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Address: P. O. Box 188, Kasese, Uganda
Phone Number: +256 483 444629

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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Uganda Kibale Forest National Park: Guided Hiking Day Tour from Kampala
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Once in a lifetime day out.

What an amazing experience! We had a most wonderful day here trekking photographing chimps. Our guide was very knowledge and showed us many plants and trees as well as birds on... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing experience! We had a most wonderful day here trekking photographing chimps. Our guide was very knowledge and showed us many plants and trees as well as birds on our search for the chimps. When we finally found them we got the wonderful experience of watching them up in the trees followed by then coming down and walking... More 

Thank Lizzieandnik
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The road is under construction (Nov '16) and is in many places a sea of mud festooned with vehicles trying to find traction. Make sure you have a 4x4 with decent tires before you set off! In November, as in April, it rains (and rains) - not unexpected in a tropical rain forest! The forest is lush, the inhabitants abundant... More 

Thank igbg
Brest, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No hesitation on that subject, although you have the choice between the 1 hour and the full day with the Chimps, go for the whole day and you will not regret your Habituation Experience living amoung the Chimps during a complete day. This is a one day experience probably in your life and you must take the maximum of it;... More 

Thank Patrice M
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Although we went off-season, the guide managed to find us two chimp groups. The full-day habituation is really worth the money and the effort. Although waiting and being bored is also part of the experience.

Thank loekileeuwnl
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Chimps are the stars but other species of primates are fantastic as well. When chimps get sudenly crazy and start screaming and running around you and climbing the trees, you`ll be close to know what a heart attack feels like. Excellent park rangers. Samantha and Shadows of Africa Safaris made this happen for us.

Thank thetravelerabc
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We had a short visit. The chimpanzees were high on the trees, and hardly visible. My neck ached from stretching it backwards. Permits are expensive, and the experience doesn't worth it. Baboons are about the same size, easy to watch, abundant and free of charge. Save your money!

Thank עינת ג
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

A fantastic experience managed by the UWA. Our guide Silver was very knowledgeable and keen to give us the best experience possible. We were divided into 5 groups of 8 people, each with their own guide, and although we did see some of the other groups from time to time it didn't detract from the experience. After a drive into... More 

Thank GeorgeandJaki
Loenhout, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

On our Uganda tour we also did the chimpansee-tracking in Kibale Forest. It was a really unforgettable experience to come so close in contact with the chimps. We first got o short briefing with information about life and behaviour of the chimps and also the do's and don'ts for us tourists. Than you start in small groups accompanied by rangers.... More 

Thank karinevdheuvel
Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Went for the full day chimp tracking and saw lots of chimps initially in trees, and then on the forest floor eating and resting throughout the day. They are very relaxed around humans and we got within a couple of metres of them. We had been told the full day experience could be physically tough but although there was some... More 

Thank SuttonHill
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We opted for the all day experience. We hired porters to carry back packs .. good move! You watch the chimps up in the trees initially and then see them at ground level as the morning wears on. We got up and personal with lots of chimps and took pics galore. It can be a bit of a circus with... More 

Thank Robert D

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