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Golden Monkeys Tracking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

16th October 2017

Trekking to see the golden monkeys is another highlight of Volcanoes National Park. The Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus Mitis Kandti) is a local subspecies of the widespread Sykes Monkey, also known as the “Blue Monkey” and is endemic to the high altitude forests of the Volcanoes National Park area. The Golden monkeys are rare species is listed as endangered.…

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Where to do Gorilla Trekking Tours – Uganda, Rwanda or Congo?

16th October 2017

There are about 884 mountain gorillas remaining on earth. About 55% of the mountain gorillas live in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park of Uganda while the rest are in Virunga Mountains that straddle Rwanda (Volcanoes NP), Uganda (Mgahinga Gorilla National Park) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (Virunga National Park). Most of the 884 gorillas…

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Gorilla Trekking Rules and Regulations

16th October 2017

Gorilla Trekking Rules and Regulations For those are planning to do a gorilla tracking safari in Uganda, the following Gorilla Trekking Rules and Regulations would apply (as set out in the printed leaflet by the Uganda Wildlife Authority ‘Gorilla Rules’). Before departing on your gorilla tracking: A maximum number of 8 visitors may visit a…

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Gorilla trek tour prices and costing

16th October 2017

The cost of a gorilla trek tour safari in Uganda or Rwanda

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Uganda’s 15 Mountain Gorilla Groups Families in Bwindi Mgahinga

14th October 2017

As of October 2017, Uganda has  15 mountain gorilla groups or families habituated for tourism (gorilla trekking/tracking and gorilla habituation experiences) located in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (14 gorilla groups) and Mgahinga Gorilla NP (1 gorilla group). The 15 gorilla groups are in 3 sectors of Bwindi and Mgahinga as below: Nkuringo Sector: Bikingi, Nkuringo and Bushaho…

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Rwanda Habituated Gorilla Groups and families

11th October 2017

As of January 2015, there are 10 habituated gorilla groups which are for tourism purposes, and these are the ones that gorilla trackers visit. At maximum, 8 persons can visit each gorilla group per day spending a maximum one hour each visit. These groups include Susa group, Sabinyo, Amahoro, Group 13 (Agasha group), Kwitonda, Umubano,…

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Congo Virunga National Park Gorilla Families

10th October 2017

Details of all gorilla groups in Virunga National Park Virunga National Park has 8 Gorilla Groups/ families in Congo habituated for gorilla tracking and tourism purposes.   1. RUGENDO 9 MEMBERS Rugendo is among the first groups to be habituated alongside Rugabo and Zunguruka in 1985. At its formation, the group was led by the…

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Gorilla habituation experience Bwindi

Mountain Gorilla Habituation Experience – Definitely better than normal!

9th October 2017

Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience – Bwindi Gorilla habituation is the process through which a gorilla family gets used to human visits. A great opportunity to spend 4 hours with the Bwindi mountain gorillas instead of the standard 1 hours for USD1500 per permit per person. The habituation experience is done Bikingi Gorilla Group of Bwindi,…

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How tough is the Rwanda gorilla trek? Which is the hardest/ easiest, best gorilla group to track

21st August 2017

Which is the toughest mountain gorilla group to track in Rwanda, which gorilla group is the most popular to track, easiest gorilla family to track, how many hours does the gorilla tracking take in Rwanda? Susa, Kwitonda, Sabinyo, Umahoro? This is one of the most frequently asked questions about gorilla tracking in Rwanda. And it…

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Uganda 2018 April, May, Gorilla Trek Permit Prices to keep at $600

31st July 2017

The Uganda Wildlife Authority has opted to keep the standard gorilla tracking permits prices of $600 in Bwindi for the month of April and May 2018. There wont be any more discounted prices apply to gorilla tracking permits for April and May 2018; although the permits price is much lower than Rwandas 1500$ per person.…

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