Kyambura or Chambura Gorge is known as the valley of primates. Its is situated in the far eastern corner of the well- known Queen Elizabeth National Park in south western Uganda. It is drained by River Kyambura and about 100 meters deep. Kyambura Gorge is among the most impressive area found in Queen Elizabeth national Park. It is swarmed a rich wildlife bio-diversity that comprises of primates, wild animals as well as birds.
Basing on reports made by researchers, it is noted that only sixteen chimpanzees are remaining within this distant yet very impressive valley. Enter into this amazing Gorge and you will be marveled by the verdant, rich Tropical Rain-forest right close to the Equator crossing.
The gorge is another world on its own. while the Savannah above has a reasonable amount of light, plus sun shine that offers brightness, the tree canopy within this under-ground forest comprised of rich blocks of plant life shut out most of the sun rays and unless you are standing within a clearing you certainly will not require sunglasses or sun- hats since you may actually need to have a clearly view so as not to miss out on the great assortment of wonders within the Kyambura Gorge.
Tourist attractions in Kyambura Gorge:
Chimpanzee trekking -Kyambura Gorge has some habituated chimpanzee. Habituation process makes Chimps familiar with humans and can carry on their day to day activities in the presence of humans.
Nature walks and forest walks
Private and game viewing of Black and white colobus monkeys, giant forest hogs and the red-tailed monkeys, in addition to many others
Bird viewing in Kyambura Gorge
Reservations for Chimpanzee trekking are actually made at Mweya Visitor Information Centre within the spectacular Queen Elizabeth National Park. This office also offers information on game drives, and in addition sells postcards plus maps.
How to reach Kyambura Gorge:
When traveling from Kampala past Mbarara it is 420 kilometers. When traveling from the capital city Kampala past Fort Portal it is 410 Kilometers. There are also Charter flights available from Entebbe Airport to the Airstrip in southwestern Uganda at Mweya. This goes for less than 60 minutes before getting there. Using road, generally it is about 5-6 hours drive from Kampala.