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Gorilla Trekking in Uganda From Kigali

Uganda is an African country located in the Eastern part which is very much blessed with alot of beautiful nature ranging from the natural physical features like mountains and plateaus, water bodies…

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Uganda Gorilla Trekking in Rainy Season

Uganda is unique in its way, hosting lots of beautiful attractions any traveler will enjoy while visiting Africa. It is among the East African countries with a lot of adventurous activities both soft…

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Uganda gorilla trekking permits

Gorillas are one of the great five apes in the world and they are only found in the Eastern region of Africa in the countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Gorillas in Uganda can…

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Uganda gorilla trekking Vs Gorilla habituation experience

Many people always wonder about gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation experience and they ask themselves which one is better than the other. Gorillas in Uganda are found in two national parks of…

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Gorilla Trekking for The Disabled

The disabled people should not wonder whether they would take part in gorilla trekking tours or not. The answer to this question is obviously yes! gorilla trekking for the disabled is very possible…

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Top things to do in Uganda

Uganda is quite a small country that spans an area of 241,038 square kilometres of which 15.39 percentage is covered by water. Uganda is a land locked country like her neighbours such as Rwanda and…

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Dian Fossey

Dian Fossey, a famous American Primatologist and heroine who is responsible for the now living population of mountain gorillas in the whole world. Dian Fossey was born in California in 1932 on 16th…

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Comparing Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks

Gorilla trekking is the top most sought after activity in Africa and is only done in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This experience is mostly liked by people who love primates…

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Gorilla Families in Virunga National Park

The 3,050 square mile Virunga National Park, formerly known as Albert National Park was established in 1925 and is home to a wide variety of animal species. About 218 recorded mammal species have been…

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Species of gorillas in Africa

Gorillas are the largest of the apes and the most similar to humans in personality and behavior, sharing nearly 98% of their genes. They exhibit human-like behaviors such as happiness, sadness, and…

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Mountain Gorilla Reproduction

About gorillas. A male gorilla can weigh up to 180 kg, and females typically weigh 90 kg, making them the biggest living apes and largest primates. Since humans and gorillas share about 98% of their…

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Gorilla Families in Volcanoes National Park

Mountain gorillas can be found in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, which is located within the Virunga mountain ranges and is home to the endangered species. Mt. Karisimbi or Mt. Bisoke, both…

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Nyakagezi gorilla family in Mgahinga National Park

The only fully habituated gorilla family in Uganda's Mgahinga National Park which is part of the Virunga Massif, is the Nyakagezi family. The park's lush forest area provide safe refuge for the…

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Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda

The 1,483 square miles Murchison Falls National Park was created in 1952, and is the biggest park in Uganda. It covers districts of Kiryandongo, Masindi, Nwoya and Buliisa in northwest Uganda. The…

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Congo Nile Trail

Congo Nile trail in Rwanda is a cycling adventure journey that traverses through the magnificent Nyungwe Forest National Park and along the shores of Lake Kivu. The Nyungwe forest, a prehistoric…

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Eastern Lowland Gorillas in Kahuzi-Biega National Park

The two gorilla species found in Kahuzi-Biega National Park are the mountain gorilla and eastern lowland gorillas also referred to as Grauer's gorillas. Although the Eastern lowland gorillas…

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Golden monkey trekking in Rwanda

Golden monkeys are a rare species that are currently facing extinction and are known to have distinctive personalities and behaviors. The Monkeys communicate by typically using facial expressions,…

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Buhoma Sector in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Situated in the park's northernmost section, Buhoma sector is one of the four most fantastic tracking areas in Bwindi that one shouldn't miss visiting while on a mountain gorilla tour. When it comes…

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Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale National Park

Known as the primate, Kibale National Park is located in Kabarole and Kamwenge Districts West of Uganda. The country has a total population of 4,950 chimpanzees, 1500 of which are found in Kibale…

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Nyungwe Forest National Park

One of the oldest rainforests in Africa, Nyungwe Forest National Park is also one of the biggest national parks that have boosted the tourism industry of Rwanda as a nation generating millions…

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Boat Cruises in Murchison Falls National Park

Of all of Uganda's national parks, Murchison Falls National Park is the biggest and most popular. It is one of the best locations for Uganda wildlife safaris and boasts of a wide variety of…

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Rwanda’s Twin Lakes – Ruhondo and Burera

The reason lakes Ruhondo and Burera are known as Rwanda's twin lakes is that they are physically joined at a location where one lake empties into the other and are geographically close to one another.…

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Virunga Mountains

The Virunga chain of volcanic mountains in East Africa is shared by Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Uganda. The name Virunga is derived from the Kinyarwanda term "Ibirunga," which…

