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Chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge Uganda

Kyambura Game Reserve Chimpanzee trekkingChimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge; Kyambura Gorge is perfectly located on the eastern side of Queen Elizabeth National Park, it covers a distance of about 16km and at its deepest it is 100m deep.

The Kyambura River is responsible for creating the magnificent steep Kyambura Gorge.

The gorge emerges from between savannah grassland and has a riverine virgin forest that transits to papyrus swamps towards Kazinga Channel.

Kyambura Gorge is home to habituated chimpanzees, many other primates and a huge variety of both forest and plains bird species.

The best time to trek the chimpanzees is in the morning, trekking is also available in the afternoon but this time slot may be more undesirable due to the likelihood of increased temperatures.

Trekking chimpanzees at Kyambura Gorge is considered to be slightly harder than at Kibale Forest National Park.

The trails are maintained and once inside the Gorge the inclinations are relatively easy going, however, the climb back out of the Gorge can be extremely difficult if you are not prepared.

Chimp tracking trekking experience at Kyambura Gorge is more than discovering or exploring the human cousins in their natural environment:

it goes an extra mile to teach visitors/tourists more about the ecosystems of Kyambura Gorge’s atmospheric “underground” rainforest, including vegetation types; bird identification and behavior; and chimp and monkey ecology.