Day 5 and 6- Queen Elizabeth National Park
Trip Start Jun 27, 2012
26Trip End Aug 16, 2012
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We woke up early to go on a game drive in the park where we saw Ugandan Kob, waterbuck, elephants, warthogs, hippos, buffalo and even a lion hiding in the grass.
Nearby the park we visited the Kyambura Gorge where we went on a chimpanzee trek. Petra who was our guide carried a gun to warn any animals that might get too close.
We hiked for 2 hours down in the gorge cossing hippo filled rivers by using fallen logs and hanged onto vegetation on the side of steep cliffs as we track the chimps.
Petra was able to track their location in the dense forests by looking for their fresh droppings and fruit discards that they dropped from the trees above. Unlike the larger gorilla, chimps live mostly in trees where it is more difficult to view them from a distance.
We were greeted by a groups of chimps with loud deafening screeches that rang through the forest tops. My group was lucky to find them as the group that went the next day didn't get a chance to see them.