Kibale National Park is located in western Uganda and is one of the most popular destinations for tourists visiting Uganda. The park covers an area of 795 square kilometers and is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including primates, birds, and other mammals. The park’s main attraction is its population of chimpanzees, which can be observed by visitors during a guided chimpanzee trek.
In addition to chimpanzees, Kibale National Park is home to 12 other primate species, including the red colobus monkey, the black-and-white colobus monkey, and the L’Hoest’s monkey. Visitors can also take a guided nature walk through the park to see a variety of bird species, butterflies, and other wildlife. The park’s lush tropical forest is also home to over 250 tree species, making it a botanist’s paradise.
One of the unique experiences offered at Kibale National Park is the opportunity to participate in a chimpanzee habituation experience. This involves spending a full day with a group of researchers and trackers as they follow and observe a chimpanzee family that is in the process of being habituated to human presence.