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Lake Bunyonyi is a charming river valley dotted with islands in southwestern Uganda. The lake is surrounded by terraced hills with vibrant color patterns from the fragmented farmlands/gardens. The…

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Booking Terms

Please take time to read the terms and conditions of Native Africa Tours services. Confirming a safari with Native Africa Tours assumes that you have read, fully understand and accept the terms and…

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Kazinga Channel

The Kazinga Channel is a dominant feature and popular part of Queen Elizabeth National park. It is a favorite wildlife experience are at the park. The channel banks attract groups of different…

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Budongo Forest Reserve

Tropical rain forests are diminishing quickly due to deforestation from most of the human activities. On the southern bank of the Nile, south of Murchison falls national park is one of Uganda’s…

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Safety While Trekking Mountain Gorillas

Every visit to the Mountain Gorillas serves as a beautiful reminder of where we came from, primate life, and forest; gorilla trekking is the world's ultimate safari experience; a time spent…

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Gorilla Trekking FAQS

Gorilla trekking is one of Africa’s unrivaled tourist experiences. When you talk of gorilla trekking, we mainly refer to visiting the endangered mountain gorillas because they boast of the best and…

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Mountain Gorilla Predators

Mountain gorillas scientifically known as Gorilla Beringei Beringei are one of the world's unique and rare primate species. Barely surviving in the Virunga mountain ranges, these stunning creatures…

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Best Time To Visit Gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda & D.R. Congo

Gorillas are divided into two species (the Eastern and western gorillas). They are mainly two sub species that live in Uganda, Rwanda and D.R. Congo. Mountain gorillas are located in east and central…

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Can Gorillas Swim?

Gorillas are a species of great apes and belong to the genus "Gorilla". Further divided into two major subspecies of the western and eastern gorillas, also subdivided into four other subgroups. The…

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Can Chimpanzees Eat Humans?

Chimpanzees, also known as chimps are some of the man’s nearest existing relatives along with great apes like bonobos, gorillas and orangutans. Chimpanzees share more than 98.7 percent of their DNA…

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Gorilla Sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable National park

Bwindi is among a few national parks where you can find the few remaining endangered mountain gorillas located just adjacent to the Virunga region. Bwindi national park is known as a misty…

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Gorilla Families in Mgahinga National Park

Mgahinga national park is situated in far south western part of Uganda at the border of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo and known to be the smallest national park in the country covering an…

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Do Gorillas Climb Trees?

Any primate lover would be interested in knowing key aspects of primates’ lives. One of the frequently-asked-questions about the Giant Apes (gorillas) is whether they climb trees or not. The answer…

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Can Gorillas Eat Meat?

We frequently receive questions pertaining Giant Apes’ diet, with some travellers wondering whether gorillas can eat meat. Well, the answer is no because gorillas aren’t carnivorous or even…

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Booking Gorilla Permits

One interesting fact you have read or probably been told is that you can’t trek mountain gorillas in their natural environments without a gorilla permit. This is a document that offers access to…

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About Mountain Gorillas in Africa

With only about 1030 mountain gorillas left on Earth, these giant apes are endangered under the IUCN Red list and live within the forests of Bwindi as well as the Virunga Mountains of East-Central…

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How Many Gorillas are in Uganda?

According to the most recent Mountain Gorilla Census, there are about 1063 mountain gorillas in the world, with just Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda accounting for them. Uganda has the…

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