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Go Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

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An exhilarating trek through the cultivated bottom hills of the Volcanoes offers stirring views in all directions!

Volcanoes National Park is one of the best national parks in Africa, a rewarding destination to travelers looking for gorilla safaris in Africa. Given its close location to Kigali City, the park is the favorite place for gorilla treks in Africa if compared with Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Virunga National Park.

How to get to Volcanoes National Park

Very dip in the small village called Musanze formally well-known as Ruhengeri that is very accessible by public transport from Gisenyi or Kigali or from the airport, the Volcanoes National Park (PNV) is found. It has become the most popular and famous tourist destination in Rwanda mainly because of the mountain gorillas. The most prominent adventure is gorilla trekking and visitors from various countries visit to the park. The greatest advantage of visiting the PNV is that with out spending some what a lot of time on the road on can reach the park in about 2-3 hours traveling by road from Kigali!

The volcano massif is home to around half of the world’s precious mountain gorillas – some 390 of them. Volcanoes National Park is the most popular place for safaris in Rwanda and the park is a favorite to those looking to gorilla tracking in Africa.

About the Virunga Gorillas

In spite of what similarity among African gorillas, the mountain gorillas are unique apes, having almost the likeness of (Black Africa Zenje people). They are very big and walk while standing on two legs.Though the gorillas are strong animals, they are interested animals if not provoked. The Virunga gorillas are often seen smiling with their “romantic” voices.The sound is kwi kwi kwi……and they give good welcome to those looking to meet them! The young ones are very playful and on a gorilla trek, you have up to one hour to follow the gorillas and learn about how they live within the mountains.

Safaris Activities on a Volcanoes National Park holiday

Gorilla Tracking

Spend such precious hour with Gorilla Company while watching the group playing, sulking, teasing each other, eating, or dozing just like we do – is extraordinary. And the gorilla tracking safaris in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park are among the best in Africa.

Visitors leave early in the morning for their briefing at the Park head quarters and then in parties of 7-8 will be taken to their allocated group with a guide and trackers. Some gorilla wanders up the mountain, however, it is often utterly rewarding.

Acclimatization

Not only tracking gorillas is activity in volcanoes. Before visiting to the gorillas, we give a guided walk into the mountains well known as (acclimatization).This allows you to spend more time looking at the other wildlife in forest, and to gain a better understanding of the overall ecosystem.

Excursion on tomb of Dian Fossey and the Karisoke Research Centre

This walk takes a couple of hours of fairly steep walking, hiking to the Crater Lake on Mount Bisoke 1day is my best option too.

Activities in the park

  • Visiting the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera,Hiking Karisimbi volcano (It’s over 3,800 m)
  • Visit the Iby’Iwacu cultural village Tour
  • Take an excursion to Musanze Cave Tours

Wildlife

The Park harbors a spectacular array of rare and endangered animals and plants as well as infamous mountain gorillas.There is a variety of other primates such as buffalo, giant forest hogs,bush pigs, bushbucks, black-fronted duikers, the endemic golden monkeys, plus forest elephants. Despite the above activities, Virunga contains over 200 species of birds. This offers the opportunity for bird watching.

The Twin Lakes of RUHONDA and BURERA

  • Can it be possible two lakes born to gather…? Find more history as you plan your holiday.

The twin lakes of Burera and Ruhonda were named so because they are locate in the same areas and their physical connection. They are situated with in Musanze district a walk away from the Volcanoes national park. The lakes offer tourists a beautiful view of landscape, wetland habitat, and water birds.

Along Rwanda’s coastline

As tired as loaded lorry, mountain hiking and gorilla tracking are tiresome; but you can get refresh and relax at Lake Kivu.This is the center of all sports and beach activities.At only an hour away from Volcanoes National Park, Rubavu is a great way to unwind after trekking adventures. Find the details of trip activities on Lake Kivu as you arrange safari holiday.

Four off the beaten path Adventure Activities to Enjoy in Uganda

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Uganda is safe and small space with a spring-like climate that perpetuates the place for the entire year. It is a real treat when it comes to travel in Africa. In spite of its small size, it is jam-packed with activities. The national parks here house almost half the global population of mountain gorillas along with other primates such as chimpanzees, Golden monkeys and big games like the lion, elephants, and buffaloes.

