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The Hollywood Report, Kathryn Romeyn, August 2019
Volcanoes Safaris’ Kyambura Gorge Eco-Tourism project includes guided walks in the delicate ecosystem that’s home to an isolated community of 27 chimps, and invites guests to plant a tree in to support expansion of the buffer zone.
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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.