Dumbed the primate capital of the world, Kibale forest National park is a top safari destination for primate lovers in the world. Guaranteed adventure on Guided Forest Walks in Kibale with Acacia Safaris Limited.
Guided Forest Walks in Kibale Forest National Park – Guided nature walks in Kibale National Park are without a doubt a fantastic offer on a Uganda safari if you’re looking for adventures off the main path. You will be introduced to the picturesque lush tropical forest, grasslands, and marshes. The adventure is a 2–6 hour nature walk that will allow you to connect with nature as well as enjoy spotting different forms of wildlife in the park. Various Primate Species, birds, flora, butterflies, and other mammals can all be seen during a guided nature walk at Kibale.
Kibale National Park is located in western Uganda, about 345 km from Kampala, Uganda’s Capital. The National Park lies close to the beautiful and serene Ndali Kasenda crater area and is next to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Area in-between is a long migration corridor that stretches from Ishasha southern sector of Queen Elizabeth to sebitoli in northern Kibale. The National Park is home to 1,500 Chimpanzees and 12 other primate species that you will be able to spot during your Guided Forest Walks in Kibale Forest National Park.
The activity is a major highlight of safaris in Kibale forest National Park. Walking or guided nature walks in Kibale forest starts from Kanyunchu at 8:00 am and 14:00 daily. The excursion will take you into the forest park where you will enjoy incredible sightseeing experiences majorly spotting the chimps. The activity is Unique and fantastic however requires a lot of preparation before you embark on it.
There are also extended nature walks that can be organized for visitors to Kibale National Park. extended nature walks & hikes in Kibale will allow travelers almost the whole day in the jungle and you will come out in the evening to rest in the campsites that are just within the surrounding villages.
Chimpanzees are the commonly spotted primate species in the park and there is up to 90% guarantee of spotting them during Guided Forest Walks in Kibale Forest National Park. In the recent years, the chimpanzee community has been habituated around Kanyunchu – the visitors can approach the chimps just a few meters. This has improved the chimp trekking experience since visitors get to have a close look at these lucrative creatures in their natural habitat.
Walking in these forests will also grant you great opportunities to connect with nature and also spot different forms of flora and fauna. The National park has varying vegetation types offering a range of wildlife habitats ranging from moist evergreen forest and dry tropical forest to the woodland and savannah that stretches along the rift valley floor.
If you love to watch butterflies or look for birds, you can also take daytime nature walks in Kibale forest national park. There are over 200 species of butterflies and more than 375 different bird species in Kibale National Park. Night nature walks are also enjoyable and you have a chance to explore the nocturnal species such as bush babies, pottos, and more.
How do I get to Kibale Forest National Park?
The National park can be accessed via road, the convenient route is the Kampala-Fort Portal via Mubende town. Through Mbarara Road or Kamwenge Road, you can also get to the southern section of Fort Portal, where Kibale National Park is located.