Gorilla Trek Africa excitedly shares the good news of reopening of Entebbe international airport. YES, after six months of closure, Entebbe international airport and all land borders to Uganda have finally been re opened for international tourists. His Excellency the president of Uganda announced the news of reopening Uganda for international travels on 20th September … Read moreUganda Reopens Entebbe Airport to Tourists
Are you wondering how you can easily get to and around Mgahinga Gorilla National Park? Not sure of the easiest route to this hidden gem? No worries, Gorilla Trek Africa has got you covered. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park located in southwestern Uganda is undeniably one of Uganda’s mots visited National Parks, a hidden gem that … Read moreGetting to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mountain gorillas are exclusively found in only two locations which include the Virunga Mountains which straddle the borders of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with 3 national parks and in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. Unlike most of other gorilla species whose population has been decreasing and are now critically endangered, … Read moreStrange and exciting facts about mountain gorillas
You can now trek Rwanda gorillas for as low as $200, a huge discount from the initial $1500 that had discouraged many gorilla lovers especially those on budget from visiting gorillas in Rwanda. The $200 applies to Rwanda nationals and East African citizens while foreign residents will pay $500, which is, still a big advantage … Read morePromotional Gorilla Permits in Rwanda amidst Covid19
A part from mountain gorillas which are endangered, all the other 3 subspecies of gorillas (Eastern lowland gorilla, Western lowland gorilla and Cross River gorilla) are still critically endangered according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). These great apes face a variety of life-threatening challenges including poaching, harm from snares, human encroachment … Read moreHow you can save gorillas
Fly into Kigali Rwanda and connect to Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks in Uganda in the shortest time possible. YES, Kigali to Mgahinga safaris have presently become common especially for travelers with limited time. The drive time from Kigali to Mgahinga is roughly 5 hours drive unlike a full day of driving from Entebbe International airport. … Read moreKigali to Mgahinga Gorilla Safaris
Are you an adventure traveler? Are you looking to do something magical? Uganda the Pearl of Africa offers it all you need to meet, satisfy and even exceed your travel expectations. Uganda is naturally blessed with natural beauties comprised of endangered wildlife, lakes, mountains and beautiful landscapes, which together make it a complete Uganda safari … Read moreTop Adventure Experiences in Uganda
While all countries are doing all things possible to prevent the spread of the deadly corona Virus, Rwanda has come up with something technical and new. YES, Rwanda deployed robots to help in the fight of Corona Virus, a deadly pandemic that has brought all business to a stand still. The robots in Rwanda were … Read moreRwanda Deploys Robots to Fight Covid19
As we plan for the postcovid19 Uganda chimpanzee safaris to Kibale Forest National Park, it’s wise to choose the best accommodation facilities in Kibale Forest. YES, a selection of the best accommodation is one key f an enjoyable and memorable chimpanzee trekking experience. You ought to sleep in a safe, comfortable and best lodge/camp or … Read moreAccommodation in Kibale Forest National park
The 26th Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meetings that was scheduled for 22nd to 27th June in Kigali RwandaRwanda is called off. YES, given the infectious nature of Corona Virus, the calling off of the 2020 CHOGM conference was inevitable. The whole world is currently striving to prevent the further spread of the deadly Virus which … Read moreKigali CHOGM 2020 Summit Called Off
Travel operators in Uganda are seeking a tax relief from the government to be able to thrive in business amidst the deadly Corona Virus. Its undeniable that tourism has been the most affected sector by the deadly Corona Virus. Yes, tourism in the whole world is on a standstill following travel restrictions in all countries … Read moreUganda Tour Operators Seek for Tax Relief Amidst Covid19
You can actually enjoy your Uganda safaris without necessarily visiting the famous mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest/Mgahinga Gorilla National parks or else chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park. Yes, take time and embark on Uganda game safaris to discover why the country was dubbed the Pearl of Africa. It’s undeniable that fabulous game is among … Read moreGame Safaris in Uganda
The canopy walk is one of the must-do travel activities in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Yes, over 90% of travelers on Rwanda primate safaris to Nyungwe Forest National Park choose to add canopy walk as a complement to chimpanzee trekking and waterfall hiking among other activities in Nyungwe Forest National park. The canopy walk was … Read moreCanopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park
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