Gorilla conservation: beyond the boundaries of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Mountain gorillas are one of the world’s rarest wildlife species. According to the World Wildlife Fund, there are as few as 1000 individuals left on planet Earth. The world’s population of mountain gorillas is split into two. Just over half live in the Virunga Mountains (a range of extinct volcanoes bordering the Democratic Republic of…

Pearl of Africa

Uganda might be small, but it’s positively brimming with fascinating tourist attractions, including a wonderful diversity of wildlife, teeming volcano-backdropped savannahs, fertile forests, gleaming lakes, snow-capped mountains, and some of Africa’s warmest and most welcoming people. Tourists jet into Uganda to see the country’s most celebrated primates, its population of endangered mountain gorillas, and often…

Gorilla Portraits from Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 

If you walk a mere 8 minutes from Gorilla Safari Lodge you’ll find yourself at the briefing point for a gorilla trekking safari in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This primeval forest and its hilly volcanic, jungle-laden terrain provides the perfect habitat for a variety of primates, of which include abundant gorilla family groups. Gorilla trekking is a holiday of a…

Queen Elizabeth National Park: unspoilt and underrated

When one speaks about the most diverse, lush and wildlife-rich safaris in Africa, the paradisiacal Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda has to be part of the conversation. Uganda is often overlooked as a premier safari destination. Its immediate neighbours usually draw the international tourists, and Uganda’s relatively small size as compared to that of…

Introducing Uganda, the Pearl of Africa

The Sun Destinations collection of camps and lodges has expanded its portfolio to include Uganda, affectionately known as the Pearl of Africa. Our intrepid team set out to explore a country renown for its raw and remarkable beauty. For us, it was unchartered territory and an opportunity to go gorilla trekking in the verdant montane…

The Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

The broad-shouldered silverback gorilla casually makes its way past our group of hikers, flexing his muscles while he slowly knuckle-walks towards a patch of tangled vegetation. There we stood, completely in awe of the silverback’s robust and powerfully built stature, a mesmerising moment frozen in time. A split second of a connect between human and primate, and…