Elephant Nursery in Kenya

Elephant Nursery in Kenya:  Nestled in the city that never sleeps of Nairobi, this place could be perhaps best described as an oasis in the desert for young elephants who have lost their parents, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage. Here committed carers have served to nurse back to health the lost babies to release into the wild after being ousted by poachers, interference between humans and elephants, or any other factor that endangers these innocents’ lives. Watch together …

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A Tour to Olduvai Gorge of Tanzania

A Tour to Olduvai Gorge of Tanzania: Nestled amidst the vast plains of Tanzania lies a place of profound significance to our understanding of human evolution: One of the most famous sites is Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania located in East Africa. This is referred to as the “Cradle of Mankind”, which is an ancient geologic wonder that has granted some of the most vital archaeological discoveries in terms of the perspective of our species and the progression of life in …

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Explore the Uganda Equator

Explore the Uganda Equator : Uganda holds significance as one of the 13 countries in the world through which the Equator passes. The other countries through which the equator passes include; Ecuador, Brazil, Somalia, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia, Indonesia, Maldives, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Kiribati and Sao Tome and Principe. The equator is an imaginary line that divides the earth into two hemispheres that is the northern and southern hemispheres. The fun fact about countries that are crossed …

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Recommended Parks For Night Game Drives in Uganda

Recommended parks for night game drives in Uganda; Night game drives are a unique activity that allows guests to explore Uganda’s savannah national parks at night with an armed park ranger and spotlight lamps for clear views of nocturnal creatures that become active at night. Uganda has ten national parks, and night wildlife drives are conducted in three savannah national parks: Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, and Lake Mburo. Night game drive Safaris in Queen Elizabeth national park Queen Elizabeth National …

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Cost of chimpanzee permits in Uganda

Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda during COVID-19

Cost of chimpanzee permits in Uganda : Chimpanzees are among the primates which can be seen during tours around different destinations in Uganda. During tours to the habitats of the chimpanzees in Uganda, tourists are required to have chimpanzee permits which allow them to spend time with the chimpanzees at different times of day. Chimpanzee permits in Uganda are issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority and the cost of these permits varies from one destination to another. The minimum age …

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Uganda wildlife safari

Kidepo Valley National Park

Uganda wildlife safari experiences are done across different parts of the country where tourists can see the various wildlife species in the wilderness. Throughout the year, wildlife safaris in Uganda can be done around the different destinations which include wildlife reserves and the national parks. Destinations for Uganda wildlife safaris Some of the popular wildlife safari destinations in Uganda include national parks such as Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo national park, Kidepo valley national park. …

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Birding in Mabamba wetlands

Birding in Mabamba wetlands is among the activities to do during tours on Lake Victoria where the wetlands are located. Tourists visiting Entebbe and interested in seeing the various bird species visit the Mabamba wetlands for an exciting birding adventure. There are over 260 bird species which are found around the wetlands which are papyrus swamps. The Mabamba swamp is located on the northern shore of Lake Victoria and it is one of the Important Birding Areas of Uganda (IBA) …

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Frequently Asked Questions About Virunga National Park

Frequently Asked Questions About Virunga National Park: Are you contemplating a relocation to Africa but haven’t decided on a safari destination? The Democratic Republic of the Congo has you covered with Virunga National Park. Virunga National Park is located in the Albertine Rift Valley in the eastern section of the Republic of Congo. The park is one of Africa’s earliest protected places, established in 1925 and covers an area of around 8,090 square kilometers. Virunga National Park is home to …

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What Is Unique About Nyungwe National Park?

Nyungwe National Park Fees

What Is Unique About Nyungwe National Park? Nyungwe national park is unique because it is considered one of the oldest rainforests in Africa and it is one of the game parks, which has been existence for several years since 1903 when the German colonial government announced this game park as a reserve, and a colonial crown land of the Nyungwe. This national park is located in the southwestern region of Rwanda sharing borders with Burundi, covering a total surface area …

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Top Five Most Popular Tourist Destinations In Uganda

Top Five Most Popular Tourist Destinations In Uganda : Uganda which is also known as “The Pear of Africa” is a rich blessed country surrounded by thick forests, beautiful lakes and rivers, savannah grasslands, good climate, hot springs, waterfalls, snow peaked mountains, and its people are more friendly to all kinds and categories of foreigners and that is why this country has the best refugee policy in the world. Uganda’s beauty and diversity of the stunning nature makes it a …

