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15 July 2024

Your Dream African Safari: A Step-by-Step Planning Guide

Plan the African safari of a lifetime with our step-by-step guide for first-time travelers. From gorilla trekking in Uganda to the Great Migration in Kenya, discover how to choose the right destination, time your trip perfectly, and partner with a trusted safari tour operator like Nkuringo Safaris for an unforgettable adventure.
20 June 2024

Bwindi Forest Gorilla Trekking – A Comprehensive Guide

A Bwindi gorilla trekking adventure is a life-changing experience, offering an intimate encounter with these gentle giants amidst a backdrop of vibrant flora and fauna. The park's rugged terrain, mist-shrouded valleys, and diverse wildlife create an unforgettable setting for this unique wildlife encounter.
14 May 2024

50 Must-See African Safari Animals

This comprehensive guide unveils 50 iconic African safari animals, from the majestic "Big Five" to elusive predatorsm, primates and the tiny ones. Detailed descriptions, expert tips for spotting them, and the best national parks and reserves to witness their incredible behaviors in the wild. Plan your ultimate African safari adventure with this informative resource.
30 April 2024

Best Safari in Africa – Top Destinations For First-Timers

This guide is your key to unlocking Africa's best safari destinations. We'll cover everything you need to know: the ideal time to visit each country, the best places to see lions, elephants, rhinos, and those adorable gorillas, plus what to expect with lodging and costs. Whether you're tempted by luxurious lodges, adventurous mobile camping experiences, or something in between, get ready to find your perfect African safari.
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.
1 December 2023

How much does an African safari cost?

An African safari can cost anywhere between USD 200 and USD 1,500 per person per night. The price of a tour varies with different tour operators. If you’re on a tight budget, you can expect to spend around USD 150 per night, while mid-range safaris will cost you around USD 300. In this article you will know the various elements that determine the cost of an African safari.
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.
23 August 2023

Understanding Single Supplement For Solo Travelers on African Safaris.

To plan a remarkable solo safari journey in East Africa, you must understand the nuances of single supplement fees or costs on vacation packages. This article will delve into solo safaris, decode the mystery of single supplement, and provide valuable tips for planning an unforgettable African safari experience as a solo traveler.
11 August 2023

The Importance of Safari Guides: Why A Bush Guide is Essential

Safari guides, the indispensable companions of every wildlife expedition, seamlessly weave together expertise, safety, and unforgettable experiences, igniting a deep connection to the wild through personalized service, impactful stories, and a commitment to conservation. Find out 12 Reasons Bush Guides are Essential.
21 June 2023

What is a Gorilla Permit and Why Do You Need One?

Imagine the thrill of encountering mountain gorillas in their lush rainforest home. This dream becomes a reality with a gorilla permit, your official ticket to this unforgettable experience. A gorilla permit is a government-issued pass that grants access to track and observe mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, while also supporting conservation efforts. Read on for how to get the permit and where!
5 January 2023

What to Do When Your Safari Accommodation Is Unacceptable

If you've been on Africa safari more than once, you must have come across a safari lodge room that doesn't meet your needs. Either it's not clean or noisy, or some of the room's safety features need to be fixed. Finding yourself in these situations is certainly disappointing, particularly after a long day of traveling. We explore some helpful tips for when and how to deal with lousy African safari accommodation.
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.
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.
16 January 2022

What To Pack For The Gorilla Trekking Safari

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.
25 December 2021

Valuable Tips On Planning A Family Safari Holiday

From a very early age, children are fascinated by wild animals, and that's why animated stories with animals get more screenplay in our living rooms and on our iPads. A family safari vacation in Africa's natural habitats will enthral the children and give lasting memories vital in saving our future dying natural world. This is what you need to know before you start planning you once-in-a-lifetime vacation.
15 October 2021

Why Choose a Local Tour Operator For Safari in East Africa

Safaris in East Africa, unlike big-city tours, require that you hire the services of a local tour operator to take care of the challenging local logistics and manage your entire journey. This guide will give you reasons why you should choose a local outfitter for a relaxed adventure experience. 
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.
18 December 2020

Value of a Private, Tailored Safari

What is a private or custom safari? A private, custom safari is a meticulously planned tour tailor-made, with you, to suit your particular travel style, avoiding your dislikes. Compared to a group safari that is already planned and priced for you, a tailor-made safari requires your involvement with an expert to put together and squeeze maximum value. If you're booking directly with a local expert like Nkuringo Safaris, emails and phone calls will be exchanged back and forth from the start till you get the destinations, attractions, accommodation, transportation, and meals right. Private safaris are more engaging, and the planning process can be a great experience for the traveler.
21 September 2020

How to Make Sure Your Safari Lodge Room Is Clean

Because the Covid pandemic has changed the face of leisure travel, safari lodges and hotels are monitored to follow strict operating standards to keep guests protected from coronavirus by cleaning their safari lodge rooms thoroughly. It’s nice to have someone fold up your towels and make your bed while you’re out exploring the African savannah, but in terms of sanitization, a neatly made bed does not equal a clean safari lodge room.
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.
13 August 2020

Climate and Weather Throughout The Year in Rwanda

Knowledge of the climate and weather throughout the year in Rwanda is essential to planning a perfect vacation in this small landlocked country located in the East African zone. The country is fumbled between giant East African destinations like Tanzania and Uganda and is bordered by Burundi in the south and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west.
9 July 2020

Travel Safety in Rwanda

Rwanda is regarded as one of the safest destinations in Africa for tourists and solo travelers. It was recently ranked as the 2nd safest country in Africa by Gallup Global Law and Order Report. This article will give you a clear picture of economic, political, civil, terrorism, petty crime, health, disease, and road safety in the land of a thousand hills.
10 June 2020

Uganda Weather, Climate, & Temperature Patterns

Uganda has a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. It experiences two rainy seasons and two dry seasons, with the driest months being June-August and December-February. Here we take a look at all weather seasons in Uganda to help you plan your gorilla tour or wildlife adventure with the right information.
3 March 2014

Best 5 East Africa Safaris For First-Timers

Planning your first African safari? East Africa, the birthplace of safaris, is ideal for beginners. With stunning scenery, diverse wildlife, and expert guides, it offers a relaxed introduction to the continent. Explore iconic destinations like Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, or unwind on island paradises like Zanzibar.
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