Monthly Archives: October 2012

UWA Lowers Permit Price

UWA Lowers Gorilla Permit Price!

The Uganda Wildlife Authority has just released some fantastic news for gorilla tracking in Uganda! They have announced a low season promotion to enable visitors to enjoy their gorilla tracking experience at a discounted price. The promotional prices will apply for visitors wishing to track the gorillas in Uganda during November 2012 or April and [...]

Marburg Fever Oct 24

Statement on Marburg Fever Oct 24

In recent days there have been reports of Marburg fever in the Kabale District of Uganda. The situation is being handled by the Ugandan Ministry of Health in collaboration with their partners through the emergency preparedness team. Guests are proceeding with their safaris as normal to all areas of the country and the parks and [...]

Ruterana Close Call

Ruterana Escapes Close Call in Bwindi

In recent days as trackers were on their daily routine around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, they noticed that Ruterana of the Rushegura group was looking weak and unwell. They notified the doctors of The Mountain Gorillas Veterinary Project who quickly realised that she recently gave birth but her infant was nowhere to be found.
Upon further scrutiny, [...]

Bwindi TripAdvisor Winner

Bwindi Forest is a TripAdvisor Winner!

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South-Western Uganda has won the prestigious Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, which honours businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.
With the rating of 5, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has earned a place among the very best. The award is given to only the most exceptional performers in the [...]

Conservation Paradox

The Conservation Paradox

The conservation paradox: Only by working with people can we achieve conservation. If it weren’t for people there would be no need for conservation.
It’s amazing how quickly a village mob can form. With one alarm call, in a matter of seconds, you will have dozens of people running to the alleged scene of the crime, [...]

Gorilla Habitats Dwindling

Gorilla Habitats Dwindling Fast

A study recently published in Diversity and Distributions details the decline in great ape habitats across Africa and paints what is a very disturbing picture for conservationists.
Of all the great apes, gorillas are the ones losing out the most. Cross River gorillas have lost almost 60% of their habitat over the last twenty years, while [...]