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Best safari in East Africa to see the Big Five

Best safari in East Africa to see the Big Five : Exploring in East Africa on a safari adventure is always a dream come true to many wildlife enthusiasts due to the fact that they get opportunities to witness the most iconic and numerous creatures such as the big five animals which are considered to be among to be among top tourist attractions in the whole world. In addition, these include; African lions, African elephants, cape buffalos, leopards, rhinoceros among …

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The best beach in Rwanda to explore in 2024

The best beach in Rwanda to explore in 2024 : Rwanda is a landlocked country located in central Africa. It has a rich cultural history and beautiful natural environment that make it a popular tourism destination in the continent as well. Much as most of the visitors who visit the country come witness and explore its natural beauty and amazing wildlife, there are also many thrilling attractions like mountain cycling, volcano hiking, cultural tours conducted throughout the country. Another famous …

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Gorilla Trekking Safaris Across Uganda, Rwanda and Congo Borders

Gorilla Trekking Safaris Across Uganda, Rwanda and Congo Borders: If your plans are arranging a safari in more than one African country, you must be prepared to cross borders at some time. This journey might be difficult, especially if you are unfamiliar with the immigration regulations of the various nations. Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo are all developing countries. Border crossing management is inefficient due to existing infrastructure and technologies. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, unrest and even Ebola concerns …

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Exploring Akanyaru River Rwanda

Exploring Akanyaru River Rwanda : Akanyaru River is located in the western islands of Rwanda and Burundi, this flows east and north which is along the border between the two countries mentioned joining the Nyabarongo River and forming Akagera River which flows towards Lake Victoria and the source of the river Nile. Akanyaru River is a major headstreams, flowing at an altitude of 2,450 meters in Burundi, the river is a source at altitude of 2,300 meters in the south …

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Attractions in western Uganda

Attractions in western Uganda : Western Uganda is one of the most visited parts of the country and it has variety of destinations, unique cultures, diverse scenery and different activities for tourists to engage in during their safaris. Different attractions are found in the south west and western parts of the country and they include the following; Queen Elizabeth National Park Queen Elizabeth national park is among the popular safari destinations found in the western part of Uganda and it …

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5 Tips to Consider When Booking Your African Safari

5 Tips to Consider When Booking Your African Safari: It is quite thrilling to plan your safari adventure in Africa. There are several bucket-list activities to pick from, natural marvels to visit, beautiful tented camps and lodges to stay in, and fascinating landscapes to explore, ranging from mountains to beaches, rainforests to deserts. We have been arranging safaris since 1998. We thrive on matching our customers’ preferences for destinations, hotels, and activities, ensuring that their African safari fantasies come true …

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Experience Lake Kivu’s Singing Fishermen

Experience Lake Kivu’s Singing Fishermen: The fishermen’s experience on Lake Kivu is a newly introduced tourism activity on the lake’s banks that has begun to draw a large number of tourists to Rubavu/Gisenyi, where fishing is done in three-wheel canoe boats. It is becoming a component of tourists on a Rwanda gorilla safari tours to spend the night in Gisenyi after doing gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park or Nyungwe National Park and staying in Rubavu / Gisenyi. You may …

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5 Best Hiking Safaris in Tanzania

5 Best Hiking Safaris in Tanzania: Tanzania is generally renowned as one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. However, it is also one of the continent’s most popular trekking destinations, owing in large part to the presence of snowcapped Mt Kilimanjaro, a must-see for most devoted climbers and peak baggers. Other world-class treks in Tanzania include the climb to Mt Meru, the midnight ascent of the active volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai, and the breathtaking Empakaai Crater. 5 Best Hiking Safaris in …

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Why you need to go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda?

Why you need to go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda? Gorilla trekking is one of the most intrinsic and most sought-after wildlife experiences in the world. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the amazing mountain gorillas of central Africa’s rainforests on the Virunga Mountains’ slopes and in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Travelers who have participated in this Uganda safari strongly recommend it. No other animal encounter in Africa, they say, compares to the unforgettable experience of spending …

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Budongo Forest

Budongo Forest : Usually when you book a safari to Murchison falls national park, one of the activities your tour consultant or operator may recommend is a trip to Budongo Forest for a primate experience. Which I think if you give a chance you will be delighted you did because this forest is beyond spectacular, it’s a forest you should visit. Budongo Forest is known to be the biggest Mahogany forest in the east and central region. It has over …

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Explore Hells Gate National Park in Kenya

