Underground forest with primates – Kyambura
The Underground forest with primates – Kyambura is part of the famous Queen Elizabeth national park in western Uganda. The gorge has a tropical rain forest and Kyambura river flowing through it. The Kyambura gorge is an important water source for the wildlife that stays in the surrounding savanna area. The underground forest has a number of primates such as; chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, baboons, black and white colobus and also vervet monkeys.
Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge
This 16km long gorge has habituated chimpanzees; hence chimpanzee tracking is the major activity that attracts visitors to this beautiful gorge. You can choose to either morning or afternoon session to track Chimpanzees; a maximum of 8 persons per group and spending an hour observing and taking photos of the chimpanzees. The minimum age for tracking is 15 years old. The gorge also has a number of forest mammals such as giant forest hogs.
The bird life in the gorge is amazing. A variety of bird species to see along the trails as you track the chimpanzees.
Accommodations near Kyambura gorge
There are a number of accommodation near the Kyambura gorge depending on your budget; such as Kyambura gorge lodge, Park view safari lodge and Pumba safari cottages.