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Musanze Caves

The Musanze caves are a well-kept treasure within Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, which is renowned for being the last remaining territory for the critically endangered mountain gorilla species.…

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Lake Mutanda

Located in the hilly terrain of Kisoro District Southwest of Uganda, Lake Mutanda is a little-known gem. It is one of Africa's most beautiful lakes, set in a striking setting of expansive, lush, and…

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The best time for gorilla trekking

Mountain gorillas are one of the rarest wildlife species that anyone should interest themselves into visiting. These species are only situated in East Africa. The ecosystem is known as Virunga, and…

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Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Vs Uganda

Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda is one of the most sought-after wildlife experiences. The two countries are part of the Virunga region which is an ecosystem for these primates to thrive.…

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Where do Mountain Gorillas live?

Mountain gorillas are a subspecies of eastern gorillas and they are generally awesome creatures. These primates have unique features although with some similarities to other primates especially as…

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Mount. Bisoke

Mount. Bisoke is accessible from Rwanda. It’s also known as Mountain “Visoke.” While in Rwanda, don’t fail to visit this volcano. It’s at an elevation of 12,175 feet and shares the border of…

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Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park

Mgahinga National Park is 38 square kilometers in size and this makes it the smallest national park in Uganda. The park is situated in South Western Uganda in Kisoro district. This is at the very edge…

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What to wear for gorilla trekking in Uganda?

Mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda is in only two destinations i.e., Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. The two national parks are situated in western Uganda, and form part…

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Mount. Mikeno

Mount. Mikeno has a rich description ranging from its beauty and history. It forms part of the 8 giant volcanoes that make up the larger Virunga massif. The Virunga volcanoes are a cluster of sister…

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Karisoke Research Centre

Karisoke Research Centre in Rwanda was founded in 1967 by Dian Fossey. She was an American primatologist who gave her significant adult life researching and finding ways of conserving mountain…

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Chameleon tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Chameleon tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is intended mainly to discover the three-horned Jackson’s Chameleon. These chameleon species are only endemic to Bwindi Impenetrable National…

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Gorilla Families in Uganda

Gorilla Families in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Buhoma Sector. 1. Mubare Gorilla Family It’s perhaps one of the easiest to track within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It attained its name…

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Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park is found in North-Western Rwanda. The Park spans an area of 62 square miles and is mostly covered by equatorial rainforest. Volcanoes National Park attains its name from the…

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Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda entails hiking through the dense rain forests in pursuit of the primates, it takes about 2-5 hours depending on the location of the primates to find them. Kibale Forest…

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Sipi Falls

Every year, a large number of local and international tourists flock to the Sipi Falls. The falls, which are regarded as one of Uganda's most romantic locations, are a collection of three notable…

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Mount. Karisimbi

The fifth highest mountain in Africa, Mount. Karisimbi is a stratovolcano that rises to a height of 4,507 meters above sea level. It is the highest of the eight major volcanoes in the Virunga area. It…

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How to book Rwanda gorilla trekking permit?

How to book Rwanda gorilla trekking permit? Obtaining a Rwanda gorilla permit is a must-do for all enthusiastic nature travelers with plans to visit Volcanoes National Park to see the endangered…

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Gorilla trekking while Pregnant

Gorilla trekking is entirely an inclusive adventure. Whether you are pregnant or not, able-bodied or person of disability, it is possible to visit Uganda, Rwanda or Congo to enjoy up close with the…

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Are mountain gorillas endangered?

Are mountain gorillas endangered? The endangered mountain gorillas occur in only 4 destinations: Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda), Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park…

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Mount Sabyinyo

The word Sabyinyo comes from a local dialect translated as "old man's tooth" which is as a result of the mountain’s shape which resembles an old man's tooth in a swelling gum. Mount Sabyinyo is…

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When to visit Uganda?

Uganda is a peaceful country among all the east African countries and one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the continent and whole world. The country has recently regained its legacy as…

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Lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the 10 national parks in Uganda and is most visited because of its diverse wildlife and beautiful scenery. Lions are the most attractive and sought-after…

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Mount Nyiragongo

Are you aware that Mount Nyiragongo is one of the largest active Volcanoes in the world? Did you know that Mount Nyiragongo is the only place in Africa where people are able to see the boiling lava…

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Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park

Chimpanzee tracking is the main activity carried out in Kibale National Park, western part of the pearl of Africa Uganda. The park is home to over 20 habituated chimpanzee groups that live together…

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Are Gorillas Aggressive & Dangerous?

