Yearly Archives: 2012

Ishasha Time (And The Slow Safari Movement)

Most people have heard of the concept of slow food – the movement against a globalised, homogenised food industry that promotes local businesses and sustainable growing methods. After slow food came ‘slow travel’ – the art of getting away from …

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Uganda makes National Geographic’s list of 20 “Must See” destinations for 2013

Following hot on the heels of this year’s Lonely Planet “Best in Travel” endorsement, Uganda  has just been named one of the world’s top twenty places to visit for 2013 by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. In a recent article on their …

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Rwanda named a top destination for 2013

Globe Spots, the travel site by travellers for travellers, has named Rwanda one of its top ten countries to visit for 2013. As they say, there is more to Rwanda than gorillas, and they reference it’s stunning mountainous landscape, diverse …

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Let’s Go Galago!

On a women  gorilla safari in Uganda you can encounter a rich variety of primates in their natural habitat. In the space of little more than a week you could stare into the eyes of a Silverback in Bwindi. But …

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AeroLink add scheduled flights to Kidepo and Kisoro

AeroLink Uganda, the new scheduled flight service in Uganda, have just announced they will soon be offering scheduled flights to the remote Kisoro and Kidepo airstrips. Kisoro is the airstrip used by those heading for gorilla trekking in southern Bwindi. …

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Uganda’s Great Apes in Growth

The total population of critically endangered mountain gorillas worldwide has risen to 880. These greatest of great apes are found only in the rainforest-swathed mountains of southern Uganda and the Virunga Massif area, which spans part of Rwanda, Uganda and …

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A modern take on the classic gorilla safari lodge

Our General Manager recently visited Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to conduct site inspections of some of the lodges in the area. Here is a firsthand report of her stay at Mahogany Springs. It had been a while since I was last …

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Fly from the Serengeti to the Gorillas of Uganda

In little over a month, Coastal Aviation and Fly Uganda will team up to offer a new service connecting the Serengeti in Tanzania with the highlights of Uganda. From the 15th December 2012, Coastal Aviation will start operating a flight …

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Close encounters of the wildlife kind

An update on a new behind-the-scenes tour of the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe, Uganda, from our General Manager Anne-Marie Weeden. The python was cold and clammy – just as I had expected – but it turned out this …

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Go gorilla trekking in Uganda with a free gorilla permit!

Book a place on our 10 day Authentic Uganda tour departing 2nd December 2012, and Journeys Discovering Africa will cover the cost of your gorilla permit – effectively discounting the retail price of this amazing safari by $500 per person! …

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