of Kibale's chimps are habituated to human visitors,
as a sustainable eco-tourism initiative allowing
people to visit has been running since 1992.
You can be sure to find chimps when the sticky
fruit of the huge fig trees ripen, at other
times your guide will know where to find them.
However, once they decide to move on at high
speed through the branches, keeping up with
them can be quite a challenge.
As you walk through
the ancient, pristine forests the extraordinary
diversity and abundance of life in an exotic
tropical rainforest is revealed. Trees stretch
up to 170 feet high (52 metres), held in place
by broad buttress roots and in places the undergrowth
is extremely dense.
Birds are abundant
with at least 325 species such as colourful
turacos and noisy hornbills who squawk loudly
as they fly. The buzz of life is audible here,
but a silent encounter to take your breath away
is standing amongst clouds of fluttering butterflies,
of which this park boasts 144 different species!
The swampy clearings
and grasslands are home to buffaloes and antelopes,
while the shady wooded inclines slopes hide
the elusive forest elephant - smaller and hairier
than its savannah counterpart.
June to September is the driest time when most
animals remain near water, but be prepared for
afternoon thunderstorms at any time. The hot
dry time is January to February and is a good
time to visit. Dry season temperatures average
Rainy Season: It rains anytime
from October to December and March to May when
many roads become impassible.
• 12 different primates
• Habituated chimpanzees
• Ancient forests
• Clouds of butterflies
• Tropical birds
park is located in the west of Uganda covering
an area of 296 miles² (766 km²).
This is a malarial area.