Tag Archives: wildlife

Photo blog: Where to go birding in Africa

Catch a glimpse of exquisite plumage, decipher lesser known calls and witness the mating rituals of some of Africa’s finest birds. With its impressive variety of biomes that attract diverse fauna and flora, Africa is a birder’s paradise. From the …

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Packing tips for an African safari

Make sure to include these five items in your packing list for a great safari experience. From trekking through the mountains of Uganda and Rwanda to find the mighty silverback gorilla to dining with your fellow travellers back at your …

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What makes the Great Migration so great?

There has been some great, Great Migration action taking place in the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem recently. By this stage, you have probably seen images or footage of this indescribable phenomenon online or in the news. While animal migrations take place all …

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Wildlife Photography for Beginners

“Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time.” – Unknown Recently, the African travel industry has seen a huge surge of interest in wildlife and nature photography. In fact, it has become so popular that many …

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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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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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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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Never a dull moment – gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Our clients in Rwanda have had some exciting moments tracking gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in the Virungas over the last month. Earlier in October, some of our clients who were tracking the Sabyinyo family had a bit of shock …

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Uganda gorilla permits go down in price!

The Uganda Wildlife Authority has announced that gorilla permits prices for November 2012, and April and May 2013 are to be sold at discounted prices, reduced from US$500 to US$350 per person per day. This welcome move will give more …

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BIRDING IN BUJAGALI

There is a birder born every minute in Uganda – Anne-Marie Weeden, General Manager of Journeys Discovering Africa, takes to the water with her binoculars in a new birding cruise at Jinja. Pulling focus on the dainty little heron sitting …

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