Primate capital of the world – Kibale forest National Park in Uganda – Primate trekking safaris in Uganda
Primate capital of the world – Kibale National Park holds extraordinary natural beauty, and is home to over 13 primate species. These monkeys are the best friends of Kibale Forest for they play a critical role in the maintenance and preservation of the forest through the dispersal of seeds.
This is especially so with the Chimpanzees, which are herbivorous or feed on fruit. And so when they defecate, they deposit seeds of the fruits they consume across the forest to help in its regeneration. Apart from these active conservationists, the park is home to 795 square kilometres of forest-clad land inhabited by a total of 12 other primate species. Sure, the number 13 is often associated with misfortune but Kibale National Park is fortunate to have 13 different primate species in this forest that is a 6 hour drive from Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. And here are the 13 primates species found in Kibale Forest National Park: