Gorilla safari and game parks, Uganda
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Description of Gorilla safari and game parks, Uganda
Spending just over two weeks on a gorilla safari in the game parks of Uganda conjures up untold images of Africa to treasure for a lifetime with treks into the gorilla-concentrated forests of Rwanda and Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya the icing on the cake for animal lovers looking for adventure.
From grassy plains, dense rainforests, vast lakes and swathes of acacia to wildlife-packed game reserves, this is an awesome introduction to the animals and natural habitats of Africa with gorilla safaris and game park visits in Uganda certain to steal the show.
This is your chance to spot big cats, herds of antelope, chimpanzees and hippopotami in their natural environment with gorilla safari and game parks in Uganda ensuring your African experience is one that you’ll never forget.
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1 Reviews of Gorilla safari and game parks, Uganda
Reviewed on 02 Nov 2012 by Michele Bowers
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Definately seeing the Gorillas, although the Kazinga Channel boat ride gave a superb opportunity to see hippos close up. The white water rafting at Jinja was a nice end to our trip.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Bring plenty of books to read as a lot of time is spent getting from place to place. Make sure you have plenty of waterproof sunscreen for the white water rafting trip.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes - we visited a Childrens project which looks after orphaned children from HIV parents and were given a good insight into how this has benefited the local area.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
A great holiday for viewing wildlife. The campsites had much better facilities than I was expecting and the food and guides were excellent.
PlanetWe pay gorilla tracking fees for each client on the tour and this goes to the National parks to pay for the protection of the gorillas and into government coffers to help pay for schools and hospitals. We have been involved in helping out a school for orphans which is just outside the National Park, we take them books, stationary and building materials. We plan to increase our involvement / donations. We take some our groups to this school while other members of the group go off to see the gorillas. Here you will have the opportunity to purchase locally made crafts, and food and coke from the streetside stands. We have supplied raincoats and wellington boots for the guides and trackers to improve their lives a little.
A lot of local people benifit in other ways from our visits as a 'gorilla industry' has sprung up arround the visits, where local people run camp grounds, supply food, souveniers. We also carry in gas for cooking rather than use the local fuelwood which seems to be cut from forests. We take out garbage, and we employ locals to help out with side trips and for guided walks into the villages. We provide opportunities to ensure you are able to spend money with members of the community.