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Uganda Wildlife Authority reduces Gorilla trekking fees

Uganda wildlife Authority is the government of Uganda agency mandated with conserving for generations the wildlife in the country. UWA as is commonly known is charged with conservation of wildlife both inside and outside the protected areas. It is currently charged with running the 10 national parks, 13 game parks and some community conservation areas. With the Covid19 outbreak, Uganda was not spared and the president imposed a lockdown that went on until early June 2020. The airport and borders …

The Best Place to Trek Gorillas in Uganda

Uganda is by the far the best place for a gorilla trekking safari. The country is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas which are found in two national parks. The two parks where you can  see these massive creatures is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, each having unique habitat and scenery for you to enjoy beyond the gorilla trek. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is approximately 331 square kilometers and is divided into four …

Rwanda is Open for Tourism amidst Covid19

In July the government of Rwanda and announced that it would be reopening national parks for residents. This went on well and locals started visiting the national parks for gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking and game drives. Later it was announced that the airport would open on 1st August 2020 information was provided on the expectations of travelers. A lot of people who had booked safaris to Uganda and Rwanda had thankfully postponed them to next year. We are thankful that …

When is the Best Time to Visit Uganda?

The best time to visit Uganda for a safari depends on what has attracted the visit to this part of the world known as the Pearl of Africa. Uganda does not have the 4 seasons of Europe or North America i.e. Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. Uganda weather is generally divided into wet season and dry season. The wet season is when there is a higher likelihood of rains and this is when most farmers plant. Different regions in the …

Kagera Safaris Update on the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)

An outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) was declared by the people’s republic of China on 31st December 2019. This outbreak has now spread to all continents and has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization(WHO). It is on this basis that as Kagera Safaris we are releasing an update to our clients who had already booked with us and those looking to book with us in the future. Based on the current trend of the COVID-19 pandemic, the …

Mountain Gorilla population census shows increase in numbers

Today 16th December 2019 is a day of great news for the Uganda Tourism fraternity as Uganda’s ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities with the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration has officially announced the population census of the mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park. As of December 2018 Uganda has 459 mountain gorillas in 50 groups and 13 solitary individuals in Bwindi impenetrable national park. The global population of mountain gorillas is now at 1,063 individuals in Uganda, Rwanda and …

Blind couple goes gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

I know what you are thinking…yaaahhh, I thought the same when I first received the email. Then I thought, well anything is possible and I have nothing to lose trying this out – I am glad that I have lived to see it. Today Kagera Safaris had the privilege of fulfilling Joana and Horald dream of trekking gorillas. We had never had a request  from a blind person to track gorillas. Their first priority was to visit the gorilla orphanage …

The 13 Primates of Kibale National Park

Call it the primate capital of Africa, the richest eco system in Africa or the primatologist’s dream; but one thing that rings on about Kibale National Park is its diversity and abundance of primate species. The park has acreage of 795 square kilometers most of which is forested. It is a 6 hour drive from Kampala, Uganda’s capital. If you find yourself on a safari in Uganda it would crown your experience if you visited Kibale National Park for chimpanzee …

12 Game Reserves of Uganda

“Africa condensed in one country,” or “The Pearl of Africa” are some of the expressions used to describe Uganda because of nature’s gifts to her. Abundant wildlife is one of these gifts. Uganda’s wildlife population has continued to thrive because of her wildlife reserves. Each reserve is home to all forms of wildlife; from mammals like the African elephant and vast primate species to the smallest of rodents. Their views are picturesque with undulating terrains, diverse vegetation coupled with abundant …

Ndere Cultural Centre – Uganda’s Cultural Melting Pot

Uganda is home to over 56 different tribes belonging to different ethnic groups such as the Bantu, the Nilotics, and the Hamites. Each Ugandan tribe boasts a rich culture unique to its people, and these have been passed over from generation to generation in form of food, song, folklore, dress and dance among others. For centuries, Ugandan culture has thrived and been avidly celebrated. Religion for the most part classified the culture of most Ugandan tribes as evil resulting to …