KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
Kibale 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 rainforests.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.
Chimp tracking and other guided forest walks, even night walks. Birders shouldn't miss Bigodi wetland sanctuary, a superb community development fringing the park. A field of beautiful crater lakes lies between Fort Portal and Kibale Forest .
At Kibale National Park , there are affordable bandas and campsites at Kanyanchu with luxurious tented camp and up market lodge nearby.
There also budgeted lodges at Bugodi, the crater lakes and Fort portal.