Kyambura - (QENP)
The Kyambura Wildlife Reserve was gazetted as a Controlled Hunting Area and then raised to the status of Game Reserve in 1965. It was used for licensed hunting and cropping to supply the local community with meat until the early 1970s. Due to civil unrest in the 1970s and early 1980s, the level of uncontrolled hunting increased drastically which led to mass killing of big-game mammals. Kyambura is now part of Queen Elizabeth protected area.  Parks & places

Safaris featuring this park

Kyambura river gorge is situated on North-Eastern side of the Park (QENP) - 35 kms from Mweya the park headquarters. The Gorge spans a distance of 16 kms or 10 miles long and 100m deep, while the widest point is over 500 metres. The Gorge emerges between savannah grasslands. It forms an outstanding topographic feature in dramatic contrast to surrounding savannah landscape. The Gorge has a riverine virgin forest that transits to papyrus swamps towards the Kazinga channel.

It is the only place in the Park where you can view the chimpanzees at close range - "Habituated" with other types of primates including black-and-white colobos monkey, red-tailed monkey, baboons and vervet monkeys and giant forest hogs. The Gorge is also a habitat for concentration of birds - Peregrine Falcon, Falcon peregrinus, black be eater- Merops Mulleri and African Finfoot etc. The Gorge is an important water source for savannah animals. And it is for this reason that  the nature walk is conducted by an armed ranger.

  • Highlights: chimpanzee tracking - bird watching - hiking
  • Weather conditions: you are a few kilometers from the equator, so it is warm and sunny.

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