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Top Things to Do in Bwindi Forest National Park

Top things to do in Bwindi Forest national park

TOP THINGS TO DO IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK There are a number of top things or activities to do in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park Uganda. These include, gorilla trekking, Hiking, birding and nature/ forest walks. Bwindi impenetrable national park is a home to half of the endangered mountain gorillas and so a number … Read more

Filming Mountain Gorillas in Uganda & Rwanda

Filming Mountain Gorillas in Uganda & Rwanda

FILMING MOUNTAIN GORILLAS; VIDEO SHOOTING, FILM CREW FIXTURES IN UGANDA & RWANDA Mountain gorilla filming involves recording live videos of gorillas in their natural habitat and is done by professional film crew members who do good documentaries that enable awareness of mountain gorilla conservation. Mountain gorillas are found in three countries in the whole world … Read more

Hiking The Top Of Murchison Falls, Uganda

Hiking the Top Of Murchison Falls Uganda

HIKING THE TOP OF MURCHISON FALLS, UGANDA Hiking to the top of Murchison falls is a refreshing and exciting adventure that everyone needs to do while on Safari in Murchison falls national park Uganda. The top of the falls hike allows visitors to watch huge masses of water forcing their way through a narrow gorge … Read more

Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Uganda

Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Uganda Kibale Forest national park

CHIMPANZEE HABITUATION EXPERIENCE IN KIBALE FOREST UGANDA Chimpanzee habituation experience (CHEX) is an amazing experience that allows visitors spend more time with chimpanzees as they train them to get used to human beings being around them. Chimpanzee habituation experience is done with the help of researchers and park rangers who habituates by continuously visiting the … Read more

Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda

Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda

GORILLA HABITUATION EXPERIENCE IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK UGANDA Gorilla habituation is an activity where gorillas are trained to get used to human presence. Therefore Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda’s Bwindi forest allows visitors to spend more time with gorillas by joining researchers, park ranger guides in the process for 4 hours in a day. … Read more

Gorilla Trekking Sectors in Bwindi Forest Uganda

Gorilla Trekking Sectors in Bwindi Forest

GORILLA TREKKING SECTORS IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK The gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable national park are the 4 locations or places where mountain gorilla trekking are done. they  include Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo. Bwindi impenetrable national park is a famous for mountain gorilla trekking and is the habitat for more than a … Read more

Facts About Mountain Gorillas

Facts About Mountain Gorillas

FACTS ABOUT MOUNTAIN GORILLAS; HISTORY, DIET & BEHAVIOR  Facts about Mountain gorillas;  Mountain gorillas came to be known in 1902 when captain Von Berenge was climbing Mount Sabinyo with friends and when they camped they spotted mountain gorillas at 9300ft above sea level. They have survived the terrible years of wars, hunting, poaching, habitat encroachment … Read more

Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda

Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda

CHIMPANZEE TRACKING IN UGANDA Chimpanzee tracking is one of the fascinating experience for primate lovers and Trekking chimpanzee in Uganda is one of the most liked activity that visitors would wish to do  while on Africa Safari. Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda happens in many forest jungles and national parks which include Kyambura gorge in Queen … Read more

Comparing Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda

Comparing gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda

COMPARING GORILLA TREKKING: UGANDA VERSUS RWANDA Comparing gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda is one of the important aspect when planning your gorilla tour in Africa. Both Uganda and Rwanda are considered best destinations for mountain gorilla tracking but there’s a lot to know in order to make the best choice between the two Uganda, … Read more

Rhino Tracking in Uganda

Rhino tracking in Ziwa Sanctuary Uganda

RHINO TRACKING IN ZIWA SANCTUARY UGANDA Rhino tracking in Uganda happens in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary which is located in Nakasongola District as you head towards Murchison falls national park along Gulu highway. Rhinoceros are second biggest mammal in the world after an African elephant. Uganda national parks had both black and white rhinos but because … Read more

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge

Chimpanzee trekking in Kymbura Gorge

CHIMPANZEE TRACKING IN KYAMBURA GORGE – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK UGANDA Chimpanzee tracking/trekking activity in Queen Elizabeth national park can be done at Kyambura gorge.  The gorge that is well known as the valley of apes, has an underground tropical forest located in the far eastern corner of  Queen Elizabeth national park in south western … Read more

Tree Climbing Lions in Ishasha Sector

Tree climbing lions in ishasha Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

Tree Climbing Lions in Ishasha – Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda. Tree climbing lions the highlight of a game drive safari in Ishasha. Ishasha sector is located in southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park in south western part of Uganda. Its well known for Tree climbing lions that hang in the old branches of … Read more

Golden Monkey Trekking in Rwanda and Uganda

Golden Monkey trekking Rwanda and Uganda

Golden Monkey Trekking in Rwanda and Uganda. Golden monkey trekking in Rwanda and Uganda is an exciting adventure activity which is done in Mgahinga national park of Uganda & Volcanoes national park. In Rwanda, Volcanoes national park has many different activities such as Mountain Gorilla trekking, Volcano hike to Mount Karisimbi mount Bisoke, nature walk … Read more