There are over 1000 species of birds that fly in and out of this country throughout the year. About 10 per cent of all the world’s species live and dwell in the mountain forests, wetlands and on the shores of Lake Victoria. Uganda still remains a tribal nation and as you are travelling around this country, its music, dance, and culture will change dynamically by the hour. There are as many as 40 languages recognized across the country. Even though tourists come here specifically for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, it is more than it appears to hold. So, embark on an adventure to explore the secrets that this place holds.

  1. Check out the Chimpanzees

Chimpanzees are some of the endangered species and are known to live in several forests spread across Uganda. The most popular of them is Kibale Fotrest National Park, the park with the highest density of chimpanzees in Africa. If you are to a primate safari, Kibale is a must visit destination. The forest host 13 different species of primates including a thriving population of over 1500 chimpanzees. Eklsewhere chimpanzees can also be tracked in Budongo in Murchison Falls National Park, Kyambura Gorge the mist-filled gorges found in Queen Elizabeth National Park as well as Kalinzu Forest.

  1. Visit the Rwenzori Mountains 

Identified as the ‘Mountains of the Moon’, the Rwenzori Mountains have formed an impenetrable chain of rocky edges which perpetually snow laden with cloud and fog. You can take walks along the foothills where you might find clear streams, lush landscape, and lively villages. If you can continue with your expedition further, it will surely take you into this surreal world where there are giant heathers, bamboo et al.

  1. Soak in Ugandan culture 

Uganda doesn’t have famous tribes like other African states do e.g. the Massai and Himba et al. But you’d fall in love with their diverse culture anyway. You can learn more while spending some time watching cultural performances at the Ndere Centre (Kampala). Learn how to grind millets, make some porridge over a fire or play some instruments. All in all, be sure to enjoy the little things that this place has to offer. Each region of this country has a diverse set of songs and dances which you can individually visit and learn about them as well. Delving into their culture would take more than just your enthusiasm as it should be an innate craving that should be drawing you in.

  1. Climb the Rwenzori Mountains

Uganda is home to the mythical Mountains of the Moon. You can enjoy several hikes in the Rwenzori Mountains and come to explore its wilderness. From day hikes to the 7 Days Central Circuit Trail, there are lots of optional tours awaiting for you. Though this mountain lies along the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, most of the guided hikes start from the Uganda side. Whether you choose a few days or opt to complete the trail to the highest peak, a wilderness journey in the Rwenzoris is one of the off the beaten paths you can enjoy in the country.

What to Know About An All-inclusive Uganda Safari

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Many call it the pearl of Africa while others call it gifted by nature, Uganda is truly a prime tourism destination for every traveler to visit. Uganda being an eco-tourism destination, most of the places toured are nature-based which are located in the remote areas of the country. Thereby requiring a tourist/traveler wishing to tour Uganda to get an expert in a local tour operator to plan for him/her a proper safari.  The local tour operators try to bring most of the travel items that a Uganda safari encompasses around into one tour package for the travel which in context becoming an all-inclusive tour.

To put an all-inclusive Uganda safari tour, we bring to you some of the important thing a traveler needs to know about it;

An all-inclusive Uganda safari tour comprises of only the ground expenses incurred while traveling around the motherland. These expenses include the ground Uganda car hire services (4×4 safari vehicle, fuel, safari guide), accommodation expenses (hotel expenses for nights spent while on the trip and meals taken while on a safari) and tourism destination expenses (park/site entrance fee and specific tourism activities expenses like game drive, boat ride, gorilla permits, chimp fees, nature walk and many more).

An all-inclusive Uganda safari tour are always found on the internet. Most of the local tour operators exhibit these kind of tour packages on their websites through various itineraries a tourist would wish to choose from. The itineraries are designed basing on the major touristic places to visit putting in check with the location of the places. Any traveler who wishes to partake one of the package would inquire through an email and a reservation team replies accordingly and then a deal is struck upon the wishes of the traveler.

