Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park is situated in Western Uganda, covered by evergreen rainforest. It covers 766 square kilometers (296 sq mi.) in size and at an altitude of 1,100 meters (3,600 ft) to 1,600 meters (5,200 ft).

Despite being mainly covered by moist evergreen forests, it contains a diverse array of landscapes to contain both lowland and montane forests. In eastern Africa, it harbors the least significant expanse of pre-montane forest.

The park was gazetted in 1932 and formally established in 1993 to protect a large area of the forest previously managed as a logged forest reserve. The park forms a continuous forest with Queen Elizabeth National Park.

This adjoining of the parks creates a stretch of up to 180 kilometers (110 mi) wildlife corridor. It is an important eco-tourism and Uganda safari destination, popular for its population of habituated Chimpanzees and twelve other species of primates.

Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park

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