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Kyambura Game Reserve

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Kyambura Game Reserve
Kyambura Game Reserve
Kyambura Game Reserve

Kyambura Game Reserve was formed to serve as a buffer zone to the Queen Elizabeth National Park but this beautiful gorge  serves as an oasis for both

The Game Reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including the primates including chimpanzees  that live in the deep and ancient forested gorge running through the African savannah cut off from the rest of the jungle.

Drained by River Kyambura, the gorge’s landscape is among the most impressive in Uganda in the sunken tropical forest in the Western Rift Valley in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Kyambura is one of the places in Uganda where one can see the habituated chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Kyambura Gorge is home to other species such as the  red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, baboons as well as vervet monkeys. The area also supports a diversity of avian species such as African Finfoot, the blue-headed bee-eater,different falcons and huge forest hogs can also be seen from time to time within this area.

How to Get to Kyambura Game Reserve

The Kyambura Gorge is located in the North-Eastern side of Queen Elizabeth National Park, approximately 30 km from QENP Headquarters. Spanning a distance of 16km south of Lake George and  Kyambura Gorge links to the Kazinga Channel forming the northern boundary of the reserve. Village and plantations lie to the south.

Activities at Kyambura Game Reserve

Chimpanzee trekking

Chimpanzee tracking is an interesting encounter with the amazing chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Some of the Chimpanzees in this gorge have been habituated in a process that 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.

The chimp trekking experience is usually combined with activities within Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Guided nature walks and forest walks

These walks bring you closer to nature as you adventure and explore this amazing valley, game viewing of Black and white colobus monkeys, giant forest hogs and the red-tailed monkeys, in addition to many others.

Bird watching

Kyambura gorge offers great birding opportunities with chances of viewing different avian speciesMartial Eagle, Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-rumped Buttonquail, Shoebill, African Skimmer, Lesser plus Greater Flamingo, Chapin’s Flycatcher, White-tailed Lark, Corncrake, Pink Backed Pelican, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, Papyrus Canary, White-winged Warbler, African Broadbill, Papyrus Gonolek and the Black Bee-eater.

Kyambura Game Reserve
Kyambura Game Reserve
Kyambura Game Reserve