August 2013 trip report

Geoff Wellard writes: Money With few exceptions, prices far higher than current edition, late 2009 accommodation +50%, food > double, transport, whether public or private too. MasterCard still very limited throughout country. Best still to change as much as possible at Forex bureaus in Kampala – can often up rate with a bit of encouragement, … Continue reading August 2013 trip report

Gorillas in Mgahinga NP

James Beauchamp writes: At the end of November 2012 the gorillas were back in Mgahinga after a long stay away, I was hiking on Muhavura and we crossed their tracks. The park trackers were locating them and checking prior to opening tracking up to the public. This group should be available for visits from the … Continue reading Gorillas in Mgahinga NP

New UWA fee structure

As of 1 July 2011, the Uganda Wildlife Authority implemented a fee structure that increases entrance fees for National Parks by around 15% and institutes new fees for various unguided activities such as US$100 for birding in Semliki or US$80 for hiking on a trail in Mgahinga.  Please click here for the full 2011-2013 tariff structure … Continue reading New UWA fee structure

Mgahinga & Bwindi updates

An up-date on gorilla tracking in Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park  - currently the 9 strong Nyakagezi group are still on the Rwanda side of Muhavura. Gorilla tracking in Mgahinga is therefore suspended until such time as the gorillas have return to the Ugandan side of the volcanoe. Researchers from the International Trust for Forest Conservation (ITFC) … Continue reading Mgahinga & Bwindi updates

Discounted gorilla permits for Virunga National Park, Congo

Virunga National Park, on the opposite site of the Congolese border to Uganda's Mgahinga National Park, has just announced a half-price promotion on the gorilla and volcano treks for a limited time only. From 20 May - 5 June 2011 (17 days), you can visit the gorillas in Congo for $200, and for $100 make the 2-day trek … Continue reading Discounted gorilla permits for Virunga National Park, Congo