Let's Talk! +256-772-979425 (also on Whatsapp) info@gorillasandwildlifesafaris.com

Kalinzu Forest Reserve–A Natural Forest beaming with Kalinzu Chimps, Primates,

Kalinzu Forest Reserve–A Natural Forest beaming with Kalinzu Chimps, Primates

 Kalinzu Forest has a  95% Chimpanzee Trekking Success with the fee being –40 USD for the permit for  Chimpanzee Trekking in Kalinzu. Kalinzu Forest is located in Bushenyi district of Uganda. Kalinzu forest is approximately 375 km. (five hours drive) from the Capital City of Kampala. and about 30 minutes driving from Queen Elizabeth National Park on the way to Mbarara.
Essentially an eastern extension of the Maramagambo Forest, the 137km² Kalinzu Forest Reserve is traversed by a number of scenic trails along the ridges and valleys of the Rift Valley Escarpment, offering views of the Rwenzoris, Lake Edward and the Kazinga Channel. Kalinzu Forest Reserve–A Natural Forest beaming with Kalinzu Chimps, Primates  Kalinzu Forest has a  95% Chimpanzee Trekking Success with the fee being –40 USD for the permit for  Chimpanzee Trekking in Kalinzu.
The Forest is famous for 414 Species of Trees and Shrubs including the Ficus, Prunus Africana, the Stroboia, and Parinari among others.
In addition to an alluring variety of forest birds, Kalinzu protects six diurnal primate species: chimpanzees, olive baboon, black and white Colobus and red-tailed, blue and L’Hoest monkey, as well as the rare pygmy antelope. Nocturnal primates such as potto, and two varieties of galago can be sought on night walks, when you are also likely to hear the eerie shrieking of the tree hyrax.
The 2001 Primate Census put the total number of Chimpanzees in the Reserve at approximately 240. However, only two Groups of about 70 can be accessed by both Researchers and Tourists.
The Forest also harbours 378 Species of Birds such as the Great Blue Turaco, Black and White Casket, Cuckoos and Sunbirds.
Other varieties of Species include 262 Butterflies, 97 Moths, Reptiles and Flowers.
Because of its proximity to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Forest Reserve occasionally provides refuge to Savannah Grassland Species such as the Duikers, Leopards and Wild Pigs.

Tourist Activities in Kalinzu Forest

Tourist activities in the Reserve include
· Chimps tracking in Kalinzu allowing 4 visitors per day at US Dollars 40 per person..
· Forest Walks,
· Conservation Education,
· Birding,
· Butterfly Identification,
· and small Mammal viewing.

How to Get to Kalinzu Forest for Chimps trekking

Kalinzu Forest Reserve is located in Bushenyi District in western Uganda. It is approximately 375 km. (six hours drive) from the Capital City of Kampala. Because of the Albertine Terrain with old logging and winding roads, a four – wheel drive vehicle is recommended.

Accommodation while at Kalinzu

Accommodation in the Reserve is still informal with only a do-it- yourself Camping Site at the Forest Station at Nkombe. Visitors are advised to carry their own Tents. Visitors can also seek modest accommodation in Bushenyi/Ishaka Townships.
For Reservations, please contact the Range Manager on Tel: 256-41-0772 458389

Related posts

Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzees and the River of the Bl…

 Why You Must Visit Bigodi Wetland, Kibale and Fort… 

What to expect from a safari to Kibale National Pa… 

Kalinzu Forest Reserve–A Natural Forest beaming with Chimps, Primates, butterflies, rear birds, etc

Special Tours to See chimpanzees, Gorillas and other Primates

3 Days Chimps Tracking tour in Kibale National Park

Rwanda chimpanzees tour- 4 days

5 Days Gorilla Tracking and Chimps Tour in Uganda

5 Days Gorilla Tracking and Chimps Tour in Rwanda

Gorillas, chimpanzee, wildlife – 7 days

12 Days Primates (chimps, gorillas, monkeys) tour in Uganda

9 days Primates and Wildlife tour in Uganda

1 Day Ngamba Island Chimps tour

Tours to Kalinzu
Contact us if you would like us to include Kalinzu Forest on your tour program, or if you would like any more information about visiting Kalinzu Forest Reserve.
Tours to nearby places
3 days Queen Elizabeth National Park Tour
5 days: Uganda Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth N.Park safari with Chimpanzee tracking, primate walks, and Game drives.
Accommodation and Lodging near Kalinzu Forest Reserve
Kyambura Game Lodge
Kyambura Game Lodge Queen Elizabeth National Park
This eco-lodge is perched above the Kyambura Gorge at the edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.
Learn more >>


Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge
Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge
Located close to as well the chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge as to the prime game viewing areas in the park, it forms an excellent base for your exploration
Learn more >>

Mweya Safari Lodge
Beautifull Photo of Mweya Safari Lodge Uganda
One of the most beautifully situated lodges in Uganda, facing the bank of Kazinga Channel which routinely attracts large herds of buffalo, elephant, and incredible views of the “Mountains of the Moon” – the Rwenzoris. Learn more >>

Jacana Lodge
Beautifull Photo of Jacana Lodge Uganda
in the center of Queen Elizabeth National Park, a fifteen minute drive from the main road, but the scenery is nice. The lodge is on a beautiful lake in the forest. Many monkeys, some hippo-sounds at night. Learn more >>

Katara Lodge
Katara Lodge Queen Elizabeth National Park
Katara lodge is a little way out of Queen Elizabeth National Park and in a small village but with fabulous views from the lodge (about 30mins from the main game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park). Learn more >>