The payment for an all-inclusive Uganda safari tour is done in advance. When a client confirms with a local tour operator, he or she has to make payment of the trip a few months before traveling. This is because the booking for the different travel items like accommodation, transport and tourism activities has to be done beforehand due to the high demand for them. It is also done in advance to avoid panic attacks in the last moments of traveling. The payment is done in US dollars since it is the most popular currency in the world and also its inflation rate is very minimal thus setting up standard prices for the packages.

An all-inclusive Uganda safari tours commonly revolves around visiting the different national parks of Uganda. Uganda has ten national parks for visitors to encounter and these have different wildlife species to excite the tourists. The most marketed national parks are Bwindi impenetrable national park with the mountain gorillas, Murchison falls national park with a unique game drive and boat ride, Queen Elizabeth national park a medley of wonders and Kibale national park the capital of small primates. In most the all-inclusive Uganda safari tours, a traveler is most likely find the aforementioned national park as a place to visit.

Exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park

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For safaris above and beyond nature, wildlife discoveries on boat and game drive, community experience and primates adventure please check in for Queen Elizabeth National Park trips. The journey to the park will begin in Kampala or Entebbe or from any of your respective rest inn in Uganda to prevail for the undiscovered in western Uganda.

Early in the morning with blossom sun rise, start off your safari in Uganda. You will stretch through Masaka Road with the magnificent nature look along your way; there will be programmed stopovers before you reach your destiny. One will beat the longitude marked as O0 commonly known as the Equator that crosses the earth to divide the northern hemisphere from the southern hemisphere to enjoy the gratitude, taking memorable photographs, the water experience. An experiment is water sinks into a can from the funnel when placed in the southern hemisphere and it will rotate clockwise and when the same experiment is placed and performed in the northern hemisphere, water rotate anticlockwise as it sinks into the can from the placed funnel,buying souvenirs, and too taking breakfast if it’s a priority before starting the journey to relate with time will end a brief notation at the equator.

At this time the guide will drive you comfortably to Mbarara via Lyantonde district but before you reach there for lunch.Most travellers enjoy their lunch in Mbarara Town most especially at Agip Motel. During the drive you may come across several birding species along your way and you will agree with Sir Winston Churchill that Uganda is the pearl of Africa so expect to explore more.

After a full packaged lunch continue with your scenic drive en-route to Kasese road via Ishaka to Rubirizi district to check in for the accommodation in Queen Elizabeth national park. There are numerous hotels and lodges suggest to choose from of which there is; Mweya safaris lodge the most popular luxury lodge in the park, Katara lodge, buffalo safari lodge, Ihamba lodge, Enganzi, bush lodge, King fisher, Kyambura lodge, and twin lakes Lodge etc. All these can be used as accommodation to stay in for travelers intending to take safaris in Queen Elizabeth national park.

For the accommodations that are with in the park and on the edges of the park there are quite a good listing of safari lodges like Enganzi, Katara have gotten such an interesting view of the national park because they are established on hills that gives you’re a systematic view of the savanna park.

Activities and areas of interest in Queen Elizabeth NationalPark

Game Drive
This is a unique adventure through the Kasenyi plains, the northern Kazinga plains, and the Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions for all travelers who have accessed the activity, it’s recommended by principle that a game drive is done twice a day that is early in the morning and late in the evening, and visitors travel following an itinerary and so all clients go to bed having been briefed for the next day field activity.
For the case of Queen Elizabeth National Park, for clients who sleep inside the park like Mweya safaris lodge will just set for early in the morning for wildlife tracking areas in search for wildlife animals; however for visitors who had their nights in lodges outside the park like Enganzi, Katara, buffaro, will be required to depart their rooms to the check in point for registrations and rules of game drive.

To go tracking the king of the jungle “Lion” will require clients keep time at least by 8:00am one should be at the gate when animals are starting to go feed, that’s the best time that by chance you will to find prides of lions on a hunt for their feast in the mating grounds of antelopes, there are places marked for the activity such as the old and new kaguta meeting ground tracks, in these grounds you will find several animals like Uganda kobs, bushbucks, Oribis, Bates’s pygmy antelope, that keep grazing here and more groups will always attract lions prides despite the fact that lions are carnivores animals they feed on the herbivores animals that are always in herds grazing.

