Chimpanzee trekking takes place at Kibale National Park is situated in the western part of Uganda close to the beautiful town of Fort Portal. is home to primate of the world host over 13 species of primate , chimpanzees been the main attraction but the black and white colobus, red-tailed monkey, blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed monkey, olive baboon, bush baby and potto.Although rarely seen there are other mammals living in the park these include; forest elephant, buffalo, leopard, bush pig, and duiker. Can be viewed
Kibale National Park is very well known for its primates, with over 13species, including the endangered chimpanzee, monkey that can be found in the park include the red colobus monkey,black and white colobus monkey, blue monkey, red-tailed monkey, grey-cheeked mangabay, bush babies, pottos and olive baboons.
Best time to go on safari is in the dry season , the month of June to july and Decmber to February, But the park is open throught the year but during heavy rain, trails might be difficult to walk and might not get good experience
What to do in Kibale national park
The are a few activities that can be done in Kibale National forest
Hiking but only good during dry season
visit the Bigodi Wetland sanctuary and the Sebitoli Forest camp
After early morning breakfast will head to the headquarters of the park where you will be briefed and by 8:00am the search of the amazing chimpanzees begins.
As you track them you will have an opportunity to see other wildlife species such as the golden monkeys, the grey cheeked mangabey, L’Hoest’s’ monkeys, birds like; the green breasted pitta. It will surely be a great time when you meet the chimpanzees as you will be in line to see the males guarding their territories, the young ones playing, and feeding. Later return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon visit Bigodi wetland which is home to a number of birds like the Great blue turaco, some primates and also various communities live around. Have dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Have your breakfast we bid goodbye to kibale national park as we head to Queen Elizabeth National Park On your way you will pass via Fortportal town, you will have great sights of the Rwenzori ranges and the local people that do their day to day activities near the road. Enjoy lunch along the way and proceed to the park which is bordered by Lakes; Edward and George that are also separated by the Kazinga channel which passes through the park. A big number of animals will be seen such as the topis, lions, buffaloes, antelopes, waterbucks, giant forest hogs, birds among others.
During the afternoon you will have a great time on a game drive through the park where you will be introduced to the incredible and stunning views of the park and some ranges of Mountain Rwenzori. Drive to the accommodation of your choice which great dinner, and also have an overnight there.
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