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The new Rwenzori Sculpture Gallery is open by appointment and the current exhibition is showcasing the local talent from the nearby bronze foundry which is going down a storm!
The Sculpture Gallery is located an hour’s drive away from Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge, at the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains in a stunning architect-designed building overlooking the Mobuku valley. The project currently has some impressive sponsors, including the Tate Gallery in London, the Royal Academy as well as artistic giant Damien Hirst, who donated a sculpture that sold for £313,250 to help with construction costs.
The Gallery’s current exhibition is showing a selection of work from local artists at the adjacent bronze foundry, including some beautiful pieces of art from the team of African founders and European sculptors. Some of the pieces are available for sale and some artists are willing to work to order.
The foundry is central Africa’s first and is a magnificent addition to the community and local area. Originally commissioned by the Rwenzori Sculpture Foundation, a British charity that works to enhance sculpture in Uganda and Africa as a whole, it is now going from strength to strength, as is evidenced in the quality and quantity of work at the exhibition.
Visiting the Gallery is by appointment only and can be arranged as part of your safari to Kyambura Gorge Lodge. If you would like more information on the gallery and a visit to Uganda, contact a member of our sales team.
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.