most accessible of Uganda's major rainforests, Kibale
is home to a remarkable 13 primate species, including
the very localised red colobus and L'Hoest's monkey.
Kibale's major attraction, however, is the opportunity
to track habituated chimps - these delightful apes,
more closely related to humans than to any other living
creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble
and play in fruiting trees.
network of shady forest trails provides much to delight
botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in
for a treat with 335 species recorded including the
endemic Prirogrine's ground thrush.
The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier than
its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the
developed part of the park, while other terrestrial
mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half
dozen antelope species.
776 sq km