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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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Chimps and craters

Here we visited the Kibale chimpanzees, a great experience, but although you start in separate groups of 6 they tended to join. At one stage we had 4 groups chasing 1 chimp... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kim A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here we visited the Kibale chimpanzees, a great experience, but although you start in separate groups of 6 they tended to join. At one stage we had 4 groups chasing 1 chimp 😕. We had a half day experience but the full day allows for more time with Chimps with less people, so worth considering. There are also experiential trips... More 

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Thank Kim A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

its worth the additional dollars - you can trek early in the morning as the mist is still rising up the swamps and rainforest. You mostly find them high in the trees since its feeding time typically. Over time they might come down and you can view them at close quarters. 1 hour is probably a bit too less for... More 

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Thank Suhas A
Gulu, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn't realized there was the option of a full day habitation tracking till almost the last minute before getting my permit, but for many, I feel this is well worth the extra. The far more well known chimp tracking takes you into the same absolutely beautiful forest. There are many groups and you are pretty much guaranteed to see... More 

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Thank Robin Y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initially thought that we might not see any chimps as it was quite wet. But we found a few that were willing to sit on the wet ground for a while and it was absolutely amazing.

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Thank Jenny W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

They have two programs one you track the Chimps and get to spend just one hour with them and the other is the Chimpanzees habituation which is the one that I recommend as you can stay all day with them or tell your guide when you are ready to go. Because they have lots of Chimps we tracked a family... More 

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Location ok, new road ready soon. Personell professional and friendly, prices reasonable, chimps too hungry to come greet us ( only 4 said hello from hights), but it's always worthwhile to wander in rainforrest three hours on own foot.

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Thank tintti-traveller
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Chimp tracking in this park is very well organised. One armed ranger will take not more than 8 trakkers to view the chimp on the ground. Few rangers will go to the park early morning and locate chimp family and inform all rangers on walkie talkie. We spend good one and half hour tracking chimps and saw about 15 chimps... More 

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Thank Hitesh S
Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

The day was non stop as we followed the group of chimpanzees. They were amazing. It was so lovely to be with them all day and watch their every move. Our guide was patient and informative. Will never forget this experience.

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Thank MonBoro
Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Definitely the best chimp viewing forest and I have been to lots. Lots of habituated chimps so you are bound to see several doing different things. People are split into groups of 6 so not too crowded.

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Thank 50pushkin
Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

It started so quite, we saw couple of chimps up high on the trees then every thing broke lose. The chimps came down and we started to meet them on a very close proximity.. It was super awesome!!! However, I managed to get safely close to many of them and have my first Chimpanzee selfie! :D

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