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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.
1 September 2023

Choosing The Best Tour Operator To Plan a Perfect Uganda Safari Vacation

To make the most of your safari trip to this remarkable country, it's essential to find a reliable and experienced tour operator. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to find the perfect tour operator in Uganda, ensuring your visit is both memorable and stress-free.
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.
1 March 2023

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

The price of the tracking permit greatly determines the average cost of a gorilla trekking tour. The Uganda gorilla permit currently cost $700 but will increase to $800 starting July 2024, while it costs $1,500 per person in Rwanda. Other factors like accommodation, meals, and transport bring the average trip cost to about $490 per person daily, staying in a comfortable lodge with all meals. Find out more details in the post.
23 May 2022

Best Tips For Planning A Luxury Safari in Uganda

We love ambitious, well-organised, far-ranging journeys. But they can be challenging to plan and may require an experienced destination management company or outfitter who understands the local tourism logistics. In this new series, our expert safari advisors answer some of the most frequently asked travel questions to help you plan that once-in-a-lifetime luxury safari in Uganda. They tackle luxury travel — where to go, when to go, and how to plan a trip.
5 May 2022

Family Safari in Uganda With Kids

ganda is an enchanting destination for family safari vacations with kids. It has charming, adventurous, and safe experiences and lodges where your active, curious kids are adored and enriched, not merely tolerated. You shouldn't wait until your kids are old enough for them to experience Africa's Wilderness magic. A family safari holiday in Uganda can open a child's mind and heart to different cultures and the natural world.
30 March 2022

Exploring the thrilling trekking adventures to see chimpanzees in Uganda’s tropical forests

Undoubtedly, chimpanzees get a lot of scientific researchers’ attention but much less with summer adventure travelers than the endangered mountain gorillas. However, the thrill of tracking our snobbish cousins in the middle of an ancient rainforest jungle is one of the most endearing adventures on the African continent. And, a chimp permit costs a fraction of what you would pay to see our giant cousin apes, the mountain gorillas.
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

Planning A Guided Game Drive Safari 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.
11 May 2021

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda: Questions and Answers.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a unique and unforgettable wildlife experience that allows you to witness the magnificent apes of Africa in their natural habitat. However, planning a trip can be overwhelming if you don't have all the information you need. In this article, we aim to answer some of the most common questions you may have to help you plan your expedition.
8 September 2020

Best Time For A Safari in Uganda

Planning for a Uganda safari trip will require you to know the best time to take safari trip due to the unpredictable weather patterns that blanket the equatorial region. It is known to rain any time of the year in Uganda and if rain is not a hindrance to your holiday vacation, then we can comfortably say that a trip to Uganda can happen any time of the year.
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.
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