Rwanda has recorded an unprecedented 3.7 per cent annual increase in mountain gorillas over the last decade, with numbers rising from 380 in 2003 to 480 at the last census in 2010 (the next census results are expected in March).
But violent confrontations inside national parks are not uncommon in the DRC, which has been afflicted by conflict and political instability for decades.
In March, a ranger was killed in Virunga national park, just weeks after the North Kivu province sanctuary was re-opened to tourists.
Uganda’s one game viewing area of note is Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP), with the ice-covered peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains as a backdrop. The park is rich in wildlife, including the tree lions at Ishasha, and is a haven for bird-watchers.
It was Richard Mullin who said ‘The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.’ An accurate observation as wherever you step on this bright continent you’re met by […]
Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP) is a national park in Uganda and managed by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority. It is in north-western Uganda, spreading inland from the shores of Lake Albert, around the Victoria Nile, up to the Karuma Falls. Together with the adjacent 748 square kilometres (289 sq mi) Bugungu Wildlife Reserve and the 720 […]
Uganda is one of the few places where mountain gorillas can be found in their natural habitat. More than half of all mountain gorillas on Earth are in Uganda and tracking them is one of the most popular tourist activities. Gorilla tracking in Uganda is done in the thick forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Easily overlooked for the quiet charm of neighbouring Rwanda or the pull of big game in nearby Kenya, Uganda is arguably the most underrated destination in east Africa. Home to superb street food and fascinating ancient tribes, not to mention an array of wildlife that […]
Interested in taking a Uganda Safari? Below is a summary of the information that will guide you through planning a wonderful travel experience in Uganda, Africa. WHEN TO VISIT Uganda has a warm climate all year around and because it lies on the Equator, seasonal […]
It is in Jinja, a small colonial town in Uganda that rafting trips can be taken. Rafting the river Nile in Uganda has become a huge tourist attraction and Jinja is often quoted to be the ‘adventure capital of East Africa’, white water enthusiasts have […]
The best time of the year to Visit Uganda & Go For Gorilla Trekking Uganda is known as a whole round travel destination to any tourist planning to travel. This is due to its climate and location to the equator. The other factor making Uganda […]