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31 March 2024

Best Time To See Gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda

The best time to visit Uganda and Rwanda to see gorillas is during the dry season from June to September. The weather during this time offers optimum gorilla trekking. The trails are relatively navigable and the rainforests have less downpours. But there are other factors to consider. Find out in this article.
2 October 2023

Accessing Gorilla Trekking in Uganda From Kigali International Airport, Rwanda.

A scenic drive from Kigali of about 5 hours, including border crossing, will take you directly to the gorilla sanctuary in Uganda. This is much quicker than the 10-11 hour drive from Entebbe International Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Find out more about the convenience of accessing gorilla trekking in Uganda from Kigali.
12 August 2023

The Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale Forest, Uganda

Embark on a unique journey in Kibale Forest, Uganda, with the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience, immersing yourself in the secret lives of chimpanzees, gaining insights into their intricate behaviors, and playing a vital role in the conservation of these remarkable creatures and their habitat.
26 March 2023

Is Uganda Safe For Tourists in 2024?

Uganda is a safe destination for travelers with low crime rates and secure wildlife encounters. While road safety and petty theft require vigilance, exercising caution and following health advisories ensure a safe and enjoyable experience in this beautiful country. Read on for everything you need to know before you travel.
1 March 2023

What is The Average Cost of Gorilla Trekking in Uganda & Rwanda?

The cost of your gorilla trekking adventure will primarily depend on the price of the gorilla permit. Currently, Uganda's permits cost $800 USD (from July 2024), while Rwanda's permits are priced significantly higher at $1,500 USD per person. Don't forget to factor in additional expenses like accommodation, meals, and transportation, which can average around $490 USD per day for a comfortable stay with meals included. For more specific cost breakdowns, read on.
30 March 2022

The Chimpanzee Experience in Uganda

Imagine trekking through a lush Ugandan rainforest, the air alive with the calls of unseen primates. Suddenly, you spot them – chimpanzees swinging through the trees, grooming each other, their eyes sparkling with intelligence. This is the chimpanzee experience in Uganda, an unforgettable adventure that brings you face-to-face with our closest relatives. Want to know how to make this dream a reality? Read on!
29 January 2022

The Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Adventure in Uganda

Set off on a once-in-a-lifetime journey into the rugged, lush rainforests and walk with the great apes of Uganda on a gorilla and chimpanzee trekking adventure. Spend a day observing the snobbish chimpanzees bands with a primatologist, and track mountain gorillas in the misty mountain jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
27 January 2022

Hiking in Uganda: Places For Mountain Climbing Adventures

There are reasons why we like to climb mountains. Mallory gave us one, "because they are there!" Whether mountain hiking means overcoming your fears, pushing beyond your limits, or ticking off your adventure bucket list, mountaineering in Uganda can help you achieve those adventure dreams.
19 January 2022

The Top Luxury Lodges for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda & Rwanda

There’s nothing quite relaxing as waking up in a rain forest — the sounds, sensations, and sheer size of these primate infested jungles are a magical reminder of the magnificence of nature. Forest resorts in these destinations are pristine and often with dramatic views of jungle canopies and rugged landscapes, transporting guests to idyllic enchantments.
18 January 2022

Discovering Uganda and Kenya: Gorillas and Masai Mara Safari

From the pinnacle of fascinating big-game watching to the depths of pristine wilderness, gorillas & Masai Mara safari expedition will ignite your passion for adventure. The safari holiday promises some of the most adventurous experiences in Africa with lifetime memories and authentic animal and cultural encounters. 
9 September 2021

The Shoebill Stork and Where in Uganda To Watch This Prehistoric Bird.

The Shoebill (aka Whale-head, aka shoe-billed Stork, aka Balaeniceps rex) is a large wading waterbird that stalks the marshes of tropical East Africa in South Sudan and Uganda. It stalks along the swampy Nile River and Lake Victoria shores, snatching up prey with its unique, immediately recognizable bills. 
1 September 2021

How to Plan a Guided Game Drive in Uganda

A guided safari game drive in Uganda and any other destination in Africa is basically driving through a savannah park in a four-by-four safari vehicle, guided by an expert local guide, viewing wild animals. A game drive highlights any classic Africa safari taking you deep into the natural wilderness and getting you closer to the big and small animals within the protected confines of a 4x4 truck.
5 September 2020

What To Pack For a Perfect Uganda Safari Holiday.

