Kyambura Chimpanzee Trekking In Queen Elizabeth National Park
Kyambura chimpanzee trekking in Queen Elizabeth National Park is among the fascinating tourist attractions that take place in the gorge. Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge is a magical experience, you will go through the forest quietly following your guide while listening for the sounds and see signs of the chimpanzees in the forest. Chimpanzee tracking experience in Uganda is the second wonderful moment that one should not miss out in the forest after gorilla trekking. Kyambura Gorge is the third place in Uganda where there is high number of chimps.
Chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Kyambura gorge is astonishing, the setting is magnificent and it lies between the savanna’s where you will find a gorge with a rainforest and a river in Queen Elizabeth National Park found in the southwestern parts of Uganda in Kabale District which takes you about 6 hours to drive from the Kampala Uganda. Activity of chimpanzee trekking in Queen Elizabeth is usually begun in the morning hours and in the afternoon time. It can take you over 4 hours since they are nomadics thus they keep on moving from one place to another. During chimpanzee trekking, you will have a chance to sight other wild animals plus different butterfly species, tree species, and bird species. Luckily enough the sun is always shining which makes this place even an exceptional place to watch the gorge from and the sunset and also listening to the running water that you might not have seen, it is simply astonishing. You can also add on a Hippo wallowing by the river which will help you to have a perfect wildlife experience which you will not find elsewhere in Uganda’s National Park.
Apart from chimpanzee trekking in Queen Elizabeth, Uganda has other best destinations with large number of chimps where you can do chimpanzee trekking and these includes Kibale Forest National Park which is the first great place to see Chimpanzees with about 1000 apes. This makes it to the best place in East Africa to trek chimps and also a home to other 12 primates as well as many bird species.
The second destination for chimpanzee trekking is Budongo forest in Murchison where you can see large number of chimps in Uganda or you can go to Semuliki national park.
Chimpanzee trekking permit in Kyambura gorge costs 50USD per person per day, permit can be got from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) or you can get in touch with a true worth local tour operate company to like Africa Adventure Vacations to assist you in all process and books are need to be carried as earlier as possible to avoid disappointments. After Chimpanzee trekking, you can also do other tourist attractions in Queen Elizabeth national park and these includes;
Boat cruise on Kazinga channel, one of the best tourist attractions which attracts most of tourists in Queen Elizabeth national park. It gives you a chance to see many wildlife species along the shores of the channel and these includes the buffaloes, elephants, hippos, crocodiles and among others.
Game drives- Queen Elizabeth national park is normally carried out in three sectors which includes Kasenyi sector offers a range of activities like the morning game drive give you an opportunity to see animals such as elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, lions plus several bird species like the yellow throated long crow, red throated spurfowl, grey crowned crane and many more. Mweya sector is the best place for night game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park and Ishasha sector is also good for game driver where you will see animals like the tree climbing lions, warthogs, herons, leopards, and among others.
Bird watching- Queen Elizabeth has many bird species of about 600. It is done around Maramagambo Forest, Kasenyi Area, Mweya Peninsula, Ishasha Sector, Kazinga Channel, Katunguru Bridge, Lake Kikorongo and Katwe. These are some of birds you can see on your birding safari in Queen Elizabeth national park which include; the Martial Eagle, African Broadbill, African Skimmer, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, Papyrus Gonolek Black Bee-eater, Black-rumped Buttonquail, White-winged Warbler, Corncrake, Shoebill, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, Pink-backed Pelican, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Bar-tailed Godwit, White-tailed Lark, and many Other tourist attractions in the park are nature walk, hot air balloon safari, and bush breakfast and among other activities.
Best time for Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge.
Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge can be done all year around but the most suitable time to see large number of chimps is during the dry month which is between December-February and June-September when the trails are not muddy and slippery which makes experience excellent whereas the wet months that starts from March-May and November are difficult to do this activity as most of trails are muddy and slippery. Therefore the best time to visit Queen Elizabeth national park for chimpanzee tracking is during the dry season however you have to come when you’re well prepared by bringing hiking boots, a rain jacket and among other since African weather is unpredictable, so it may rain any time even the dry season.
After chimpanzee trekking, go for gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and explore more about these shy primates or visit Murchison falls national park for wildlife safari and see various wildlife animals in the park for example the lions, rhinos, golden cats, buffaloes, elephants and many more or take a boat ride along Nile River where you can also watch hippos, crocodiles, and also many bird species.