Kalinzu forest reserve is a fascinating destination in a purely distinctive way. The scenic guided walks through the ridges will surely make you relaxed. Nature walks throughout the valleys will expose your mind to a new world of forest life. During the forest walk, you’ll see the Rwenzori Mountains, Lake George and Kazinga channels’ beauty.
Kalinzu forest reserve has several sensational wildlife species; for example, the forest has over 414 tree species with advantages that’ll contribute more to the African cultural knowledge you know. The Kalinzu forest also has 380 bird species that’ll upraise your birding adventure to a new level, 6 different species of primates, and 97 species of moths, reptiles, and the flowers in the forest will give a huge smile. 270 butterfly species flying under the thick tree canopies in all colours.
Kalinzu forest reserve is known for the chimpanzee trekking activity that most visitors enjoyed by so many that visit the forest reserve. Kalinzu forest has a total of about 350 chimpanzees and about 40 are habituated by the Japanese researchers’ group that started their research two years back. This means that there are higher chances of sighting chimpanzees when you go to Kalinzu Forest Reserve.
The chimpanzee permits at Kalinzu forest reserve are cheaper than for other chimpanzee trekking national parks in Uganda. Therefore, Kalinzu Forest Reserve is the perfect alternative for chimpanzee trekking for tourists on a budget compared to other parks in Uganda like Budongo forest in Murchison Falls National Park. Kibale Forest National Park. and Ngamba chimpanzee Sanctuary among others.
Besides being hunted for meat and sold as pets, the main danger to chimpanzees is the loss of home due to the increased cutting of trees. The Uganda government together with the Uganda wildlife authority declared killing chimpanzees illegal.