Mountain gorillas share 98% of our DNA and as such are very susceptible to catching human infections, particularly respiratory ones, but they don’t have our immune system to deal with them – a common cold could eventually prove life-threatening. Various rules for gorilla trekking are therefore in place to help [...]
Visiting Rwanda for gorilla tracking can be done all year round. The best time to travel to Rwanda is during the drier seasons, periods between December to early March and June to September. December to March is a long dry season for Rwanda, with temperatures going up to 29 degrees [...]
Immunizations: Get them from your local doctor, or travel clinic in some cases in the US – the Country Health Department. A Yellow Fever Certificate is required for entrance into Uganda. A Yellow fever Certificate is required in Rwanda if you have visited another country where it exists and it is [...]
Bwindi Forest is home to a fantastic diversity of flora and fauna, including some exotic plants and rare and endangered animals. The forest was also home to an the Batwa pygmies. These indigenous people were the original dwellers of the anicient forest and were known as the ‘keepers of the [...]
Bird watching I so rewarding with a bird lit of over 750 species! Since it’s a small country with an area that covers an area of 26,338 sq km, Rwanda also contains the highest concentration of birds of covering a small area...
When to go gorilla trekking Gorilla trekking safaris can be done throughout the year. The hiking itself can be more arduous in the rainy seasons from April – May and in November, but at an altitude of 2000m and more, it can of course rain here at any time of [...]
Intore Dance of Warriors: The word Intore in English means Chosen Ones – Leaders. The Male Dancers were selected based on their physical and moral qualities since Intore is more than a dance and the learning of dance steps, but Intore Dancers were educated in the ways of everyday royal court behavior and [...]