THE PRIMATES OF KIBALE NATIONAL PARK – UGANDA SAFARIS NEWS
Dubbed the primate capital of the world, Kibale National Park which is usually encountered on Uganda safaris and tours has got great concentrations of primates in the whole of Africa. Positioned in the west of Uganda, Kibale National Park is 358km about 7 hours of drive from Kampala, the country’s capital. It stretches over 795km2 of land surface most of which is forested land scape.
A range of thirteen (13) primate species thrive in Kibale National Park including; the common chimpanzees that have been habituated to form the ground for chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda. Besides Chimpanzees, Kibale has got other primate species with roots of Central African monkey and these include; Uganda mangabey (Lophocebus ugandae), the L’Hoest’s monkey and the Ugandan red colobus (Procolobus tephrosceles) which are also highly sought for by primate travellers on safaris in Uganda.
Kibale Forest National Park is also a habitat for other primate species including; the black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, olive baboons, blue monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, potto and bush baby which combine to make Kibale worth encountering while planning a primate safari tour to Uganda.
The Primate tour in Uganda features other destinations like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where the mountain gorilla trekking is carried out and Mgahinga National Park where the golden monkey tracking is conducted.
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