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Flash Uganda’s latest article covers everything you need to know about gorilla trekking when visiting Uganda. Check out the full article here for important information and handy tips for booking your once in a lifetime trip.
Most importantly, after a long and tiring day of trekking the gorillas, stay at one of our unique Volcanoes Safaris lodges to get pampered, feel well rested and experience exceptional hospitality and locally inspired food.
We are thrilled to see our charming Mount Gahinga Lodge mentioned top of their list for places to stay when visiting the Mgahinga National Park! It is the perfect base to go gorilla trekking on the Ugandan side of the Virungas, track the rare golden monkey, climb a volcano, walk through local villages and most of all to share the culture of the Batwa, the oldest inhabitants of the Central African rain forest.
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.