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Kibale Forest National Park

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Kibaale Forest National Park is a national park in Uganda managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Kibaale Forest National Park  contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau.

Kibale National Park is located in the districts of Kabarole and Kamwenge, approximately 320 kilometers, by road, West of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.The park can either be accessed following the Kampala-Mbarara-Kasese-Fort Portal road or a direct route from Kampala-Mubende-Fort Portal.

Kibale National Park can be visited any time of the year, although conditions are more difficult during the rainy season. The Park has a rich network of tourist accommodations including lodges like Ndali Lodge, Primates Lodge, Kibale Safari Lodge, Chimps Nest, Kyaninga Lodge, Kibale Guest Cottages, Crater Valley Kibale, Chimpanzee Guest House, and many options in and around Fort Portal town.

Kibaale Forest National Park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee. It also contains over 375 species of birds. Kibaale Forest National Park is close to Queen Elizabeth National Park to the south to create a 180 km long corridor for wildlife between Ishasha, the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park and Sebitoli in the north of Kibaale Forest National Park. This is one of the most rewarding parts of Uganda to tour.

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