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ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY RE-OPENS

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ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY RE-OPENS On 10 th June 2021, the government through Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) re-opened Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to travelers on Uganda safaris after 50 days of closure. Ziwa Sanctuary   Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Re-opens to Public which sits on a 70 km² piece of land and home to 33 endangered Southern white rhinos was closed to the public by UWA on 20th April 2021 with a message that no tourism activities would be undertaken until further notice. The re-opening of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary brought relief to travelers planning their Uganda tours since it is one of the most exciting places to visit in Uganda and the only place in the country where you can see wild rhinos. The sanctuary offers visitors on Uganda wildlife safaris an exhilarating rhino tracking adventure in search of these legendary members of the Big Five on foot. WHERE IS ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY FOUND IN UGANDA? Ziwa Sanctuary is found in Nakasongola district in the central region of Uganda, about 176km

Uganda National Parks | Game Parks in Uganda | National Parks in Uganda, Tourist Sites - Attractions

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  Uganda National Parks | Game Parks in Uganda | National Parks in Uganda, Tourist Sites - Attractions - Destinations  Uganda is a member of East African Federation and is one of the countries on the African continent that are gifted by nature which prompted the British premier to declare it the pearl of Africa in 1908. Uganda has contains ten (10)  Uganda national parks that are well set to be encountered on Uganda safari. The amazing Uganda Safari experience starts with Lake Mburo National Park – the smallest savannah park in Uganda located along Masaka- Mbarara road in the south-west of the country well known for its populations of Impala, Zebra and Eland more than any other park. Proceed to gorilla safari destination of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park the home of the endangered Mountain gorillas well known for gorilla trekking. The same Gorillas can be found in the less pressured Mgahinga Gorilla Park Uganda and here Uganda Gorilla safaris are equally famous tho

What can I buy in Uganda?

 After enjoying their Uganda tours , the visitor also thinks of what to bring back from Uganda . There are a variety of unique things to buy in Uganda. Souvenirs are any objects that can be purchased and transported home by the traveler as a memento of their travel to Uganda. Curio shops/craft shops in Uganda are available near most attractions and in different towns and cities where travelers can buy locally made handicrafts including; Gorilla souvenirs such as a curved gorilla walking stick, Gorilla Bracelets, and earrings, Gorilla T-Shirts African Fabrics such as Kitenge Cloth, a fabric famously know as ‘the communicating textile’ because of several colors, patterns, writings, and symbols which represent moods, feelings, cultures, and traditions of African people Ugandan tribal Jewelry such as beaded necklaces and bungles Sandals; baskets; handbags made from patterns of African wax print, hand-woven sisal and straw bags, and others. There no set minimum or a maximum co

DO MOUNTAIN GORILLAS LIVE IN FAMILIES, MOUNTAIN GORILLA GROUPS?

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People have families. Mountain gorillas have families too. A gorilla family/group is called a troop. Each troop is made up of 5 to 30 individuals. The biggest gorilla group known to date was found in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park : It consisted of 65 individuals for a short period. A gorilla family travel together, eats together, and sleeps in the same location. Mountain gorillas hardly ever live alone. Living in a family is safer. The family is led by a strong dominant male known as ‘silverback’ for the silvery back patches which signal full adulthood. The silverback is usually the biggest gorilla in the group. He leads the family through the forest. He protects it from danger. He will bark and hoot as he structures the activities of the day, which often includes eating, nesting in leaves, and moving within a home range of roughly 16 square miles. He his center of attention during rest sessions, and young gorillas usually stay close to him and include him in their game

HOW LONG DOES GORILLA TREKKING TAKE IN UGANDA, RWANDA, CONGO AFRICA? | HOW LONG IS A TREK TO SEE GORILLAS?

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  Gorilla trekking in Uganda , Rwanda , Congo takes 1 to 8 hours. For those wondering  How Long Does Gorilla Trekking take/last in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo-Africa?, the information below deeply explains to you how long is a trek to see gorillas and why. Please read more and find out how long does gorilla trekking last before and after seeing the Gorillas . As already mentioned, a gorilla trek usually lasts from 1 to 8 hours (including the journey to the gorillas, the 1 hour spent with them and the return journey back to the briefing point) in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo Africa depend on how far the group has moved since it was last observed nesting up the previous evening. However, whether it is a short or a long trek, travelers are 99% guaranteed a chance to definitely find and be triggered to an endless marvel to these peaceful, magnificent, gigantic, great gorillas the biggest of all man`s cousins in the wild yet 98.6 DNA similar to humans. Gorilla trekking can be done in Bw

WHY SHOULD I VISIT GORILLAS IN UGANDA? BENEFITS OF GORILLA TREKKING IN UGANDA, RWANDA, CONGO AFRICA

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Uganda is possibly the most iconic place for gorilla trekking in world , any visitor on Uganda safari shouldn't miss out trekking gorillas in Uganda because of it's thrilling primate watching experience. Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo are the only 3 countries in the whole world where you can meet the endangered Mountain gorillas. So, if your wondering why you should go for gorilla trekking in Uganda?  One thing is for sure – going for gorilla trekking is not cheap , but it will definitely be one of the most memorable moments of your life.  It won’t be easy, either. You must be reasonably fit to trek even for hours through muddy steep terrain, and lush dense forests. However, once you spot these mysterious apes, you will understand why the legendary American primatologist Dian Fossey spent 18 years of her life in the rugged forests of East Africa saving and protecting them from heartless and cruel poachers who were prepared to wipe them out for profit. S

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO GO FOR GORILLA TREKKING IN UGANDA?

  If you are wondering What is the best time to go for gorilla trekking in Uganda?/when to go gorilla trekking in Uganda ? This is one of the most frequently asked questions. Uganda has two seasons; the wet season and dry season. Travelers intending to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking should note that trekking gorilla is a physically demanding wildlife experience that can take the whole day, moving through uphill and downhill through thick tangles of vines, thorns and roots. The dry season is the best times of the year to go gorilla trekking in Uganda . Uganda’s dry season starts from June to September and December to February. These months offer the best weather for gorilla trekking in Uganda . During the dry season, the habitat is kept drier and makes it easier for trekkers to hike through thick vegetation and steep terrain to search for mountain gorillas unlike during wet season. Also, your chance of seeing the mountain gorillas is higher, the experience is better, and photograph