Guided night walks in Kibale Forest national park – Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda with Guaranteed Chimpanzee trekking permits
Guided night walks in Kibale forest National Park – Another novelty is a guided night walk with spotlights, which runs from 19.30 to 22.00 daily and offers a good chance of sighting nocturnal primates such as the bush baby, potto, Galago’s.
This is quite a unique activity however it requires a lot of preparation in order to enjoy this activity, however tourist wanting to do the night walk must ensure that they have a good torch as it’s the only way to see the nocturnal primates. With a trained ranger guide you will head in to the forest at around 7pm in the evening as the darkness approaches and you will wear non bright colors. You will be expected to keep the noises down and listen to sounds of the animals this is very important as kibale has elephants in the forest.
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 frugivorous 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 kilometers 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:
- Olive Baboons
- Bush babies / Demidoff Galago
- Black and White colobus
- Vervet monkeys
- Blue monkeys
- Grey Cheeked mangabey
- Ugandan red colobus
- L’Hoest’s monkey
- Red tailed monkey
- Uganda mangabey
When to visit Kibale National Park?
Kibale National Park can be visited at any time of the year. Most significantly, take note of which season you wish to pay a visit because this park experiences 2 seasons. They include the dry and wet season with dry season starts is usually the most preferable and it starts from June to September and December to February. The wet/rainy season on the other hand kick starts from March to May and from October to November. The rainy or wet season is usually characterized by heavy rainfall but incredible for bird watching. Contact Great Adventure Safaris to book guided night walks in Kibale forest National Park and chimpanzee tracking in Uganda