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The Kyambura Bee Keepers Co-Operative have been producing honey in Kyambura since 2012.
Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust recruits and trains people from local communities in beekeeping.
The income from sales of the honey to Volcanoes Safaris Lodges and their guests makes the project sustainable and improves the livelihoods of people living near Kyambura gorge and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
There is a double benefit - elephants detest bees! Hives are used as fencing on land bordering the park, helping to deter elephants from raiding crops and so reducing human-wildlife conflict in the area.
To support the project please follow this link to read more.
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.