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5 Places To Vacation Post-COVID For Amazing Biodiversity

Kyambura Gorge Lodge main building

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda,

Uganda is teeming with wildlife and very biodiverse places, but this national park is the best place for its range of wildlife and species. Marvel at the savannah, wetlands, forests, and lakes in this region, all filled with protected wild animals. Chimps, lions, hippos, and tropical colorful birds are all here, so be prepared to enjoy them in person (cautiously). Hike with guides, visit with the locals, take a guided float trip, and visit the savannah with experts! To get there, fly into Kampala and either rent a car or charter a flight to the park from there. Make sure you stay safe and stick with the guides, since this park is filled with large animals who need to be respected and given space.

Responsible and locally-run tour groups: Volcanoes Safaris or the tours led by the resort/lodge you’re staying at (if you stay at the below listed ones, they are all ethical and locally-run)

Ethical resorts and eco-hotels: Kyambura Gorge LodgeIshasha Wilderness CampKing Fisher LodgeSimba Safari CampPark View Safari LodgeThe Bush LodgeMweya LodgeKyangabi Crater Resort, and Elephant HAB Lodge

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To protect gorillas from disease, no children under 15 years are allowed to go gorilla tracking. For guests booking a stay at Virunga Lodge, please note that the minimum age limit for children at Virunga Lodge is 12 years.
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Safari Activities

Chimpanzee Tracking

Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor is nothing short of exhilarating. The chimps effortlessly cross and scamper through the trees above the gorge, and visitors on the other hand must cross the river using natural bridges in order to keep up with the chimps. So although the walk usually lasts only 2–3 hours, descending the steep gorge and crossing the log bridges over the river requires some agility and fitness.

Chimpanzee tracking is also available in nearby Kalinzu, a forest reserve 30 minutes drive from Kyambura Gorge Lodge where there is a community of about 40 habituated chimpanzees.