Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

No doubt, the highlight of going on a safari in Uganda is seeing mountain gorillas.

In natural conditions, they live in only three countries: Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. There are about 740 of these gorillas in the wild, half of them living in Uganda. Read More

Which Country Has the Best Big Game Safari?

Whenever wildlife guides and tourists talk about the big five they don’t actually refer to the biggest five wild animals as most individuals think. They usually refer to ones most difficult to hunt on foot. The term was coined by hunters but safari tour operators adopted the name and they have been an attraction ever since.

The big five include the lion, the cape buffalo, the rhino, the leopard and the elephant – these animals all together are usually found within some of the best national parks in Africa. But don’t limit yourself to the Big 5 – there are other “big” animals to be found in Africa: hippos, crocodiles, wildebeests etc. Here are some of the best national parks in Africa to go looking for the big game. Read More

Uganda: A Great Alternative for a Safari Holiday

Commonly referred to as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is one underrated country rich in culture and diverse ecosystem. This landlocked country has some of the most beautiful national parks and is the home to a wide variety of plant and bird species.

The following are some of the national parks to visit when you decide to take a Uganda safari.

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Serengeti: The Jewel of Africa

One of the most famous national parks in the east African region is the Serengeti park. It is known for its high concentration of wild animals together with breathtaking physical sceneries and it is also home to the world’s largest migration of wild animals.

It occupies about 30,000 square kilometers extending from the southern areas of Kenya towards northern Tanzania and is adjacent to the Ngorongoro conservation, the Muswa reservation Maasai Mara and the Grumeti National Reservations. It is also a part of Tanzania’s  the Northern Safari Circuit comprising of the Tarangire National Park, the Lake Manyara National Park, and the  Arusha National park. It was also listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage list in the year 1981. Read More

Best Known National Parks and Reserves of East Africa

Prior to the year 1990 when various environmentalists called out for responsible traveling in natural areas to conserve both the locals as well as the environment, there was no such thing as Ecotourism. However, there had been a solid effort to conserve the natural environment and wildlife for the benefit of the locals ever since national parks were established within the United States and Australia way back in the 1870’s.

It later took half a decade before a national park was created in Africa- the Virunga National park located in the Democratic Republic of Congo 1925. It was then followed by the Kruger National park in South Africa. However, most would argue that currently the most impressive national parks all over Africa are based in East Africa. Read More