Friday, 27 October 2017


On your Uganda Gorilla Safari, you will Locate Mgahinga National Park 510km far southwest of Kampala City the Capital of Uganda which is just 42km from Entebbe International Airport, this park rests in the district of Kisoro and is Uganda’s smallest but arguably one of the profoundly biome-diverse National Park. Mgahinga is one of the only two Uganda Gorilla Safaris destinations where tourists can physically say hello to the world’s remaining population of endangered Mountain Gorillas.

Its three (3) volcanic peaks of Sabinyo (3,669m), Gahinga (3,474m) and Muhavura (4,127m) interface with five (5) different volcanoes which all together shape the Virunga Conservation Area (VCA) shared among the nations of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo DR. Its varied altitudes offer rise to various types of fauna, some of which can't be seen anywhere else in Uganda.
The park offers chances to birders to do what they cherish best, with a bird list ranging bwetween 179 and 184 species including the Rwenzori Turaco and the White-starred Robin. Uganda Safaris Tours to Mgahinga National Park additionally also present opportunities to see various extraordinarily species like the giant forest hogs, and the spikey South African Porcupines

In any case, the park's horn is sounded louder by its habituated mountain gorilla family called Nyakagezi. Led by an alpha silverback called Mark, the Nyakagezi mountain gorilla family makes seasonal excursions to the neighboring nations of DR Congo and Rwanda. But luckily, of later, the family appears enjoy most of their Ugandan home more and can therefore making it possible for Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda in Mgahinga National Park. Its unsettled nature has constrained the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to sell gorilla permits for this mountain gorilla family right at the National Park as opposed to permits for Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest National Park that can be reserved at the UWA headquarters in Kampala

Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga National Park is a less tedious activity as compared to Bwindi Forest National Park the only Gorilla tracking area in Uganda, a maximum of eight tourist are allowed to visit this Mountain Gorilla family in a single day. Also, once the gorilla family is tracked down, tourist get to can enjoy an entire hour with the Nyakagezi family. The family's two blackbacks (Rukundo and Ndungutse) regularly win the hearts of visitors with their high sense of humor and their photogenic nature. It has turned into their thing to pose for the camera and they'll most likely pose for yours too.

Today the family has 10 members including an aging Bugiingo who is the father to most members of this mountain gorilla family including Mark and Marfia the other two silverbacks.
Set out on a Gorilla Safari to trek Mountain Gorillas in Mgahinga National Park and you will win yourself an affair of a lifetime decorated in amazing views of the true African montane forests protecting a big number of animal and bird species; not forgetting the reward of mixing with the Forest habitats, Batwa community; one of the world's few remaining highly neglected and marginalized groups of people. With the Park's "gold and silver", you will part very lit up. Welcome to Mgahinga!

Monday, 23 October 2017


Happening for the sixth time, the Kampala City festival 2017 was a blast mesmerizing both local trevelers and those who had come for Uganda Safaris and tours.
The event which occurs in the first week of October every year is apparently the biggest street party in the region of East Africa and has become signature brand attracting multitudes of people to explore the Kampala’s epitome social life, innovation, culture and unity. The travelers planning East Africa Safari tours in the month of October have started expressing interest in making the event part of their itinerary.
The Kampala City Festival presents the much awaited moment for the participants to learn, share and network while presenting an economic ground for small businesses, organisations and companies to thrive.  The festival offers that special moment where the city residents themselves get a real feel of happiness besides the normal routine and business endeavors. The festival is becoming a Uganda tour product enhancing domestic tourism.
Marked with vibrant sounds, flamboyant lights, lively rhythms, incredible street dancers, a wide array of musicians, gospel sessions, unlimited foods and beverages among others, the Kampala City festival makes the every point of the Central Business District lively and fascinating. Besides the foods and beverages along with other personal items, all other festival wonders are enjoyed at no cost!
The youthful travelers on holiday safari in Uganda would definitely find this event beyond the ordinary!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Go Gorilla Trekking In Mgahinga Uganda - Uganda Gorilla News

Before taking on your gorilla safari tour in Uganda, we invite you to get briefed more about these amazing creatures with their interesting facts.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is considered to be one the most satisfying activities done by tourists in Mgahinga national park. This park has only one habituated gorilla family known as “Nyakagezi” originally consisting of 9 family members, 2 silver backs, 3 female adults, 2 infants and 2 juveniles.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda can some if the times be tiring and occasionally cover the whole day as the guide takes you through this amazing world and also giving you information on their ecology and wild behavior. There is a good chance of spotting these gorillas of Mgahinga national park however success is never guaranteed as these creatures are wild animals, never fixed in their daily routine and finding them requires a guide with extra skill, experience as well as luck.
For the travelers on Gorilla Safari in Uganda, before setting of for the actual gorilla trekking activity, the guide will always suggest how long this activity may take. However while moving do not hesitate to ask the guides to slow down their pace in case they are moving so fast or if you need to rest. This guide will not leave you behind.
The daily routine of a mountain gorillas in Uganda includes foraging early in the morning and have a rest during the late morning and midday. In the late afternoon they forage before they rest at night. The mountain gorillas leave their sleeping nests at 6am in the morning except when it’s too cold, that’s when they stay up their nests.
Uganda Gorillas don’t have discrete territories and instead they roam in home ranges. When the sources of food are sparse, the ranges between groups also become larger and when there is abidance of food the distance between home ranges become shorter.
Gorillas get infected with most of the diseases suffered by human beings as well. It is for this reason that Uganda safari visitors to these gorillas are advised to keep a distance. Respiratory diseases suffered more especially pneumonia are the most frequently causes of deaths of most mountain gorillas.
The gorillas basically live on ground and almost 20%of their day time in trees. They climb trees either to play or harvest fruits and rarely jump from branch to branch due to their weight.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda can be physically demanding, so be prepared well enough. These Gorilla facts prepare you for this safari activity and give you guidance on conservation of the Mountain Gorillas in Mgahinga national park. Please read these Gorilla facts before your tour to Uganda.