The Kibale national park is 795 kilometre squared and forms a joined block with Queen Elizabeth National park. It is one of the best destinations for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda with its beautiful and expansive tropical forest in Uganda provides home to more species of flora and fauna.
Kibale national park is habitat to much more forest wildlife, most especially 13 species of primate coupled with chimpanzees. The Forest covering predominates in the central and northern part of the park on the raised Fort Portal plateau. At the park’s northern tip, Kibale is highest on altitude and rises up to 1590m above sea level.
The park is famous for its different varied and large population of Primates in Africa. The most popular include the great chimpanzees and its acknowledged that Kibale has about 1450 chimpanzees. It also habours a rare species called L’Hoest’s monkey along with the colobus monkeys. There are large numbers of other primates which include blue monkeys, black and white colobus, red tailed monkey, bush baby and cheeked mangabey. The in the Kibale park wildlife is rare to be seen. The rare wild animals include leopard, bush pig, duiker, buffalo, and elephant. Other residents of the park are; bufferflies, reptiles along with amphibians.
The Kibale Flora and fauna has been supported by different factors such as the wet tropical forest that grows on the Fort Portal Plateau. The dry tropical forest, savannah, the woodland as well as the diverse altitude. The central part has a dense forest that is a habitat to many species. The trees are high with above 55m and show a semi-closed canopy of trees with crowns. The Uganda forest has a variety of herbs, ferns and about 315 tree species have been noted in the park.
The park is also rich with birds, this makes it important for bird watching as over 335 species of birds are found in Kibale. The few that are easily spotted are; Nahan’s francolin, Cassin’s spinetail, blue-headed bee eater and masked apalis.