Rwanda is a size of the wales, with good main roads and it’s well developed with the sub structure. It’s also known that it’s the work of Dian Fossey that fictionalized in the film gorillas in the mist, and this has made Rwanda’s volcanoes National park people’s choice for mountain trekking. There are the relaxed gorillas and the open habitat, montane vegetation with the stunning views that improve the many chances of good gorilla watching experience
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 […]
The Batwa, or ‘Twa people are one of the last groups of short-statured people also known as ‘pygmy’ people, and until Bwindi Rainforest was gazetted as a National Park they lived a hunter gather lifestyle in the forest. They are now some of the poorest people […]
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 […]