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"Join a primate safari and track gorillas through the jungles of Rwanda with the ultimate reward of coming face to face with these elegant creatures. Plenty of tour groups are offering this experience, where you’ll not only observe them in their natural habitat, you’ll also get close enough to take a selfie with them."
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.