Kalinzu National Forest ReserveSeptember 16 in Uganda ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C
This morning we got up very early for a trek through Kalinzu forest to see Chimpanzees. Apparently they are very difficult to spot in the wild, they hide and and are way up high in the trees.
We trekked for about an hour before we spotted Chimpanzees. The trek wasn’t nearly as difficult as the Gorilla trek. It wasn’t nearly as muddy, just very wet with lots of leaves. Looked closer to a forest in Wa state with big old trees and moss.
We saw a few Chimpanzees including a baby. They were swinging from branch to branch. They were very hard to spot as they were so high up and blended into the lush vegetation very well. We trekked for about 3 hours then walked through a tea plantation. Some of the tea was picked by hand and you had to pick two leaves, otherwise it was done by a machine.
Then we had a quick brunch before back on the road to Lake Mburo campsite. There is quite a lot of trash and plastic bottles along the road. In the small towns we noticed that all the waste is swept into several big piles. I haven’t seen any trash pick up but if looks terrible. Animals walking through it and I have seen people throw litter onto the ground.
Lake Mburo was a really nice campsite, very typical of what I expected bush camping would be like. The manager was from Orange County. Hot showers began at 6pm so I enjoyed the hammock and just relaxed after another long day.Read more