13 different primate species can be found here including red colobus monkeys and chimpanzees, who are as interested in watching you as you are in them. You may even be lucky enough to glimpse the elusive forest elephant who live in the dense foliage. Kibale Forest supports a range of habitats over different altitude zones. The tropical forest on the Fort Portal plateau changes to savanna in the Albertine Valley floor in the south.
Kibale is one of the best places in Africa to view many primate species. Visitors can expect to see five or six species in addition to chimpanzees. Species active during the day include vervet, red-tailed, l’Hoest and blue monkey, black-and-white colobus, olive baboon, red colobus and grey-cheeked mangabey. Other mammals including lion, elephant and buffalo are present, but rarely seen.