Category Archives: Rwanda

Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies on the edge of the western rift valley. In the local Lukiga language, Bwindi means 'Impenetrable.' The name is appropriate, for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is 331 square kilometers (205 square miles) of tangled vegetation draped over a deeply fissured landscape of steep, slippery valleys and high, draughty ridges. The…
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All About Chimpanzees

Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives, sharing an estimated 98% of their genes with humans. There are two species of chimpanzee - Bonobos and the common Chimpanzee. Within the common chimpanzee are four subspecies. The common chimpanzee is found in equatorial Africa, living in fragmented, isolated populations across 21 countries. Subspecies Scientific Name Population/ Range…
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Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda

Chimpanzee tracking allows visitors to observe chimpanzees during their daily activities. The chimpanzees are habituated to humans, which means they are relatively unaffected by human presence. A guide, with the assistance of one or more trackers, leads the group in the forest and attempts to locate the chimpanzees. Depending on the time of day, you…
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The Mountain Gorillas of Africa

There are two species of gorilla -the eastern and western gorilla. Within each species of gorilla, there are two subspecies. The western gorilla are divided into western lowland gorilla and Cross River gorilla, while the eastern gorilla are divided into eastern lowland gorilla and mountain gorilla. Gorillas live only in equatorial Africa. Subspecies Scientific Name…
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Gorilla Treks: Want Something a Bit Wilder?

Gorilla treks are the only way to see one of the rarest animals in the world - the mountain gorilla. These gentle giants exist in the Virunga Mountains along the borders of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. To protect the remaining population, governments have established strict guidelines…
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