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Garama Cave

The Mysteries of Garama Cave in Mgahinga National Park

The Mysteries of Garama Cave in Mgahinga National Park

Garama Cave

During a recent visit to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park with a group of journalists, the tour guides took us for a visit to the mysterious Garama Cave, which was the home of the Batwa Community for decades. The 342m long cave gives an insight into the kind of life led by the Batwa who are

Rafiki of Nkuringo

Rafiki Killers Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

Rafiki Killers Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

Rafiki of Nkuringo

A poacher who confessed haing killed Rafiki, a 25-year-old silverback gorilla in Bwindi has been sentenced to serve 11 years in Prison. The poacher who was arrested by the Uganda Wildlife Authority on June has been sentenced on charges of illegally entering a protected area and killing a gorilla. Rafiki who was the head of

AWF Donates Food to UWA

African Wildlife Foundation Donates Food to UWA rangers

African Wildlife Foundation Donates Food to UWA rangers

AWF Donates Food to UWA

UWA has received 15 tonnes of maize flour, 6 tonnes of beans and 500 litres of cooking oil from AWF to support rangers to carry out their day to day duties amidst the COVID 19 pandemic that has seen a drop in revenue earning for UWA. The handover of these items happened at the Uganda

Nkuringo Family

Nkuringo Gorilla Group Safe and Stable

Nkuringo Gorilla Group Safe and Stable

Nkuringo Family

Concerns had been raised about the stability of  this group after it lost a silverback-Rafiki recently. The news from the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest indicate that the the group of 11 individuals  is intact with 4 black backs and 3 infants. The team resported that it was fascinating to watch Furaha, one of the mothers adjust

Rothschilds Giraffe Now Listed as Endangered Species

Rothschilds Giraffe Now Listed as Endangered Species

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If we don’t act now, future generations, may only see giraffes in encyclopedias and museums. The planet’s tallest animal is now facing a threat of potentially being wiped off the face of the earth with two subspecies listed as “critically endangered” for the first time. According to the latest report of the International Union for

Aero Link Uganda

Direct Flights into Ugandan National Parks

Direct Flights into Ugandan National Parks

Aero Link Uganda

Isn’t it wonderful news that Uganda finally allows direct flights? With such a positive development, tourists intending to undertake Uganda safaris can be able to fly directly from an International Airport to Uganda’s spectacular National Parks without necessarily having to first clear with the Immigration offices at Entebbe International Airport. This move doesn’t only save

Uganda’s Disappearing Glaciers – BBC

Uganda’s Disappearing Glaciers – BBC

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The glaciers of the Rwenzori Mountains in Western Uganda are reported to be disappearing. Since the beginning of the 20th century, most of the Rwenzori glacier has melted. Scientists estimate what remains will be gone within 10 or 15 years. Here is a footage by Malcolm Webb of Aljazeera who visited the Rwenzori Mountains which

Kibale Forest National Park is Free from Ebola

Kibale Forest National Park is Free from Ebola

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The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has confirmed that Kibale National Park is safe and far from Kibale district, the epic entry of the deadly Ebola disease. The wildlife body said the national park, a home to chimpanzees and famous for chimp-tracking activities, is functioning normally and far from the Ebola threat. The authority in a

Uganda Ranked #1 Travel Destination

Uganda Ranked #1 Travel Destination

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This isn’t a surprise to those of us who have loved Uganda for years, but finally the “outside world” is catching on. The Lonely Planet, one of the leading publishers of travel guides, has ranked Uganda the world’s top travel destination for 2012: #1. Uganda It’s taken nasty dictatorships and a brutal civil war to

Uganda Mountain Gorilla Census Has Begun

Uganda Mountain Gorilla Census Has Begun

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Conservation organizations in Uganda have begun a new census to count the critically endangered mountain gorillas in the western mountains. The census will be conducted in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the forested park hosting the largest number of mountain gorillas and Mgahinga National Park. With an estimated value in tourism dollars of $1 million