What describes the Kibale National forest ecosystem?

What describes the Kibale National forest ecosystem?

Kibale is one of the last remaining expanses to contain both lowland and montane forests. In eastern Africa, it sustains the last significant expanse of pre-montane forest. The park was gazetted in 1932 and formally established in 1993 to protect a large area of forest previously managed as a logged forest reserve.

Which district is Kibale National park?

Kabarole district
Kibale national park is located in western Uganda in the Kabarole district. The location of Kibale national park is strategic in that many other attractions surround it, therefore, increasing the tourists’ experiences in this region.

Is Kibale National Park Safe?

In our view, as with most other parks and reserves in Uganda, Kibale NP can be considered very safe to visit. Most of the people you come across are tourists or employees of tour operators, accommodations or the park.

How big is Kibale National Park?

299.6 mi²
Kibale National Park/Area

How many chimpanzees are in Kibale National Park?

Kibale is home to more than 1200 East African chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). Five chimpanzee communities have been fully or partly habituated to humans for research or tourism (see map below).

What is the biggest park in Uganda?

Murchison Falls National Park
The sprawling 3,840 square kilometers of Murchison Falls National Park, found 300-plus kilometers northwest of Kampala, make it Uganda’s largest protected natural area. It is also the oldest, originally established in 1952.

How many national parks are there in Uganda?

ten National Parks
The ten National Parks include Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley, Kibale, Mount Elgon, Rwenzori Mountains, Semuliki, Mgahinga Gorilla, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks. These parks display the best in East Africa.

What is Uganda national sport?

Uganda national football team/Sport

Where is the Kibale National Park?

Kibale national park is located in the western part of Uganda in Kabarole district, 22km south of Fort Portal town. There are 2 roads of accessing Kibale national park from Kampala city/Entebbe, which is the central location for any safari tour to Uganda national parks.

Why visit Kibale?

Kibale’s 1450 chimpanzee indicate Uganda’s biggest population of this threatened primate. A Uganda safari can enable you to see all these primates. Additionally Kibale is home to the uncommon I’Hoest’s monkey as well as East Africa’s biggest population of the endangered red colobus monkey.

How long does it take to hike the Kibale Forest?

The Kibale Forest walk trail is 12km long and the hike is usually done in the dry season from the month of June to September are mid-November to February, taking between 5 and 6 hours. Hiking Tours offer you an opportunity to discover the park’s assorted habitats such as river line forest, swamp, grassland and tropical rainforest.

How many species of trees are there in Kibale National Park?

The park has about 351 species of trees recorded, some rising to over 55m and are over 200 years old. Kibale forest national park covers an area 795 square km, standing at 1,590m above sea level with the lowest point of 1,100m on the floor of the Albertine Rift valley to the south.