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Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve

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A great trek through the forest to see chimps

Visit to Kalinzu was included in our tour package so I cannot comment on the price. Time: ~3-4... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John P
Kampala, Uganda

I did a trek with a guide to look for the chimpanzees. I had heard from a friend that my chances of... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Bushenyi, Uganda
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit to Kalinzu was included in our tour package so I cannot comment on the price. Time: ~3-4 hours in total. I can't remember exactly how much time we spent on the trek, but it took us about an hour and a half to find...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I did a trek with a guide to look for the chimpanzees. I had heard from a friend that my chances of seeing them were 50:50 but that was back when he had lived in Uganda and few years ago. My tour guide told me...More

Thank NLsees
Reviewed 30 May 2018

At the campsite only for one night to trek the chimpanzees first thing in the morning. Started off cool but quickly became humid and warm. Yes, wear long pants, socks over your pants against ants and other critters, bring water, binoculars, and be ready to...More

Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Great place to take a chimpanzee trek! It took about an hour and 1/2 on a relatively easy forest trail to find them.... but the hour spent with the chimpanzees after our guide found them was INCREDIBLE!

Thank Joey W
Reviewed 12 December 2017

To see chimpanzee's in the wild is a rare and special treat. As other reviews have noted you will have to trek in the jungle... and YES the jungle is hot, wet and slippery so be prepared! You can walk (a little) into the reserve...More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We stayed at one of the local camp sites and at 6.00am we started our chimp trek, we walked for over 4 hours trekking these chimps are always moving and finally we saw one! We spent around 1 hour with him and then walked back...More

Thank BillyK1980
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived just as the ferry was leaving so missed a better time slot than we'd hoped for. Still after mike's of driving we saw some nice animals, only 1 of the big 5 though. I enjoyed the drive especially as I wasn't driving and...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

The Chimps are constantly on the move. Be prepared for steep up and down trekking. As we moved down towards the Chimps, they moved up into the trees. We did get a chance to observe two in trees above us. To fully appreciate and enjoy...More

Thank cdb15427
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Kalinzu Forest is the perfect budget option for chimp trekking near Queen Elizabeth National Park. The charge is $40pp, which isn't exactly cheap, but the fact that you do not need to pay a park fee in addition to this charge is where you can...More

1  Thank scottrayburn
Reviewed 8 December 2015

My trip to Bushenyi was spiced up by a visit to the Kalinzu Forest. I lovied walking through this forest. the beautiful trees and the fresh breeze from these trees made me feel the historical Bushenyi i had always heard about

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