Along your way, it’s a must to find huge herds of Elephants and buffaloes feeding stride across the game drive tracks in herd with the young ones, watching them in their habitat is best of memorable experience for the fact being that buffaloes have a character of sleeping in muddy places as a mechanism of creating a hard layer on their bodies when the sun rises to protect themselves from dangerous insects like tsetse flies that keep sucking blood out of them of protection.

There are other common herbivores animals like warthogs that bend on their news while feeding in the grassland, there are common waterbucks and sitatungas antelopes grazing.

Mweya peninsula
Here you will experience queen’s focal point. You will drive to the visitor’s information center located 22 kilometers from the main road through the Kabatoro gate to Mweya for all details needed and activities in the park like accommodation, hostels, campsite, and budget food options.
It is through Mweya peninsula that you will connect to the boat, you may either decide to use a Uganda Wildlife Authority boat that usually departs at 3:00 pm that you are entitled to pay USD 30 and the other one is kingfisher boat for USD28 that departs at 2:00pm.

This launch cruise is a link to Kazinga channel for wildlife where the banks are chummed with animals like elephants, hippos, buffaloes and water birds, there are birds all over the banks like weaver birds, marabou storks, monitor lizards stride the banks and a view of king fisher birds that usually live in a pair, you will enjoy a wonderful experience when you travel with your binoculars for a perfect view of objects. Notice; a boat is scheduled for 2 hours sailing time with good guiding from the experts and you will be comfortable adventuring wildlife in a boat seat.

Community activities around the queen Elizabeth national park

There are several opportunities around the park and one of them is farming by the locals of the area, coffee, bananas, onions, Irish potatoes are the main crops grown here but in the due process. Despite the fact that plantations are close and almost in the park and it’s like a zone that harbors fresh roots and leaves that are best admired by the adjacent herbivores animals especially the elephants, farms establish different mechanisms to protect their areas from such dangerous animals that may end up damaging and eating their crops.

By the evening around 6:00pm to 7:00pm farmers start to slope to their farms to go protect their gardens. In this case they make fire places that will scare away animals between the park demarcations and their gardens, elephants that seem to be coward animals when it comes to noise with high pitches. Here every farmer is safe with a can or any of metallic objects that can be hit to produce sound that will scare and chase away these wild animals.

However at times these elephants may come in big masses and when this happens, with the help of tourism police, they may be forced to fire guns that make heavy sounds that will scare the elephants, so clients should not be scared because the tourism police is all over the place for security as you experience and discover the undiscovered.

UNESCO Director-General Deplores Fires in Mount Kenya National Park

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For more than a week, devastating fires have raged in Mount Kenya National Park, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1997 and a part of the Mount Kenya Biosphere Reserve since 1978.

According to the Kenya National Parks Service (KWS), these fires have already destroyed more than 80,000 hectares of forest and grassland, which represents almost half the area of the World Heritage site. There has been no loss of human life.

Thanks to the concerted work of hundreds of civilian and military firefighters, the fires were brought under control. The rains of recent days have also contributed to their total extinction. However, KWS protocol requires a two-day observation period to declare the fires fully under control.

“UNESCO is at the disposal of the Kenyan authorities to provide all its technical expertise to strengthen the country’s capacities for disaster risk reduction and greater resilience of human communities and ecosystems to climate change, particularly through its Man and Biosphere Programme and the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in Kenya,” said UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay.

UNESCO’s Nairobi-based Regional Office for East Africa is in close communication with the Kenyan authorities and is ready to organize a rapid training course on disaster and risk preparedness for natural site managers in Kenya. UNESCO is also in a position to organize an assessment mission to define with the Kenyan authorities the measures to mitigate the impacts of these fires.

Rising to 5,199 m, Mount Kenya is an ancient extinct volcano and the second highest peak in Africa located on the equator about 180 kilometres north of Nairobi. With its rugged, glacier-crowned peaks and forested slopes, it is one of the most impressive landscapes in East Africa. The evolution and ecology of its Afro-Alpine flora also provide a remarkable example of ecological processes.

