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We are delighted to read about Andy Cochrane’s recent experience visiting Kyambura Gorge Lodge in his article featured in Men’s Journal. During his stay, Andy had the unique opportunity to search for an endangered family of chimpanzees in Uganda’s sunken forest of Kyambura Gorge.
It’s a great article that highlights the many challenges and rewards of visiting the beautiful yet unpredictable area surrounding Kyambura Gorge. Andy also had the chance to talk with Praveen Moman, Founder of Volcanoes Safaris, during his stay and shares some of his key takeaways from their meeting. Check out the full article here.
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.