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Join chimpanzee trekking tour in Kyambura gorge and discover the hidden gem of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge is a great add-on to your game viewing and Kazinga channel launch cruise on your Uganda safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Descend and track through the fabulous kyambura gorge settled between the savannahs of QENP, Uganda’s second-largest national park. The gorge comprises of a rain forest and a river flowing in its heart. A hike through the gorge feels magical accompanied by the loud shouts and laughs of chimpanzees that call you from a far distance. Listening to the sounds and signs of chimpanzees is a wonderful experience that you live to remember. Fortunately, the trek to see chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge is quite simple compared to the strenuous Kibale Forest National park and the nearby Kalinzu forest. Kyambura gorge chimpanzee treks make your wildlife safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park a complete safari package. Besides chimpanzees, kyambura gorge is home to numerous primates which include baboons red-tailed monkeys, black and white Colubus, and Vervet monkeys among others. Also, expect to see and listen to the sweet melodies of birds lie African finfoot, African fish eagle, African Kingfisher, blue-headed bee-eater and falcons among others. In other words, Kyambura gorge is one of the birding spots in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The permanent river in this forest is a water source for most animals in the park especially hippos the other water animals.
How much is a chimpanzee permit in Kyambura gorge?
A chimpanzee permit in Kyambura gorge costs only $50 3 times less compared to $150 in Kibale Forest National park. Kyambura is, therefore, the best chimpanzee destination for budget travelers offering you a memorable chimpanzee encounter at a relatively low rate. Permits can be booked directly from Uganda wildlife authority or through Africa Adventure Safaris your ultimate safari company. Travelers are reminded to book and pay for the permits in advance to ensure timely planning and permit reservations.
What to expect – How is the experience like?
Whereas the hike may not be strenuous, walking through kyambura gorge is not a walkway. It involves hiking up and down hills in search for the endangered chimpanzees. Expect to walk passed muddy and slippery forest grounds, which are ever wet regardless of the season. Also, expect thick and thorny bushes, it’s a jungle. You will meet other primates especially different money species and hippos which call Kyambura gorge their native home.
How to prepare for chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge
The fact that you will be hiking through a thick forest, you ought to prepare enough and be ready for the jungle. Travelers are therefore reminded to do physical exercises like walking, and hiking to get ready.
What to pack for chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge
Regarding what to wear and pack for chimpanzee trekking, you must have the following if your experience is to be enjoyable.
• Hiking boots for easy movements
• Long pants to protect from thick bushes
• Gardening gloves to protect from hands horny and rough bushes
• Hat to protect your head
• Sunglasses for your eyes
• Poncho and sweater for warmth in the cold forest
• Rain jacket in case it rains
• Hiking stick for support
Also, remember to carry insect repellents since you will be roaming in the habitat of numerous insects.
Carry enough drinking water, roughly 2 liters and energy-giving snacks to keep you strong during this hike.
You must also be mentally prepared to avoid disappointments.
What are the rules and regulations of trekking chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge?
It’s like in other chimpanzee and gorilla treks, travelers to see chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge MUST follow the rules and regulations of trekking. These include:
1. Do not trek when sick – Chimpanzees are susceptible to human diseases
2. Keep a distance of seven meters way from chimpanzees
3. Do not move alone in the forest – It has wild animals
4. Do not use flashlight cameras
5. Do not litter the forest
6. Keep your voices low
Generally, Kyambura gorge remains your ultimate chimpanzee trekking destination. Contact Africa Adventure Safaris today, book a Uganda safari to Queen Elizabeth national park, trek chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge and be part of this lifetime experience at affordable rates.