Kibale Forest National Park The Chimpanzee Capital Of The World
Chimpanzees are the biggest attractions in Kibale national park and its believed that Kibale is home to close to over 1000 chimpanzees and its no wonder why its referred to as the primate capital of the world given its position as the single destination with the highest concentration of chimpanzees in the world.
What are chimpanzees?
Chimpanzees are close relatives of humans with a 99% matching DNA to that of humans, there are two species of chimpanzees, Common chimpanzee species and the Bonobo species, Kibale Forest National Park has the common chimpanzee species with an estimated population of about 5000 chimpanzees of which 80 communities of chimpanzees have been habituated for tourism purposes and this makes Kibaale national forest a sanctuary with the highest number of chimpanzees in the world.
An adult Common chimpanzee can weigh between 40-60 kg with a height of 1.6 meters or 5ft3inches while an adult female can weigh between 32-47kg with a height of 1.3 meters or 4feet3inches. Common chimpanzees have coarse black hair except on their toes, face, fingers, palms of the hands and the soles of their feet.
The chimpanzees have a firm grip because their thumbs and big toes are opposite to each other. These chimpanzees live in communities usually between 10-100 individuals, chimpanzee communities are led by a dominant male called the alpha male. The alpha male might not be the strongest male chimp in the community but rather the most canning and political.
Besides protecting the community from external invasion and internal bickering among the individuals, the alpha male also spends its time grooming the other young males in the community. The females, on the other hand, spend time taking care of the young ones. Chimpanzees reach puberty stage between 10-12 years and an adult female can produce between 4-6 babies throughout their lifetime.
The chimps sleep in a different nest everyday which they build using a tree branches, twigs and leaves. Chimpanzees have a life span of up to 40 years in their natural habitat, this can increase to up to 50 years of age in captivity. The chimps have a gestation period of 8 months.
Besides the chimpanzees, Kibale is still a magnet for many primatologists given the numerous Uganda safari attractions that are here. Other tourist attractions you can encounter while on a Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari to Kibale forest nationl park include 12 other primate species besides chimpanzees, over 350 bird species
Now with all these Uganda safari attractions in Kibale national park, you can expect a visit Uganda experience to Kibale National Park to be a fun fare event only related to a child’s visit to Disney land given the numerous Uganda safari activities in Kibale national park you can engage in. Some of these activities include an epic Uganda chimpanzee safari given the 1000 chimpanzees that await you on this Uganda wildlife safari to Kibale.
Other tourist activities in Kibale Park for you to engage in include a Uganda birding safari in order to give you unlimited access to magnificent sightings of several of the 350 bird species with the great blue turaco and African green breasted pitta being the highlight of a bird watching Uganda safari trip to Kibale national park. Because Kibale is such a beautiful place to be with numerous marvelous Uganda safari tourist activities for you to engage in, you will definitely need a place to make an overnight stay in Kibale in order to give yourself a better chance to experience Kibale’s beauty and splendor to the fullest.
If this is your viewpoint as well, then you should not worry a lot because there are a lot of Uganda safari lodges in Kibale national park that will definitely cater for your all your accommodation needs while here. Many of the Uganda hotels in Kibale national park are ranked as luxury, midrange and budget hence making it easy for anyone to find a suitable lodge to stay in regardless of their budget levels. Some of the luxury lodges in Kibale include crater safari lodge, Ndali lodge, Primate lodge Kibale and Kyaninga lodge.
If you are interested in midrange lodges in Kibale some of the options you should think of include Crater Safari Lodge, Kibale Forest Guest House, Kibale Forest Camp and budget lodges in Kibale include Rweteera Safari Camp, Kibale Guest Cottages, and Kibale Safari Camp. Because Kibale is such a beautiful destination to visit given the various attractions and activities you can do while here, many tour operators in Uganda offer both short Uganda safaris and long Uganda safaris to Kibale. Some of these safaris companies in Uganda that can offer your Uganda tours to Kibale include Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd, Wild Gorilla Safaris and many others.
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