Kyambura Gorge- the magnificent valley of apes is situated in north Eastern side of Queen Elizabeth National park, approximately 30Kms from QENP headquarters. Kyambura Gorge was a controlled Hunting Area in 1962 and upgraded to game reserve status in 1965.
Kyambura Gorge has many remarkable primates one can like red-tailed monkey, high contrast Colobus, vervet monkeys and baboons. Kyambura gorge is one of the prominent destinations for chimpanzee trekking in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Unique scenery: Kyambura is a sunken underground rain-forest surrounded by cascading cliffs and arid Savannah, you won’t find a landscape like this anywhere else.
Birds abound: Kyambura is a paradise for many rare species of bird.
Biodiversity: there are 13 different habitats to explore each with their unique vegetation and habitats, supporting a huge range of wildlife.
Get close to nature: you can experience Kyambura on foot with guided nature walks, and the chimp treks take you into the heart of the gorge.
Filming in Kyambura Gorge is based on primates like colobus monkeys, Vervet monkeys, baboons and above all the chimpanzees.
Note: Just like other filming activities in Uganda, every film crew member must obtain a media card from Uganda Media council (UMC) and location filming permit from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). Primate filming in Kyambura Gorge is one of the major activities in QENP.
How to reach Kyambura Gorge
Kyambura Gorge is found about 6 hours drive from Kampala and two routes can be used to access this Park with the forest one being Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara-Bushenyi-Kasese to Queen Elizabeth National Park then finally to the Kyambura Gorge and this route is about 420 kilometers from Kampala
The second route is Kampala-Mubende-Fortportal-Kasese then to Queen Elizabeth National Park and the route is about 410 kilometers from Kampala City. When using Air transport to reach this spectacular gorge, flights can be organized from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airstrip (in Kampala) to Mweya Airstrip and the flight usually takes 60 minutes.