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Uganda Free of Ebola

Visiting Director General concurred with the Uganda government Ministry of Health that the recent Ebola outbreak the country had been contained. Even as we have to wait for the full mandatory incubation period the World Health Organization in a joint statement with the ministry concurred that literally the situation is well contained.  

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Are Tourists safe from Ebola in Uganda

Are Tourists safe from Ebola in Uganda Tourism remains safe in Uganda but industry stakeholders and government officials are worried about the PR effects this news has on the global media and the travel and tourism industry. Everyone entering Uganda from DRC and South Sudan will be screened for Ebola. There is no threat for…

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Golden Monkeys Tracking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Golden Monkeys Tracking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda Golden Monkeys tracking 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…

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Gorilla Trekking Rules and Regulations

Uganda gorilla safari, Uganda gorilla tour - seeing mountain gorillas in Biwindi

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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Comparing Uganda and Gorilla Trekking Experience

How different is the gorilla tracking experience between Uganda and Rwanda (Comparisons)  Okay, aside from the price differences with the Rwanda gorilla tracking permit now at $1500 and Uganda gorilla going for $600 (and $450 in November, April and May), could there be some real difference in the experience one finally gets? As all the mountain gorillas…

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How to do a 1-Day mountain gorilla trekking tour from Kigali

Up to recently I kept receiving many emails from intending visitors on whether it is really possible to do a gorilla trek in one day without a hassle, and my answer of course is – YES, it is possible in Rwanda. The Kigali International Airport is just about 2½ hours of driving on paved roads…

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