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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, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: This park features one of the most diverse primate populations found anywhere.
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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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46 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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