Wednesday, 5 April 2017

ASTONISHING WILDLIFE IN KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

KIBALE'S FLORA AND FAUNA : 

Because of the varied altitude, the national park generally holds different habitats ranging from wet tropical forest with a coverage on the plateau and the dry tropical forest with a woodland and savannah nested along the rift valley which gives a beautiful scenery.
With a high canopy extending to 55m high and the presence of over 351 registered species that including the tall trees, short trees, grasses and many more species of green plants, comprising a variety of herbs, shrubs, ferns spread all over the green land at the centre of the park.

One of the enormous reasons for different safari tours made annually, monthly, weekly and daily to Kibale national park is the presence of a strong and sound wildlife conservation history; being a home to one of the largest biological stations in Uganda. 
Therefore, conservation and protection of the existing wildlife is one of the prime purposes that Kibale forest national park strives to achieve. 
The diversity of species like primates includes the famous chimpanzees of which are about 1500  , making 30% of the total chimpanzee population in Uganda; no wonder Kibale is usually dubbed the "primate capital of the world". 
Kibale forest supports life for mammals too which mostly forest elephants, bush pigs and Duikers but in very rare instances are these animals seen.
Roaming are over 250 Butterfly species around the park with very astonishing colors, that you would not afford to miss on a safari to Kibale or during a tour in Uganda. African pitta, green breasted pitta, black bee-eater, yellow spotted nicator, yellow rumped tinker bird, little greenbul, black-eared ground thrush, brownchested alethe, blue-breasted kingfisher, Abyssinian groundthrush, and the crowned eagle are some of the specials on the list that you can look forward to on your tour to this haven on earth.
Amphibians and reptiles can be seen in this park as well. Kibale’s nature of cool, green trees with height of over 55m can attract the presence of the outstanding L’Hoest’s monkey and East Africa's largest population of the threatened Red Colobus monkey all around. 
A baboon in Kibale Forest National park
In addition to wildlife, bird life cannot be undermined. For a Uganda Safari, expect to see over 375 species of different birds the park prides in. With outstanding birds like the black-capped apalis, blue-headed sunbird, collared apalis, dusky crimsonwing, purple-breasted sunbird and red-faced woodland warbler and so much more, you agree with me that you get worth you payment and time.
Lastly, the human life around these parks are a great opportunity to relate with, sit and enjoy as many stories as possible, get involved in cultural settings, dances, crafts among others.