Uganda red colobus monkeys swing through the forest canopy, bashfully surveying the scene. Rare L’Hoest’s monkeys chirp as a herd of bushbuck get close. Now an elephant, a lone bull on the move.
Kibale Forest is not open to vehicles. Instead, you can walk with a private guide, on a route that is tailored to your interests.
The biggest attraction is the primates and you can see 12 different species here, some 25% of Africa’s total primate population. You may even come across chimpanzees.
Consider staying longer if you like trekking, as this is one of Africa’s premier walking destinations. It’s a thick, untouched forest packed with both unusual primates and big four-legged animals.