Batwa Trail in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

batwa trail in Mgahinga Gorilla national park

Batwa Trail in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda Batwa trail which begins at the base of Mount Muhabura is the only trail that takes Visitors to the ancient Garama Caves. Garama caves are one of the top attractions found in Mgahinga national park Uganda. Mgahinga national park is regarded as Uganda’s smallest Scenic park, located … Read more

22 Baby Gorillas to be Named in Rwanda

Twin Gorillas Born in Rwanda

22 Baby Gorillas to be Named in Rwanda

The good news reaching our desk is that 22 new baby gorillas was born in different gorilla families in Rwanda.  These baby gorillas was born last month and the park authorities at ORTPN have established their sex as most of them being females. The Kwita izina is a traditional ceremony carried out every year where by new baby gorillas are given names.

These babies are the ones to be named at the 2016 Kwita Izina which is to be held in September. The ceremony will take place at the main park office in Kinigi, and will be attended by different officials in the country. Volcanoes national park is the most busiest park in Rwanda, famous for gorilla trekking. However there are many other activities that a visitor can undertake beside gorilla trek. The park host variaty of animals such as Golden monkey, buffaloes, duikers and many others. Golden monkey tracking is the second activity that attracts most people visiting Volcanoes national park. other majority who wish to go Hiking, there are many different trail head for hikers such as hiking to Bisoke volcano, Karisimbi, Muhabura and Diana fossey where visitors hike to learn the conservation work by diana fossey who were committed for this work in Karisoke research camp.

To go gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park, one needs to posses a gorilla trekking permit at a cost of USD: 1,500. each for one hour visit. This can be bought through a reputable travel agency that will also arrange your transport, Accommodation and all necessary pre-trekking preperation.

 

Gorilla Census Kicks Off in Virunga.

Mountain Gorilla Census-Silverback Gorilla

Do you ever wonder how many mountain gorillas are left in the wild? Every five years, a census which is an exercise of counting Mountain gorillas was carried out in the Virunga Mastiff – which is a combination of Virunga National Park in DR Congo, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.

The 2015/2016 mountain gorilla census has been conducted under the framework of the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC), with the work being done by Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and I’Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature.

A recent survey that was carried out, documented 604 mountain gorillas (gorilla beringei beringei) which is regarded as a largest number of mountain gorillas that ever recorded in the transboundary virung massif as one of the two places in the world where this critically endangered ape is found. If we combine this with the published figure of 400 mountain gorillas living in Bwindi forest in Uganda, as of 2011, an estimated 1004, we find that its only 1,004 mountain gorillas existing in the wild as of 2016.

Considering the area encompassing the mikeno sector of Virunga national park in DR Congo, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and the Mgahinga gorilla national park of Uganda, reffered to as Virunga massif, we realize that 604 individual gorillas were found in 41 groups and of 14 solitary males. This figure is compared together with an estimated 480 individual gorillas living in 36 groups and as 14 solitary males from a survey of the same area in the year 2010.

This is a good indication that the population of the endangered mountain gorillas is steadily growing. This is due to the conservation efforts applied by many stake holders, rangers and communities living around these places with visitors inclusive who contribute revenue that aids salary payment to care takers.

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

Gorilla trekking is a major activity in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park which is located in southwestern part of Uganda. Besides Gorilla trekking, Bwindi forest is also well known as the best destination in  the whole of Africa for bird watching, with over 345 species of birds recorded. The forest has the highest record of Albertine rift endemics birds hence graded as number one birding spot in African continent. Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest is done all year round, although there are some season whereby most tourist prefer to do their trekking. There are two rain season and two dry season in the year, and most tourist prefer to do their gorilla trekking during dry season especially between June and August, and October to march. the rest of the period is regarded to be rain season where the turn up of visitors is always low. This is because photography is best in dry season than rain season.

Gorilla trekking bwindi forest

Trekking mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable national park is strenuous exercise, but the joy you experience after encountering the gorillas is overwhelming. For a person to trek Mountain gorillas, he or she must posses a gorilla trekking permit which must be purchased prior the trekking date.  It’s therefore  a recommendation that every visitor interested to see gorillas, must book a gorilla trekking permit with a reputable travel agency that which does all formalities and necessary pr-trek preparation on behalf of the visitor . Gorilla trekking permits are issued to tour agencies by Uganda Wildlife Authority. You may ask how much is a gorilla trekking permit?, Effectively 1st, July, 2020, A gorilla trekking permit in Uganda will cost USD. 700. this is a slight increase of USD. 100., (from $600. To $700.)  Some of our visitors who engage in gorilla trekking have shared with us some videos of the unforgettable experience. Come see gorillas by yourself.

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