Kyambura Gorge also called Kyambura Wildlife Reserve or Kyambura Game Reserve located in Queen Elizabeth park, is famous for Chimpanzee tracking, Bird watching and primate walk.
Situated in the eastern side of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kyambura gorge is 1 km long and 100 meters deep. Kyambura landscape drained by Kyambura River is one of the most impressively extraordinary topographies in Uganda and is blessed with a rich wildlife bio-diversity which contains of good numbers of primates, wild animals and birds.
Kyambura Wildlife Reserve or Kyambura Game Reserve are other names for Kyambura Gorge.
Formation of Kyambura Gorge
Many theories explain formation of Kyambura Gorge as associated with the formation of the western arm of the great east African rift valley. It is claimed that uplift, tension or compression forces that led to the creation of the rift valley. As the sides of the rift valley were forced up or pulled aside depending on the theory you are referring to, the middle block sunk down hence creating a rift valley. Once the western part of the great east African valley was formed, there was secondly faulting on the floor of the rift valley. It is this secondary faulting that resulted into the formation of a valley with in a valley in the names of Kyambura gorge.
Activities in Kyambura Gorge
These one include Chimpanzee Tracking or Primate Walk, Bird watching, Wild life viewing, Butterfly viewing
Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge
The main activity in Kyambura Gorge is Chimpanzee Tracking. Most of the Chimpanzees in the Kyambura Gorge have been habituated meaning they are acquainted with human beings to the reality that they are can freely do their daily activities in the presence of people. Chimpanzee tracking in the gorge is done between 1 – 3 hours and usually starts at 8:00 am and 2:00 pm every day.
Activities in Kyambura Gorge are under Uganda Wildlife Authority in charge of Uganda National Parks there for issues Chimpanzee permits or passes to trekkers at USD50.00 per permit in advance.
Other Activities in Kyambura Gorge
Guided Nature Walks, Forest Walks and other Primates’ Tracking
Besides Chimpanzees in the Gorge, there are other primate species found there like the Red Tailed Monkeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Giant Forest Hogs, Baboons plus other mammals.
Birding Watching and Butter fly viewing in Kyambura Gorge
For bird watching, this valley of Kyambura is a birder’s Paradise and Butterflies abound. Around 332 bird species have been recorded in this Kyambura Wildlife Reserve with seven types of universal conservation concern.
Kyambura Gorge Wildlife Reserve
The Kyambura Game Reserve is a fragment of the much toured Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) in south western Uganda. The wildlife reserve is home to a multiplicity of flora and fauna among which are the only primates in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The game reserve is a key water cradle to relatively several wildlife species and largely surrounded by grassland.
The reserve is essentially the sole area in the park where one can visit habituated chimpanzees on a chimp trekking safari. Reservations for Chimpanzee tracking are made at the Mweya Visitor Information Centre in the magnificent Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Mweya Office as well offers information on game drives and additionally sells postcards and maps and for other species of primates like the red-tailed monkeys, baboons, black and white colobus monkeys and the vervet monkeys.
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