Chimpanzee Tracking @ Kyambura Gorge-Queen Elizabeth National Park: The spectacular Gorge is also known as the valley of Apes, drained by River Kyambura. The Gorge is one of the most scenic Gorges in the East African Rift Valley tract. The landscape is among the most magnificent gorge you will find in Uganda and its rich biodiversity.
The Gorge is located southwest of Kampala, near Kasese, Queen Elizabeth National Park approximately 389 km drive from Kampala, Kyambura gorge is located north-eastern boundary of Queen Elizabeth National Park, about 30 km from the park’s headquarters. Kyambura Gorge is the only place in Queen Elizabeth National Park where can see and hear habituated Chimpanzees, as they are being habituated, a process which takes up to two years.
Cost of Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzee Permits
At Kyambura Gorge there are two Chimpanzees tracking shifts one beginning at 8 am and 2 pm respectively. The cost of tracking Chimpanzee at Kyambura Gorge cost USD 50 for foreign non residents while Kibale National Park chimpanzee tracking permits cost USD150 for foreign non residents per person, the trek which usually takes one to three hours per shift; the Gorge is also a home to other primates namely black and white colobus, red-tailed monkey and the vervet monkey. Chimps’ trekking at the gorge is an amazing encounter which involves hiking.
While on your amble through the gorge, you will be able to spot many bird species namely African crake, croaking cisticola, grey backed fiscal, black headed gonolek, brown snake eagle among others can be seen in the forest within the gorge. The way to the ravine is also a magnificent spot for picnics. The gorge is one of a kind giving you great perspective to the guests down the forest offering a great photography. You will absolutely love tracking Chimpanzees in the dramatic Kyambura Gorge and its environs.
The must do activity at Queen Elizabeth National Park is visiting the Kyambura Gorge, the breathtaking diverse ecosystem in the air and on land are bound to leave one in rapture. Kindly contact Gorilla Tracking Africa for all your remarkable Chimp safaris in Uganda and Rwanda.