Kibale Forest National Park

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Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park
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Cristianne
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Chimpanzee tracking - real adventure
Nov 2020
Cannot recommend chimpanzee tracking here enough! We arrived at headquarters early, and were given our brief. Because of COVID, we were separated into small groups just with the people we came with, in our came, jus my husband and I and our awesome ranger. We headed out to the forest and starting looking for the amazing chimps. The hike was not hard, but it is a hike, be ready for mud, puddles, ants, and other bugs. We were very glad to have long pants and long sleeves, good boots and gaiters, and hiking gloves. Also, recommend a hat, and, at least for now at least a couple facemarks, they'll get sweaty if you have to chase the chimps. We found a group of chimps up in a fig tree and were able to just watch them eating resting and grooming for a while. This was great, and we loved watching them, but little did we know, when we least expected it, our ranger told us to get ready to move fast and we saw the group climb down form the tree, fast, and start moving through the forest!! We chased after them as well as we curl keep up and go to see them on the ground and really be able to see how incredible these creatures are! Everyone involved in the experience is really committed to the well being on the chimps and they made the experience absolutely unforgettable. We were lucky we got to se them this way!!
Written December 27, 2020
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peek
Kampala, Uganda561 contributions
Amazing
Oct 2020 • Friends
It was lovely driving through the forest. I really didn’t know Uganda still had real forests left. It was delightful hearing the insect and primate life. We had a fleeting visit at Primate Lodge. Would love to visit again and give this natural beauty the time she deserves.
Written October 30, 2020
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ananjand
Mumbai, India122 contributions
Chimpanzee Trek was remarkable
Dec 2019
Holders of the day’s token gather at the starting point. The tokens are then exchanged for the actual tickets. We understood that trackers went out early in the morning to find the locations of the Chimpanzee groups. After an initial briefing, the assembled tourists are assigned into several groups each under the guidance of a ranger and one security personnel. To reach the chimpanzee group assigned, we had to drive a short distance in our own vehicle to arrive at the starting point of the walk. Kibale National Park, being an evergreen rain forest has tall trees forming a dark green canopy over head while the ground is covered with vegetation fallen leaves and branches. All these require one to keep an eye on where he/she is stepping. The ranger was in touch with the trackers and after a short walk we came across a male chimpanzee lying on the ground taking a morning siesta. This allowed us to approach it and see it from the closest permissible. A minimum distance is required to be maintained from any chimpanzee and should one approach the human group, it is advised to ensure maintain their distance. It turned out that the chimpanzee lying on the ground was the leader of the group that we were supposed to watch. After allowing us to watch him for a while, the chimpanzee got up and without any care in the world walked right through our cordon. Needless to say we gave him a passage as was possible under the circumstances. Thereafter, we followed the chimpanzee group who we mostly on the top of the trees. Once a while, one in the group would come down the tree. The ranger also acquainted with the fauna. The trek ends with returning to the starting point, where individual certificates of completing the trek is handed over. Overall, a very satisfying experience and highly recommended.
Written May 17, 2020
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LaraJB
Durban, South Africa123 contributions
Wonderful experience
Feb 2020 • Couples
Beautiful area to view chimps and a huge variety of other wildlife. All the staff we encountered were polite and helpful
Written March 16, 2020
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Jeffercakes
Peterborough16 contributions
Excellent experience
Feb 2020
We were lucky enough to find chimps in the first 5 minutes of the trek. Our guide was excellent, very friendly and made good decisions that allowed us to see many chimps up close. Be prepared for some mad dashes through the forest! Boots and long trousers are a must. Binoculars are useful to see the chimps when they are in the trees but not essential. I would recommend to any wanting to see these animals and their behaviour and interactions with each other.
Written February 24, 2020
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GlobetrottingSwede
Paris, France3,117 contributions
Chimp tracking
Dec 2019 • Couples
The only reason to go into the forest is for chimp tracking. The forest itself is wet, mucky and dark, like a typical tropical forest. It is difficult to see birds and any other animals for all the foliage. And watch your step for the aggressive ants! If it wasn’t for the habituated groups of chimps, there would be no reason to take a walk in these woods...
Written February 23, 2020
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BambiLaFawn
Orlando, FL275 contributions
Chimps!!
Feb 2020 • Friends
A great national park with chimpanzees. What's not to like? The rangers are amazing with helping each person see the chimpanzees and help with the trek. A good experience and very enjoyable.
Written February 17, 2020
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Anton F
1 contribution
Nightmare with beautiful creatures
Feb 2020
Although it was amazing to see the animals, the guides did not treat them with respect. It said we would be groups of 6, but the individual groups were merged to one of 30 people. It said we would keep a distance of 8 meters to the animals, but the guides almost forced us to get closer and closer until 1 meter of distance. People were literally stumbling over each other to get photo regardless of the well being of the chimps. It said we would have a walk of an hour through the jungle seeing other animals before we would get to the chimps, but we arrived after 10 minutes walk, with people talking so loud (the guide even on the phone) that there was no way we could explore the forest or see other animals. For 150$? NO! Please do not promote
Written February 17, 2020
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MichelleandAlan
Camarillo, CA115 contributions
Must do
Sep 2019 • Couples
We did the Chimp Trek in the Kibale forest. The forest is thick, dense and beautiful..feels rugged and untouched. The Chimps were found after about 30 mins.. most of them are up in the trees but we were fortunate enough to see some on the ground and quite close. Great experience.. but we had someone in our group that had significant breathing problems and was in poor shape.. it really didn't impact the group much but it was very hard for her and couldn't finish. So think twice about doing this if you have health issues..
Written February 6, 2020
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triciamurray16
Sligo, Ireland14 contributions
Great experience!
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had a great experience chimp trekking. Jessica our guide was great and gave us lots of information. We arrived at 7.30am as directed and following welcome intro started at 8am. We drove a short distance before walking through the forest. Lots of chimps in the trees and on the ground. Be careful not to stand directly underneath as they pee down a lot!. We were back about 11am. Great experience.
Written February 2, 2020
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