What to known about Kibale National Park in Uganda-Uganda Safari News
Uganda a landlocked country in the East African region is a small country but gifted by natural vegetation and wildlife .The wild life and natural vegetation is protected in the countries ten national parks and these parks are the main reason as to why many travellers are undertaking safaris to Uganda in order to enjoy the beauty of the pearl of Africa Uganda protected in the national parks.
Kibale National Park is situated in the southern part of Uganda in the two districts of Kabarole and Kamwenge .The park which covers an estimated area of 795 Square Kilometres in size is lying on an altitude that is estimated to be between 1,100–1,600 meters high or (3,600–5,200 ft).
Kibale national park that was first gazetted in the year 1932 and finally established as national park in the year 1993 is found at an estimated distance of 320km by road from Uganda’s capital city Kampala. The nearest town with the park is fort Port town in kabarole district .The approximated coordinates of the area where the park is positioned are: 00 30N, 30 24E.
Kibale national park was established to help protect and conserve the vast area of natural forest that was earlier on managed and protected as a logged Forest Reserve. The park is one only Left Park in the whole of East Africa that has of both montane and lowland forests. It’s also considered to the only park in Uganda the pearl of Africa that has the loveliest as well most varied tracts of tropical forest in the whole country. Kibale Forest is covered with vast interspersed of the patches of grassland as well as the swamp which mainly occupy the largest parts of the northern and central parts of the Kibale national park on a raised plateau. Therefore taking Uganda safari to this unexplainable national park is what the world travellers should include in their minds because the park is endowed with all the natural resources to make you enjoy your safaris in Uganda.
The park’s forest stretches up to the well known Queen Elizabeth National Park. The continuation of the Kibale forest has led to the creation of approximately 180 km (111 miles) wildlife corridor between Kibale and Queen Elizabeth. The park is vital and very significant eco-tourism as well as safari destination in Uganda. The park is also characterised with moist evergreen forest species and it’s also endowed with vast array of beautiful landscape. The park’s diversified altitude favours the survival of various forms of natural habitat that range from the interesting wet tropical forest positioned on the beautiful Fort Portal plateau to woodland as well as savannah grassland easily found on the rift valley floor.
The popularly known Kibale forest national park has its highest point on the northern tip which is approximated to be standing on an elevation of 1,590m above sea level and its lowest point being lying on 1,100m on the floor of the preciously Albertine Rift Valley to the southern part of the park.
In terms Eco-diversity Kibale National Forest is well known for having the highest diversity as well as concentration of the various primates’ species in the whole of African continent. The eco-diversified park acts as the main habitat for numerous numbers of the world’s endangered species of the chimpanzees, plus even the endangered red colobus monkey and the species of the rare L’Hoest’s monkey which described as vulnerable species in the whole world. The park is the best destinations for travellers interested in chimpanzee and primate trekking experiences and this leaves with travellers no choice but safaris to Uganda.
Kibale national park houses an estimated number which is expressed to be above 375 individual species of birds, 4 wild felids as well as 13 known species of primates, a total of at least 70 individual species of mammals and a total of 351 tree species. This makes the park to be the best birding destination in Uganda and Africa at large hence visitors from all over the world interested bird watching should confirm their safaris and tours to Uganda because the country has a lot in stoke for bird lovers. The most popular species of the 13 primates include the interesting endangered Chimpanzees and the most common but precious ecosystem in the park is moist evergreen as well as the semi-deciduous forest which characterize Kibale forests. The new exotic tree species that were reintroduced to the forest include the pines and eucalyptus species. Due to the park’s being eco-diversified, its research site for the whole continent of Africa and also Makerere University Biological Field Station (MUBFS) is located in this park.
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