Kibale Forest National Park is 20km far from Eco-Lodge, near 30 min drive. Probably, It's the best place in Africa to track Chimpanzees and as many guest say "An amazing experience that is impossible to tell it in words" You have to be there and live every single moment chasing and observing the chimps. It's a very fascinating experience that wakes us multiple feelings (Admiration, Adventure, Fear, Sympathy and more and more.... )
Once in Kibale Forest National Park, the most favorite activity is Chimpanzee Tracking. Starting from the Kanyanchu Visitor Center. There are 2 daily walks, at 8am and another one at 2pm. They last between 2 and 3 hours and although Chimpanzee at Kibale are the most sought, you can also look out for the black & white colobus, red tailed monkey or the grey cheeked mangabey. Your Kibale park guides will be able to show you pittas & different bird species and will give details of tradit of the plant species within the forest.
Chimps stay in groups of 10 – 100 members. They can babysit each other’s young, kiss, groom one another and even hold hands. The young chimps become independent at the age of 4 year. Nonetheless, chimps can be aggressive and unsociable, mainly if disturbed.
The average weight of an adult well grown male chimpanzee is between 35 and 70 kilograms, with a height of approximately 3 meters whereas tan adult female chimpanzee weighs between 26 and 50 kilograms and a height between 2 and 4 feet. A chimpanzee’s life expectancy is at 40 years whereas that for those living in captivity can extend up to 60 years.
(Text from kibaleforestnationalpark.com)