Kyambura or Chambura Gorge is known for hosting a variety of Apes and birds – the gorge is situated in Queen Elizabeth National Park – southwestern Uganda and attracts many tourists from different parts of the world. The park is explored on self-drive or guided trips. Guided tours are booked through tour operators in Kampala, self-drive tourists can hire car in Uganda (Kampala or Entebbe) at good rates with GPs navigation system.
The landscape is among the most impressive you will find in Uganda.
The Kyambura Gorge is a sector in the stunning Queen Elizabeth National Park or the Mweya (as it is referred to locally) in the lower Western part of Uganda. The majority of visitors to the Queen Elizabeth National park are offered a tour of this amazing gorge as a supplementary bonus.
The researchers report states that sixteen chimpanzees are remaining within this distant yet very impressive valley. The safari to the amazing Gorge rewards visitors the view of attractions and you will be marveled by the verdant, rich Tropical rainforest right close to the Equator crossing. The gorge is another world on its own.
Tourist attractions within Kyambura Gorge include:
Chimpanzee tracking – it is the major tourist attraction in Kyambura Gorge – some of the Chimpanzees in the gorge have been habituated to make them familiar to human beings hence officially opened to tourism. Other primates tracked in the valley include colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, giant forest hogs among others.
Safari Lodges in and around Kyambura Gorge:
It is high-end and Budget accommodation but the most famous are Katara Lodge, Jacana Safari Lodge, Kingfisher camp as well as Kyambura Gorge Safari Lodge.
The most famous primates in Kyambura Gorge include:
chimpanzees, the black & white Colobus monkeys, olive baboons as well as red-tailed monkeys, among many other species of primates.
Bird species in Kyambura Gorge include:
This green riverine forest also offers shelter to several forest birds in addition to other species among which the Martial Eagle, White-tailed Lark, Bar-tailed Godwit, Shoebill, African Skimmer, Lesser plus Greater Flamingo, Black-rumped Buttonquail, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Corncrake, Pink-backed Pelican, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, African Broadbill, White-winged Warbler, Papyrus Canary, Papyrus Gonolek, Black Bee-eater, etc
This gorge can best be explored on foot so taking a nature walk guided by any of the well-trained and highly knowledgeable tour guides will unveil to visitors the natural beauty of the gorge as well as the flora and fauna within the depths of the gorge. You will actually be able to have a close experience of the remarkable wildlife within this area as you take on the very exciting chimpanzee trekking experience. The chimpanzee trekking experience can actually be combined with any tourist activity within Queen Elizabeth National Park. which are well maintained so basing on your fitness anything can be arranged for you so that you don’t miss out on this great wildlife here.