Adventurous Chimpanzee Trekking in the Kyambura Gorge-Queen Elizabeth Park

Posted by on January 8, 2020

The Kyambura Gorge – BBC called it “the Lost Valley.”

Chimpanzee Trekking in the Kyambura Gorge one of Uganda’s Natural Wonders

Chimpanzee Trekking in the Kyambura Gorge – The vast Kyambura Gorge (Chambura Gorge) is part of the Western Rift Valley. Most come here for Chimpanzee Trekking. However,’ its beauty, its depth, where you feel that you are exploring another world, a place of mystery and intrigue, of scenic wonders and rugged beauty.

Hiking along its trails, cross its creeks and rivers, look up, and all you see the sky, the Kyambura Gorge is one of the scenic wonders found in the Pearl of Africa.

With all of that, Kyambura Gorge is a unique setting for Chimpanzee tracking at the bottom of the Albertine Rift Valley.

The natural setting of the Kyambura Gorge alone is worth a visit since a chimpanzee trek here as of late has not always been productive. We think the Kyambura Gorge, hikes, treks in what seems another world in what BBC called the Lost Valley are well worth a half o day of your time here.

Chimpanzee Trekking in the Kyambura Gorge. As you approach Kyambura Gorge, driving across the Savannah of Queen Elizabeth Park, you will be surprised when seemingly out of nowhere, there is this massive gash in the Savannah. Welcome to the Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth Park. The over 16-kilometer long Kyambura Gorge is one of Uganda’s Natural Wonders. On either side of the Gorge, which is part of the Western Rift Valley in Uganda, the sprawling Savannah continues as before.

Before you will be one of the most incredible scenes in Uganda, below is the Lost Valley, the Kyambura Gorge. There is a stunning viewpoint platform from which you can take some great pictures of the Kyambura Gorge. The Gorge is surrounded by the Savannah and a vibrant tropical Forest below, with the Kyambura River flowing through it.

Most people during their time at Queen Elizabeth National Park bypass Kyambura Gorge and miss the scenic wonder of it unless they have chimpanzee tracking on their itinerary. Then visitors to Kyambura Gorge are amazed as to what they find.

Scenes beyond the imagination that show the power of nature in creating this gash in the earth. The serene Savannah continues on both sides of the Gorge, making Kyambura Gorge a must-see spot while visiting Queen Elizabeth Park. it is no wonder that this park is called “A Medley of Wonders.:

Enter into the Gorge itself, and you will find a lush, rich Tropical Rainforest on the Equator. It is another world such as you have not seen before.

 You do not want to miss anything during your time while Chimpanzee Trekking and hiking in the Kyambura Gorge.

You move through this forest and along the Kyambura River. You guided by knowledgeable Uganda Wildlife Authority Guides. They will safely take you down the maze of trails of the Gorge. In the “Valley of the Apes” in search of the Chimpanzees that have been habituated. Habituation is a process that takes up to two years. It makes the chimpanzees used to humans and continuing with their activities as humans arrive. There are other primates found here, such as Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Red Tailed Monkeys, Baboons, Giant Forest Hogs, and other mammals. When it comes to Birding Kyambura Gorge is a birder Paradise, and Butterflies abound.

Kyambura Gorge, this gash in the Savannah in Queen Elizabeth Park, this hidden secret with its sunken underground forest. This, like BBC, calls it “Lost Gorge,” this scenic wonders with its abundant tropical rainforest and chimpanzees is a must for visitors to Queen Elizabeth Park in the Pearl of Africa.

Kyambura Gorge Hiking and Chimpanzee Trekking- what we Think:

The Kyambura Gorge is an experience for most who track Chimpanzees and hit the hiking trails here. When it comes to Chimpanzee Trekking – Kyambura Gorge is not the best place for sighting Chimpanzees in the wild. There are at this time only about 24-Chimpanzees in the Gorge. If Chimpanzee trekking is your primary focus then you are better off to do so in Kibale or nearby Kalinzu Forest.

Kalinzu Forest is the 2nd-best Chimpanzee Trekking destination and Kibale Forest ranks number one in all of East Africa.

We can include the Kyambura Gorge in your safari as you visit Queen Elizabeth Park. Chimpanzee trekking here or a hike or birding will typically half a day, If you are an avid hiker, be sure to include the Gorge on your safari with us. We cover the Kyambura Gorge in our Queen Elizabeth Park Hiking Safari.


If you like to include Hiking and Chimpanzee Trekking in the Kyambura Gorge in your safari let us know by contacting us.