Visit Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda
Kibale Forest is an undisturbed tract of tropical rainforest, set in a beautiful area of undulating green hills interspersed with volcanic crater lakes.
Within the forest little light filters down to the foot of the massive trunks smothered in lichen, whilst above epiphytes sprout off tree branches and lianas hang from the canopy down to leaf litter. Due to its location at the meeting point of the wet rainforests of West Africa and the drier East African forest, Kibale supports an unusually rich array of tropical plants and animals.
Primates of Kibale Forest
It is home to the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. There are 13 primate species found within the forest including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkey, L'Hoest's monkey, blue monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus and black-and-white colobus. There is also a healthy population of larger mammals including lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo, although the dense vegetation means that these are not commonly sighted.
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Map of Kibale Forest National Park
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Places near Kibale Forest National Park
- Semliki Wildlife Reserve 40 miles away
- Murchison Falls National Park 99 miles away
- Queen Elizabeth National Park 106 miles away
- Lake Mburo 111 miles away
- Kampala 114 miles away
- Entebbe 117 miles away
- Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary 133 miles away
- Jinja 154 miles away
- Ishasha 154 miles away
- Lake Bunyonyi 175 miles away
- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 178 miles away
- Mgahinga National Park 188 miles away
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