Gorillas are among the endangered wildlife species in the world and they can be easily visited in Africa. They are of different species eastern gorillas and western gorillas which are further…

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Age limit for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

What is the minimum age for gorilla trekking? Can children trek gorillas in the wilderness? Where to meet mountain gorillas in Uganda? Gorilla trekking is the most exciting adventure activity every…

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Mount. Muhabura

Mount. Muhabura is one of the mountains that lie in the Virunga massif. The mountain is sometimes referred to as Mount. Muhavura located at the border between Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of…

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Golden Monkey Habituation in Uganda

Uganda has over 20 primate species and Golden monkeys are part of that pool. The golden monkeys are only found within Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, which makes the national park a priority…

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Do Gorillas Drink Water?

Do Gorillas Drink Water? Gorillas are among the species that make up the order primates. They are generally land accustomed creatures which live in the jungles of east and central Africa. It’s the…

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Mount. Gahinga

It sits at the border of Rwanda and Uganda. Gahinga is a dormant volcano, found in the corridor between Mt. Sabyinyo and Mt. Muhabura, although it’s the smallest amongst these three volcanoes.…

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Lake Mburo National Park

This park is located in western Uganda. It covers 100 square miles and just like other national parks in Uganda, it’s under the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Lake Mburo NP is generally a savannah park…

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Lake Ihema

Located on the Eastern frontier of Rwanda, Lake Ihema lies within the region of Kagera River (a tributary to the lake). It also lies at the border of Rwanda with Tanzania. It spans over 40 square…

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LAKE BUNYONYI

Lake Bunyonyi is a charming river valley dotted with islands in southwestern Uganda. The lake is surrounded by terraced hills with vibrant color patterns from the fragmented farmlands/gardens. The…

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Booking Terms

Please take time to read the terms and conditions of Native Africa Tours services. Confirming a safari with Native Africa Tours assumes that you have read, fully understand and accept the terms and…

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Kazinga Channel

The Kazinga Channel is a dominant feature and popular part of Queen Elizabeth National park. It is a favorite wildlife experience are at the park. The channel banks attract groups of different…

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Budongo Forest Reserve

Tropical rain forests are diminishing quickly due to deforestation from most of the human activities. On the southern bank of the Nile, south of Murchison falls national park is one of Uganda’s…

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Safety While Trekking Mountain Gorillas

Every visit to the Mountain Gorillas serves as a beautiful reminder of where we came from, primate life, and forest; gorilla trekking is the world's ultimate safari experience; a time spent…

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Gorilla Trekking FAQS

Gorilla trekking is one of Africa’s unrivaled tourist experiences. When you talk of gorilla trekking, we mainly refer to visiting the endangered mountain gorillas because they boast of the best and…

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Mountain Gorilla Predators

Mountain gorillas scientifically known as Gorilla Beringei Beringei are one of the world's unique and rare primate species. Barely surviving in the Virunga mountain ranges, these stunning creatures…

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Best Time To Visit Gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda & D.R. Congo

Gorillas are divided into two species (the Eastern and western gorillas). They are mainly two sub species that live in Uganda, Rwanda and D.R. Congo. Mountain gorillas are located in east and central…

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Can Gorillas Swim?

Gorillas are a species of great apes and belong to the genus "Gorilla". Further divided into two major subspecies of the western and eastern gorillas, also subdivided into four other subgroups. The…

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Can Chimpanzees Eat Humans?

Chimpanzees, also known as chimps are some of the man’s nearest existing relatives along with great apes like bonobos, gorillas and orangutans. Chimpanzees share more than 98.7 percent of their DNA…

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Gorilla Sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable National park

Bwindi is among a few national parks where you can find the few remaining endangered mountain gorillas located just adjacent to the Virunga region. Bwindi national park is known as a misty…

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Gorilla Families in Mgahinga National Park

Mgahinga national park is situated in far south western part of Uganda at the border of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo and known to be the smallest national park in the country covering an…

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Do Gorillas Climb Trees?

Any primate lover would be interested in knowing key aspects of primates’ lives. One of the frequently-asked-questions about the Giant Apes (gorillas) is whether they climb trees or not. The answer…

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Can Gorillas Eat Meat?

We frequently receive questions pertaining Giant Apes’ diet, with some travellers wondering whether gorillas can eat meat. Well, the answer is no because gorillas aren’t carnivorous or even…

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Booking Gorilla Permits

One interesting fact you have read or probably been told is that you can’t trek mountain gorillas in their natural environments without a gorilla permit. This is a document that offers access to…

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About Mountain Gorillas in Africa

With only about 1030 mountain gorillas left on Earth, these giant apes are endangered under the IUCN Red list and live within the forests of Bwindi as well as the Virunga Mountains of East-Central…

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How Many Gorillas are in Uganda?

According to the most recent Mountain Gorilla Census, there are about 1063 mountain gorillas in the world, with just Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda accounting for them. Uganda has the…

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