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UWA Suspends Gorilla Safaris To Prevent Covid19

Uganda Wildlife Authority has temporarily suspended gorilla trekking, research, and all other related tourism activities in Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The initiative is to prevent the spread of the deadly Corona Virus (Covid 19), which poses high risks to the endangered mountain gorillas. This came few days after the neighboring Volcanoes National … Read moreUWA Suspends Gorilla Safaris To Prevent Covid19

Rwanda & Uganda CoronaVirus Travel Advisory

The spread of Coronavirus has shaken most economies including tourism industry. Travels across the globe especially to and from countries mainly China and Italy have been canceled and postponed. The epidemic has greatly affected tours and travel industry in Uganda and Rwanda. Apparently, most trips to trek gorillas in Volcanoes Park and Bwindi Impenetrable park … Read moreRwanda & Uganda CoronaVirus Travel Advisory

Gorilla Permit Information in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo

Gorilla Trekking in Africa

A gorilla permit is a common word in gorilla safari bookings and trips. Actually a gorilla permit is a base of all gorilla safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo. It determines whether a gorilla tour will be successful or not. Travelers booking gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo are asked to first confirm … Read moreGorilla Permit Information in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo

Why One Hour For Gorilla Trekking?

Gorilla trekking time

Despite the many hours spent before meeting gorillas, travelers visiting to see mountain gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are allowed to strictly spend an hour with the gorillas. Many people especially potential travelers have always wondered why the responsible government would only allow travelers to only spend an hour with … Read moreWhy One Hour For Gorilla Trekking?

Tips for Hiking/Mountaineering Safaris in Africa

Rwenzori mountains

Are you getting ready for the mountaineering/hiking adventure? Are you set to hike to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Rwenzori or any volcanoes in Africa? Do you really feel ready for this strenuous adventure? No Worries, Gorilla Trek Africa has got you covered. Yes, you ought to take part in this adventure and your … Read moreTips for Hiking/Mountaineering Safaris in Africa

Hiking Mount Rwenzori – Tips & Guide

Hiking Mount Rwenzori

Trekking to the summit of the mystical Mount Rwenzori is one of the adventurous travel experiences you should not miss on your Uganda safari. Standing at 5,100 meters above the sea level, Mount Rwenzori ranks as the third highest mountain in Africa after Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro. Reaching the snow capped Margherita (highest peak … Read moreHiking Mount Rwenzori – Tips & Guide

Top Tourist Attractions In Kisoro District

Attractions in Kisoro

Located in southwestern Uganda, Kisoro district is an exceptional travel destination as far as tourism in the pearl of Africa is concerned. Made of rolling hills and green sceneries, kisoro is undeniably a hidden gem that every traveler should discover and enjoy on his/her Uganda safari. Kisoro district is roughly 10 hours drive from Kampala/Entebbe … Read moreTop Tourist Attractions In Kisoro District

Park Entrance Fees To Uganda National Parks

Park entrance in Uganda

It’s wise to know how much entrance fees are charged in each Uganda national park. Uganda Wildlife Authority put charges to entre each protected area and these costs vary from park to park. Also, the park entrance fees vary depending on the status of traveler (foreign nonresidents, foreign residents and Eat African Citizens). Also, the … Read morePark Entrance Fees To Uganda National Parks

Park Entrance Fees To Bwindi Forest & Mgahinga Gorilla Parks

Park entrance fees to Bwindi Forest

Bwindi forest is apparently the most visited National park in Uganda. Over 70% f tourists on Uganda safaris opt to visit Bwindi to take part in the memorable mountain gorilla trekking experience. Each day, over 136 travelers check into Bwindi impenetrable forest to see mountain gorillas and enjoy the fresh feeling of penetrating into the … Read morePark Entrance Fees To Bwindi Forest & Mgahinga Gorilla Parks

Rwanda Gorilla Family Migrates to Uganda

Hirwa gorilla family

For over a week now, Rwanda’s Hirwa gorilla family has been living in Mgahinga gorilla national park southwestern Uganda. Over 20 members of Hirwa family have been residing in Mt Gahinga regions of Mgahinga gorilla national park having crossed from their original home in Volcanoes National Park. The existence of Hirwa gorilla fairly in Uganda … Read moreRwanda Gorilla Family Migrates to Uganda

Gorilla Permit Rescheduling –Penalty & Fines

Mountain gorillas

Yes, you can reschedule your gorilla trekking date in Uganda to the desired date. Travelers and tour operators booking gorilla permits to Bwindi forest and Mgahinga gorilla national parks have a chance to reschedule the date of gorilla trekking. Rescheduling is normal and is accepted due to different reasons that can call for a change … Read moreGorilla Permit Rescheduling –Penalty & Fines

Uganda Ranked 3rd Most Photographic Travel Destination in 2019

Photogenic places in the world

Are you looking for the best photographic destination in Africa, Uganda is one of the top photogenic places on this planet. The Pearl of Africa is again hit the world travel news as the 3rd must photograph destination in the world. The remarkable pictures of Mgahinga gorilla national park, three Virunga volcanoes, and Lake Mutanda … Read moreUganda Ranked 3rd Most Photographic Travel Destination in 2019

Luxury US Tourists to Rwanda increase by 114%

Luxury Lodges in Rwanda

Rwanda Development Board is reaping big from her luxury gorilla tourism. The confirmation was got from Virtuoso; a respectable international agency network which reported a 114% increase in the number of high-end American tourists to Rwanda. The other countries that were recognized for having a significant increase in American tourist are Egypt, Uruguay, Romania, Malta, … Read moreLuxury US Tourists to Rwanda increase by 114%

How are gorilla families allocated in Rwanda?

