Kibale Forest N.P.
Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest National Park is located in west-central Uganda just east of the Rwenzori Mountains, near the town of Fort Portal. The 766 km² park predominantly covers evergreen rain forest and ranges between 1100 and 1600m in elevation. Kibale Forest is one of the last remaining expanses to contain both lowland and montane forests and forms a continuous forest with Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Tracking experiences in Kibale are excellent thanks to several well-maintained walking trails and a large number of resident chimpanzee families in the forest. There is also a wonderfully diverse concentration of other primates (more than any other forest in East Africa, in fact), including: red colobus, red-tailed guenon, white-nosed monkey, gray-cheeked mangabey, blue monkey, L'Hoest's monkey, and the black and white colobus monkey. In addition, you may see olive baboons, bush babies and nocturnal pottos. Most of our tours offer chimp tracking in Kibale Forest!
Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
This swamp 6km south of the Forest is home to around 200 species of birds, as well as butterflies and eight different species of primates, including grey-cheeked mangabey. Two- to three-hour swamp walks will take you through grassland, small communities and some beautiful scenery, where the locals are likely to greet you with enthusiastic waves. Many visitors spot three or four different primate species during this walk, though the highlight is catching a glimpse of the great blue turaco!