Kibale National park Located in western Uganda, is home to 13 primate species including the red colobus, velvets and L’Hoest’s monkey. Kibale’s major attraction though is the chimpanzees, the delightful apes which are genetically the closest to humans than to any other living creature.
These can be seen swinging in the tree branches as one navigates through the tranquil forest trails. Kibale National Park has over 372 bird species which makes it famous as a birding destination for bird lovers and also 250 species have been recorded.
The second main activity is bird watching at “Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary”, at Bigodi, a trading centre just outside the Park’s boundary; the activity consists of a guided walk through the Magombe swamp, with the possibility to see among others the great blue turaco and the papyrus gonolek. Nature walks are open in the Park, to see primates, birds, reptiles, medicinal plants.
Accommodation while on Kibale Safari
It’s located in Fort Portal Kampala highway in a cool, private and serene atmosphere. All the rooms are self contained, clean, private, comfortable and fitted with DSTV. The bar is fully stocked and serves continental and local dishes.
Ndali lodge is situated on the ridge and there are breathtaking views encompassing the Rwenzori Mountains. On a clear morning the snow on the picks is clearly visible. The rooms are airy, with high ceilings and 4 poster beds. They feature local weavings, crafts and brightly coloured décor.