Explore Hells Gate National Park in Kenya: Hell’s Gate National Park is one of the wonders of the rift valley. The park has an area of around 68.25 square kilometers and is located in Naivasha, about a two-hour drive from Nairobi. Explorers Fischer’s and Thomson named the park Hell’s Gate in 1883, and it was opened in February 1884. It is one of Kenya’s most popular parks, and one of only two national parks where walking and bicycle safaris are …

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Gorilla Trekking on a Sedan Chair in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Gorilla Trekking on a Sedan Chair in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: Gorilla Trekking on a Sedan chair in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has been popular in recent years. If you intend to undertake gorilla trekking with family or friends, keep their physical health in mind because you will be trekking gorillas by foot. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is organically steep, which makes hiking difficult for certain people, particularly those who are inherently unfit. You can use a classic stretcher or …

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The Best Time To Visit Rwanda In 2024

The Best Time To Visit Rwanda In 2024 : Known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills,” Rwanda is a small nation in East Africa with a vibrant cultural history. Rwanda has made amazing strides toward economic development and reconciliation in spite of its tragic past. It is a well-liked travel destination for Wildlife aficionados because of its breathtaking scenery, which includes volcanoes and lush jungles. The nation is a dynamic and inspirational travel destination because of its warm people, …

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Top 5 activities to do in Kidepo National Park

Top 5 activities to do in Kidepo National Park : Kidepo valley national park is among the best safari destinations to visit in the north Eastern part of Uganda and the top 5 activities to do there include the following; Game drives Game drives around Kidepo valley national park are a popular activity which can be done during the morning, afternoon or evening. When visiting Kidepo national park, game drives are carried out between 07:00 am and 07:00 pm as …

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New Gorilla Trekking Prices in Uganda 2024

New Gorilla Trekking Prices in Uganda 2024: What is the ideal time of year to go gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo? The optimal time for gorilla trekking in Uganda varies depending on the season, particularly during the dry seasons, which are from June to August and December to February. During these months, the weather is more consistent, and the paths are drier, making it simpler to negotiate the dense undergrowth. Nevertheless, is crucial to …

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Frequently asked questions about Rwanda Gorilla trekking

Frequently asked questions about Rwanda Gorilla trekking : Mountain gorillas are one of the world’s most sought after largest primates and undoubtedly the most magnificent wild creatures to interact with. A trip to the luxuriant Volcanoes National Park to view these star attractions is incomparably the most inspiring travel experience that comes once in a life time. Volcanoes National Park is one of the only four protected areas in Africa that attract visitors for gorilla trekking experiences. Many Gorilla trekkers …

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Can You Hike Mount Kilimanjaro Without a Guide?

Can You Hike Mount Kilimanjaro Without a Guide? You cannot climb Mount Kilimanjaro without a guide. Whether you are going for a complete Kilimanjaro climb or a day trek up the mountain, you must be accompanied by a qualified guide from a registered firm. The guide performs a variety of duties. Their top goal is your safety, but they also handle all logistics, such as paperwork, porters, and meals. Kilimanjaro is popular among both expert hikers and first-time travelers since …

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The Best Adventure Destinations In Uganda

The Best Adventure Destinations In Uganda : Uganda, sometimes referred to as the “Pearl of Africa,” is a country renowned for its diverse landscapes, abundance of wild life, and kind people. Located in East Africa, this little country welcomes travelers seeking a blend of everyday wonder and heart-pounding experiences. It offers a wealth of experience. This post will explore some of Uganda’s most amazing experience opportunities, where you can immerse yourself in thrilling activities and create unforgettable memories. HERE ARE …

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What are the best couple activities on a safari in 2024 / 2025?

What are the best couple activities on a safari in 2024 / 2025? February is known as the month of love, it’s actually one of the many months in the year where we see a lot of couples taking safaris together alone without family or kids or friends. Most couples take advantage of the love hype in this month to celebrate their love, which is a good thing and we highly recommend it. The only challenge with this month is …

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Exploring Uganda’s Crater Lakes

Exploring Uganda’s Crater Lakes: Uganda is a popular safari location due to the numerous volcanic mountains formed as a result of volcanic eruptions. Crater lakes in Uganda date back 8,000 years. That is when they were produced as a result of volcanic activity, with magma cooling causing depressed symptoms, and water collecting over time, culminating in the formation of a basin lake known as a crater lake. Picture that, viewing that some of the crater lakes in Uganda is a …

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In What Country Is The Serengeti?