You are excited about experiencing a once in a lifetime trip to Uganda. You have your ticket ready and are now pondering what to pack. The packing list for a great safari in Uganda includes clothing and gear and strategies to ensure a flexible mindset for wilderness experiences. Let's take a look.
4 September 2020

The Uganda Gorilla Baby Boom in Bwindi

7 baby gorillas have been born in 2020 so far, compared to just 3 in the whole of 2019 leading to Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to declare a “baby boom” in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. What does Uganda's gorilla baby boom in Bwindi mean to the population of mountain gorillas in East African jungles & gorilla trekking tourism.
19 August 2020

Uganda’s Most Popular Destinations on Instagram

‘If it isn’t on Instagram, it didn’t happen!’ From breakfast to bungee jumping, coffee to cats and elephants to everything in between – we share all on Instagram. For many, the first thing we do with a photo, video or live experience is to share it on ‘the gram’, whether we document the moment to reminisce in the future or gain some social “clout” we do document and we do it a lot.
30 July 2020

Rafiki Gorilla Gets Justice

The best news coming to the Uganda wildlife conservation efforts and the tourism sector is that the most loved silverback mountain gorilla Rafiki can finally rest in peace, thanks to the 2019 Uganda Wildlife Act and the Kabale Chief Magistrate's Court. On July 30, 2020 the court sentenced Byamukama Felix to 11 years in prison for killing Rafiki the Silverback of Nkuringo Gorilla group and other wildlife in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, according the UWA press release.
5 July 2020

Protecting Uganda gorillas and chimpanzees from COVID-19

The mind boggling question is how to keep the most precious African apes protected from the most dangerous scourge in modern history, Covid-19. With mountain gorilla numbers growing steadily at 1064 individuals and still listed as endangered on the ICUN red list, answers to that question are vital to the continued existence of our cousins. Uganda's rangers, researchers and guides have been briefed, they are ready to protect our African jungle jewels.
12 June 2020

16 Adventure Activities you can do in Uganda!

Are you an adrenaline junkie? Are you looking to satisfy a wild craze? Are you ready to face your fears? You will find amazing, exhilarating Africa Safari adventure activities at the Source of the Nile, Jinja, popularly known as the East-African Adventure Capital. There are few activities found in Murchison Falls and Lake Mburo. The water adventure switches in mere moments from lazy relaxation to crashing through grade five rapids.
10 June 2020

Climate, Weather & Temperature in Uganda

Knowing Uganda's Climate and Weather throughout the year is vital in preparing your Africa safari vacation because, who would want to get stuck in the jungle with heavy downpour. Here we take a look at all weather seasons in Uganda to help you plan your gorilla tour or savanna adventure with the right information.
9 June 2020

Wild Animals Found in Uganda

Uganda is regarded as a hotspot for biodiversity, boasting some 345 species of mammal and 1020 species of bird (around half of the total number found in Africa), 142 species of reptile, 86 species of amphibian, 501 species of fish, 1,242 species of butterfly, and 4,500 species of vascular plants. 20 primate species, including more than half of the world's endangered population of mountain gorillas. Want to know more about the wild animals in Uganda? Read on ...
5 June 2020

Discover Uganda’s Wildlife, Flora and Fauna

Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, has a biodiverse flora and fauna and is known for its splendor, natural wonders, and amazing people. Uganda has a wealth of unexploited natural resources and showcases a varied collection of habitats, landscapes and vegetation from open wooded savannah forest and acacia woodlands, tropical forest, riparian forests, montane forests, rocky outcrops, grasslands, marshes, sweeping valleys, craggy hills, bush thickets, and extensive wetlands.
14 November 2018

Uganda’s Gorilla Groups in Bwindi & Mgahinga

Uganda is home to 20 gorilla families that are open for tourism. 19 of these families can be found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and visitors can explore them from any of the four trailheads located in the park's four corners. The remaining gorilla family has about 10 members and is situated in Mgahinga National Park.
Rwanda vs Uganda Gorilla Trekking: Which is Better?
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