Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda

Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda

Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda is another activity that diversified the tourism sector in Kigali as Rwanda’s major attraction has been gorillas. The permit for this activity goes for 90 USD for foreign tourists while for the Rwandan tourists it goes for 60 USD and is only done in Nyungwe forest that is in Rwanda. This trek starts off from three reception centers that is; Uwinka, Kitabi and Gisakura where the tourists meet the park rangers and the tourists are expected …

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Why Visit Lake Mburo

Why Visit Lake Mburo

Lake Mburo national park is the smallest Savannah national park in Uganda covering an area of about 370 kilometers squared; the park is characterized with rolling hills, riverine forests, savannah grasslands, woodland, lakes and swamps. Lake Mburo National Park boasts with 5 lakes within the park out of the 13 lakes in the area and Lake Mburo in which the park is named after is the largest of them all. Wildlife However small lake Mburo is it harbors various wildlife …

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Why do Silverback Gorillas fight?

Why do Silverback Gorillas fight

Silverbacks are the dominating alpha males of gorilla groups, the Silverbacks can be distinctive from other gorillas by he silver hair that grows from their backs at about he age of 11 or 12. A Silverback can weigh up to 350 pounds and about 6 feet tall with big muscles on the chest and legs, the sole role of a dominating Silverback is to protect their family from any kind of arm this can be protection from poachers, leopards, and other …

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Reason why you should book your gorilla permit in advance

Reason why you should book your gorilla permit in advance

A gorilla permit is a document issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority that allows a tourist or traveler above the age of 15 years to trek or track mountain gorillas in any of the two habitats that is Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga national park all in Uganda. A gorilla permit is issued to an individual and people are allowed to track the gorillas in a group of 8 tourists and an encounter with the adorable primates goes for One …

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Why are gorillas poached?

Why are gorillas poached

The endangered mountain gorilla that were almost extinct in the 19th century can be trekked in Bwindi and mount Mgahinga national parks in Uganda, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and the Virunga national park in Congo. There are about only 900 mountain gorillas left in the wild and here are some of the reasons why gorillas are poached. Medicinal purposes In most cases mountain gorillas are being poached because of the belief of local traditional healers who assume that the mountain …

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