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All about the life and ecology of mountain gorillas

6th June 2017

The endangered mountain gorilla is one of the subspecies of the gorilla. The other subspecies is the lowland gorillas, it is a specie most often found in zoos. There are approximately 900 mountain gorillas remaining on earth. Unlike other gorilla species, mountain gorillas cannot live in captivity. They only survive in their natural habitat, afro-montane…

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Where to find Mountain Gorillas

6th June 2017

Where to find Mountain Gorillas There are approximately 900 mountain gorillas remaining on earth. Unlike other gorilla species, mountain gorillas cannot live in captivity. They only survive in their natural habitat, afro-montane forests only found in Uganda, Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. These are located in the Virunga mountains (striding across the three countries) and Uganda’s…

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Rwanda gorilla permit will cost 1500 USD

30th May 2017

 The Rwanda Development Board today announced an increase in the price of Gorilla Permits from US$ 750 to US $1,500 for all visitors effective immediately. A new exclusive package for tourists who wish to book an entire family of gorillas was also introduced at US$ 15,000, and will receive exclusive personalized tour guide services. The…

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Cheaper Gorilla tracking permits for November 2015 in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

29th May 2017

Don’t miss an experience with the rare mountain gorillas in Mgahinga national park. Permit fees have been cut to Shs 150,000 from Shs 250,000 for domestic tourists (and all East African Community citizens). Foreign tourists now pay $450 instead of the previous $600. This promotional offer runs till end of November  2017. Mgahinga is home…

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Rwanda Gorilla tracking permit price raised to USD1500

7th May 2017

The Rwanda Development Board has announced an increase in the price of Gorilla Permits from US$ 750 to US $1,500 for all visitors effective immediately.  However, the mountain gorilla tracking permit cost remains the same in Uganda at USD600 and Congo (DRC). According to RDB, the new price increase will not affect tourists who had…

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My mountain Uganda gorilla tracking experience in Bwindi’s Oruzogo gorilla family

30th April 2017

Tracking Gorillas in Bwindi’s Oruzogo Gorilla Family Gorilla Trekking remains one of the most magical and rewarding wildlife experiences in the natural world, one that I know is high on the wish list of Uganda’s tourists. An estimated 880 mountain gorillas are remaining on earth, approximately 480 of which reside in Bwindi National Park. Some…

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Climbing Mount Karisimbi (Rwanda)

3rd April 2017

by Ivan Wassaaka Mount Karisimbi is the highest of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains. It is a huge dome, now dormant, that dominates the range, more in girth than in height. Its name in Kinyaruanda means white shell, which refers to its often white-capped summit. Interestingly, this cap results not from snow but…

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Trek to Dian Fossey Tomb (Grave) Hike

2nd April 2017

by Ivan Wassaaka What exactly is at the grave and Research Center? How does one get there, how long is the hike, how much does the  trek cost, how do I arrange the trek?  What do you see besides her grave and what sounds to be a small museum? What is the center like? One…

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Travel Documents, Visas, Vehicle Crossing in East Africa Countries – Frequently asked questions

28th March 2017

Questions about Visa and Travel Document Requirements when travelling between Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi. do I need a visa when crossing from one country to another? How do I cross borders with my own vehicle? a) Do I need a visa to travel from one EAC country to the next? If you are a…

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Uganda Very Safe for Tourists Despite Fighting in Nearby Congo

23rd March 2017

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)  has come out to assure tourists that the border national parks in western Uganda are safe despite ongoing fighting in neighbouring DR Congo. There has been growing speculation about the safety of tourists visiting Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Lillian Nsubuga, the…

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