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Queen Elizabeth National Park has earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for a successive year. Queen Elizabeth ranks at number one out of five for attractions in the Kasese region of south west Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National Park is not only the most visited game reserve in Uganda, but also one of the most scenic as well. The park is rich in wildlife.
Queen Elizabeth National Park has a wide variety of habitats including: savanna grassland of mixed and grassy plains, tropical rainforest, swamps, volcanic features, water bodies (lakes and rivers) and deep craters. These are habitats for the 612 different bird species and some 100 mammal species.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to predators such as leopard, lions, spotted hyenas and stripped jackals. Other animals include buffalo, elephants, warthogs and hippos. Primates in the magnificent Kyambura Gorge and Maramagambo Forest include: chimpanzees, black and white Colobus monkey, olive baboons, blue monkeys and red-tailed monkeys. The Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is famously known for its “tree-climbing lions”, which are often found lounging in fig trees, shaded from the sun. Queen Elizabeth National Park is also known to host the world’s highest concentration of hippos.
See for yourself why Queen Elizabeth National Park continues to be awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, contact one of our sales team to find out more about Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
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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.