Kibale is an extensive National Park, protecting a large block
of rainforest that offers some excellent forest for bird watching.
It harbours the greatest variety and concentration of primates
found anywhere in East Africa. Superb birds and primates combined
with easy access, a good infrastructure and a variety of interesting
activities make this forest a worthwhile Alpha Tours destination.
Many of the facilities are community based, thus providing
the local community with the necessary revenue to keep their
interest focused on the long-term protection of the area.
is mainly occupied by two tribes ie Batooro and Bakiga traditionally
both tribes utilised the forest for food, fuel, building materials
District : Kabarole. Elevation : 1110 metres to 1590 metres
Size : 560 km 2 Habitat : The forested section ( 77% ) of
the park is covered by medium altitude moist evergreen forest
in the north and medium altitude moist semi-deciduous forest
at lower altitudes in the south. The remaining 23% consist
of grassland, swamps and some plantations with exotic conifers.
Status : National Park since 1993 Birds Recorded : 335 species.
Timing : March - May, September - November Time Required :
Key Species of Birds
Red-winged Francolin, Red-chested Flufftail, White-naped Pigeon,
Green-brested Pitta, African Pitta, Joyful Greenbul, Grey-winged
Robin, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Grey-throated Flycatcher,
White-bellied Crested Flycather, Masked and Black-capped Apalises,
Uganda Woodland Warbler, Chestnut-winged Starling, Orange-tufted
and Tiny Sunbirds, Grey-headed Olive-back.