Uganda Primates Safaris

How to Book a Gorilla Habituation Experience


Gorilla habituation experience is one of the most done primate safari experiences in Africa. The exceptional experience of training wild gorillas to make them familiar with man’s presence is only done in Rushaga sector, south

How do gorilla moms and dads raise their infants?


As we continue to wait for the opening of national parks to embark on our favorite wildlife encounters like gorilla safaris, it is comforting to learn about how gorillas live together in their families all

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Dangers facing wildlife during Coronavirus pandemic


The outbreak of Coronavirus has not only affected human life but wildlife too with animals in both protected and unprotected areas facing several life-threatening challenges. Following the spread of Coronavirus worldwide, like in other parts

How safe are mountain gorillas from Coronavirus?


Experts have warned that great apes including mountain gorillas in the Virunga Mountains face a lethal threat from Coronavirus which is currently killing thousands of people across the world. Mountain gorillas which are already endangered

What you didn’t know about the grauer’s gorilla


The grauer’s gorilla also known as Gorilla beringei grauer or the eastern lowland gorilla is a subspecies of the eastern gorilla found in the mountainous forests of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Majority of

The Bamungwe Cave in Kabale District


Do you want to discover and explore something new? Visit the hidden Bamungwe cave located in Nyakagyera parish, Kyanamira sub country, Ndorwa county, Kabale district in southwestern Uganda. Among all tourist attractions in Uganda, the

Bwindi Gorilla Groups

Rushegura Gorilla Family


Also known as group R, Rushegura is one of the four habituated gorilla families living in Buhoma sector north of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Rushegura gorilla group was initially part of the great Habinyanja

The threat of Coronavirus to mountain gorillas


In the wake of Coronavirus spreading across the world, conservationists are warning that Africa’s endangered mountain gorillas in could be at risk from the virus. Gorillas, which share about 98 percent of the human DNA,

The relationship life of gorillas


Gorillas and humans do share about 98 percent of their DNA in common and this explains why almost everything these gentle giants do has got some resemblance of their human counterparts behavior. Of all primates,

Understanding the five types of great apes


In most cases, when we talk about great apes, many people tend to think about gorillas and maybe chimps, but in total there are 5 different types of great apes in the world. What are

Water dams in National Parks

UWA Builds Water Dams For Wild Animals


Uganda Wildlife Authority has started an initiative to build water dams for wild animals in Uganda’s national parks and other protected areas. The new initiative of building dams is aimed at preventing wild animals from

Five facts about gorilla play


Gorillas are one of the most playful primates and this has been witnessed by trekkers who have got a chance to watch them in their joyous moods. Just like among other animals including humans, play

Must Visit Places in 2020

8 Unusual Travel Destinations for 2020


The world has an endless list of travel destinations that offer memorable travel experiences. These destinations offer exceptional attractions and travel activities, which never leave travelers the same again. However, some places are undeniably unusual

30 amazing facts about gorillas


30 amazing facts about gorillas There are many wonders surrounding gorillas and research has continued to provide us with many amazing facts that are mind-blowing about these elusive and giant primates. As we begin the

Gorilla census in Bwindi

Mountain Gorilla Numbers Rise in Bwindi Uganda


The long-awaited 2018 gorilla census results in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park are finally out! Interestingly, Bwindi Forest has achieved an increase in the population of gorilla numbers, which calls for a celebration. The good

Kwita Izina 2019: Rwanda’s gorilla-naming ceremony


Rwanda’s annual gorilla naming ceremony, commonly known as “Kwita Izina” in the local language has been once again celebrated for this year. This year’s event took place at Musanze, in the Northwest of the country

Why East Africa is the tourism gem of Africa


Four of the seven natural wonders of Africa are found within east Africa. These include River Nile, the longest river in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti migration and the Ngorongoro Crater. In addition to

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


The Bwindi national park covers an area of 321sq km and is located in Southwestern Uganda on the edge, of the Western Rift Valley. It is located in both Kabale and Rukungiri district, northwest of

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Who is Eligible to Trek Mountain Gorillas


Who is allowed to trek mountain gorillas? A face-to-face encounter with critically endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitats is everyone’s dream. All travelers both men and women at all ages would surely prefer to


Why is Gorilla Trekking Expensive?


Have you been wondering why gorilla trekking is expensive? An encounter with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is undeniably among the most expensive venture on African safaris. Thousands of travelers have taken part in

Rwanda safaris

RwandAir Fifth Freedom Right On Abuja-Yaoundé Route


Purposely to expand Rwanda’s footprint across all West African countries while encouraging increased safaris to Rwanda, Rwanda Air has been granted a fifth freedom right on Abuja-Younde Route. This comes after the opening of the

Comparisons in Gorilla trekking

Comparing Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo


When choosing where to for gorilla trekking, one must travel to Uganda, Rwanda or Democratic Republic of Congo the only countries sheltering the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas. The choice of which country to go

Hiking to Dian Fossey tomb

Hiking To Dian Fossey Grave


Much as gorilla trekking and golden monkey trekking are a focus for most travelers to Volcanoes national park, a hike to the graveyard of Dian Fossey, an American primatologists who sacrificed her life to save

Gorilla safaris

What to Expect on a Gorilla Safari


Travelling to see mountain gorillas has undeniably become a dream for most if not all travelers to Africa. Different people have continuously written and narrated about how gorilla trekking is an amazing encounter which bring

Rwanda as top tourism destination

Rwanda Takes Top Title in World Travel Awards


At the completion of the 24th World Travel Awards in Kigali, Rwanda took the top title crowned as a leading tourism destination in the globe. Aimed at acknowledging, rewarding and celebrating excellence across all sectors

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The Batwa Cultural Trail


Done only in Mgahinga gorilla national park, Batwa cultural trail is a celebration of the past forest life for the Batwa who were traditional forest dwellers before conservation and tourism were introduced. Batwa cultural trail

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Reasons to Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park


Set against a locale of the Ruwenzori Mountains, Queen Elizabeth national park is surely an understated gem and a staple of Uganda’s wildlife safaris. Queen Elizabeth national park is Uganda’s premier national park sheltering the

Rwanda traditional dance

Rwanda Tourism’s Success Story


Rwanda is a small country located in East Africa and popular known as the land of a thousand hills. The country has cool climatic conditions and beautiful landscapes covered by green vegetation and above all

Recovery of Akagera national Park


Want to do a Rwanda wildlife safari? Visit Akagera national park the only savannah park in eastern Rwanda. Game drives in the park reward you with a close encounter with wildlife such as like giraffes,

How to Plan a Rwanda Trip


While in Rwanda, don’t miss the opportunity of tracking gorillas independently because its way much cheaper than using tour operators who charge a premium for organizing a tour and yet you can do this on

Campaign to Boost Local Tourism in Rwanda


Rwandan government officials launched a campaign to promote the country’s tourism through sports. If well implemented and many locals can get involved in sport activities like jogging, this initiative can turnout to be a tremendous

Rwanda’s national airport – Kamembe Airport


In beed to boost tourism in Rwanda, the aviation renovate of Kamembe Airport located Western Province of the country. The project is estimated to cost Rwf5.1 billion and will start in November. The project will