Posts Tagged ‘Uganda’

Mountain Gorilla Population is Rising

Good news for the mountain gorillas!  A recently published survey of the mountain gorilla population in the Virunga Massif has found the numbers of these endangered gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) is on the rise.  The study was conducted in the Mikeno Sector of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Volcanoes National Park in…

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Deo’s Elephant Trench

Uganda Elephant Conservation – Living on the border of an African national park can be a dangerous and frustrating experience.  Predators like lions, leopards, and hyenas often leave the protection of the park and can kill cattle, livestock, and even people.  Elephants, baboons, and bush pigs search the surrounding farms for easily available crops and…

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The End of Low Season Gorilla Permits?

UPDATE (Sept 29, 2017):  The Uganda Wildlife Authority has announced an increase in the price of gorilla permits that will now cost a flat fee of $600 in both low and high seasons for all visitors effective immediately on all 2018 departures.  November, 2017 is your last chance to take advantage of the low season…

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Chimp Trekking in Uganda

On our recent chimp trekking experience in Kibale National Park, Uganda, we spent an afternoon walking the paths of the forest with our guides and trackers.  The forest was thick with vegetation and bird song. The chimps were moving fast but we finally caught up with a small group feeding in a large fig tree. …

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Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Uganda is truly a destination for everyone.  It is a country of vast diversity, offering the highest mountain range in Africa, the magnificent Great African Rift Valley, the mighty Nile River, the second largest fresh water lake in the world and the famous and remote Murchison Falls.  However, Uganda is most famous for it’s accessible population of mountain gorillas. 

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