Author Archives: Mike Makonzi

5 Must See Things in the Virunga Mountains

The Virunga Conservation Area (VCA) covers the Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in southwestern Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda. What is interesting about this area is that, they offer refuge to a number of incredible natural wonders which you can see on a […]

Why Uganda Increased the Charges for Gorilla Trekking

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When it comes to Tourism, Uganda is mainly represented by Mountain Gorillas all around the world and indeed, they are the star attractions for the ever green ‘pearl of Africa’. Uganda receives millions of tourists across the globe mainly for Gorilla Safaris mostly in the tropical rain Forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that protects […]

10 Interesting Questions About Mountain Gorillas

Viewing the rare mountain gorillas in their natural habitats is a life changing experience. There are however many questions about these endangered Apes all of which are vital for gorilla safari holidays. We have listed some of the frequently asked questions and answers about mountain gorillas; Where do the mountain gorillas stay? Only three destinations […]

Best Gorilla Safari Ideas for Luxury Travelers Visiting Uganda

Uganda was nicknamed the “pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill in 1902 because it is home to half of world’s mountain gorillas, 50% of birds in Africa, rich plant life, insects, reptiles, beasts, and the natural beautiful lakes, rivers and snow capped Rwenzori mountains. Add in the diverse culture of more than 55 indigenous tribes […]

How To Get The Best From Your Gorilla Trek in Uganda

Uganda is one of those few countries with the sought after huge primates the gorillas. Uganda has the subspecies of gorillas called the mountain gorillas. The mountain gorillas are the rarest species of gorillas in the world and these are only found in three countries that is Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo but […]

Tip For A Successful Self Drive Safari To Mgahinga National Park

Self-drive safaris are becoming popular activities for visitors with in Uganda. Despite of the many challenges that tourists face especially during first time driving in Uganda due to old cars, insecurity, poor and narrow roads, among others. Uganda has been one of the countries in Africa that have diverse bio-conservation areas offering various activities to […]

Is Gorilla Trekking Good For Conservation?

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The most exciting and memorable part of an African safari is getting real up close to the animals in the wild. And when it comes to wildlife encounters, gorilla trekking is the most desired activity that every traveler would wish to experience. Trekking the gorillas involves a hike to the home of these critically endangered […]