Lush green forests. A scurry amongst the leaves. The call of the wild amongst shaking trees. These are the things that make me feel wild and free.
As part of your East African adventure, visit Uganda and Kibale Forest where the chimpanzees roam free. It’s amazing how fast they can move, even when they are on the ground in groups!
The region around Kibale Forest is lined with tea plantations and a real raw and natural way of life. Like much of Africa, it really puts our life in perspective seeing how simple and free others live.
Kibale Forest is an undisturbed tract of tropical rain-forest, set in a beautiful area of undulating green hills interspersed with volcanic crater lakes.
Within the forest little light filters down to the foot of the massive trunks smothered in lichen, whilst above epiphytes sprout off tree branches and lianas hang from the canopy down to leaf litter. Due to its location at the meeting point of the wet rainforests of West Africa and the drier East African forest, Kibale supports an unusually rich array of tropical plants and animals.
It is home to the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. There are 13 primate species found within the forest including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, blue monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus and black-and-white colobus. There is also a healthy population of larger mammals including lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo, although the dense vegetation means that these are not commonly sighted.