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Capturing firsts

The Fig Tree Trail camera traps at Kyambura Gorge Lodge have captured a wonderful first-ever sighting of a giant pangolin!

Pangolins are nocturnal and solitary creatures that inhabit forests and savannah areas in Asia and Africa. Populations of pangolins are declining due to rapid habitat loss and the illegal wildlife trade.

In partnership with the Uganda Wildlife Authority and the Jane Goodall Institute, Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust is committed to protecting the fragile Kyambura Gorge ecosystem and its unique wildlife.

Learn more about the Kyambura Ecotourism Project here.

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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.