Activities in Kibale National park are the different things to do in Kibale Forest national Park that travellers can enjoy whilst on a Uganda primates safari. Kibale national Park s one of the sought after Uganda national parks that travelers can visit for an amazing Uganda safari experience. Kibale Forest national Park especially hosts 13 primates that travelers can encounter whilst on a Kibale Forest National Park safari any time of the year.
Apart from primates in Kibale National Park, there are a number of other attractions in Kibale Forest national Park that travelers can enjoy whilst on a safari here. Kibale Forest National Park also has about 70 species of mammals, 230 tree species, as well as over 330 bird species including the Abyssinian Ground-thrush among others. Kibale National Park also hosts over 250 butterfly species that travelers after butterflies can see a wide number of the same here. As you visit Uganda on a Kibale National Park safari, below are the different activities in Kibale National Park that you can take part in depending on your safari plan and interests;
Chimpanzee tracking is the most sought after and done activity in Kibale National Park that brings travelers from different walks of life to enjoy. Chimpanzee tracking is an activity that sees travelers hiking through the rainforest area of the park, in search of the fully habituated chimpanzees in the bid to encounter these endangered species for up to 1 hour. Whilst on a chimpanzee trek, be sure to spot a number of other attractions in the park including other primates like vervet monkeys, colobus monkeys, and so much more.
Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park is for persons that are above 15 years. One need to acquire a chimpanzee permit which is currently at 200$ per person per trek. Chimpanzee tracking is a half day activity or more depending on the location of the chimpanzee group allocated. You get to spend up to 1 hour with the chimpanzees once you meet them.
For travelers after spending more than 1 hour with the chimpanzees, chimpanzee habituation is the activity for you. Chimpanzee habituation sees travelers spending upto 4hours with the semi-habituated chimpanzees along with park rangers and guides that habituate the chimpanzees for human interaction. Only a limited number of 4 persons per group are allowed to visit a group for habituation.
With over 330 birds in Kibale Forest National park, bird watching is one of the best things to do in Kibale National Park. Bigodi Wetland Swamp alone has about 140 bird species and is a scenic area to enjoy and spot a variety of bird species. Birds in Kibale National park to look out for include but not limited to the Yellow-spotted Barbet, Hairy breasted Barbet, White spotted fluff rail, Western Nicator, Papyrus Gonoklek, White Collared Olive back, and brown-backed scrub-robin.
among the activities in Kibale national Park that one can enjoy include nature walks/hiking that sees one trekking through some of the best developed hiking trails in Kibale National park, raking through some of the most scenic areas pf the park, spotting so much more and learning about whatever there is to see whilst on the walk with the help of your experienced safari guide and rangers in the park, guides that are most knowledgeable about the park and forest.
Nocturnal Forest Walks
Travelers that have the courage to walk in the park in the night can enjoy a nocturnal forest walk in Kibale national Park. Nocturnal forest walks in the park are guided by armed park rangers with strong light torches to be able to see more in the forested park in the night. Bush babies, pottos, tree pangolins among other nocturnal animals and birds can be seen on a nocturnal forest walk in Kibale Forest national Park.
Crater Lakes Top of the World Hike
Kibale National Park has 3 crater lakes where travelers can enjoy a hike to the top, and see the world from the top1 a crater lakes tour is a 3 hour activity that has you enjoying tea plantation views, villages and the Rwenzori Mountains view as you hike, and be amazed by the scenic views whilst at the top.
other activities in Kibale national Park to enjoy include visiting the Amabere ga Nyinamwiru, Bigodi swamp walk, visit the Nakayima witch’s tree, as well as cultural tours in the nearby communities.
Beyond chimpanzee tracking that most travelers look to encounter whilst on a Kibale national park safari, there is so much to enjoy that one can spend up to 4 days in Kibale National Park to enjoy the above mentioned activities in Kibale National Park. Get in touch with your trusted tour operator to help you pitch an amazing Kibale National Park safari and beyond.