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18 November 2023

The Mountain Gorilla Family – Structure, Social, & Daily Life

This article aims to showcase how a mountain gorilla family in the jungles of East Africa navigates its natural habitat, from its intricate nest-building rituals to its foraging habits and parental care. We will delve into the daily lives of a mountain gorilla family, highlighting their unique social structure and behaviors.
4 November 2023

The Life of Dian Fossey And Her Devotion to Gorilla Conservation

Her extraordinary journey not only transformed our understanding of these gentle giants but also paved the way for the thriving gorilla tourism industry we see today. Join me on a journey through Dian's life, her work with gorillas, and the lasting impact she has left on the world of conservation.
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.
25 August 2023

How Difficult Is Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda?

The gorilla trekking adventure in Rwanda presents a blend of challenges and rewards. While the difficulty varies based on factors like age, fitness level, group allocation, terrain, weather, and altitude, the experience is one that offers a unique opportunity to connect with these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. So, if you're ready to embrace the excitement and wonder of encountering gorillas up close, don't let the potential challenges deter you. Read on!
15 August 2023

Gorilla Photography 101: The Art of Capturing Perfect Portraits

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda offers an unparalleled experience, and photographing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat is a captivating and rewarding art form. However, due to their unpredictable behavior in a natural setting, photographing gorillas effectively requires patience, practice, and skill. Here are 9 tips for great gorilla photography.
14 August 2023

Know the difference between gorilla trekking and habituation

For those seeking an intimate encounter with these remarkable animals, Uganda Wildlife Authority offers two popular options: gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation. While both experiences provide unique insights into the lives of these endangered creatures, they present distinct approaches and experiences. Let's explore these differences.
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.
13 July 2023

Gearing up for Gorilla Trekking, Here’s What to Wear

When gearing up for a gorilla trekking adventure in Africa's rainforest, proper preparation for what to wear for the jungle experience is vital to ensuring a safe and comfortable hike. For a comfortable gorilla trek, choose lightweight and breathable clothing that protects you from the elements, wear long pants and sleeves to protect against scratches and insect bites, and don't forget a rain jacket and sturdy hiking boots with good traction. Find more information on what you should pack in this article.
12 July 2023

The Top 8 Incredible Facts About Mountain Gorillas

The world of nature is full of wonders and surprises, and one of the most fascinating creatures is the mountain gorilla. From their exceptional intelligence and social skills to their unique physical features and behaviors, there is no shortage of incredible facts about mountain gorillas to capture your imagination. 
8 July 2023

Trekking Gorillas in Africa: An Adventure Like No Other

The thrilling adventure into East Africa's pristine jungles to meet the majestic gorillas is an experience like no other. The trek deep in the ancient rainforests is a once-in-a-lifetime encounter that will bring you the closest you can get to Africa gorillas in a natural setting. But how do people manage to trek to those ancient jungles and get up close with these gentle giants? This post will provide an explanation.
25 June 2023

Non-Traditional Safari Experiences You Must Try

There are numerous ways to tailor your safari experience and witness abundant wildlife. Explore alternatives to the conventional Land Cruiser by opting for a walking safari, horseback riding, or even trekking wild primates in Uganda's tropical forests. This article highlights ten safaris with a unique twist you must try.
21 June 2023

The Gorilla Permit – The Golden Ticket to Gorilla Trekking Adventures in Africa

If you are planning to go on a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda or Rwanda, the first thing you need to plan for is the gorilla permit. This is a government-issued ticket that you must book in advance to be able to trek gorillas in either country. Here, you should find all the details on how to book the permit, its price, availability, and any restrictions you need to be aware of.
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.
12 December 2022

12 Fascinating Facts About Silverback Mountain Gorillas

The silverbacks are male gorillas that develop a silver coat on their backs as they age (at about 15 years old). Mountain gorillas live in patriarchal groups, and the silverback heads the family, with several females (usually related) and young ones. The great apes' social lives can be related to basic human families. Here's our list of 10 other facts about silverback mountain gorillas that you will find fascinating.
15 October 2022

Nkuringo Gorilla Group — Late Silverback Rafiki’s Family

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.
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.
3 February 2022

Plan Your Gorilla Tracking Adventure in Rwanda With Expert Guidance

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

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.
25 September 2021

Where To See Gorillas in Africa

The best places to go on a gorilla trek and see gorillas in Africa are Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. These two destinations offer the best gorilla trekking safaris that can easily be extended to other epic wildlife experiences like Masai Mara and Serengeti. Read on for more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mountain Gorilla Family – Structure, Social, & Daily Life
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