Kalinzu Forest Reserve.
Kalinzu Forest Reserve is popular for its over 414 tree species including shrubs; primates like 220 chimpanzees, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, more than 380 bird species thus making it a true birder’s paradise (includes the black and white casket, Great blue turaco and many others); over 100 moths and 270 butterflies, reptiles. The key wildlife species to catch a glimpse while you are on Uganda safaris at this nature reserve include elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, leopards, wild pigs, lions and many others which can be spotted along the savanna grassland side of this nature reserve.
Nevertheless, most tourists who visit Kalinzu Forest Reserve participate in the Chimpanzee tracking experience that allows trackers to spend at least one hour with primates that are 98.7% related to mankind. Kalinzu is one of the best places for primate watching safaris in Uganda.
Kalinzu forest is about an hour’s drive from the Kasenyi plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Kalinzu forest’s proximity allows visitors to Queen Elizabeth National Park to combine chimp trekking and game drive safaris. One can also trek chimps at Kalinzu forest in the morning and drive to Kampala or Entebbe immediately after the chimp trek. It is equally possible to go from Kalinzu forest around midday and arrive in Kigali, Rwanda, in the evening.