i heard that there were no giraffes, impala, zebra or rhino in queen elizabeth national park in Uganda... is this true? and if anybody has trekked chimps in the Kyambura Gorge, did you see any? what was your expierence like? im going to uganda in 4 months and i can't wait!
giraffes in queen elizabeth park, uganda
Does anyone who's been to QE Park remember the travel time from Kampala? Roughly, of course, I know it can vary widely. Also, does anyone know anything about the road conditions and feasibility of travelling from QE Park to Murchinson Falls without detouring to Kampala? Thanks! We are going in December, over the holidays.
Not sure. I didn't go to Lake Mburo NP when I was in Uganda.
But my guide book only mentions lots of different antelope species, zebra, warthog and buffalo, so I suppose there are no giraffe.
and sorry everybody but one last question:
will i see giraffe in lake mburo np or lake victoria? i feel like it wont feel like africa with out seeing a giraffe!!
thanks for all your help!! =D
That's correct - there are no gorillas in the Kyambura Gorge. If you want to see the mountain gorillas, you have to go to the South East of Uganda: either Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (which borders the Virunga NP in DR Congo and Volcanoes NP in Rwanda).
Yes, it will be amazing trip! It's a beautiful country with very friendly people.
Have a great trip to Uganda!
thank you all for your feedback! im a little bummed about the chimp thing though... i was also hoping to track gorillas but they dont have them in the Kyambura Gorge i dont think. But nonetheless it should be an amazing trip which i am looking very much foward too!
and btw- i just checked the intinerary for the trip and i actually am taking a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel!
thanks again katja & anita!
I don't even remember if I saw them there but I found a website that says no giraffes, zebras and rhinos.
I agree with Anita: don't miss a boat trip on the Kazinga channel! The birding is great and there are many hippos.
Most memorable sightings I had in Queen Elizabeth NP were giant forest hogs (only ones I have ever seen), lions, spotted hyaenas and elephants.
I was in Uganda in 2006....it seems that it has not changed that much from 2002: in Kyambura Gorge is still not so easy to approach chimps...if you are lucky you can see them but only up on the trees!
In Queen Elisabeth I saw ellies, buffalos, impala and a lot of birds....if you have the chance, don't miss a boat trip on Kazinga channel...is amazing how many animals you can see there!!!
Enjoy your trip....it will be for sure a wonderful experience!
I was there in 2002. Yes, I saw chimps in Kyambura Gorge. But they were far away in the trees.
We also tracked chimps in the Kibale Forest in Uganda and got a much better view of them.
But maybe things have changed since 2002. It all depends on how habituated the chimps are. And on your luck too, of course.