Kibale National Park


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Written on: May 12, 2013   |   I visited in September 2012 Having been in Arusha National Park for trekking, we once again opted to give it a try…of course in a neighboring country. Kibale National park was our destination after a lot of soul searching considering that the East African country-UGANDA, has a lot to offer in terms of trekking sites. The park is situated en route Bwindi Impenetrable National park, and the morning cold welcomed us into the park. After clearing with the park officials and a short briefing as pertains to security within the park, we were good to go accompanied by three armed rangers and a tour guide.
I must appreciate that the staff at the park are very friendly, and they even led us to areas we would see a variety of birds and indigenous plants within the park. At first sight, the park is just like any other forest, but wait till you get to see Kibale Chimpanzees.
Basically, a well-calculated blend of fauna and flora is what characterizes Kibale National Park and the diversity of tropical vegetation makes the park a great photography site.
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 18, 2016   |   Visited: Oct 2015.
Its past 6 months since I was on an 18-day safari through Uganda and Tanzania. I visited many attractions but Kibale Forest in Uganda was the highlight of these 18 days. We were a group of 6, travelled in a comfortable mini bus and were on a tight budget; therefore used lazy camping as our tour operator was able to provide it.

Trekking through Kibale Forest was ... read more

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Chimpanzee
Vervet monkey
Baboon
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jan 18, 2016   |   Visited: Aug 2015.
Kibale forest is beautiful and contains a vast number of bird species and many primates 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.

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Chameleon
Chimpanzee
Mongoose
Baboon
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Sep 23, 2015   |   Visited: Sep 2015.
As soon as you step into Kibale, you know it's special. A cathedral of nature, with primates as high-priests. We've been living and working in and around the park since 2000, and cannot resist returning year after year. This forest gets into your blood. Some highlights of our 15 years:
-First chimp siting was a spectacular surprise, while out researching other... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Sep 16, 2015   |   Visited: Sep 2015.
I went for a trip to Kibale forest national a park. The park is amazing on our way we say many baboons, the Black and White Colobus monkey, the mangabey etc. This park is known as a home for the chimpanzees and various bird species and butterflies. I enjoyed my stay as I also saw many crater lakes in the area. read more

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Chameleon
Chimpanzee
Baboon
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 04, 2015   |   Visited: Feb 2015.
The driver guide was kind to us, very patient, time-conscious. He easily adapted to our requests and culture and was very peaceful, smart and interesting. He was very knowledgeable about the park, made it exciting to track the chimpanzees. read more

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Chimpanzee
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 11, 2014   |   Visited: Feb 2014.
Known to have one of Uganda’s most gorgeous tropical forests, Kibale National park is one of the few parks containing both lowland and montane forests. The park is located in the districts of Kabarole and Kamwenge in Western Uganda

It is an important eco-tourism and safari destination, popular for its vast number of bird species(375 species), 70 mammal species, ... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jan 15, 2014   |   Visited: Apr 2013.
After somberly deciding Gorilla Trekking was just way too much money for my mid-twenty year old budget, my travel partner and I decided to check out chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park and discovered the option for chimp habituation experience during our research. What's the difference you ask? Chimp trekking allows only one hour with the chimps after hikin... read more

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Chimpanzee
Vervet monkey
Baboon
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Apr 26, 2013   |   Visited: Nov 2012.
Our destination was Kibale (pronounced: Chibale) National Park which is a 5 hour drive from Uganda's capital Kampala. Our purpose was to find habituated chimpanzees. Our trek started at the kanyanchu centre where we were required to pay the Ugandan Wildlife Authority trek fees. The charges are 150 USD for foreign non-residents, 100 USD for local residents .

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