Pre gorilla trekking briefing

Rwanda has 10 gorilla families habituated in Volcanoes National park. Every day, each gorilla family is visited by a group of eight travelers. At the start of each gorilla trekking day, different travelers are assigned different gorilla families to trek. The criteria followed when allocating gorilla families is our concern in this documentary. Gorilla Trek … Read moreHow are gorilla families allocated in Rwanda?

How Long Is A Trek To See Mountain Gorillas?

Gorilla tracking time

The length of the hike to see mountain gorillas is one of the concerns for most travelers planning gorilla trekking safaris. Upcoming travelers have frequently asked how long it talks o reach the endangered mountain gorillas. Well, there is no perfect answer to this question. The time to spend before meeting gorillas is unpredictable and … Read moreHow Long Is A Trek To See Mountain Gorillas?

Is Gorilla Trekking Worth the Money?

Gorilla Trekking Uganda

YES, gorilla trekking is worth the cost, energy and time. Past travelers have reviewed the experience as unforgettable, magical and life-changing worth the penny. Despite the high costs, discomfort and time, gorilla watching tours in Rwanda, Uganda & Congo remain the best wildlife experience worth doing. Over time, most people who have never been to … Read moreIs Gorilla Trekking Worth the Money?

Chimpanzee tracking: one of the greatest wildlife experiences in Uganda

Chimpanzee tracking safaris may make fewer headlines in the news compared to the breathtaking mountain gorillas safaris, but visiting human closest relatives in a Ugandan jungle is indeed one of the world’s most amazing wildlife encounters and more so the cost is just a quarter of that of gorilla trekking. Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda gives … Read moreChimpanzee tracking: one of the greatest wildlife experiences in Uganda

What to do on your Rwanda safari holiday

Rwanda is increasingly becoming one of the best travel destinations in Africa and in the whole world at large for safaris and holidays. Having put the dark history of the devastating genocide behind them, Rwanda’s recovery and progress in development is accelerating at a pace no one had imagined. Tourism has been on the forefront … Read moreWhat to do on your Rwanda safari holiday

Rwigi Gorilla Family in Bwindi Forest

Gorilla groups in Uganda

Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park of recent officially launched a new gorilla family for trekking. Rwigi is a newly habituated gorilla family in Rushaga sector south of Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. The new gorilla family is a break away from Kahungye family also found in Rushaga sector of Bwindi. Travelers to Bwindi forest can … Read moreRwigi Gorilla Family in Bwindi Forest

Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest tops CNN list of most beautiful places around the world

Bwindi Impenetrable national park, home to more than half of the global population of the endangered mountain gorillas located in the Southwest of Uganda has been named as the most beautiful place around the world by CNN. CNN’s published document containing the list of 25 of the most beautiful places around the world read in … Read moreUganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest tops CNN list of most beautiful places around the world

An insight into the life of mountain gorillas

Mountain gorillas are one of the endangered primates regarded to be facing the risk of extinction over the years. Fortunately, today figures show that the population of mountain gorillas has been growing steadily, from around 250 animals that were estimated to be in the wild in the 1970s to about 1,000 today. Today mountain gorillas … Read moreAn insight into the life of mountain gorillas

Shs4b For Bwindi Community Sharing

Revenue sharing is one of the strategies that Uganda Wildlife Authority and Uganda tourism sector improvised to compensate local people adjust to wildlife national parks for their loss of access and ownership of national parks land. The government scraps 20% of the total money collected from tourism and divert it to local communities to improve … Read moreShs4b For Bwindi Community Sharing

Can I do Gorilla Habituation in Uganda From Rwanda?

Gorilla Habituation Experience

Are you wondering whether you can do a gorilla habituation experience in Uganda from Kigali? Yes, you can easily connect from Rwanda to Uganda to do gorilla habituation experience. The easiest route is through Cyanika border of kisoro connecting to Rushaga sector south of Bwindi forest national park. The drive from Kigali to Bwindi takes … Read moreCan I do Gorilla Habituation in Uganda From Rwanda?

Best Region To Trek Mountain Gorillas In Bwindi Forest

Bwindi Gorilla regions

Which gorilla region is best for gorilla trekking in Uganda is one of the commonly asked questions by travelers intending to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi forest national park. Gorilla watching safaris in Bwindi takes place in four different regions located in different corners of this jungle forest. Honestly, the correct answer to this question … Read moreBest Region To Trek Mountain Gorillas In Bwindi Forest

Virunga National Park Reopens For Tourism

Congo Gorilla Safaris

Is Virunga national park reopen for y tourism? YES, Africa’s oldest national park finally reopens. After 8 months of non-operating, Virunga national park has finally reopened for gorilla trekking tours and Nyiragongo volcano climbing. Since May 2018, all gorilla safaris to Virunga national park were shut following the kidnap of two British travelers and the … Read moreVirunga National Park Reopens For Tourism