Kibale Forest in Uganda, is just to the east of the snow-capped Ruwenzori Mountains, and offers a splendid forest habitat. The area is home to 13 species of primates, including chimpanzees, some families of which have been habituated.
Other species include black and white colobus, red colobus, L’ Hoest’s monkey and grey-cheeked mangabey. The birdlife here is also outstanding, though the dense growth and high forest canopy means stealth and patience are needed. The huge crowned eagle patrols the skies above, whilst African grey parrot, the beautiful and secretive black bee-eater, black-and-white flycatcher, black-necked, and yellow-mantled weavers may all be found here by the quiet observer.
Tracking a noisy chimpanzee family is a thrilling experience, and the wealth of wildlife in this magnificent forest will delight the keen naturalist. Any bird and mammal activity is at its best in the very early morning, and late at night.
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