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Kibale National Park

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Address: P. O. Box 188, Kasese, Uganda
Phone Number: +256 4834 44629
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: 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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Chimps for a day

Loved spending the day tracking the chimps. So glad we opted to do the day rather than just one hour with them! It was a lot of walking and at times we had to move fairly fast to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Loved spending the day tracking the chimps. So glad we opted to do the day rather than just one hour with them! It was a lot of walking and at times we had to move fairly fast to keep up with them but it was worth it as they often then took a break and went to sleep on the... More 

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Gualala, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I twisted my ankle on the way, and found that the tours would be far too rigorous for me. Entry fees and payment were unclear. But I can't really assess.

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Gualala, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

this might be a great experience if you have made prior arrangements with a guide or tour outfit, but don't just show up expecting activities. there is no main gate. When we arrived at the visitor center, we were told we would have to backtrack a half hour to the main park office (on a side road and not well... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

If you have a decent level of fitness (no need to be crazy fit), do the day long chimpanzee habituation experience. You start out and find the chimps early in the morning and then spend as long with them as you'd like. This is so much better than the 1 hour walk and even better than visiting the gorillas. Because... More 

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United States
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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

While most people focus on the gorilla trekking in this region, which I also found amazing, the chimp trekking at Kibale is nearly as good. Ideally you can also do both, but if going to Uganda and time or cost is an issue, Kibale is "only" ~8 hours from Entebbe (as of Feb'15 - but the main remaining dirt road... More 

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Buderim, Sunshine Coast
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Kibale is a smaller park, but with a high density of primates. Here we saw blue , red tailed, colobus along with the much vaunted Chimps. The chimps looked too commercial,initially, but the large group spread out and after 2 hours of tree based observation we were lucky enough to track the male through the forest to another family and... More 

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76 reviews 76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If you go to Kibale Forest make sure that you go chimpanzee trekking! A stunning walk through the jungle and the opportunity to observe chimps, what could be better!

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Wow. Seeing chimps close up, watching them chase one another, hearing those hoots. Unimaginable. Fantastic. Guides were very sweet. Just watch out for the golden showers. The chimps in the trees pee. A lot. And often!

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Pangani
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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