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
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
Inhabited in the Kahungye hills of the Rushaga sector, Kahungye gorilla family is an interesting gorilla family you ought to visit on your Uganda gorilla tour to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The gorilla family was named after “Kahungye hills) where it was first sighted and lives apparently. Kahungye gorilla group was first sited in … Read moreKahungye Gorilla Family
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
Most people from all over the world have known Rwanda majorly for mountain gorilla safaris in Volcanoes National Park. YES, Rwanda is one of few places to see mountain gorillas in the world and gorilla trekking attracts the highest number of travelers from all over the world. However, Rwanda safaris are such more than gorilla … Read moreRwanda’s Top Five wonders
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?
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
After many years of waiting, Uganda Wildlife Education center received a new ambulance to ease the treatment and rescue of animals in poor health state. Uganda wild animals have often fallen victims of accidents due to over speeding in the national parks, others have been hurt by snares set by poachers while others hurt and … Read moreUganda’s Wild Animals Get Ambulance
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
A valid visa is a must-have for every traveler visiting Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, and other travel destinations. Travelers are advised to apply and get visas before traveling or else apply for Visa o the arrival date. A visa allows you stay in a new destination for a specific period of time. Travelers coming to East … Read moreAbout the Single East African Tourist Visa
Game safaris to Akagera national park have presently become common among Rwanda safaris. Yes, most travelers to Rwanda now opt to visit Akagera National park to enjoy the “Big Five Game”. Just like in other game parks, travelers to Akagera National park are required to pay the park entrance fees. It is so wise for … Read morePark entrance fee to Akagera National Park
Just like human families celebrate the birth of a new baby, the Rushegura gorilla family is jubilating the birth of a new baby gorilla. The good news was received in early December 2029 when Businza, an adult female gorilla in the Rushegura gorilla family gave birth to a health-bouncing baby a few weeks after Mubare … Read moreBaby gorilla Born in Rushegura Gorilla Family
Despite the many years of no rhinos in the wild of Uganda, the Uganda Wildlife Authority is set to reintroduce rhinos back into the wild in 2022. For over 30 years back, rhino tracking in Uganda has only been done at Zziwa Rhino sanctuary as the only destination to trek these endangered species in the … Read moreUganda to Re Introduce Rhinos into the Wild
Do you know you can do a solo gorilla trekking safari? Yes, solo gorilla trekking is possible in Uganda, Rwanda the Democratic Republic of Congo. Whereas most gorilla safaris are done in groups, solo gorilla trips are also possible and affordable. A gorilla trek Africa, we tailor-make so gorilla trips to Bwindi Forest, Mgahinga gorilla, … Read moreGorilla Trekking for Solo Traveler
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
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
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
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
Rwanda is already reaping big from her partnership with Arsenal football club. The partnership has seen David Luiz the defender for the arsenal football club visit Rwanda for a 2 days Rwanda trip. In his 2 days Rwanda tour, David Luiz will trek gorillas in Volcanoes National park and also visit the Kigali genocide memorial … Read moreArsenal Player David Luiz in Rwanda
Traveling is amusing for everyone and women are not an exception. The world has numerous treasures to uncover only when one gets out of his/her comfort zone. Just like men, women have a right to penetrate the impenetrable Bwindi forest to trek gorilla, hike to the top of Mt Everest and Camp at the summit … Read moreTravel Tips for Women
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
Poaching is one of the major threats hindering gorilla tourism in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s unfortunate that a high number of mountain gorillas both young and old have been lost to poaching for unknown reasons. In the 1990’ the world almost lost the endangered mountain gorillas to extinction by poaching. … Read moreWhy are Mountain gorillas poached?
Do you have any kind of disability and wondering whether you can trek to see gorillas? YES, people with disabilities can also do gorilla trekking with no difficult. Much as many people review a hike to see mountain gorillas as strenuous and not for the physically challenged, there are suitable options for the disabled to … Read moreGorilla Trekking for the Disabled
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
The fact that Uganda safaris have presently become a priority for most travelers coming for holidays in Africa, a breakdown of Uganda safari costs is a commonly asked question by most travelers intending to visit the pearl of Africa. Well, there is no specific cost of all Uganda safaris but it all depends on various … Read moreWhat’s the cost of a Uganda Safari?