In What Country Is The Serengeti? The Serengeti national park is one of the most renowned and spectacular ecosystems on the planet and it is situated in East Africa spanning across different countries like; Tanzania and Kenya. However, it is located around the Arusha regions in the Northern part of Tanzania. This national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which covers an expansive area of about 1475 square kilometers (5,700 square miles) and its borders generally extend to the …

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Bird Watching in Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Bird Watching in Rwenzori Mountains National Park : The park has been home to 217 different species. The park has 18 Albertine endemics, which is second only to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, which has 24. Furthermore, the park has 60 of the 86 afro tropical highland biome species, ranking second only to Bwindi Impenetrable. They include the Rwenzori Turaco, Bamboo Warbler, Golden-winged Sunbird, Scarlet-tufted Malachite Sunbird, and Stuhlmann’s Double-collared Olive-back. The Guinea-Congo Forest Biome has 17 species; however, …

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A Guide to Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda 2024 – 2025

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale National Park

A Guide to Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda 2024 – 2025 :  This book contains crucial practical information to help you prepare for your gorilla and chimpanzee trekking trip in Uganda. We talk about how to get your trekking permits, the minimum age for gorilla trekking, and the finest trekking areas. Need some assistance in planning your gorilla and chimpanzee trekking in Uganda? Rest assured that Explore Rwanda Tours is pleased to assist you in planning your Uganda itinerary …

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Top 5 activities to do in Bwindi national park in 2024

Top 5 activities to do in Bwindi national park in 2024 : Bwindi National Park has a wide range of activities for tourists to enjoy in 2024 and they include the following; Gorilla trekking Gorilla trekking is one of the most popular activities to do during tours in Bwindi National Park and it takes place in the different sectors of the park which include Buhoma sector, Ruhija sector, Nkuringo sector and Rushaga sector. Half of the world’s mountain gorilla population …

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Uganda Increase Gorilla Permit Fees 2024-2026.

Gorilla in Buhoma Sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Uganda Increase Gorilla Permit Fees 2024-2026: With effect from 1st July 2024 to 30th June 2026, Uganda gorilla permits will be increased to $800 per person from the original $700. The changes have been made by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, a government organization that is in charge of managing all the national parks and game reserves in the country. In addition to the changes, chimpanzee tracking permits have also been increased to $250 for foreign non-residents, $200 for foreign residents …

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Tribal groups in Karamoja sub-region

Tribal groups in Karamoja sub-region : The Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda is bordered on the east by the Rift Valley escarpment that drops down into the Kenya territory of Turkana, on the north by the Sudan, on the south by the Mt. Elgon region, and on the west by the home territories of the Teso, Langi, and Acholi peoples. A large region of approximately 27,200 square kilometers, it is dominated by the large semi-arid landscape of its center, where …

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Best time to visit Uganda

Best time to visit Uganda  : Uganda is a country which can be visited during anytime of the year and the country experiences the dry season and the rainy season during the year. There are different destinations which can be visited around Uganda include national parks and the country is also known for its stunning landscapes and variety of attractions found in different parts of the country. Uganda experiences two dry seasons and they are also considered the best time …

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Kyambura gorge chimpanzee trekking

Kyambura gorge chimpanzee trekking : The Kyambura gorge is located in the north eastern part of Queen Elizabeth national park in south western Uganda. Chimpanzee trekking is among the activities to do around the Kyambura gorge which is about 100 meters deep and it is made up of a dense tropical rainforest and consists of lush green valley and also savannah plains. Kyambura gorge is found in the rift valley and is home to about 8 habituated groups of chimpanzees. …

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Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda from Kigali

Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda from Kigali: Only around 1,000 mountain gorillas remain in the earth. The majority dwell in the Virunga Mountains, which span Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with a tiny number also living in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The woodlands that host these amazing species are tightly protected because they are threatened by poachers. While the bulk of the surviving mountain gorillas live in the wild, wildlife specialists have habituated a few gorilla …

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The Great Wildebeest Migration River Crossings

The Great Wildebeest Migration River Crossings : Every year, around 1.5 million wildebeest migrate in a massive circle. The yearly migration northwest at the conclusion of the rainy season, which is typically in May or June, is one of the “Seven Wonders of the Natural World.” The antelope family includes wildebeest, sometimes known as gnus. They have kinship with oryxes and gazelles. A wildebeest may reach a length of 2.4 meters and weigh up to 270 kilograms. The Serengeti grasslands …

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