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Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge)

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Thrilling chimp tracking experience

We had heard that the chances of seeing chimps in Kyambura are only about 50% and were very pleased... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Chandralekha G
London, United Kingdom

I was a little nervous about doing the chimpanzee hike here as I read that it's hard to see them... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

We had heard that the chances of seeing chimps in Kyambura are only about 50% and were very pleased to have spotted a group within 15 minutes of walking which stayed in the same place for a while, and allowed us to spend time observing...More

Thank Chandralekha G
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I was a little nervous about doing the chimpanzee hike here as I read that it's hard to see them. The hike was a little I sense at first as we were taking off the trail. But we found the chimps and we were about...More

Thank Youtwo20
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We had an amazing safari in our own 4 wheel drive with a local guide Fazil, organised by the lodge. After picking up the permits we drove into the park and straight away saw a leopard in a tree, quite a rare sight. We also...More

Thank Angie R
Reviewed 14 June 2018

After a disappointing time at Kibale forest Chimpanzee Habituation we wern't expecting to much... boy was i wrong. It's a smaller ran guided tour to see the chimps. We went mid afternoon and were the only two there. We had a ranger and a local...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

We had a very positive experience with this trek. First of all the view from the platform at the top of the gorge was dramatic, with mist and the sound of rushing water. Then we met our guide, Ruth, who was a very knowledgable and...More

Thank Meghan K
Reviewed 6 April 2018

The chimpanzee tracking hike does not take that long and is not particularly difficult, but one does risk spending 150$ per person and seeing no chimps, as only a small number live in the Gorge. We got to watch one male chimp in a tree...More

Thank chandulla
Reviewed 23 March 2018

its one of amazing place to do chimpanzee tracking which involves hiking and serious physical. the rates are very low $50pp, compared to Kibale $150 pp however there are only 15 chimps here. you can include it on your safari to Queen Elizabetb NP

Thank odyekfred
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We did see chimps but in fig tree feeding. The walking was on paths and fairly flat. we saw some other wildlife hippos and various monkeys . It is sad that now this population is so detached from others that inbreeding is becoming a problem...More

Thank 364tilley
Reviewed 6 March 2018

This is a great park you can drive around on your own without a guide, though a guide can help find places the animals tend to hang out. Of course, there are never any guarantees with wild animals. We did a few self-drives as well...More

Thank Tandroy F
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We enjoyed a 2-hour boat ride in which we saw numerous animals: elephants, hippos, deer, buffalo, etc. It was fun to watch them drinking and swimming.

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17 July 2018|
Response from dmc112 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't have reservations. We were on a game drive and there wasn't much to see, so just asked our driver if there were any Chimps nearby. He took us the the Gorge. It was later in the afternoon, small ranger post, there... More
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16 August 2016|
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Response from soniaroberts05 | Reviewed this property |
We went to both places last year. Our journey was specifically to see the Gorillas. This is a trip of a lifetime, and the experience will stay with you forever. QENP is nice and the views from the lodges are stunning, but... More