Carrie writes: I just finished an incredible month-long backpacking trip around Uganda. Your guide was invaluable for figuring out how to do things independently - thank you! Just have a few updates and report backs to share: - Bwindi: I tracked gorillas at Ruhija. As far as I could tell it’s virtually impossible to get … Continue reading Detailed August 2019 trip report
Tolber Gumisiriza writes: Uganda Wildlife Authority has introduced gorilla habituation experience in Rushaga region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Tourists can now move with researchers to experience how mountain gorillas are habituated. Apparently this experience is still at a mock stage and can be booked by contacting the Warden in Rushaga. The price for mountain … Continue reading Gorilla habituation experience at Bwindi
Richard, owner of Wild Olives Lodge, writes: Wild Olives Lodge is in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and is located in Rubuguri town. It has 9 self contained rooms, they serve clients doing gorilla trekking to the Nkuringo and Rushaga gorilla families, and the current gorilla habituation experience in Rushaga. The lodge has restaurant and bar. It … Continue reading Wild Olives Lodge, Bwindi
Uganda Wildlife Authority has recently introduced an electronic card system for prepayment of park entry fees and activities at five national parks i.e. Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable. For full details see http://ugandawildlife.org/wildlife-card
Virunga National Park in the DRC bordering Rwanda and Uganda has reopened and is now taking bookings for mountain gorilla trekking and accommodation at Mikeno Lodge. Hikes up Nyiragongo volcano and the Tongo chimpanzee treks should soon be available. For further details see http://www.visitvirunga.org or https://www.facebook.com/virunga.
Bashir writes: The Bradt guide was brilliant, very informative and useful (for me and plenty of others I met on my travels!). I genuinely don't know what I would have done without it. I have a few comments - pretty minor: Transit visas are $50 (not $15) and apparently have been so for a while … Continue reading Uganda trip report
Thanks to Henry Tenenbaum (http://www.henryten.com or http://www.henrytenenbaum.com) for writing the following useful beginner's guide to gorilla photography: You are guaranteed to get some remarkable gorilla photos, if you do a little preparation and planning before and during the trek up the mountain. The gorillas are very dark. On a sunny day, they are surrounded by brightly lit foliage. Even today’s … Continue reading A Point-and-Shooter’s Guide to Gorilla Photography