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Getting to know the gorillas of Uganda

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There are less than 900 individual mountain gorillas left in the wild. This photographer goes trekking in search of the groups that live in the Bwindi forest.

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Top 10 Ugandan birds

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Uganda, is known as Africa’s premier birding destination and with the list of birds found here topping 1 000, it is difficult to narrow down what we would consider the top 10, but here goes….

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Gorilla populations on the rise in Bwindi, Uganda!

Mountain Gorilla, Uganda

The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) population in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) has increased to an estimated 400 individuals, according to the recent released results of a three-week census carried out by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority (UWA) in

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Nomad Competition Winner!!

Competition Winner, Debbie Roberts

The Safari team is delighted to announce Debbie Roberts as our Nomad Overlanding Competition winner! Debbie, from Zambia, will soon be off on a two-week overland adventure through Kenya and Uganda, compliments of Nomad Africa Adventure Tours. [quote]I entered the

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'Eastern DRC is kak…' said the mountain gorilla.

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The mountain gorillas have known it for a while. Eastern DRC is kak. As their numbers dwindled to a few hundred – slaughtered for meat, ashtrays and funsies – they have taken refuge in the slightly safer regions of Rwanda

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Batwa Pygmies: Forgetting the Bwindi Forest, Uganda

Much of the ancient culture of the Batwa has been lost since they were removed from their forest home

Penetrating the Impenetrable Forest took us deep into what was once home to the Batwa pymies, a forest-dwelling people who were displaced when Bwindi became a national park to protect the last remaining mountain gorillas. We got a taste of

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Discovery by dugout in Uganda

Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

Jumping into a dugout canoe was a wonderful way to experience Lake Bunyonyi, meaning ‘place of many little birds’. With its terraced hillsides and secret coves, Uganda’s deepest lake provides the perfect place to relax and unwind in a serene

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The Ngamba chimpanzee sanctuary in Uganda

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I’m a little nervous of chimps. Personally, I think it’s because their actions and personalities remind me far too much of us humans. This is also why I am absolutely fascinated by them. When I was in Kampala, Uganda, I

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I do Africa: the best and worst of times

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Somewhere along the silent mass of Nile water flowing all the way to Egypt, something snapped. Maybe it was the time we were spending with our overlanding friends, and what is to us their magnitude of comfort and gadgets, or

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Five Tips for Mountain Gorilla Trekking

Silverback Kuria and his son

Of the dozens of wildlife viewing experiences I’ve had in Africa and North and South America, encountering mountain gorillas in their natural habitat takes the cake. On my first gorilla trek in Rwanda in 2008, I felt as if I

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Top 10 ways to protect Mountain Gorillas

By Molly Feltner The recent popular YouTube video showing a tourist being touched by wild mountain gorillas has captivated more than a million viewers and will likely inspire many travellers to book a trip to visit mountain gorillas themselves. For those of

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