Kyambura gorge is one of the most amazing places to see while in Queen Elizabeth national park. Also refered to as the “Valley of Apes”, Kyambura gorge is located in the eastern corner of the park. The valley is approximately 1 km wide – at its broadest point and about 100 meters deep and is drained by River Kayambura. The scenic beauty at the gorge is stunning and is among the most impressive you will see in Uganda. There are lots of wildlife and its bio-diversity is comprised of primates, wild animals as well as birds.
Top attractions within Kyambura Gorge:
- Chimpanzee tracking (some of the Chimpanzees in this gorge have been habituated, which process took close to 2 years meaning that these chimpanzees are familiar with humans and can carry on their day to day activities in the presence of humans. )
- Guided nature walks and forest walks
- Private and game viewing of Black and white colobus monkeys, giant forest hogs and the red-tailed monkeys, in addition to many others
- Bird watching Safari in Uganda
Tembo Safari lodge is one of the few lodges around that you can base from to access the gorge which is a short distance away.
Wildlife in the Kyambura Gorge
Black and white colobus monkeys
Avian species such as
The blue-headed bee-eater
Large game such as
The huge forest hogs
Flamingos and many other species