Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale National Park

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Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park is 340 square kilometers (131 square miles) and includes part of Mpanga Forest. It is north east of Rwenzori National Park. It was established in 1964 to serve as the migratory corridor for the huge herds of elephants.

Kibale Forest National Park is an extensive Biodiversity National Park in South Uganda and also known as the “Primate Paradise” has one of the greatest variety and concentration of primates in Africa including the Chimpanzee, Red Colobus Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, L’Hoest’s, Black-and- White Colobus and the Olive Baboons. There is also a wide array of unique birds, forest elephants and much more.

The severe decline of animals in 1970s has altered the original purpose of establishing the Park. The grasslands in the south of the Park have been encroached by farmers and the evergreen forests in the north illegally exploited for timber.

Diminishing herds of elephant are still found. Warthog, buffalo, Uganda kob, and waterbuck are also found in this Park.

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