Kibale forest national park is located in western Uganda in the beautiful Kabarole district, 299km from Kampala city and barely 25kms north of Fort portal town along Kamwenge highway. The park is one of the famous moist and lush tropical forests in East Africa covering an approximate area of 795 Sq.-km. It also has a diverse array of landscapes due to its position in relatively high elevation of 5200ft, and one of the remaining forests covering both lowlands and mountainous areas.

Kibale forest national park is also known as the primate capital of Africa because of the presence of numerous species of primates ranging from the rare chimpanzees, Uganda mangabeys, L’Hoest’s and Red Colobus Monkeys which are some of the rarest and endemic to the Albertine rift. In total, Kibale forest national park is home to 13 different primate species including over 1500 chimpanzees, with five troops well habituated for daily visitation, 372 bird species, 250 butterfly species and other small and big mammals that reside in this park.

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