Friday, 9 September 2016

UGANDA EXCITED OVER THE BIRTH OF A BABY MOUNTAIN GORILLA IN BWINDI

mountain-gorillaBwindi Impenetrable National Park to the South West of Uganda is the most popular Uganda gorilla safari destination with a minimum of 400 Mountain Gorilla. Even when it features the largest concentration of Mountain Gorillas among all parks in the world, luck seems to still be on its side as many other baby Mountain Gorillas are being born.
Bushaho Gorilla Group one of the two newly habituated groups in the south of Bwindi is proud to have received a new infant on August 21st 2016.  In Nkuringo Sector, one of the famous Uganda gorilla trekking regions of Bwindi apparently stands with an addition in its gorilla count and the Conservation Area Manager Mr. John Tibesigwa confirmed the birth.
 Bushaho gorilla group features eight (8) members with Bahati as the dominant Silverback. The mother of the newly born is known as Bunyindo. Bushaho is part of the broader 36 Mountain Gorilla groups existing in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park of which 12 are perfectly habituated and have always been encountered on gorilla safaris and tours in Uganda, the other two are undergoing habituation while the rest are still wild gorillas.
According to Mr. Tibesigwa, the inter birth period of Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable seems to be around five (5) years which is slightly higher to about three years that has been observed in the adjacent parks of Rwanda’s Volcanoes and Congo’s Virunga. The Mountain Gorilla gestation period is about 8 ½ months.
The local community is as well very excited about the arrival of the baby Mountain Gorilla which marks the positive trend of Mountain Gorilla population in the park, the country and the world at large. Mr. Ivan Batuma the Head of Kigezi Tourism encouraged the Uganda Wildlife Authority to always organize public gatherings while naming the baby gorillas as a means to promote gorilla safari tours in Uganda.
Mountain Gorillas are part of the Great Ape Species known to be thriving in only three countries on a world scale namely; Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. They are listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature because of their low birth rate and the fragility of their habitats amidst one of the world’s population concentration and instability.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

UGANDA RANKS THE BEST IN AFRICA FOR EXPATRIATES

ugandaThe 2016 survey which featured the best and the worst place for expatriates has eventually released the results and the destination Uganda takes the lead among the attractive places for these people.
Listed in the 25th position on a world scale, Uganda is the best on the continent of Africa and surprisingly the second attractive African Country - Kenya sits at 46th position in the world.
The ranking which is based on a range of aspects that include among others; learning of the local language, the family life and the ease of settling in a given country, found Uganda featuring positively in all these aspects. Uganda has over the years pulled a range of expatriates to work on national development projects like construction, hospitality sector among others while others work with International Organizations and Diplomatic missions.
The countries of Egypt, Nigeria and Tanzania were listed among the ten (10) last countries in the performance and according to survey Nigeria alone ranked number last on the quality of life.
The destination Uganda is naturally endowed with a range of wildlife including the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas – the foundation for gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda, the Big five including tree climbing lions of Ishasha, the towering mountain landscapes like the Africa’s third highest Rwenzori Mountain with glacial peaks, Rift valley, dense forests and vast water bodies like Victoria Lake and River Nile.
Uganda is also endowed with 1057 species of birds which makes the birding safaris in Uganda very remarkable and memorable. Besides nature, the people in Uganda are very friendly and hospitable which makes the expatriates to easily mix and accepted in the society.
Kampala is one of the safest cities in Africa and the night life is so amazing. The night clubs, the Casinos, the Jazz bands among other entertainment centers are very amazing to explore. The city features a range of restaurants serving a range of  dishes including; African contemporary, Belgian, Chinese, Continental, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Fusion, German, Greek Tarvena, Indian, Iranian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, Middle-Eastern, Nigerian, Sea food, Thai and Turkish among others.
All these combine to make the life of expatriates exciting in Uganda.