Alex Braczkowski

Dr Alex is a conservation biologist with an MSc on leopards at the University of Oxford, UK and a PhD on African lions at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is currently a research fellow at Griffith University’s Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security building international wildlife monitoring programs in Uganda, Sri Lanka, and Australia.  

 Dr Alex also has a prosperous career as a wildlife photographer. He has worked with Disney Plus, National Geographic, Science, Nature Ecology and Evolution and the Lancet to create documentaries on carnivores in three different continents. 

 Dr Alex partnered with Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust to launch the Kyambura Lion Monitoring Project in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The project builds on his research of large carnivores in Uganda National Park which has been in progress since 2018. 

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Safari Activities

Chimpanzee Tracking

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.