Exploring Virunga National Park of DR Congo

Virunga National Park is Africa’s oldest park established in 1925 as Albert National Park mainly to protect and conserve mountain gorillas when its borders were marked, under Belgian rule to promote sustainable tourism development. The park was later after independence in 1969 renamed Virunga national park to signify the chain of 8 volcanic mountains including […]

Uganda Wildlife Authority Sets New Prices for Gorilla Permits

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has set the new price for gorilla permits from $600 to $700 plus other safari activities. UWA whose headquarters are based in Kampala is an organ that is mandated by laws of Uganda to sustainably manage all the national parks. The fees for gorilla permits were hiked by $100 for […]

The Plight of Eastern Lowland Gorillas in Eastern Congo

Would you like to experience something different this summer? Why not travel to Eastern Congo and meet the Eastern lowland gorillas? Also known as the Grauer’s gorillas, the plight of these great apes has not been well disseminated globally. It is estimated that about 4000 eastern lowland gorillas remain in the whole world. This is […]