KALINZU FOREST RESERVE

Kalinzu forest is found in queen Elizabeth national park, famously known for chimpanzee trekking. The forest has a wide range of wildlife, this includes over 300 bird species, over 400 trees, primates like; the baboons, blue monkeys, black and white monkey, moths, reptiles, butterflies and so many other animals.

Kalinzu forest is home to over 300 chimpanzees. Chimpanzee trekking in kalinzu forest is cheaper compared to other chimpanzee trekking destinations.

Activities in kalinzu forest reserve

Chimpanzee trekking

Kalinzu forest is home to over 300 chimpanzees. The trekking is done in the morning at 8am and at 2pm. Before setting off to your trekking journey, you are  briefed by the UWA guide the dos and don’ts while trekking the chimpanzees. The trek takes about 3-4 hours depending on how far the chimps have travelled, you are allowed to spend only one hour with the chimpanzees when you find them, you can take photos or videos as you see them playing, eating and doing other activities.

Forest nature walks.

This gives you an opportunity to see the beauty and scenery of the forest. While on this walk you see flora and fauna, birds, primates, waterfalls, vegetation, plantations and so many others interesting attractions.

Birding

Kalinzu forest is home to over 300 bird species, birding in kalinzu is done in the morning and evening hours. Birds in kalinzu forest reserve include; white and black casket, the sunbirds, cuckoo, great blue turaco among others.

When to visit kalinzu forest reserve

The best time to visit kalinzu forest is during the dry seasons of December to February and June to October. This is when there is little or no rainfall which makes it easy to trek through the trails.

How to reach kalinzu forest reserve

Kalinzu forest is located on a highway from kasese to Mbarara in Bushenyi district.

You can board a bus from Kampala which takes like 5-7hrs or a 4×4 wheel safari vehicle from Kampala via masaka to Bushenyi.

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