Gorilla Trekking Tips: Best Time, Minimum Age, Cost, Fitness

Different stories have been told about gorilla trekking with some travelers describing it as a strenuous adventure. This has raised lots of questions such as how fit do I need to be for gorilla trekking? Does gorilla tracking require particular physical levels? It is true gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda and D.R. Congo is a lifetime wildlife encounter but…

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What Makes Congo A Unique Safari Destination

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the largest and the most populous nation in Central Africa. Lying astride the Equator, the D.R. Congo is remarkably a unique gorilla safari destination in Africa. All the two sub-species of Eastern gorilla- Mountain gorillas and Eastern Lowland gorillas call the D.R. Congo a home making it a unique destination of…

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Packing For An African Safari

African Safari

Packing for an African safari is so different from packing for other ordinary trips and most often, first-time travelers face challenges. There are several things to be put into consideration while on an African safari and essentially, safari-goers have to observe weight restrictions- a typical weight restriction is 15kgs per tourist and this should include camera equipment plus carry-ons….

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Self Drive Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda and Rwanda – 7 Days

Preparation A day-by-day self-drive gorilla trekking safari in Uganda’s Bwindi Forest National Park and in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park offers a chance to compare gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda. The arrangement of our 7-day self-drive gorilla trekking safari in East Africa started with looking for a good local car rental agency to hire a 4×4 safari vehicle that…

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See the Mountain Gorilla Close Up in African Jungles

Gorilla trekking safari means a special kind of nature expedition where tourists will walk in the thick jungle for over 2hours in search of these rare and endangered mountain gorillas. Mountain gorillas in the whole world can be found in 3 African countries of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Rwanda in the Virunga Mountains which is…

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List of Top Places to Visit in Uganda

What are the most exciting wildlife places in Uganda? Uganda being the pearl of Africa offers the best wildlife destination. Many places have been gazetted and made amazing homes to different wildlife species hence easing conservation and sustainability.  Wildlife places have been categorized into national parks where animals are left to roam aimlessly, reserves, and other protected areas. Uganda…

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Tips to Get Around Uganda by Car

A visit to Uganda is exciting as it always entails a wide array of amazing adventures. Getting around Uganda is characterized by many experiences as the whole process involves driving to new destinations that have cyclists, traffic jam, potholes and even sometimes animals crossing the high-ways. While on a Uganda road trip, expect to come along some of these,…

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What to Consider when going for Gorilla Safari

A mountain gorilla trekking safari in Africa really needs a lot of planning, good preparation and research. Currently there are around 980 mountain gorillas left in the whole world and they are only found in three countries that is to say Uganda in Bwindi Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park and the Democratic…

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Democratic Republic Of Congo

If there is a country that is as beautiful and rich in terms of biodiversity as Paradise, then it’s the Democratic Republic of Congo. Where in Africa will you still find large tracts of natural forests or numerous endemic species? It is only this Central African country. A trip to this destination makes you feel like you are in…

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