Chimpanzee Tracking & Bird Watching in Kibale
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Kibale National Park is Ugandaâ€˜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, Lâ€™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
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.