Chimpanzee Tracking & Bird Watching in Kibale

Kibale National Park Travel Blog

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Kibale National Forest, Uganda.

Kibale National Park is Uganda‘s most accessible rain Forest with a larger population of primates. Kibale protects a large block of the rainforest that offers some excellent venues for bird watching. It is home to an amazing 13 species of primates including the localized Red Colobus Monkeys, L’hoest monkeys and Chimpanzees. It has been a subject of many foreign Universities, Scientists and Primate supporters. Superb birds and primates combined with easy access, a good infrastructure and the opportunity to track habituated Chimpanzees make this forest a much sort after safari destination in Uganda. Many of the facilities are community based, thus providing the local community with the necessary revenue to keep their interest focused on the long-term protection of the area.

The Black Waxbill bird

 

Bird watching safaris to Kibale will expose the waters to a variety of birds including the Red-winged Francolin, Red-chested Flufftail, White-naped Pigeon, Green-brested Pitta, African Pitta, Joyful Greenbul, Grey-winged Robin, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Grey-throated Flycatcher, White-bellied Crested Flycather, Masked and Black-capped Apalises, Uganda Woodland Warbler, Chestnut-winged Starling, Orange-tufted and Tiny Sunbirds, Grey-headed Olive-back.

The area is mainly occupied by two tribes like the Batooro and Bakiga traditionally both tribes utilized the forest for food, fuel, building materials and medicines. They continue to do so even today, a cultural tour of the villages can be organized.

 

 

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Kibale National Forest, Uganda.
Kibale National Forest, Uganda.
The Black Waxbill bird
The Black Waxbill bird
Kibale National Forest, Uganda.
Kibale National Forest, Uganda.
Kibale National Forest, Uganda.
Kibale National Forest, Uganda.
Kibale National Forest, Uganda.
Kibale National Forest, Uganda.
Kibale National Forest, Uganda.
Kibale National Forest, Uganda.
Kibale National Forest, Uganda.
Kibale National Forest, Uganda.
Kibale National Forest, Uganda.
Kibale National Forest, Uganda.
Kibale National Forest, Uganda.
Kibale National Forest, Uganda.
Kibale National Park
photo by: Africancrab