Uganda Safari trip advise : Kibale National Park, The African Elephant

Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau.

 The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee.

Kibale National Park (formerly Kibale Forest NP) is the best place for chimpanzee tracking in Uganda.
Kibale National Park (formerly Kibale Forest NP) is the best place for chimpanzee tracking in Uganda. 

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 It also contains over 375 species of birds. Kibale adjoins Queen Elizabeth National Park to the south to create a 180km-long corridor for wildlife between Ishasha, the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Sebitoli in the north of Kibale National Park.

 The Kibale-Fort Portal area is one of Uganda’s most rewarding destinations to explore. The park lies close to the tranquil Ndali-Kasenda crater area and within half a day’s drive of the Queen Elizabeth, Rwenzori Mountains and Semuliki national Parks, as well as the Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve.

 The African Elephant in Uganda 

 Elephants are the largest wild animals in the world which are also found in Uganda’s National Parks.Also called the African/Savannah Elephant.

An Elephant will use its trunck for many purposes but most especially to draw water and grass for feeding but will also use the trunck to create way in the wild and some times raise the trunck up with ears wide when it sights danger.the trunck can take in up to 15-litres of water in a single draw.the tusk of an elephant will also help it to draw water especially in clearing the weed away from the water,clear the thickets and get good grass,help push trees down to get fruits and also help in digging salt.these tusks for a fully grown elephant,they can measeure uo to 3meters and can also weigh up to 90kgs.

The Best Places in Uganda to see the African Forest Elephants 

 Elephants will spend around 16hrs feeding on grass,shrubs,tree branches and will consume atleast 140-270kgs in a day.they spend most of the time feeding and they will normally rest more or less than 2hrs in the wild.

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 Where to see Elephants in Uganda ?

–  Kidepo Valley National Park
–  Murchison Falls National Park
–  Queen Elizabeth National Park

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