Fodor's Expert Review Kyambura Gorge

Queen Elizabeth National Park Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

The forested ridges of Kyambura Gorge form a deep cleft in the savanna landscape between Maramagambo Forest and Lake George, creating a natural boundary between Queen Elizabeth National Park and neighboring Kyambura Wildlife Reserve. Offering the chance to spot chimps on guided forest walks, the chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge is more active than most; you may have to cross the river by fallen log (slippery when wet!) and the steep sides of the gorge can be difficult at best. But it's a mysterious, primeval place, and worth the 1.6 miles /2.5 km drive from the Katunguru highway just for the view alone. Chimp permits (USD$50) can be arranged with the UWA locally, but limited availability means it's best to secure them in advance from their HQ in Kampala. Visiting the viewing platform is free, provided one has paid park entry fees.

Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge Park (National/State/Provincial) Canyon

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Kyambura Gorge
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Region  Uganda


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Rate Includes: Daily 6:30am–6:30pm

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