Destination accessibility and regional connectivity are two of the keys to a rewarding vacation experience. And now comes great news out of East Africa that following a three-year hiatus, Precision Air has resurrected its popular Arusha/Kilimanjaro–Entebbe route.
Adventure Consults realizes that most (if not all) travelers don't enjoy spending lots of time in motor vehicles or motorized boats. As a result, we've decided to introduce cycling safaris as a way to complement the safari experience for those traveling with us in Uganda.
No question, they are the tallest animals on earth. Yet we still know so little about the giraffe! The Rothschild giraffe, in particular, is facing an almost silent extinction. According to Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), around 1,250 Rothschild giraffes are protected within the boundaries of Uganda's Murchison Falls National Park — about 50% of those remaining in the world.
Ever wonder about the first human name recorded in history? Well, it apparently wasn’t for a king, nor a warrior, nor a poet. According to one accountant, the first names appeared around the 33rd century BC. Since then, naming a newborn baby has been part of human culture. And in Africa, it’s cause for a great celebration.
Good news from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is that Gorilla permit price will be maintained for the years 2018-2019 (US$600 for Foreign non-residents, US$500 foreign residents, & UGX 250,000 East Africans). There has been a rumor that UWA had suspended sale of 2018 Gorilla permits but this is not true. Permit sales are open and some months are already looking busy.
Not every destination gives travelers a reason to visit during off-peak seasons. But kudos to Uganda for introducing special rates during the months of April, May and November. Four years after the decrease in gorilla permit prices during this period, Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has witnessed a marked increase in visitation.
Catching much of the tourism industry by surprise, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has doubled the cost of gorilla trekking permits from US$750 to US$1,500 for all visitors effective immediately. The price increase will not affect travelers who had already booked their trips and purchased gorilla permits at the time of this announcement on May 6.