5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Mountain Gorillas

Mountain gorillas are currently increasing in numbers after near extinction due to habitat loss, poaching, human diseases and civil conflicts. Thanks to conservation efforts, there are more than 880 individuals in the wild. Being one of the extremely rare animals on earth, the chance to see them in their natural habitat attracts many travelers who book their gorilla trekking safaris to Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Mountain gorillas are closely related to human beings Mountain gorillas share 95% of their DNA with humans.…

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4 Amazing Places to Visit for an Affordable Gorilla Safari in 2017

Rwanda might not be the best gorilla trekking destination for those travelling on budget given the increased gorilla permit prices! Since this was the favorite destination for tourists intending to spend less on their safari, many travelers intending to visit the gorillas have started looking for other affordable destinations! Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo are now the best places for budget gorilla safaris. It no longer has appealing gorilla permit prices for budget gorilla treks all year though one can explore other tourist attractions…

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How Long Does a Gorilla Trek Last?

The moment you mention Rwanda or Uganda, many people’s minds rush to the endangered mountain gorillas. It is true with no doubt, gorilla tracking is the most sought after adventurous safari done in these two African countries. Every year these two countries attract a huge number of travelers all over the world who live their beautiful offices and homes and come and spend some quality time with these endangered apes deep into the forest. In Rwanda mountain gorillas are hosted  in Volcanoes national park which…

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Comparing Gorilla Trekking & Golden Monkey Tracking

Gorilla trekking and golden monkey tracking are the two key tourist activities that are conducted in Mgahinga National Park and Volcanoes National park. There are currently 880 mountain gorillas surviving within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park of Uganda and the Virunga region (comprising of Mgahinga National Park of Uganda, Virunga National Park in DRC and Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda) while there are about 4000 to 5000 golden monkeys surviving within the Virunga Massif only (in Mgahinga National Park, Virunga National park and Volcanoes National Park).…

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Luxury Gorilla Safaris

A new brand of gorilla safaris, aimed at the high-end market, was launched in Nairobi last month. Private Label Safaris offers added value to the gorilla trekking experience, with top guiding, safari and educational services, for clients who require a little more. A new brochure for safari operators covers trekking in Rwanda and Uganda.

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Serena Signs Gorillas

Gorillaland Safaris has struck a deal with Serena Hotels. In a meeting in Nairobi on April 26th, the hotel group (the only  one with properties in nearly all the parks within Gorillaland) agreed special rates, in exchange for the safari company booking clients exclusively with Serena. Gorillaland are also advising the company on their plans for a new lodge in Kinigi, Rwanda

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Explore Congo

Gorillaland is proud to offer, for the first time, a safari into the Congo Jungle. The ten-day itinerary starts and ends in Kigali, Rwanda, and journeys by road, air and river into the tropical forests surrounding Walikale, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The safari includes white-water rafting on the Luhoho River. This is a rare opportunity to glimpse one of the world’s most bio-diverse regions, go gorilla and chimp trekking, and a chance to spot okapi and many other species endemic to the Congo…

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Essential Things to Pack for a Gorilla Safari

When planning to visit Uganda, Rwanda or Democratic Republic of Congo for gorilla trekking, you need comfortable clothing and avoid shouting colors. Even if you were to stay for 2-3 nights on a gorilla safari, you will be in places where it may be difficult to buy a new clothing or equipment. And the fact that, you will experience hot sun and wet weather conditions in the tropical forests, you’re most likely to get wet and uncomfortable or feel the sunburn. So better pack all…

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Gorilla Safari – Get Up close & Personal with the Mountain Gorillas

One of the great things about going gorilla trekking is that you know the trackers and guides who escort you to the gorillas deep in the rainforests, have been there, done that and knows the gorilla behavior from personal hands on experience. It’s especially so with ranger conservation efforts geared at protecting and saving more than 880 mountain gorillas. These primates are the largest in the world, and inhabit the pristine, dense tropical and bamboo forested ragged mountains of Virunga and Bwindi impenetrable forest. Travelers,…

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