New ecological hotel was opened in Uganda

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Recreation in Africa becomes more and more popular, despite the numerous military conflicts and tropical diseases. Tourists are attracted primarily by the unique nature of the continent. The fact that Africa is a popular vacation destination is proved by the fact that the number of new hotels here growth annually. The most vivid example of this is the new ecological hotel opened in Uganda.

Ecological hotel Chimps' Nest was recently opened not far from the Kibale Forest National Park, which is located in Uganda. Location of the hotel, the principles of its operation – everything is organized so that the harm caused to the environment by the hotel is minimal. However, this has no effect on the level of comfort offered to the tourists, who wish to visit this wonderful region of Africa. Comfortable cottages, swimming pool, a restaurant, a huge selection of tours are at their disposal. And especially for the fans of the exotic there is a small house, built directly on the Ugandan tree.

Kibale National Park in Uganda is about 30 kilometers away from the quiet, pleasant town of Fort Portal, to the north-east of Ruwenzori Mountains. It covers an area of 770 square kilometers and has a great variety of landscapes. So, while traveling through the park tourists will have a chance to visit rainforest jungle, mountain forest, make a small trip on kayaks on many streams. Besides that, relatively big savannas and swampy areas are located in Kibale.

Kibale Forest is a habitat for a large number of rare monkeys; there are about 13 varieties of monkeys, such as: black and white colobus, blue monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkey, bush babies and pottos. However, the most fame to Kibale was brought by more than one and a half thousand chimpanzees, which can be observed in their natural habitat. This fact attracts scientists, who study primates, from all over the world. Besides that, giant forest boar, buffaloes, several varieties of antelopes, forest elephants, more than 340 species of birds, 34 kinds of reptiles and at least 220 species of butterflies can be found there.

The flora of Kibale is no less remarkable and diverse, a great amount of rare tropical plants and trees, the height of which reaches 50 meters, grows here. If you visit Kibale, you will plunge into a whirlpool of colors, sounds and aromas of tropical forests.

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Date: 30/12/2008


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