Altitude: 1590m above sea level.
Kibale National Park stands at an altitude of 1,590m above sea level. The lowest point in the park is 1,100m on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley to the south. The park contains some 350 distinct species of trees, some of which rise to over 55 meters and are over 200 years old. Kibale’s varied altitude supports wet tropical forests on the Fort Portal plateau, and woodland and savanna on the rift valley floor. Kibale is one of Africa’s major research sites. While many researchers focus on the chimpanzees and other primates found in the park, others investigate Kibale’s ecosystems, wild pigs and fish species, among other topics.
About Kibale National Park
Kibale National Park has the loveliest and most deviated tropical forest in Uganda. This forest cover, interspersed with grassland patches and swamps, dominates the northern and central parts of the park. Kibale National Park houses over 70 mammal species, where 13 of the species are primates, including the chimpanzee. It also contains over 375 species of birds. Kibale National Park touches Queen Elizabeth National Park to the south to create a 180km-long corridor for wildlife between Ishasha, the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Sebitoli, which is located at the north of Kibale National Park. The Kibale-Fort Portal area is one of Uganda’s most rewarding destinations to explore. The park nears Rwenzori Mountains and Semuliki National Parks, and the Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve.
Featured Sights and Animals
Activities to look out for.
- Chimpanzee Tracking in the Park
- Bird Watching in the Park
- Game Drive within the Park