Top Wildlife Safaris in Uganda

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Tree Climbing Lions in Ishasha

Uganda is a country that is gifted by nature and the best places where one seeking exclusive wildlife safaris can visit. Popularly known as the pearl of Africa, Uganda has a lot to offer and this is one of the reasons why many tourists on safaris visit the country. Uganda is a very safe and secure country and above all the people are very hospitable and very easy to interact with. While on a Uganda safari, there are some tourism destinations and activities one should not miss because of their uniqueness and they include the following

Mountain Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks

Mountain gorillas are wild animals adventurous tourists should not miss while in Uganda. They are among the most endangered primate species that are only remaining in three countries in the world (in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo). In Uganda mountain gorillas live in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which has half of the mountain gorilla population remaining on the planet with 12 habituated mountain gorilla families, and in Mgahinga gorilla national park which has one habituated mountain gorilla family.

Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi or Mgahinga National Park is very adventurous and exciting as the tourists hike through the forests covered by mist looking for the allocated mountain gorilla family. The hike can take about 5 hours and sometimes more. This hike is usually characterized by sightings of a number of wildlife species in the forests and a real feel of the jungle. Mountain gorilla trekking permits are sold at only $600 during the peak tourist season and at $350 during the low tourists season. They cab be trekked at anytime of the year however the trek can be best enjoyed during the dry season when there are less chances for rainfall that usually disrupts the hiking process.

White Water Rafting

This is a very thrilling tourist activity carried out along the great river Nile in Jinja. White water rafting involves tourists having a boat ride along the rapids along river Nile where they are some times thrown out of their rafting boats by the strong forces of the rapids. This is an adventurous activity that does not require experience but rather determination. Its not an activity for the faint hearted but its very exciting and rewarding and all those seeking for great adventure should not miss it out while in the pearl of Africa.

A Visit To Murchison Falls

These are the greatest waterfalls in Uganda along river Nile located in Murchison falls national park. The water here pours down the rocky valley with a lot of energy making an enormous sound, forming a mist a few meters in the air, splashing waters around and surprisingly forming a permanent rain ball that is clearly seen. The falls can be best viewed both from the top or the bottom depending on ones preference. Those interested in viewing them from the top drive some 10 kilometers to the viewing point while those interested in viewing them from the bottom head for boat cruises to the falls can even hike to the top to clearly see the rain ball. While in Uganda, the Murchison falls should definitely be on your must visit places.

Horseback Riding In Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is one of the savanna national park located in western Uganda in Kiruhura district. The park has an ecosystem comprising of different savanna vegetation types (grassland, woodlands) that are homes to a number of wildlife species, which include zebras, buffaloes, warthogs, giraffes, a number of antelopes and so many birds.

Today wildlife safaris in this national park are experienced using horses that take tourists in the wild as they view the major wildlife around. The horses are well trained and managed by well experienced horse guides who escort the tourists as they explain to them the wildlife species they view as they ride. Horse back riding in Lake Mburo National Park does not require any horse riding experience and even the first timers can therefore do it after proper guidance by the horse guides.

Horseback riding is a very adventurous activity that gives tourists a chance to get close to the real wild and it’s among the activities one must not miss while in Uganda.

Gorilla Watching in Uganda

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Tracking the world’s greatest hairy human relative is the greatest unforgettable experience in world that you will never forget! Visiting the gorilla parks, hiking and getting to find the critically endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is a great journey that is not only interesting but also educative. Early in the morning, a group of tourists assemble at various locations to take a hike in search of one of the habituated gorilla group! The scenery and attractions relating with the surrounding areas is a plus!

Upon meeting the gorillas, you have up to one hour to watch these great apes. Your watching will not distort their activities! You can find them feeding on their bamboo shoots and green leaves! The old ones are usually seen grooming them selves as the young enjoy playing in the tree branches! The adults do not forget their duty of parenting most especially the silver back gorilla, the head of the family.

For Uganda visitors, this kind of once in a lifetime experience is attainable on a visit to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. Elsewhere gorilla tracking can be done in the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and the Virunga National Park of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Both Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga National Park are located in the south-western part of Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. The mist covered hillsides are sheltered within one of the oldest rain forests in the world. These parks “impenetrable and Mgahinga” also protects a half of the world’s total population of gorillas estimated to be as few as 900 mountain gorillas.

