Nature Walks in Kibale Forest Park & Where to Stay – Uganda Safari News, Kibale Park is Located in Uganda’s western region. Kibale Forest National Park is one of the incredible Uganda tour destinations that must not miss on any traveler’s bucket list on their Africa safari. This lovely park primate capital of the world covers districts of Kabarole and Kamwenge. Kibale National Park Uganda is popular for lush and evergreen rain forests in East Africa extending to occupy a total surface area of about 766 sq km. It also has multiple arrays of landscapes because it is situated on an elevation of up to 5200 ft. above sea level, making it one of the remaining forests that are both on lowland and on mountains.
Besides being popularly known for Chimpanzee safaris in Uganda, Kibale National Park is also a key site for Uganda birding tours, butterfly watching, and a rewarding spot to view other primates that dwell in the forest. Among the 13 Primate species thriving in this national park, include the endangered chimpanzees (over 1,500 chimps), Red Colobus monkey, Black and white colobus monkey, and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey, making it a premier primate capital of Africa and a dignified destination for Primate Safaris in Uganda.
Nature walks in Kibale National Park
The park provides visitors with unmatched nature walk tours through the moist jungles of this tropical rain forest. Kibale offers both day and guided nocturnal nature walks which is normally done at night with spotlights, under the guidance of armed rangers.
The day nature walk is interesting for Uganda chimpanzee trekking safaris and some other resident primates of the park, discovering the park’s lush vegetation and tree species. The nocturnal / night nature walks begin after dusk at around 7.30 pm and goes for approximately 2 – 3 hours. This night walk is so amazing, that one can easily spot the elusive nocturnal creatures such as the potta, nightjar, tree hyrax, cricket and the bush baby, and the occasional Serval cat. The powerful torches / spotlights provide clear viewing of the nocturnal species amidst dark forest. These are steadily gaining attention among the travelers on Uganda Safaris tours.
A nature walk during day is interesting for butterfly viewing and for birders as Kibale forest is a renowned birding destination, and a habitat to over 375 bird species. Birding can as well in the neighboring Bigodi wetland sanctuary, which is currently home to the great Blue Turaco as well as amazing cultural tour in the Bigodi community.
Beyond spotting the nocturnal creatures of Kibale forest National Park Uganda, it is a feeling of the jungle with its night sounds, and the invisible vegetation that seem to take a different expression in the dark.
Accommodation in Kibale National Park Uganda
For the Uganda Safari undertakers visiting Kibale Park, you can spend your night at Kibale Forest Camp one of the accommodation in Kibale National Park Uganda. Kibale Forest Camp is located close to Kanyanchu tourism center and thus presenting a good ground for Chimpanzee habituation and trekking, birding and nocturnal walks. The Bigodi wetland is also within reach and all these combine to make it an ideal facility for overnight stay for world travelers on Uganda Chimpanzee safaris to Kibale National Park.
Just like the name suggests, Kibale Forest Camp enjoys a tranquil forest eco-system in its natural state at the margin of Kibale forest – one of remaining ancient forests known to have survived the last ice age. The calm surroundings present a cozy environment for relaxation and memorable stay while on Safari in Uganda.
The ten (10) en suite Safari tents feature private bathroom, flush toilet, hot shower and dressing room. The veranda allows good view of the surroundings including the black and white colobus monkeys. Our mid-range travelers have always found these en safari tents ideal for their stay while on Uganda Safaris.
The non en suite tents equipped with cozy beds, power outlet and bed side table serve budget travelers. The seven (7) of them have linen, bedding and towels. The shared ablution block feature showers and flushing toilets. Both parties access the main area with good restaurant and bar.
Kibale Forest Camp caters for both Mid-market and budget travelers because of its two accommodation types.
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