Wednesday, 29 March 2017

LAKE BUNYONYI - AFRICA'S SECOND DEEPEST LAKE


         LAKE BUNYONYI 

Lake Bunyonyi is said to vary between 44m to 900m deep, this makes it the second deepest lake in Africa situated in South Western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale.  The name Lake Bunyonyi is borrowed from a Rukiga word which literally means "small birds" hence Lake Bunyonyi becomes a destination for birds. The lake appears on the 5,000 Ugandan shilling notes under the title "Lake Bunyonyi and terraces". It is suitable for water sports like swimming, water aerobics, triathlon, rescue swimming, etc.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

BURUNDI'S FLORA

THE VEGETATION OF BURUNDI

Burundi like Rwanda and Uganda has lush green nature. It’s predominantly covered by the Savanna vegetation (grassland interspersed with trees). Trees like eucalyptus, acacia, and oil palm are the most common trees with other types.
Differently and not like other countries, Burundi forest once extensive, are now concentrated in national parks and nature reserves, and so location varies . The great green life concentration therefore rewards Burundi ample diverse wildlife limited by dense human settlement, inclusive of elephants, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, wild boars, antelope, monkeys, and flying lemurs. Birds in Burundi include, Guinea hens, partridges, ducks, geese, quail, and snipe, are particularly plentiful around the northeastern lakes.

Monday, 13 March 2017

RWANDA GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE TREKKING GORILLAS IN RWANDA!

Gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda is an epic experience for passionate travelers who would wish to venture into trekking mountain Gorillas in East Africa. Trekking Gorillas in Rwanda is only done in Volcanoes National Park. This popular national park is found in the Northern region of Rwanda, in Ruhengeri which hosts over 9 mountain gorilla families / groups which have been habituated and can be easily accessed by humans.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

RWANDA GORILLA SAFARIS: GORILLA TIPS / INFORMATION IN RWANDA

GORILLA PERMITS IN RWANDA

You want to go for a gorilla trekking tour to Rwanda? Are you looking to organize a gorilla tour to Rwanda by yourself or need it tailor - made for you? We are available to help you out. For years, we have been able to assist various tourists in purchasing Rwanda gorilla permits ahead of their adventure tour to Rwanda to trek gorillas in Volcanoes National Park or Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable national park.
If you would like to track mountain gorillas in both Rwanda and Uganda, leave everything to us, we shall book your Uganda / Rwanda gorilla permits through our dedicated and professional Kampala and Kigali offices.
We shall ask that you get in touch with us early enough with your preferred date you wish to go for gorilla trekking and allow us check availability with RDB (Rwanda Development Board) or UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority), these are the two wildlife governing bodies in both countries.
Please be informed that gorilla tour bookings to Rwanda are always confirmed based on the date when the gorilla permits are available to us.
Love Uganda Safaris will assist gorilla trekkers to Rwanda in acquiring their Rwanda gorilla permits by charging an administrative fee of US$50 per permit. If no Rwanda gorilla permits are available for your preferred gorilla trekking dates, and you haven’t got the luxury of flexible travel dates, we will usually suggest gorilla trekking across the border in Uganda, to widen the chances of locating a gorilla permit. You would still fly into and out of Kigali Airport, but would only cross into Uganda for gorilla trekking.
Cost of a gorilla permit in Rwanda
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PRICE (USD)
Non – residents
$750
East African Residents
$450
East African Citizens
$300
Rwandan Residents
$375
Rwandan Citizens
30,000 Frw