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History of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

In 1932, two blocks of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest were designated as Crown Forest Reserves. The northern block was designated as the “Kayonza Crown Forest Reserve”, and the southern block designated as the “Kasatora Crown Forest Reserve”. These reserves had a combined area of 207 square […]

UGANDA WILDLIFE AUTHORITY GORILLA PERMITS, UWA GORILLA PERMITS

When one talks about Uganda wildlife authority gorilla permits, he/she is actually referring to Uganda gorilla permits, Bwindi gorilla permits and or Mgahinga gorilla permits. UWA or Uganda wildlife Authority is a semi-autonomous body or authority that is in charge of conserving Uganda wildlife in […]

Where to find the Silverback Gorillas in Uganda

Looking for where to find the Silverback Gorillas in Uganda? There are approximately 1000 mountain gorillas left in Central Africa of which half of that estimate is found in Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This alone should be reason enough to choose Uganda as […]

The African Shoebill Stork, Uganda Safaris

The shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) also known as whalehead, whale-headed stork, or shoe-billed stork, is a very large stork-like bird. It derives its name from its enormous shoe-shaped bill. It has a somewhat stork-like overall form and has previously been classified with the storks in the order Ciconiiformes based on this morphology. However, genetic evidence places it […]

The Pearl of Africa (Uganda)

Uganda is a highlights reel of the African landscape. With its dense, misty forests, snow-peaked mountains, glassy lakes and sprawling savannas, it is no wonder Winston Churchill dubbed this the “pearl of Africa”. Related article: History and legend in Ethiopia Having stepped out of the […]

Kidepo National Park: Lush landscapes offer ‘the best of Uganda’

Buffaloes are among the many mammals that populate the park. “The herd can reach over 1,000,” notes Phillip Akorongimoe, a guide at Kidepo Valley National Park. He adds that in the valley as a whole, that number can swell to 10,000. Uganda Wildlife Authority Kidepo […]

Donald Trump to Visit Africa (Uganda)

America’s President Donald Trump is finally said to have decided to visit Africa in 2019. Among countries selected on his travel calendar include the Pearl of Africa, Uganda. The other countries include South Africa, Ghana and and many others. Apart from all that, it’s not […]

Gorillas weren’t missed: an alternative safari in Uganda

Gorillas weren’t missed: an alternative safari in Uganda Uganda holidays Wildlife in Uganda usually means mountain gorillas but a simpler, lower-cost tour offers a wealth of other primates, tropical birds and jungle adventures By Kevin Rushby  Twin peaks … view of Mount Muhavura in the […]