13 primates in Kibale National Park. Kibale National Park is one of the most visited Uganda national parks that travelers who visit Uganda on Uganda safaris can visit. Kibale National Park is one of the richest ecological ecosystems in Africa, consisting of montane and lowland forest all covering about 795 square kilometers of space. With this, Kibale National Park is a great host of a number of wildlife including primates.
There are up to 13 primates in Kibale National Park, all of which any traveler on a Uganda safari tour can encounter whilst visiting the park. A Kibale National Park safari. Or Kibale National Park primate safari is one of the most rewarding experiences; Kibale National Park is known as the primate capital of the world for definitely obvious reasons. The 13 primates in Kibale National Park include chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Black and White Colobus monkeys, baboons, vervet monkeys, blue monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, Demidoff Galago, Uganda Red Colobus, Pottos, Patas monkeys, and the Uganda mangabey.
Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park are the most sought after of all the 13 primates in Kibale National Park. Chimpanzees are of the largest population in the park, with the park inhabiting the highest population of chimpanzees in Uganda and East Africa, thus the best place by far for spotting chimpanzees in their natural habitat, guaranteed. There are about 1000 chimpanzees in Kibale National Park.
Travelers on a Kibale National Park safari can encounter the fully habituated chimpanzees with a chimpanzee trekking experience. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park is the most done activity, giving travelers a chance to encounter the near-human chimpanzees that have up to a 98.7% DNA resemblance with humans. A chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park safari is a great way to encounter the chimpanzees in Kibale National Park.
L’Hoest’s monkeys are dark coated with a white beard, also inhabiting the parked thus 1 of the 13 primates in Kibale National Park. L’Hoest’s monkeys are short as well, and have chestnut color across the back, as well as a dark belly and large cheeks and pale moustache with a long tail that is hook-shaped at the end.
Red-tailed monkeys are primates in Kibale National Park, sometimes referred to as spot-nosed monkeys, black-cheeked-white-nosed monkeys or red tailed guenon. Red-tailed monkeys is commonly known for features like a white nose and cheeks, black or grey body fur, with very large elastic cheeks which they use to gather and store food like insects, leaves, fruits and flowers.
Black –and –white Colobus Monkeys
Black and white colobus monkeys are very much closely related to the red colobus monkeys. Black and white colobus monkeys are territorial primates in Kibale National Park, social too at that that they are seen in groups of about 3 to 15 individuals. Black and white colobus monkeys are born with white fur originally and pink face but do change over the years that they get a full black fur covering the whole body and white beard.
Vervet monkeys are beautiful primates in Kibale National Park that have a resemblance to the grey langur. Vervet monkeys have a black face with white fringe hair, also known to be social living in groups of dominative hierarchies. When a male vervet monkey reaches sexual maturity, they leave the group and join with another, forming alliances with peers for protection against aggression from other males and females in the same group.
Olive baboons can also be found in Kibale National Park, also known as Anubis baboons. Olive baboons are very populous in the park. Olive baboons have a dog like muzzle, tail of 38-58cm, social that they live in groups as well. As you drive towards the Kibale National Park, they welcome you as they can easily be seen along the road. Be sure to be weary of them as they are very inquisitive and curious, especially at the sight of food.
Blue Monkeys are primates in Kibale National Park that make part of the Gueon monkeys. The Blue monkeys derive their name from their dark blue almost grey color coat that covers their body; the color is not completely blue per se, but the little hair on the face gives it a blue appearance. Blue monkeys are also social animals, living in groups of 4 to 12 monkeys.
Grey Cheeked Mangabey
The grey cheeked mangabey is another of the 13 primates in Kibale National Park that travelers can encounter whilst on a primate safari in Kibale National Park, any time of the year. The grey cheeked mangabey are also sometimes referred to as the white-cheeked mangabey. Grey cheeked mangabey are currently being habituated in the bid to have them be habituated and availed for trekking to tourists on Kibale National Park primate safaris.
The Demidoff Galago are also known as bush babies, or Prince Demidoff’s Bush Baby. Demidoff Galago are one of the smallest primates in Kibale National Park, easily spotted in the night than in the day. Demidoff Galago have very large eyes for ease of sight in the night, as well as have an acute sense of hearing.
Uganda Red Colobus
The Uganda red colobus have a rust-red cap with a dark grey to black face, despite being born different in appearance as they are born with completely black faces. The Uganda red colobus have very long feet and tails that they use to balance whilst on trees.
The pottos are also small primates in Kibale National Park with an average length of 14 inches and a weight of 1.8 to 3.5 pounds only. Pottos have big eyes just like the Demidoff Galago.
Pattas Monkeys, also known as military monkeys, are known to be the fastest primates among the 13 primates in Kibale National Park, able to run 35m per hour. Pattas monkeys are also social, living in troops led by female pattas. The male patas monkeys are left for only breeding and send alarm in times of danger.
The Uganda mangabey are endemic to Uganda, with a shared resemblance with the grey-cheeked mangabey. The Uganda mangabey were discovered to be distinct from the grey-cheeked mangabey up until 2007.
Kibale National Park is an amazing primate safari destination that travelers can visit and get to encounter the different species therein. Get in touch with a reputable tour operator to help you pitch an amazing chimpanzee trekking safari in Kibale National Park, with possibilities of extending your visit to gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and beyond.