Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest National Park in western Uganda is 14 miles (35 km) south of Fort Portal and is a unique forest habitat of mature tropical rainforest that covers 296 sq miles (766 sq km) along the Kanyanchu River. It lies at the foot of the Ruwenzori Mountains. There are large sections of swamp forest in the valley bottoms that support a variety of semi-woody plants. The forest, with some trees reaching up to 180 ft (55m) in height, supports a rich variety of wildlife including 13 species of primate of which the chimpanzee is the most notable. Amongst other animals are duikers, bushbucks, bush pig, giant forest hog, buffalo and forest elephant. There are also over 320 species of birdlife in the park as well as wild coffee and several medicinal plants.