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Kyambura gorge is located in Queen Elizabeth National Park Western Uganda, many travelers would like to know the reasons why Kyambura gorge chimp trekking is not popular. The gorge was established to work as a buffer zone of Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is home to different species of Primates best known for chimpanzees, Vervet Monkeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys and Butterflies, Moths, Reptiles, and Flowers. Chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura gorge is one of the major activities done in this forest and in Queen Elizabeth National Park. There are many reasons Why Kyambura gorge chimp trekking is not popular.
One of the major reasons is that the chance of seeing the chimps is not as high as in Kibale forest National Park. This is due to the location of the chimpanzees which are found in the gorge and this makes it very hard to trek through and reach them.
The chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge is done in the morning and afternoon and we can book you the permits and organize this trek for you depending on the itinerary and timing of the activities. The Chimpanzee permit for Kyambura costs USD50 per person per trek which is way cheaper compared to other chimpanzee trekking destinations in Uganda.
Kyambura gorge chimp trekking, the trek here takes 2 to 3 hours, half-day or full day depending on the movement of chimps in the forest, once they are found you will stay for one hour with these amazing creatures to watch them eating, resting and playing great experience and worth the money. The trek also gives chances of viewing other primates, reptiles, and mammals, Monkeys, Butterflies, depending on your luck and sighting during the trek through the forest.
What is the cost and money spent on chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura gorge?
The cost of chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge depends on days to spend and places where to stay on your safari to Kyambura gorge for this activity. A chimpanzee trekking permit costs $50 for a foreign non-resident, $50 for a resident per person per trek, this permit gives you an opportunity to spend 1 hour encounter with the habituated chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge. On top of the permit you will also pay other services for a successful chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge which include transport, accommodation and guiding. Below are the popular chimpanzee trekking safaris in Kyambura gorge for you to choose from;
How to book chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge
You will need to have your chimpanzee trekking permit secured in advance to confirm that you are booked for chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura gorge. Once you have your planned dates of travel confirmed we will need you to send us an email here so that we check for availability of chimpanzee trekking permits online with the Uganda Wildlife Authority once we confirm permits are available for your planned dates we will let you know so that we can send you an invoice for you to make payment for the permits. Once the payment is done and we have received it on our account we will go ahead and purchase your permits immediately and send you a scanned copy of the permits for your records and perusal, this will confirm you are booked for chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura gorge. It is advised to book your permits in advance atleast 2-3 months prior your visit given the fact these sell out very quickly on first come first serve basis.
What is the Best time to do chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge
The best time to do chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge is during the months of June to October and December to March during this time it is a dry season in Uganda with mild rainfall making it easy for the treks in the Forests, as well during this time the vegetation is not fully grown and it is easy for viewing the chimpanzees offering great sights for photographs. During the other months of April, May and November which is normally a wet season this makes the vegetations grow high making the sightings unclear however during this time the treks tend to be shorter given the fact chimpanzees don’t move further distances looking for food, food is readily available in the forest compared to the dry seasons.
Where to stay during your Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge
The best places to stay are accommodations in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Options include Budget options include Pumba Safari Lodge, Elephant Hab lodge among others these cost USD90-100 per person per night, mid-range include Buffalo Safari Lodge among others these cost USD150-200 per person per night, Luxury options include Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Katara Lodge and Mazike Lodge these cost USD250-700 per person per night.
How to access Kyambura gorge for Chimpanzee Trekking
By Road; Kyambura gorge can be accessed through the main safari circuit from Entebbe/Kampala to Kasese either via Fort portal or Bushenyi which approximately 6-7 hours drive. You can as well access the park through Kampala-Fort portal-Kasese highway, from Kasese you will connect to the Kyambura Gorge with 1-2 hours drive. The best way to get Kyambura gorge from Kampala is driving through the Kampala-Mbarara-Busenyi highway.
By Air; You can fly from Entebbe International Airport or Kampala’s Kajjansi airfield to Kasese/Mweya airstrip from here you will transfer to Kyambura gorge. Scheduled and chartered flights are available and operated by domestic airline operators of Aero link and Fly Uganda. You will need to plan with your tour operator for a transfer from the airstrip to Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee trekking
Why book your chimp trek in Kyambura gorge with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you book your chimp trek in Kyambura gorge contact us and we advise you on the booking process. We as well have different chimpanzee safari packages to chimp trek in Kyambura gorge National Park ranging from budget, mid-range to luxury options that we can book for you including the gorilla trekking permits. Feel free to checkout our TripAdvisor reviews and read from a community of happy satisfied clients. With us, you can be rest assured of a memorable Uganda safari holiday. We are devoted to providing excellent service and customer satisfaction. Our team of excellent tour consultants is always willing to help answer all your safari questions. We guarantee you a great Chimpanzee Trekking Tour with us. Contact us here about Why Kyambura gorge chimp trekking is not popular