Kyambura Wildlife Reserve
Kyambura Gorge created by the Kyambura river is 16 km long and 100 meters deep. Kyambura river gorge protects a chimpanzee community in a restricted territory and it is the only place in the park to observe chimpanzee habituated to human presence. Moreover, black and white colobus, vervet monkeys and olive baboons are present. The reserve is actually famous for Chimpanzee Trekking.
To the south, the rolling acacia savannas conceal a number of pristine crater lakes, known to be the most important flamingo sites in Uganda. There are many species of birds like Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), African Finfoot (Podica senegalensis) and Black Bee-eater (Merops gularis). One hundred eleven (111) of Uganda’s 241 wetland bird species have been observed in the reserve. The area is known for its pristine and undisturbed qualities.
This Reserve, located on the eastern border of QEPA, is endowed with a variety of habitats, including:
- Savanna grasslands
- Deciduous thickets
- Open acacia woodlands, and
Kigezi Wildlife Reserve
The reserve boasts of a rich wildlife and, therefore, fosters the presence of games in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. In this reserve, you will find animals like:
- Waterbucks and others
The habitats in this reserve include:
- We aim to involve the community in our tourism program. We train comunity members in nature and cultural interpretation, handcraft production and overall guest relations. We also teach them to protect and preserve the area's natural attractions.
- 5% of our tourism proceeds are channeled back to provide sustainable management and the passing on of informal and formal education to local community groups.
- We encourage the youths we train in nature and cultural interpretation and the elderly to share information regarding the culture and norms of their society. We provide allowances and meals at these meetings and work with them to develop cultural trails that will increase the influx of both local and foreign visitors to the area.
- We encourage homesteads to preserve utensils, tools and rehabilitate structures that are synonymous with their culture and tradition. These are always on show during tourist community visits