Both parks also inhabit different bird species, butterflies, animals and plant species.

For ornithologists, these parks hold over 600 species of birds and they contain 90% of the Albertine Rift endemics, hardily seen in any other part of the East Africa but atleast 100 bird species can be seen a day.

You can visit Buhoma, and Ruhija to see species like the African green broad bill (psedocalptomena graveri), dwarf honey guide (indicator pumilio), kivu ground thrush (zoothera a Tanganjicak), Lagdeen’s bush shrike ( Mahacanotus legdeni), Chaplin’s flycatcher (Musticapa lend), Oberhandar’s ground thrush, yellow eyed flycatcher, montane double-collared sunbird (Nectarinia ludoviencis), and dusky twinspot.

Other Things to Do

Apart from the popular gorilla safaris, there are many other exciting adventures in the area. Gorilla tracking in these parks can be accompanied with several other tourism activities like the primate watching, nature walks, cave exploration and village walks, mountain bike rides. Within Bwindi Forest volunteering and community work is possible. Visitors can also give a hand at the Bwindi hospital, a project that was set up from as a profit sharing scheme that was introduced in Uganda’s protected areas. From Mgahinga, you can enjoy a Batwa Trail or Pygmy experience, and community volunteering.

Where to Stay

Accommodation in the area is available with different range. These are located in and outside the parks. The all have Single rooms, double rooms, twin and farmily rooms and cottages and are built and designed using local materials such as sisal ropes, forest vines and many others with bathrooms (with hot water showers) and good veranda for viewing the spectacular scenery that surrounds the lodges.

Therefore, it is a place that one will never forget once you visit this small piece of the “Pearl of Africa”.

Mountain Gorilla Population Exceeds 1000

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The latest news from the Virunga Massif are really good news. The number of mountain gorillas left in the whole world has exceeded 1000 species. This was established at a press conference in Rubavu in Western Rwanda at which the results of the 2016 Virunga Census were announced.

According to the results of the census, the population of the Virunga gorillas has risen to 604 individuals. This means that Africa’s critically endangered mountain gorillas have exceeded 1,000 if you add on the 400 species that were established to be living in Bwindi Forests in the 2011 Gorilla Census!

The World Wide Fund (WWF) says the mountain gorilla numbers have increased to 604 from an estimated 480 individuals established in 2010 Census within the Virunga Massif. Combined with the latest published figures from the gorillas’ only other home, Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the overall population is 1,004. Ugandan officials say they expect a rise in the Bwindi population when the results of a recent, separate survey there are released.

The Virunga Massif is a hilly area encompassing parts of Rwanda, Uganda and Congo. This region protects the endangered mountain gorillas that are protected in three distinct national parks; Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, the Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda and the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Mountain gorillas are popular with tourists who travel to East Africa to see them in the wild. Today gorilla tourism has become one of the major factors that pull tourists to Uganda and Rwanda. According to the International Gorilla Consdervation Programme (IGCP), gorilla tourism generates significant economic and financial benefits to the Ugandan people. In 2017, there has been a growing number of tourists interested in taking gorilla expeditions into the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Mountain Gorillas, An Endangered Species

For long mountain gorillas have been classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The region’s population, however, dropped sharply in the past century because of poaching, illness and human encroachment.

Since then lots of efforts have been taken in promoting the mountain gorillas and the efforts have paid off! The efforts have made them the only great ape in the world considered to be growing in number. A recovery to 1000 gorillas is a great achievement – thanks to the different stakeholders that work together to protect the great apes in their natural homes!

Despite the achievements, a lot is still needed to be done in the Virunga National Park to ensure the safety of the gorillas. Poaching and insecurity has disturbed this amazing national park, the largest of the Virunga Parks. Several rangers have been killed in the park and in May 2018, the park was closed for 3 weeks after British tourists were kidnapped and the ranger killed in the scuffle.

Virunga National Park also relies more on donations given that gorilla tourism is still underdeveloped in the park. However, the rest of the region has seen high levels of protection of the great apes!

