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Kibale National Park

P. O. Box 188, Kasese, Uganda
+256 4834 44629
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Kasese
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This park features one of the most diverse primate populations found anywhere.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The landscape is amazing, but this entire park is apparently only accessible by foot. The rangers took us in groups of 5 or 6 to see the chimps, but altogether we were almost 15, so quite many and in the end all of us were standing around one chimpanzee - poor guy. The chimps are amazing, but many of them... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We spent 3 days/3 nights in Kibale area for the one day chimp habituation experience and wholeheartedly recommend it. It was an outstanding wildlife experience because (a) we got a lot of tie with the chimpanzees and (2) we were often in very close proximity to them (a few feet) and (3) we saw them displaying a variety of behaviours... More

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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

it's a very nice park mainly to those who are birders, like primates " chimpanze tracking", we had a goode look at the baboons, different mokey species it was rely good time

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The chimp trekking was an incredible experience. We set off with our guide who was armed with a walkie talkie and an AK47. She'd last fired it a couple of days before to warn off the elephants who at this time of year over indulge on the beer fruit which ferments in their stomachs and makes them drunk and quite... More

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were in Kibale three nights for two full days of primate action. We booked the often overlooked full day chimp habituation, where for 250% of the fee for the one-hour visit, we had 1000% more viewing. You head out early to catch them as they leave the nests, and follow them until they nest for the night. The best... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I liked the quiet environment, Chimpanzee tracking experience, the Bigodi Swamp Nature walk and a visit to the various crater lakes like Kyaninga, Bikere and more. The Park also has various other primate species like the Red-colobus Monkey.

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our group didn't register for one of the expensive tours, but we saw a lot of baboons as we drove along the main road. A group of baboons is called a troop. The troops we saw included quite a few young baboons. One troop was quite comfortable in the road and the individuals weren't in much of a hurry to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This and the gorilla trekking were definite highlights of our Ugandan trip. We didnt know what to expect from the habituation experience, but at the end of it, were so happy we opted for the full day rather than the one hour tour. The $220 permit was more than worth it, so if you're wondering what way to swing, go... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We did the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience, which is an all-day trek Kibale National Forest tracking the chimps. A driver picked us up at 5:00AM and dropped us off at the park around 6:30AM (and this included time trying to figure out how to get past a fallen tree in the road!). We trekked from 7:00AM all the way until nearly... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We had a fantastic time on our chimpanzee trek. Our guide, Jessica was knowledgeable and humorous and we spent about 4 hours in total within the forest. We came across a chimp fairly early into our hike and it was like he lead us to his family. They put on a show both on and above ground. Be wary of... More

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