Kyambura Gorge | Valley of Apes | Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge


The Kyambura Gorge is very rich in primates like the chimpanzee, golden monkey, Blue monkeys and sometimes is referred to as the “Valley of Apes”. Kyambura Gorge is located in Queen Elizabeth national park and is approximately 1 km long and 100 meters deep.


The gorge is drained by River Kyambura and has a rich Tropical Rain-forest rich in birds, insects and plant life that can be explored and the major attractions in Kyambura gorge are;


Activities in Kyambura Gorge | Valley of Apes


Kyambura Gorge has quite a number of activities that you can engage in like bird watching, Chimpanzee habituation, and trekking

  1. Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge

    There are Chimpanzee tracking and chimpanzee Habituation experience in the gorge giving you time to spend with the primates up close and personal with our close relatives.Chimpanzee Tracking Uganda Kyambura Gorge Safari

  2. Nature walks and forest walks in Kyambura Gorge

    You can opportunities to have primates and game viewing and some of the animals you can see in the gorge include white colobus monkeys, the red-tailed monkeys, giant forest hogs and many others

  3. Getting to in Kyambura Gorge

    Kyambura Gorge is 420 kilometers from Uganda’s capital Kampala via Mbarara City and it is 410 Kilometers via Fort Portal City a drive that lasts about 6 hours.
    You can get to Kyambura Gorge by air from Kajansi airstrip or Entebbe international airport to Mweya a flight that lasts less than 60 minutes giving you an Ariel view of Uganda landscapes, vegetation, and farms.

  4. Accommodation around Kyambura Gorge:

    There quite a number of accommodation facilities around queen Elizabeth National suiting many budget Luxury, Midrange, and budget and some of them are Jacana Safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, Kingfisher camp, and Kyambura Gorge Safari Lodge.

  5. Bird watching Safari in Kyambura Gorge

    The Gorge is also home for many birds species like African Finfoot, the blue Turaco, the blue-headed bee-eater falcons ,Martial Eagle, Black-rumped Buttonquail, , Bar-tailed Godwit Shoebill, Lesser plus Greater Flamingo, African Skimmer, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Corncrake, , White-tailed Lark ,Pink-backed Pelican, Papyrus Canary, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, White-winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek ,African Broadbill and the Black Bee-eater Bird watching Safari in Kyambura Gorge

  6. Chimpanzee habituation Experience in Kyambura Gorge

    The chimpanzees in the Gorge are habituation enabling you to have a great Chimpanzee habituation experience because these primates are not weary of humans.

  7. Wildlife in Kyambura Gorge:

    The Kyambura Game Reserve is within Queen Elizabeth national park and is rich in primates and it’s a great water source for animals in the national park please review Our Uganda wildlife safaris that bring you to Queen Elizabeth national park.
    The gorge has animals that come mainly from queen Elizabeth national park put the ones dominantly living in the gorge are primates like Baboons, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, and vervet monkeys.


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