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Kibale National Park

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Address: P. O. Box 188, Kasese, Uganda
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+256 483 444629

This park features one of the most diverse primate populations found...

This park features one of the most diverse primate populations found anywhere.

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Uganda Kibale Forest National Park: Guided Hiking Day Tour from Kampala
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Wonderful Chimpanzee Trek at Kibale

This is an escorted trek which requires a permit. The trek was somewhat difficult and steep, but we started seeing chimpanzees fairly soon. At first just a few, but before too... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an escorted trek which requires a permit. The trek was somewhat difficult and steep, but we started seeing chimpanzees fairly soon. At first just a few, but before too long there was a whole troop high up in the trees. The sighting area was steep, which made for difficult standing for our hour viewing. If you didn't have... More 

Thank Ferretarchaeologist
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the chimps in Kibale, I got the distinct feeling, that we are evolutionary very closely related. The big alpha male came down from the trees and sat/lay relaxed on the ground chewing on a straw. I could have done that. Even though I was very close, I did not feel threatened at any time. Some years ago, I visited... More 

Thank Per R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The morning starts in the dark at 6.30am with an armed guide (Jessica) escorting our small group into the jungle. It can be a little challenging avoiding tree roots along a mostly flat path so bring a mobile phone or torch. Within thirty to forty minutes we rounded a bend and there were the chimps on the ground. They had... More 

Thank toddtrippas
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this national Park for chimpanzee trekking. Beware, the trekking is hard! It is up and down and up and down huge hills and mountains. These are not trails that you will be trekking on. It takes a lot of physical energy and endurance. You need to be in shape to do the chimpanzee tracking. It takes 3 to... More 

Thank PSimms
Vaughan, Canada
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

spend a full day with the chimps. Be prepared to hike for an hour or more before you find the chimps. Groups are less than 8 people, but at times, you may need to join another group to see the chimps. Bring binoculars to see the chimps high in the trees. it is incredible to see them running thru the... More 

Thank GLouiseN
Menlo Park, California
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is not what I would consider a communing with nature experience. A large number of tourists are split up into groups of 6-8 presumably going in different directions looking for various chimpanzee families. After an hour or so of walking in the forest, the various groups end up being taken to see the lone specimen (or maybe a couple... More 

Thank jeroma25
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Myself and two friends joined a group of 60+ people, who were then split up into smaller groups to do some chimp trekking. It was hot and humid and involved trekking through the undergrowth. Please make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear and be able to walk unaided for about 4 hours. It is well worth doing.

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London, Canada
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

We chose to do the chimpanzee habituation trek, which meant we were at the centre for our orientation before sunrise at 6:00 a.m. There were only four tourists that day in total with our guide for the full day habituation experience. We were off after that and unluckily, did not find the chimps for almost 2 hours. When we did... More 

Thank theexcalibre
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Kibale National Park is beautiful and probably contains numerous birds and other animals. However, since you are loudly trekking with a large number of other tourists and guides through the forest, there is little chance of quietly sneaking up on any of them. Long before you arrive, most of the animals will have moved on. That being said, the guides... More 

Thank RKumara
Entebbe, Uganda
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is the best place in Africa to track chimpanzees in there natural habitat. I advice one to do Chimpanzee habituation instead of chimpanzee tracking. With Chimpanzee habituation, one spends the whole day in the forest with these apes unlike tracking where one spends one hour only with them.

Thank wildexpeditions... S

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