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Uganda National Park

Kibale Forest National Park

The rainforest is situated to the northeast of Queen Elizabeth National Park. In addition to forest, there are also areas of grassland and swamp. The park is noted for its primate population - 11 different species inhabit the park including many families of chimpanzees and several types of colubus monkeys. Bushbuck, waterbuck, duiker and giant forest hog may also be seen. Kibale's major attraction, however, is the opportunity to track habituated chimps - these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The forests and the grasslands support abundant bird life - almost 300 species have been identified and 144 types of butterfly. The park is 322km or 6hrs drive from Kampala and can be reached by road either through Kasese or Fort Portal.

Mount Elgon National Park

This is the 4th highest mountain in East Africa. It is an extinct Volcano located in the eastern Uganda and on the boarder with Kenya. The mountain boasts of numerous interesting features including gorges, ancient caves, waterfalls at Sipi and hot springs. Bird life is abundant on the mountain although various wildlife species may also be encountered. Elgon is an important watershed, and its slopes support a rich variety of altitudinal vegetation zones ranging from montane forest to high open moorland studded with the other-worldly giant lobelia and groundsel plants. Spectacular scenery is the main attraction for hikers on this often-neglected and relatively undemanding mountain, but there is also a variety of forest monkeys and small antelope, along with elephant and buffalo. The park can be reached by road and takes 3-4hrs to get there from Kampala

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