Activities in Kibale Forest National Park
Activities in Kibale Forest National Park: Kibale national park is among the most rewarding national parks in Uganda that you can visit for a memorable safari. The park is the primate hub in Uganda where you will have the chance to see 14 different primate species of which the chimpanzees with over 1500 chimpanzees of which you can have a nice time enjoying taking part in chimpanzee trekking or chimpanzee habituation. The park is a home to a number of attractions like different bird species endemic to the albertine rift, a number of mammal species that will make the a will also have the chance to see a number of other rewarding view s that can be seen when you take part in a number of activities in Kibale forest national park. Despite the fact that the world is undergoing a tough time of covid-19/ corona virus, the government of Uganda with a number of tourism bodies in the country, there has been a number safety precautions that have been put in place to ensure that the tourists have a great time and safe activities in Uganda to avoid the contracting the virus.
Activities in Kibale Forest National Park:
Chimpanzee trekking is among the activities in Kibale national park that can be carried out to ensure that tourists have an amazing time during your Uganda national parks tour. The park is a home to 1500 chimpanzees and of which four troops are habituated giving the chance to a group of tourists to take part in the chimpanzee trekking activity. During the activity, you will hike through the different chimpanzee trekking trails in the park that can lead you to the four habituated chimpanzee troops in Kibale national park. on your way to the chimpanzee troops, you will see a number of rewarding attractions like a number of monkey species like red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, the Mona monkey, Vervet Monkey among other monkey species and when you get to your chimpanzee troop you will spend on hour with the primates observing their behaviour in the park for their diet of the chimpanzees, their eating intervals, how they co-exist with one another among other interesting features interesting about chimpanzee trekking is the fact that the activity is quite mobile compared to gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and mgahinga national park this is because chimpanzees are highly active primates.
Chimpanzee habituation is one of the most rewarding activities in Kibale national park that can be carried out to ensure you have a great time during your Uganda safaris. It should be noted that among the destinations that chimpanzee trekking can be carried out including Queen Elizabeth national park, Budongo forest, Queen Elizabeth is the only destination that offers chimpanzee habituation. The activity involves tourists accompanying a team of researchers who are responsible for training the primate species to get used to human presence during chimpanzee trekking which will give you the opportunity to find out the authentic reactions of the primates getting accustomed to human presence as they are trained to be ready for chimpanzee trekking.
Bush craft making is another activity in Kibale national park that can be carried out by children aged 15 years and below. The activity is an alternative for children that are not of age to participate in chimpanzee trekking not to be left out. The activity will involve children visiting the forests for nature walks where they will engage with the environment as they see the different bird species, primate species and at the end of the walks they will carry out bush craft lessons where they will be taught basket weaving, souvenir making from the different plant materials in the park which will be a fun filled experience among the activities in Kibale national park and at a times they can also participate in harvesting the raw materials for the crafts.
Guided nature walks in Kibale national park will also ensure you have an amazing time in the country with a number of rewarding views and attractions that you will get to see. During the nature walks in the park, you will see eye catching attractions like the different primate species like monkey species like black and white colobus monkey species, red tailed monkeys, the vervet monkey, Mona monkeys among other different monkey species, you will also have the chance to see numerous bird species like the white winged warbler, grey breated pitta, yellow spotted nicator, papyrus gonolek, white collared olive back, grey winged robin chat, black bishop, white spotted flufftail, hairy breasted barbet, black crowned wax bill among other bird species for an amazing safari
Birding is one of the most rewarding activities in Kibale national park because the park is a home to over 350 bird species that the park harbours which makes it the ultimate birder’s destination. Some of the bird species that can be seen include, shrike fly catcher, brown crowned tchagra, hairy breasted barbet, red faced crimson, black bee eater, green breated pitta, yellow billed barbet, white bellied crested fly catcher, tinker bird, white thighed horn bill, western nicator, bar- tailed trogon, white spotted flufftail and a number of other bird species. During your safari, you can also visit Bigodi wetlands sanctuary where you will also get to see a number of water birds like; weavers, wax bills, white breasted negrofinch, black crowned wax bill, brown-throated wattle eye among the 138 bird species that can be found in the wetlands.
Additionally you can take part in nocturnal nature walks which will open up a new environment as you watch the forest come to life at night. You will get to see a number of nocturnal animals like bush babies, pottos, pangolins and many other creatures that you will get to see looking for dinner, you will see a number of other animal and primate species as they rest in the parks for an amazing safari.
Visiting water bodies
On your way to Kibale national park, you will come across a number of water bodies that will offer out of the world views and experiences to ensure you have an amazing time during your Uganda safaris. At the different crater likes you will get to see a number of rewarding views, a number of attractions that are worthy of photo capturing. You can also take picnic at some of the crater lakes for a relaxing adventure.