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Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge)

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Address: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
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Part of Queen Elizabeth

Its the extension of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and is good for bird trekking and chimpanzees its also a quiet place and condusive

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kampala, Uganda

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its the extension of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and is good for bird trekking and chimpanzees its also a quiet place and condusive

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at 7;30 am but waited till 8:30 for another group to join us to make 6 total guests with a guard/guide. Fortunately the foursome joining us were no-nonsense Swiss with the right hiking gear and attitude - long socks to tuck into long pants, good boots, small backpacks for water, binoculars, cameras, hats, sunglasses, hiking sticks, bug spray... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We knew that there was no guarantee that we would see chimps but we were unprepared for such a long, strenuous slog! Our guide was determined to walk us throughout the gorge and over the river and up and down in an unsuccessful attempt to find them. We did see interesting plants, trees, insects and had a momentary sighting of... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Bernard was an outstanding guide, very knowledgeable and informative. We were six people in our group during the morning tracking. After a little more than two hours we found 9 chimps. The gorge is also very beautiful and worthwhile even if you do not get to see chimps as we saw elephants drinking and hippo's. I am normally not into... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

When we booked chimpanzee tracking in the gorge we knew that the chances of seeing chimps were slim. It is a massive area and only 25 chimps and as the animals are wild its impossible to guarantee seeing them. We went to the gorge to just experience another type of African experience. If you go with this attitude and expectation... More 

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The gorge is long and narrow and there are 24 chimps. What they don't tell you is that when there is insufficient food in the gorge, then the chimps leave the gorge and head for the fig trees on the plains. The con is that that try and make out you might see them which you wont if you are... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The story of the chimps stranded in this Gorge by man has been pretty well documented so seems a bit cruel to give them a poor review as well, but the chances of seeing them here are tiny compared to somewhere like Kibale Forest. The terrain is difficult, the path poor and the chimps can be anywhere along the narrow... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This was part of our chimp tracking activity. Whilst the gorge is very pretty the trekking element was arduous and we didn't see any chimps, having been told that they are seldom in the gorge at the end of the dry season, as they leave in search of fruit. Personally I would give it a miss and focus on Kibale... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Our experience started with a steep walk down the gorge with our guide Bernard who was outstanding. He educated on how to track chimps and amidst the jungle we found them! Many times actually. 9 in total. Thanks so much to Bernard. The Gorge is beautiful

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

It had rained the night before so the paths were slippery nd at times quite steep. The guide, my daughter and I and one other hiker, had at times to all hold hands to form a train to keep from falling as we hiked along. This hike was more difficult than the two gorilla treks that we took in Bwindi.... More 

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