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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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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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Great experience.

I chose to do the full day habituation, and it was a wise decision. While the chimps began to feel comfortable around me, other clients only doing the hour long trek showed up. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Larry K
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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144 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I chose to do the full day habituation, and it was a wise decision. While the chimps began to feel comfortable around me, other clients only doing the hour long trek showed up. My experience was far greater, and in fact, we spent so much time with the chimps, that we decided to call it a day after lunch. So... More 

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Thank Larry K
Texas
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

If you are questioning visiting the chimps before/after the gorillas, don't, just do it. We enjoyed the chimps as much as we enjoyed the gorillas. The terrain is much more flat and the vegetation is not as dense as Bwindi. You will see many other monkey species while looking for chimps. Kibale was the highlight of our trip because of... More 

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Thank E B
Aaronsburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Our trip was led by ranger Jaspar, who has been working with the chimps for 12 years! He was terrific! The chimps started out our visit by pounding across the forest floor and swinging out of trees and thumping young saplings to the ground, all the while hollering and screeching! It was an adrenalin rushing, heart thumping start to the... More 

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Thank casefarm
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We decided to pay for the full day with the Chimps rather than the 2hr option, this was the best decision we could have made. What an experience spending the whole day walking and watching the Chimps. Plenty of opportunities to take great photos, you have lunch while they rest, the rest of the time is spent walking through the... More 

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Thank RachaelandAndrewNZ
Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The forest is beautiful and contains a vast number of bird species and many primate of which Chimpanzees are the star attraction. There a 24 permits issued daily and one 'community' of habituated chimps which live in friendship groups which vary in size. The 24 guests are split into 3 groups. The terrain is not difficult though there are muddy... More 

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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We went to do the Chimp Trekking in October 2015. The day before it had rained so it was quite hard to fin the Chimps. Finally we found two of them high up in a tree. As our guide told us, that the two ones might come down and that all the other Groups have not found anything we were... More 

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Thank Tinchen78
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Good experience, there was a large number of people there the day we we're there. We split up into 6 groups but only one group of chimps were found so we all ended up together again. Great view of the chimps, they were amazing to watch.

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Thank Ness_and_Jon
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I spent a very interesting morning following the chimps. It took a while to find the first one but then it just slowly got better and better. In the end we had seen over 20 chimps including a young mail who posed for us for about 30 minutes! We left and he was still there.

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2 Thank Margy P
Kampala, Uganda
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had a great experience with my husband and the lodge where we slept was so nice with good facilities!

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Thank Malaika11Samantha
Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

One of the best places in Africa to track chimpanzees! I have been tracking more than 20 times in Kibale and have never missed out.

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