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Chimpanzee Trekking In Kyambura Gorge

Chimpanzee Trekking In Kyambura Gorge : Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is in the western part of Uganda, is where Kyambura Gorge is located and it offers chimpanzee trekking safari as one of its interesting and alluring safari activity. Chimpanzee trekkers take part in the safari activity while walking through the underground tropical forest in search of chimpanzee families in the most stunning Kyambura Gorge. The gorge is home to a tropical rain forest where chimpanzees and other animals, like different bird species, live in large numbers.

Trekking chimpanzees is the best safari activity to do in Kyambura Gorge, which is part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Imagine seeing the intelligent, closely related animals that use four limbs for short distances while using two legs to walk for longer distances. This is what it’s like to see chimpanzees in the wild. Chimpanzee trekking safari in the Kyambura Gorge is conducted in two sessions: morning and afternoon. The morning session begins early in the morning with a briefing at the visitors’ centre, which is situated in the Gorge, on the rules and regulations to be followed during chimpanzee trekking. You can only do this if you have a Chimpanzee Trekking Permit from the Uganda Wildlife Authority, which you can obtain from the park offices in Mweya.

After being the briefing, the trekkers are given a walking stick with the assistance of the experienced guides in a group of 8 people and experience the down part of the gorge. Chimpanzees tend to go down parts of the gorge, so the trekkers keep on identifying while following their distant sounds and hoots. When the chimps tend to get lost, however, their footprints in the mud and excretes can help you in giving their precise location. Chimpanzee trekking takes a period between 30 minutes to 4 hours regarding to the location of chimpanzees. Once the chimpanzees have been found, the chimpanzee trekkers will get an hour to spend with them as you watch them hunt, observe how they feed, care for their young, take photos and movies with them, and observe their behaviors and habits, among other things.

The trekkers are always reminded to take pictures with the chimpanzees during the one hour allotted to them to be with them after being located, but to use cameras without flash because the chimpanzees cannot be comfortable with it. The chimps are always taken pictures early because they always have a tendency to climb down trees whenever they see the visitors, so the pictures should be taken from a distance.

Visitors can be awed by the stunning biodiversity when chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura Gorge, which includes the rare foliage, amazing tropical plants, mammal species including elephants, hippos, black and white monkeys, and bird species, among others.

Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge can be combined with other safari activities in the gorge, such as Game driving, bird watching, nature and forest walks, among others, to create a fascinating safari experience that will leave you with life-long safari memories.

Charges for chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge.

Kyambura Gorge, chimpanzee permits are priced at 50 USD for foreign non-residents, 40 USD for foreign residents, and then 30,000 UGX per person for East African nationals.

Best time for chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge. 

The best time to go chimpanzee trekking safari in Kyambura Gorge is during the dry season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January, and also February because during this time there may be less rainfall in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, which causes the vegetation to be too thin and short, allowing the chimpanzee trekkers to easily trek and view the chimpanzees. Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge on the other side can be done all year round including the rainy season as well.

Chimpanzee Trekking In Kyambura Gorge
Chimpanzee Trekking In Kyambura Gorge

Where to stay in Kyambura Gorge.

Visitors who come to Kyambura Gorge to do chimpanzee trekking safari are well catered for with comfortable and appropriate accommodation options. These include the Mweya lodge, Simba Safari Lodge, Ihamba Safari Lodge, Hippo Hills Lodge, Jacana Safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, and Kingfisher Camp, Queen Elizabeth Safari lodge among others.

How to get to Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Kyambura Gorge can be accessed in different ways that is either road transport or air transport from Kampala the capital city to the park.

By Road transport. 

 Here, it takes a total of 6 to 7 hours to get from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park headquarters via the Masaka-Mbarara or Mubende-Fort and then to Kyambura Gorge.

By Air transport.

On the other hand, you can also travel to Kyambura Gorge by plane. To do so, you must make reservations for a regular or charter flight with Bar Aviation Uganda or Aerolink from Entebbe International Airport to Mweya Airstrip, from where you can connect to the gorge by road in a matter of minutes.

When you contact Primate Holidays to reserve your various chimpanzee trekking packages, you may enjoy the best chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda and chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park with unforgettable safari memories.

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