Crater Lakes in Kibale National Park
Crater Lakes in Kibale National Park are some of the amazing volcanic formed cone-shaped hills with craters at the top that are close to the national park. Kibale National park is located in the western part of Uganda and is a magnificent nature rain forest.
Kibale National park is a rain forest that inhabits a big number of Chimpanzee species, these primates share 90% DNA with human beings. The park is approximately 350 km from Kampala City and 6 hours by road transport to reach the park headquarters.
The park inhabits a number of Chimpanzees and other species including mammal species including Warthogs, Elephants, Pottos, Bush babies and many more to see. There are a number of bird species that inhabit the park sector, and the bird species such as Pangolins and many more.
Crate Lakes in Kibale National park are many within the park premises in the rift valley regions. The area is called the Ndali-Kasenda crater region, which provides great scenic views of camping grounds for all clients visiting the park.
Crate Lakes in Kibale National park include the Ndali-Kasenda Crater Lake which is found near Kibale National park and Queen Elizabeth National park which is located approximately 30m south of Fort Portal. Ndali-Kasenda is an area that is flooded with water and is green in color which a smelly with toxic pungent.
Ndali-Kasenda Crater Lake is a natural haven in Kibale National park with a viewpoint on an elevated area that is surrounded by a landscape. The Ndali- Kasenda is found between Kibale, Kamwenge and Ndali roads. This gives one a great view of Kibale National park and Crater Lakes, Lake George, Rwenzori Mountains, Kichwamba escarpment, Tea plantation and many more to view.
Ndali-Kasenda Crater Lake harbors fertile soils that are used for farming and agriculture by the local community who are surrounding the water bodies to grow Arabic coffee to support agro-tourism in Kibale National park in Uganda.
Crater Lakes in Kibale National park and the Ndali-Kasenda crater lakes in particular are very old volcanic features that were formed years ago by Volcanicity involving the violent eruption which led to blowing off the surface, which keeps pouring back the lava, Ash, debris which is around the depression, creating an explosion which is bounded by a realm of ash and lava which gives one a perfect hike.
The depressions of the Crate Lakes in Kibale, whenever they are filled with rainwater, they turn into Lakes like Lake Katwe, which is the most famous in Queen Elizabeth National park.
Crate Lakes in Kibale National park including Lake Nkuruba is a great crater lake in Kibale which is located 30km south part of Fort Portal town in the west part of Uganda. It is located near the beautiful landscape of the Rwenzori Mountains and Kibale National park.
Lake Nkuruba is surrounded by a forest that has supported and protected a number of wildlife species. The forest has never been affected by deforestation hence it has made the lake and forest very unique in its own way.
There is a reserve that has acted as a community conservation project in order to help the local community to progress in education.
Enjoy a hike around the area to visit the community. Visit the neighborhood by use of the local boats since they are the means of transport in this area. One can visit the Mahoma falls, see a number of explosion craters, take as many pictures as you can, see the primate species such as the black and white colobus monkeys, Red monkeys, Baboons, Chimpanzees, vervet and many more. There bird species as well to spot, small animals like the Squirrels, Mongoose and many more.
Lake Nyabikere is another of the Crater Lakes in Kibale and the name Nyabikere is a local word which means frogs. It is located 19km to Kibale National park, taking 30 minutes to drive on Kamwenge road and 100 meters from the fort portal. Lake Nyamirima, Nkuruba and Nyabikere are the only lakes that are surrounding Lake Nyabikere.
Lake Nyabikere is best known for Chimpanzee trekking, and the area is just very close to Kibale National park. The park area offers the best birding opportunity, and one enjoys walking trails around the lake, community visits as they talk with the locals, and get involve cooking together and learn different dishes.
Lake Nyinambuga is a crate lake found near Kibale national park, close to Lake Nkuruba. The Lake’s water is blue and green in color which is surrounded by forests in the park with very stunning sceneries.
Lake Nyinambuga appears on the twenty thousand shillings note of Uganda. It’s a very unique water body that is covered by a forest that inhabits bird species, animal species, butterflies, mammal species and many more.
Lake Lyantonde is situated west of Lake Nyinambuga & it is very convenient found in Kibale Ndali-Kasenda. Lake Lyantonde has the best tourist activities including hiking, exploring Kibale national park, engage in chimpanzee trekking, birding among others.
Lake Kifuruka is located in the western part of Lake Nyinambuga just after Lake Lyantonde 25 km from Fort portal. Lake Kifuruka has the best activities including canoeing, fishing, bird watching and many more.
Other crater lakes on Ndali-Kasenda include Lake Ntambi, Lake Nyamasagari, Lake Nyanswiga, Lake Nyinabulitwa, Lake Mburo and many more.
Activities to encounter on the Crater Lakes in Kibale Tour
- Bird watching-Kibale National park is home to over 400 bird species nestled near the water bodies, Ndali-Kasenda crater lake and the forest which is surrounded by water bodies. Bird species include Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo, Great Blue Turaco, Black and white casqued hornbill, white-winged warbler, papyrus gonolek, and western tinker bird, pitas and many more.
- Primate walk-Kibale National park inhabits over 14 primate species; enjoy a safari to Ndali-Kasenda Crater Lake.
- Nature walks-enjoy a guided walk around Nyinabulitwa crater lake, visit the forest tree house, visit the villages around, culture centers, enjoy the local dishes with the local people view different species such as animals, birds, landscape and many more.
- Cycling around because Ndali Kasenda offers guided cycling services for visitors who prefer to move around the lakes on bikes, offering visitors with lakes, primate species, bird species and many more.
- Other activities include Canoeing and Fishing.
Visit these Crater lakes for and amazing encounter.