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%
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?
Coming travelers have continuously asked when is the best time to trek gorillas in Rwanda and so in neighboring Uganda. The time to visit gorillas depends on a client’s likings. However, Whichever time you choose to visit, the magical feeling of trekking gorillas never fades and it’s new every morning. Rwanda gorilla tours are done … Read moreRwanda Gorillas Best Time To Go
After 6 months of construction, the superlative Kigali Arena is finally complete and ready for inauguration. The construction of the new complex commenced in January 2019 purposed to make Rwanda a center for sports events in Africa. After its opening, Kigali arena will begin to host all sports events in Rwanda both nationals and internationals. … Read moreKigali Arena set for Inauguration
Are you in Kampala and wondering which Uganda safari holidays you can take part in. Well, no worries, we bring you a list of activities you can do in Uganda starting from Kampala. Kampala capital is a gateway to all travel destinations in Uganda. In other words, most if not all safaris to Uganda start … Read moreUganda Safaris from Kampala
For those who have been to Africa before, it’s undeniable that Africa is an exclusive tourist destination worth visiting. Africa is the second largest continent in the world comprised of 54 countries. The continent’s vast size comes along with endless beauties and worth exploring. Interestingly, each one of the 54 countries is unique in its … Read more10 Must Visit Countries in Africa
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?
Travelers going to trek gorillas are cautioned to avoid direct eye contact with the endangered gorillas. Avoiding direct eye contact is one of the rules and regulations travelers are given during the pre gorilla trekking briefing by park rangers. The briefing is a must attend by all people going to see gorillas to avoid any … Read moreWhy not make Direct Eye Contact With a Gorilla?
Checking gorilla permit availability is very important when planning a mountain gorilla trip to Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. A gorilla permit is so essential in gorilla safari reservations that anyone without it cannot access the gorillas. In other words, a gorilla permit is a password to visit the endangered species in … Read moreChecking Gorilla Permits Availability
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 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
Flying into Kigali Rwanda and crossing to trek gorillas in Uganda has presently become popular. When Rwanda hiked her gorilla permits, most travelers could not afford to pay $1500 for a single permit to Volcanoes National park. The immediate and reliable alternative was to fly into Rwanda and drive to trek gorillas in Uganda where … Read moreRwanda Uganda Gorilla Tours Entry Points
Do you want to visit mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, colobus, or golden monkeys? Rwanda offers you a remarkable primate safari with no difficulty. This small landlocked country is home to the highest number of primates, which together offer you a memorable primate trekking safari. Primates are key tourist attractions in Rwanda attracting the highest number of … Read morePrimate Trekking in Rwanda
Uganda is set to get a new tourism brand, which fully defines what Uganda offers in terms of tourist attractions and activities. Since the visit of Church hill Winston, Uganda has been known as the “pearl of Africa” for tourism branding. However, the brand “pearl of Africa” seems to have not fully defined what Uganda … Read moreUganda To Get A New Tourism Brand
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
Planning a gorilla safari to Uganda, Rwanda or Congo? No worries, Gorilla Trek Africa offers you first-hand gorilla trekking tips to ensure enjoyable and memorable mountain gorilla watching experience in the jungle. Gorilla trekking is presently a dream come true for most travelers to Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo. The world has 1004 mountain gorillas residing … Read moreGorilla Tracking Guide
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
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
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
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
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?
Many people traveler to Uganda to visit and track mountain gorillasas a first priority. However, a gorilla tour without any add on activity is not enough. There is much more to explore and do in Uganda to make your Uganda safari a complete package. Some past travelers who did gorilla trekking along with other tourism … Read moreGorilla Trekking Add – Ons
We have heard scandals of tour operators running away with tourist money. This is so sad but YES it can happen especially if a tourist reserves a trip with untrusted travel operator. Booking safaris online are 99.9% based on trust between the visitor and a travel operator. Is unfortunate that some innocent visitors have fallen … Read moreBest Travel Operators In Uganda & Rwanda
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
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