What We can Learn From Dian Fossey’s Gorilla Conservation Spirit

Are you a scientist, conservationist or naturalist? What have you learnt about Dian Fossey and mountain gorillas? Dian Fossey was a primatologist; conservationist, scientist as well as an anthropologist famously known for her research on the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas of the Virunga complex in 1960’s and 1980’s. Spending about 18 years while in the jungles with these remarkable creatures comes with passion and dedication and credit goes to Dian Fossey. Today, Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are the most popular…

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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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SINGLE GORILLA TREKKING VS DOUBLE GORILLA TREKKING

Around the world, there are very few destinations that offer the remotest and authentic touch of wildlife experiences except Africa. Despite the incredible people, Africa is credited for its dramatic wildlife species that for long have left a life time memory in the minds of a million travelers. There is nothing more exciting in African safari than sighting at the rare mountain gorillas, Eastern Lowland and the Western Lowland gorillas relaxed in the jungles of Africa. A face to face interaction with these spectacular wild…

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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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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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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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