Kibale National Park

26th July 2014 Parks

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About Kibale National Park

Certificate of Excellence 2013 Winner Kibale National Park Park at a Glance Size: 795km2 Kibale is highest at the park‰Ûªs northern tip, which stands 1,590m above sea level. The lowest point is 1,100m on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley to the south. 351 tree species have been recorded in the park, some rise to over 55m and are over 200 years old. Kibale‰Ûªs varied altitude supports different types of habitat, ranging from wet tropical forest on the Fort Portal plateau to woodland and savanna on the rift valley floor. Kibale is one of Africa‰Ûªs foremost research sites. While many researchers focus on the chimpanzees and other primates found in the park, others are investigating Kibale‰Ûªs ecosystems, wild pigs and fish species, among other topics.

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