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Kibale Forest

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... is located around 20km to the south-east of the town of Fort Portal in south-western Uganda and is the prime location in the country for chimpanzee tracking.

At 766 square kilometres, this national park contains a range of subtly different moist evergreen and semi-deciduous forest ecosystems, including the last significant expanse of pre-montane forest in East Africa.

The forest is surrounded by beautiful shamba farmland, which includes some larger commercial banana and tea plantations.

At its southern end it borders Queen Elizabeth National Park, the two forming a continuous protected area almost 200km in length.

Kibale Forest has one of the highest diversities and concentration of primates in Africa, with 13 species including chimpanzees, red colobus monkeys and L'Hoest’s monkeys.

The park is also home to over 325 species of birds, 4 species of cat and at least 60 other species of mammals, as well as in excess of 250 species of trees.


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