Thursday, December 24, 2015
Comparing Gorilla Trekking Tours In 2016/2017 Uganda Vs Rwanda Compare prices and Tracking Experience in 2016-2017 Comparison of 2016-2017 Gorilla Tracking in Uganda and Rwanda – Which is the best place to do a gorilla trek – Uganda or Rwanda? Which is more viable or cheaper: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mghinga Gorilla National Park or Volcanoes National Park, Which is more easy to access, Is tracking Rwanda better than Uganda in 2016-2017?
Comparing Gorilla Trekking Tours In 2016/2017 Uganda Vs Rwanda Compare prices and Tracking Experience in 2016-2017 Comparison of 2016-2017 Gorilla Tracking in Uganda and Rwanda – Which is the best place to do a gorilla trek – Uganda or Rwanda? Which is more viable or cheaper: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mghinga Gorilla National Park or Volcanoes National Park, Which is more easy to access, Is tracking Rwanda better than Uganda 2016-2017? Call it gorilla trekking or tracking or whatever, but it’s one of those really thrilling, lifetime experiences you should take time for before you leave planet earth The exhilaration attached to the first setting eyes on a wild mountain gorilla is difficult to describe. Yet in the same sense, that magical one hour spent with the gorillas does not come cheaply considering that a permit goes for US$750 in Rwanda and $600 in Uganda However, Uganda has effectively introduced discounted gorilla permits/low season gorilla permits for 2016 at USD450.00 per person per trek in months of April, May and November every year. You can therefore take advantage of this discount on gorilla permit to plan an affordable gorilla trekking tour by seeing gorillas during the above mentioned months. By doing so, you stand to save USD150.00 per permit. but it is unusual to find someone who regretted the financial outlay. Mountain gorillas live in families similar to those of humans. Although the current mountain gorilla population is about 840, gorilla tracking can only be done on the habituated mountain gorilla families. 10 of the habituated families live in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, another 1 on in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, 1 in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and 1 in D.R.Congo’s Virunga National Park. A maximum of 8 persons can visit a given gorilla family per day. All else being equal, Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park has a slight edge over the rest because its gorillas are the most wholly habituated, and they are often found in bamboo than the dense forest which makes photographing easier. The major challenge with tracking gorillas in Rwanda is certainly the price of the gorilla permit at US$750 compared to Uganda’s US$600 per permit and discounted gorilla permits/low season gorilla permits for 2016 at USD450.00 per person per trek in months of April, May and November every year.. However, Rwanda’s pride is in the ability for one to do the gorilla trek even in one day and fly back home which is impossible for Uganda. Volcanoes National Park is located 116 km from Kigali and can be driven in just 2 hours. On the other hand, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located 500 km from Kampala/ Entebbe Airport and a drive can take 8 hours plus. In that sense, you will spend at least 3 days for your gorilla trek tour – one travelling to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, another doing the gorilla trek, and the other driving back to Kampala/Entebbe. If a tour operator is making you a tour package, they shall definitely have to consider this cost and include it in your tour cost. With the on coming of daily scheduled flights to Bwindi, operators now can have 3 days flying packages to Bwindi. In real practice though, the one-day gorilla trek tour is not recommended because of the pressure it exerts on the trekker. For those limited on time, we would suggest the 2-days gorillas package.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Rwanda and Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris and Tours with Kisoro Tours Uganda 2016-2017 Looking for gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda and Uganda, We offer the best price for gorilla safaris in Rwanda and Uganda, a country of a thousand hills! Our trips range from day tours to multi-day adventures highlighting the best things to see in both Uganda and Rwanda. We are the No.1 gorilla tracking company in Rwanda and Uganda with reputable staff and experienced tour guides who will assist you throughout your trip. Join us on our exciting Rwanda and Uganda safaris to see some of the few remaining endangered mountain gorillas on the planet. Our experienced tour guides will guide you on every trip as we search for the awe-inspiring primates in Volcanoes National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Mugahinga Gorilla National Park and the Virunga region. You can also combine your gorilla safari with other adventures that include wildlife safaris, chimpanzee tracking, mountain hiking, bird watching, filming crews in Uganda White water rafting on the Nile, fishing on the Lake Victoria, community tours and fantastic boat cruises among others.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) Queen Elizabeth National Park 2.056km is situated south of the Rwenzori Mountains, bordering with DR Congo and including two lakes, George and Edward, which are connected through the natural Kazinga Channel. It is an Eco System made of Wetland and open Savannah areas, on an altitude of 910 meters at the location of Lake Edward. Queen Elizabeth National Park Species: Queen Elizabeth records a large number of animals, including 95 mammal species (among them Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Uganda Kobs, Buffaloes, Jackals, Spotted Hyenas) and 10 Primate species, like Chimpanzees, Vervet monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Red‐tailed Monkeys, Black and White Colobus, Olive Baboons. The list of Birds is of 606 species recorded, possibly the highest in any of the African National Parks and indeed in the world Queen Elizabeth National Park Activities and Attractions: Launch trip from Mweya along Kazinga Channel for a wonderful Wildlife experience, Game Drives in Kasenyi Planes (Northern Sector) and in Ishasha (Southern sector, searching for the typical Tree Climbing Lions in the Fig’s trees). Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge, Bird Watching and Nature Walk in Maramagambo Forest.
Friday, December 11, 2015
COFFEE & TEA UGANDA AND RWANDA The world's favourite drinks have their roots right here in Rwanda and Uganda.
COFFEE & TEA UGANDA AND RWANDA The world's favourite drinks have their roots right here in Rwanda and Uganda. Coffee and Tea is Uganda and Rwanda's largest export. The fertile volcanic soil and temperate climate are perfect for growing the plants that create this popular drink. Tea leaves can be seen covering the mountains – creating a stunning contrast to the blue skies, dirt roads and sunshine. Visitors can discover how tea is harvested, processed, and even get to taste the results. Tea plantation tours take place in a variety of locations across Rwanda and Uganda This is a great family trip and travelers of all ages are welcome. Tea may be Rwanda’s number one export, but the lush, rolling hills of the Rwandan countryside are equally suited to coffee production, and the beans coming out of Rwanda today are in serious demand all around the world. The coffee-covered hillsides shimmer bright green all throughout the year, but when the harvest is ready (usually between February and May), the coffee cherries themselves blush a deep cranberry red to say they’re ready to be plucked. A patchwork of hundreds of thousands of small growers produce coffee all across Rwanda, but visits are primarily centred around Gisenyi, and a number of farmer’s cooperatives and washing stations near here offer tours explaining the coffee process throughout the year, and each one naturally comes with a generous tasting. The plantations themselves don’t liaise with tourists directly, so set up your visit with Kisoro Tours Uganda