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23 May 2022

Luxury Safari in Uganda — Planning Tips

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.
3 February 2022

A Traveller’s Guide To Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes

Seeing mountain gorillas in Rwanda's untamed mountain jungles is a hot adventure item finding growing popularity with intrepid travellers eying Africa for summer getaways. Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, bushwhacking through a seemingly boundless expanse of the thick misty jungle on the slopes of the imposing Virunga Mountains, is an experience like no other.
29 January 2022

Walking With Great Apes of Uganda: Gorillas & Chimps Habituation

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.
19 January 2022

Best Lodges For Gorilla Trekking — jungle resorts 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

Gorillas & Masai Mara; The Most Adventurous Experience in Africa

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. 
16 January 2022

What To Pack For The Gorilla Trekking Safari – Ultimate Packing List

I would like to believe that if you are looking at what to pack for the gorilla trekking safari, you have already planned your adventure journey in Uganda or Rwanda. So you are looking for a packing list to make sure your luggage includes the right things you’ll need to pull off a memorable African journey.
15 January 2022

Safari Experiences in East Africa For Your Summer Bucket list

From the majestic big game-drive adventures to encounters with intelligent apes in misty mountain forests, here are East Africa's top safari experiences that should make your summer bucket list.
8 January 2022

Best Time For Gorilla Trekking in Uganda & Rwanda

Mountain gorillas in Uganda & Rwanda live in tropical rainforests at high altitudes where weather highly determines tourism activities. The best time for gorilla trekking is during the dry seasons, when less rain is likely to disrupt your charming moment with the forest giants.
31 December 2021

Trekking To See Golden Monkeys in The Wild, Uganda & Rwanda

Golden monkey trekking or hiking the Virunga mountains to see golden monkeys in the wild is a popular tourist activity on gorilla safaris in Uganda and Rwanda. Here's vital information you'll need to plan the activity.
28 December 2021

How Gorilla Trekking Compares With Chimpanzee Tracking

Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking experiences are two of the most extraordinary safari adventures in tropical Africa. Adventures into the African rainforests to see gorillas and chimpanzees in the wild are exceptional authentic experiences.
27 November 2021

Gorilla Trekking Costs in Uganda For 2022

The price of a gorilla permit, which makes up seventy per cent of the gorilla safari cost, is the most affordable in the region, considering it’s the most scarce item in planning a gorilla trip. Uganda offers more than 160 gorilla trekking tickets per day (double Rwanda’s), yet most travellers have to book months in advance to acquire the permit.
25 September 2021

Best Places To See Wild Gorillas in Africa

Your best adventures to see wild gorillas in Africa are in Uganda & Rwanda: they have excellent tourism infrastructure for gorilla trekking.
13 September 2021

Why Trekking Gorillas in Uganda Is A Bucket-list Summer Adventure

Trekking Gorillas in Uganda and standing ten meters across the most famous of all Africa’s beasts, the showstopper on the primate parade in forested mountain slopes of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park will leave you breathless with excitement and exertion.
11 May 2021

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda — A Guide To See Mountain Gorillas

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a once-in-a-lifetime journey to see the incredible mountain gorillas of central Africa's rainforests on the slopes of the Virunga Mountains and in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
15 March 2021

Discounted Gorilla Permits For 2022

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) currently does not offer discounted gorilla permits for 2022. UWA last published promotional rates and discounted permits was in December 2020, extending to June 30, 2021. We assume the discounts were triggered by the travel slump brought by the pandemic.
27 February 2021

Mountain Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi

Mountain gorilla habituation experience in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest allows travelers to get within a few feet of a wild gorilla family and spend at least four hours with them in their natural habitat, escorted by primatologists, researchers and rangers.
23 February 2021

The History of Gorilla Tourism

During the 1970-80 decade, the history of mountain gorillas mainly was about controlling poaching and counting the number of gorillas. In 1973 the first gorilla trekking experience was introduced.
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.
24 August 2020

Kibale National Park

ibale National Park is a beautiful slice of nature, quite literally a modern-day Garden of Eden. Preserved as Uganda’s premier chimpanzee tracking destination, Kibale National Park protects 766km² of predominantly forested habitat that extends more than 50 km (31 mi) south from the main Fort Portal–Kampala Road to the northeast border of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
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.
9 July 2020

Travel Safety in Rwanda

Is it safe to travel to Rwanda? Generally, Rwanda is safe for travel—however, most of the answers in this post to address the question are meant for travelers exploring a post-pandemic world. Otherwise this guide to Rwanda travel safety, which covers everything from the Covid-19 guidelines to what solo travelers should update you on the current security and health situation.
5 July 2020

Protecting gorillas and chimpanzees from COVID-19 in Uganda

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.
15 June 2020

Nkuringo Gorilla Group: In memory of Rafiki silverback

Gorilla tourism started in Nkuringo in April 2004 after the habituation of the group that started in 1996. At the leadership of Nkuringo Silverback patriarch, and later Rafiki, Nkuringo group has flourished within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest jungles to form other groups like Christmas. the death of Rafiki (25) on June 1, 2020 has left the group with no leadership and a cloudy future. this post is dedicated to the slain leader.
3 June 2020

The Mountain Gorilla Tour

The mountain gorilla tour is a popular Africa safari excursion in the jungles of eastern Africa rainforest. This African jungle experience has been picked up by overwhelming numbers of travelers that want to catch a glimpse and maybe spend 1-4 hours with the rare and endangered mountain giants in their natural habitat because the mountain gorilla can not survive anywhere outside the east and central African region.
4 July 2019

8 Reasons Uganda Should Be On Your Bucket List

8 Reasons Uganda Should Be On Your Bucket List Maybe you think you have the most astonishing bucket list. If visiting Uganda is not on that […]
10 April 2019

Facts About Mountain Gorillas

Mountain gorillas are fascinating animal species that live an elusive life. Not many people get to observe them in their natural habitat, and this means very […]
14 November 2018

Introducing Gorilla Families in Uganda

Gorilla Families Found in Uganda Uganda currently (2021) has 20 gorilla families available for tourism. 19 of the gorilla groups are found in Bwindi Impenetrable National […]
9 July 2018

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda vs. Rwanda

Comparing gorilla trekking in Uganda vs. Rwanda. Comparing Gorilla Trekking in Uganda vs. Rwanda, where should you go tracking the mountain gorillas? Which country offers a […]
22 February 2016

The Gorilla Habituation Experience

Uganda Wildlife Authority conducts gorilla habituation experiences in the Rushaga region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Tourists can trek with researchers to experience how mountain gorillas […]
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