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Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest national park is located on western part of Uganda near Fort Portal and covers about 795 sq kms. The most accessible of Uganda ‘s major rain forests. Kibale is home to a remarkable 13 primate species, including the very localized red colobus and L’Hoest’s monkey. Kibale’ major attraction however is the opportunity to track habituated chimps. These delightful apes are closely related to humans than any other living creature. They are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. A net work of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier than its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species.