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Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve

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Great visit but make sure you go with a guide (or two!)

To see chimpanzee's in the wild is a rare and special treat. As other reviews have noted you will... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Jay H
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Swindon, United Kingdom
chimpanzee trekking

We stayed at one of the local camp sites and at 6.00am we started our chimp trek, we walked for... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
BillyK1980
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was booked for us through Kori Safaris as part of a 4 day tour, and we met with Frankie our guide to track the chimps. She went above and beyond to seek them out and follow them. We were lucky and saw about...More

Thank Kez D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found a cheap guesthouse in Katunguru and met a guy called Moses who works as a local operator who had some unclear relation to the guesthouse. He persuaded us to hire him and his car for 120000UGX to get to Kalinzu early in the...More

Thank Tomáš G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a regular TripAdvisor reviewer, this is a rare negative review of a place to stay, as well as of an activity. Our group stayed at the Kalinzu Forest campsite for one-night as part of an overland Intrepid trip. We pitched tents but found that...More

Thank callcrookie
Reviewed 28 June 2018

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 31 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 7 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
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