Gorilla Tours in Eastern Africa

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Eastern African tours are filled with delights of a wonderful journey down the beautiful forests here thus providing ideal delights and travel pleasures. Take back with you memories of a beautiful landscape that surely enchants the tourist and gives the pleasures of a wonderful tour. Known for its luscious greenery and beautiful mountains and hills, which make up tours here, the simple delights of a fascinating land, makes travels here very ecstasic. Add to this the fascinating Virunga volcanoes and the lovely Kisoro valley and you have ideal gorilla tours in beautiful Africa.

Gorilla tours usually start by a travel by car from and then you would be taken to enjoy the tracking facilities. Once you have spotted the gorillas you would be then taken to spot more. Being physically fit is very important for mountain gorilla tours given that it requires hikes in the tropical rain forests. Sights of gorillas with small baby gorilla are very intriguing and enchanting. The next morning you would be given breakfast and then travel back to the gorilla spots. You would also be provided with lunch and here you would get an opportunity to get good souvenirs as well as photos. Take a campsite, hotel, or guesthouse of your choice and n take back a flight to your destination.

Gorillas have been unknown for many centuries. But the African region has always been famous for its gorillas. Mountains gorilla tours in Africa are the best ways to enjoy travels to this part of the world. Enjoy the best of travel delights and take back cherishable forest tour memories. The simple ambience and the natural beauty is what make tours here very interesting and enchanting. Africa has always been a land of delightful experiences and amazing thrills. Bring into your torus immensely interesting and extremely fascinating tour luxuries. Life could not have been more pleasurable and exciting as tours here.

Gorilla Tours Experience

Experience the pleasures of being in heaven through exciting experiences as in gorilla tours.

Budget Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

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Uganda has always been great gorilla safari tour destination with or without a private car, January to December and its one of the most budget gorilla safari destinations I would recommend in Africa. The locals are friendly and easy going through a successful gorilla tour needs to have a hand of an experienced tour expert. I know many now are thinking about being over charged and all that but some tour agents are flexible in all aspect that tourists book some essentials with them and are guided all through.

It’s always good to book your gorilla permit and transport with a reorganized tour agent who will ensure that your trip becomes a success. They are also always informed that you can get all answers to your gorilla safari in minutes an easy method compared to reading a magazine, travel book or review. However, if you want to track gorillas on budget in Uganda, see bellow how best you can do it.

Go Backpacking

It’s not every day that you will travel with locals and share some few staff that they use in real life, so all you need is flexibility and behaving like a local and everything will work out your way. But forget trusting whoever smiles for you, change some cash into local currency and carry along all the trip essentials –valid passport and gorilla permit. When using this option, don’t carry a lot of language, if possible hire trekking gears at the park and travel light. The journey to the park may be long but the experience is worth every struggle. This is the cheapest way possible for those looking at enjoying and spending less.

Track Gorillas in April, May & November

It’s definite that all Uganda gorilla safaris are cheap and affordable during these months when gorilla permits are discounted.Travellers to Uganda who track gorillas in April, May and November get a chance to save big not only for their next trips but also for other great tour adventures in the country. The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA),the government body responsible for managing all national parks in Uganda , announced Uganda gorilla permit stability until 2019 when they have plans of revising the tariff giving chances to those planning to see gorillas in one or two years. Please feel free to reserve your discounted gorilla permit now and track gorillas once you ready at same price offers.

Travel with a Friend

Did you know booking a Uganda gorilla safari tour with a friend is much more cheap than when you alone?. Remember different costs are shared-transport, accommodation that you meet alone on a sole trip. Therefore better to talk to friends about your next travel plan and get those you share the same interest to join you on your gorilla tracking tour in Uganda. It doesn’t matter whether you go for a private tailor made trip or backpacking but the company your travel buddy keeps you going even when things get tough.

Join a Group Tour

This option is suitable to those without travel buddies and wants to save a few dollars on their gorilla safari tour. To do this, make your first move by asking your trip organizer about the available  gorilla safari tours  but it’s always to place in your booking at least six months before and be either the first in the group and market it to other travelers. Meet up with many people and make new friends. Group tours are amazing, pocket friendly and awesome. The cost of group tours include full care and full package with everything-transport, meals and accommodation in a very comfortable setting as agreed at the time of booking.