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Rwanda Ranked Seventh Best Travel Destination For 2021

Why visit Rwanda

While the world recovers from the lost 2020 travel year, Rwanda has been ranked as the seventh best travel destination in the world for 2021. On the 19th November 2020, Rwanda the country of a thousand hills was ranked 7th best country according to the Forbes Bucket List. Rwanda was ranked among the twenty-one best … Read moreRwanda Ranked Seventh Best Travel Destination For 2021

RDB to Pattern with Rwanda Basketball Federation

RDB to Pattern with Rwanda Basketball Federation

Rwanda Development Board has confirmed patternship with Rwanda basketball Federation in the 2019/20 BK Basketball National League champions in Men’s category. In this deal, Rwanda Development Board looks up to promote sports tourism in the land of a thousand hills diversifying tourism products in the country. RDB will then promote her “Visit Rwanda” brand that … Read moreRDB to Pattern with Rwanda Basketball Federation

Standard Operating Procedures for Primate Trekking in Africa

Standard Operating procedures for Covid19

Are you getting ready for your primate trekking experiences? Planning to trek gorillas, chimpanzees or golden monkeys in Africa? Basic knowledge of the standard Operating Procedures is essential for everyone visiting primates in Africa. YES, even after opening gorilla and chimpanzee parks for tourist, conservation bodies have put strict corona virus measures to ensure safety … Read moreStandard Operating Procedures for Primate Trekking in Africa

Arsenal players name Rwanda baby gorillas in virtual ceremony

Three arsenal players have taken part in this year’s gorilla naming ceremony locally known as “Kwita Izina” which literally means giving a name. The three players included club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, goalkeeper Bernd Leno and defender Hector Bellerin. Unlike the previous gorilla naming ceremonies that have been taking place in Rwanda at the country’s gorilla … Read moreArsenal players name Rwanda baby gorillas in virtual ceremony

Uganda Reopens Entebbe Airport to Tourists

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

Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

getting to Mgahinga gorilla park

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

Strange and exciting facts about mountain gorillas

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

Promotional Gorilla Permits in Rwanda amidst Covid19

Discounted Rwanda permits

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

How you can save gorillas

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

Top Adventure Experiences in Uganda

Bungee jumping at the source of the Nile

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

Accommodation in Kibale Forest National park

Lodges in Kibale Forest National Park

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

Uganda Tour Operators Seek for Tax Relief Amidst Covid19

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

Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Activities in Nyungwe Forest National park

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

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?