Top Things to Do and See in Volcanoes National Park – Rwanda

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Volcanoes National Park was gazetted in 1925 making it Africa’s first ever national park. Dian Fossey a zoologist conducted research on mountain gorillas at this park right up until she died here. Her work with these grand primates has made Volcanoes National Park synonymous with Gorilla trekking; the most sought after safari activity in Rwanda. Volcanoes National Park is located north west of Rwanda and is a two hour drive from Kigali the country’s capital.  The Park has been rightly …

Kagera Safaris’ 7 WONDERS OF UGANDA

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Uganda is a beautiful land locked country located across the Equator that those who know about it flock it for Uganda safaris in search of different wildlife and beautiful scenery. Most people know Uganda because of the beautiful and friendly people, great organic foods and fruits all year and the amazing landscape and weather. At Kagera Safaris we share with you our 7 wonders of Uganda. The Source of the Nile The longest river in the world, river Nile has …

Kagera Safaris has made it onto the Ethical Bird Tours List 2018

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Kagera Safaris is more than just a birding tour company. We care about the wildlife we travel to see, the local communities we visit, and the guests we educate. That’s why we’re delighted to announce that we’ve made it into the Ethical Bird Tours 2018 list! The unique list has been generated by a global community of travellers, bloggers, conservationists, tours guides, birders and ecotourism operators. Curated by Terra Incognita – a social enterprise seeking to promote the best examples of …

Batwa Trail in Mgahinga Gorilla national park

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“The Twa”, as they are sometimes called are a minority ethnic group found in Uganda, Rwanda, DR Congo who lived in the forests. They are known as the oldest inhabitants in these areas. Until the early 1991, the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda was one of the homes to the Batwa people who were co-existing with the wildlife in this park before it was gazzetted to protect Gorillas and golden monkeys. Totally oblivious and ignorant about the modern ways …

Uganda’s Big Seven

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We have all probably heard of the famous Big 5 animals as identified by trophy hungers decades ago. For most people who want to come to East and Southern Africa for safari, these are certainly their main attraction. Recently we can say that while on Uganda safari you can sight not only the Big 5 but with addition of 2 great apes, we make it the Big 7 – just for just. Here is the list of our Big 7 …

5 Facts about Mountain Gorillas

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Everyday there are people at the briefing area in the different sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park excited to start their gorilla trek as part of the Uganda gorilla trekking safari. They set out into the jungles of Bwindi forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park to have a close encounter with mountain gorillas and learn about them. Bwindi impenetrable national park has the highest number of mountain gorillas with the remainder of the populations split between the Virunga national park …

10 Activities to include on your Uganda Safari

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A Uganda safari can be an adventure packed, soul soothing or memory worth keeping for life. It is also possible that your holiday spent on a safari to Uganda could be less adventurous, underutilized or even frustrating when one does not have a plan on what activities to do while in Uganda. Here is a list of ten things you can add onto your to-do list while on your Uganda safari to make it worthwhile. 1. Gorilla trekking Exploring the …

Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi National park Uganda

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He detangles soft branches intertwined to block your path while simultaneously holding up a hanging branch to make way for you. You attempt to tread quietly, stealthily but you cannot help the speed in each step after you have caught a glimpse them. A black furry gorilla climbs up some branches to pick leaves; another is rolling left-right, left-right in a merry rhythm, there’s a mother gorilla lying on a bed of leaves; two of her young ones take turns …

Why you should visit Kidepo valley national park

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Miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city, in the North-Eastern corner of Uganda is a national park so remote yet worth all the hours of travel; Kidepo Valley National Park for your Uganda safari. Gazetted as national park in 1962 and named 3rd best safari park in Africa by CNN in 2017, the park sits on 1442 square kilometers of open Savannah terrains, vast plains and mountainous landscape, sights quenching the thirst of an adventurous spirit and …

Experience the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National park

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The Kazinga Channel is a 40 km long water channel connecting lake Edward and Lake George both located in Queen Elizabeth national park. Lake George is found in the eastern part of the park and lake Edward is in the western side of the park shared between Uganda and DR Congo. If you are on a Uganda safari or on a gorilla trekking through Uganda, you want to include safari to Queen Elizabeth national park and consequently add Kazinga channel …