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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 tracking

We had a very rewarding chimp tracking with lots of good pics. The start was far from easy. After finding some chimps the ranger told us to follow their pace but the chimps go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Roeselare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had a very rewarding chimp tracking with lots of good pics. The start was far from easy. After finding some chimps the ranger told us to follow their pace but the chimps go very fast sometimes. Finally we found their resting place.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I loved it. You spend a day with amazing primates, which are so similar to people. Great experience and very knowledgable UWA guides, who familirize us with chimps and their habits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We took the habitation experience, and spend the whole day (7:00-16:30, when we had enough) with the adorable chimps! Although the guys in the main office is giving an incorrect description of the day (they say that the guide knows where the chimps sleep and that you'll do what they do- eat when they eat,move with them ect. And that... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: P. O. Box 188, Kasese, Uganda
Phone Number: +256 4834 44629
Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Western Region  >  Kasese

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