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The strong start to the year for Uganda continues as it receives even more international recognition for it's natural excellence, this time naming the Source of the Nile one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa!
The announcement marks the culmination of the first half of the Seven Wonders of Africa Project, which was founded in 2008 by Dr Philip Imler, a passionate conservationsist with experience in travel, healthcare and non-profit work. The objectives of the Project are to deliver nature related education, foster an affection for the amazing wild world, and encourage philosophies and practices of conservation.
Ms Marai Mutagamba, the Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage, said of the announcement: 'This is a great achievement to the country and with the aims of such an accolade, we should have a shared responsibility such that we can start the conservation from here.'
The full list of the Seven Wonders of Africa includes:
For further information on visiting Uganda and the wonders of the Nile, the Great Rift Valley, the Virunga Volcanoes and the Kyambura Gorge among many other spectacular locations too many to mention, contact a member of our sales team.
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.