassland. The park is occupied with over 60 mammals which is about 13 species of primates recorded including the vervet, red tailed, L’Hoest’s and blue monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey,  red Colobus, black and white Colobus, olive baboons and the chimpanzees.

The park can be accessed from Kampala using fort portal road and it can take around 3-4hours depending on the situation, the road is well maintained and this eases transportation. Among the outlined activities done in Kibale forest national park include,

Chimpanzee tracking and habituation, this is the main activity the park is known for, with a number of chimps, many tourists come to the park to experience the human like behaviours these chimps exhibit while in their territories with almost the same DNA genies. These make funny jokes around which amazes visitor around. Chimpanzee tracking at Kibale is done in two phases with the first phase taken early in the morning and the second one which starts at 2pm. Trekkers only spend 1hour with the chimps with an exemption of the habituaters who spend a full day with them.

Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, this is also known for its Magombe Swamp though it’s somehow outside the park, this trail starts from KAFRED office with a payment, here bird lovers enjoy more than any other person due to the endemic bird species residing over the area. Nature Adventure Africa Safaris Limited has got an experienced Birding guide, this usually takes three hours and visitors with binoculars enjoy a lot. Blue – turaco and the Papyrus Gonolek, grey-throated tinker-Barbets, Brown eared wood-pickers, bronze sun birds, grey parrots and swamp flycatchers just to mention but a few can be identified in the process.

Sebitoli and Kihingami Wetlands, this is found within the park in the northern part and it’s also favourable for its number of over 236 bird species and through the guided nature walks, visitors get a chance to see the red and black-white monkeys, vervet monkeys, plus the chimpanzees though not habituated from this side. This makes Sebitoli and Kihingami a ideal place to visit before leaving Kibale forest national park.