Night/ nocturnal walks in Kibale forest national park ; Night/nocturnal nature walk is an interesting activity in Kibale forest national park where you will be able to explore the park at night with an experienced park guide and spotlight torches for clear viewing of nocturnal animals which become active at night. Kibale forest national park also known as the primate capital is located in western part of Uganda in Kabarole district. The national park is famously known as harboring 13 primate species including chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, blue monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, vervet monkeys, olive baboons among others. Kibale forest national park is also a home of mammals like elephants, bushbucks, different bird species including blue headed bee-eater, Cassin’s Spinetail, Nahan’s francolin among others.
Night nature walk in Kibale forest national park normally starts at around 7:30pm in the evening with a briefing about the rules, regulations and expectations. After the briefing, you will start hiking in the forest with the company of an experienced park guide and armed park rangers to protect you from any danger. During the night nature walk which takes about 1-2 hours, you will be able to view nocturnal animals like bush babies, nightjar, crickets, owls, serval cats, tree hyrax, pottos among others.
Cost for night/nocturnal walks in Kibale forest national park
Night nature walk in Kibale forest national park costs 40 USD per person for foreign non residents, 20 USD per person for foreign residents and 15,000 UGX per person for East African citizens. The rates exclude entrance fees to Kibale forest national park and other activity fees.
Best time to do night/nocturnal nature walk in Kibale forest national park
Night nature walks in Kibale forest national park can be done all year round though the best time is during the dry season also known as the peak season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February because during this time there is less rainfall in the park therefore the hiking trails will be dry and passable which makes the night nature walk easy compared to the rainy season when the hiking trails are muddy and slippery hence making trekking difficult.
What to pack for the night/ nocturnal walk in Kibale forest national park
When going for night/ nocturnal nature walk in Kibale forest national park, travelers should pack a number of items including spotlight torches, long sleeved shirt and trouser, hiking shoes, insect repellent, camera and extra batteries, warm sweater, drinking water, waterproof rain jacket, walking stick, backpack among others.
Other activities in Kibale forest national park
Apart from night/nocturnal walks, Kibale forest national park national park offers other interesting activities that visitors can engage in during the safari including chimpanzee trekking where you will be able to spend one hour with the chimpanzees, bird watching where you will be able to view variety of bird species, chimpanzee habituation experience where you will be able to spend four hours with the chimpanzees, guided day nature walks where you will get up-close and personal with different wildlife species, children’s activities among others.
How to get to Kibale forest national park
Kibale forest national park is located in western part of Uganda and can be accessed by road transport means where you will drive from Kampala via Mubende, Fort portal and then to Kibale forest national park which takes about 6 to 7 hours’ drive.
Kibale forest national park can also be accessed by air transport means where you will book scheduled or charter flights from Entebbe international airport to Kasese airstrip and then connect to the park headquarters by road which takes about 1 hours’ drive.
Where to stay in Kibale forest national park
Kibale forest national park has a number of accommodation facilities ranging from budget, midrange and luxury where you can stay during your safari including Chimpundu lodge, Primate safari lodge, Kibale River camp, Chimpanzee forest lodge, Jungle lodge, Isunga lodge, Turaco treetops, Papaya Lake lodge, Rubalika safari lodge and farm, Ndali lodge, Crater safari lodge, Kibale safari lodge, Nyinabulitwa country resort and safari, Rweteera safari park, Aramaga rift valley lodge, Ataco country resort, Kyaninga lodge, Kibale forest camp among others.
For more information about night or nocturnal walk in Kibale forest national park, you can contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website for various Uganda safari packages.