What Do Mountain Gorillas Eat

What Do Mountain Gorillas Eat? Mountain gorillas are the largest primates in the  World. This makes many guests of Gorilla safaris and gorilla trekking wonder what these primates eat and how much they eat. Because mountain gorillas are mainly vegetarian and because of their impressive size they need a lot of food to be able to survive. What Do Mountain Gorillas Eat Mountain gorilla diet A mountain gorilla is a herbivore which means that its diet mainly consists of plants. In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a great variety of plants that the mountain gorillas feed on, over 140 different plant species that are edible for mountain gorillas. Over 85% of their diet consists of leaves, buds, seeds and stems of these plants. A common thought by gorilla safari and gorilla trekking guests is that [...]

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Why you should Visit Uganda

5 Reasons Why you should Visit Uganda? Uganda is an African country located in the eastern part of Africa, a country which holds such unique beauty that it was named the pearl of Africa by the early explorers back in the 1870s. Although not yet well discovered by the world, travelers who have had a chance to visit Uganda consider the experience worthwhile and tell the tales of their adventures for a lifetime. You must be asking yourself, what makes Uganda really different and worth visiting? Here are some of the reasons why you should visit Uganda; Rich history and culture Uganda has over 65 tribes which fall under the 4 ethnic groups i.e. The bantu, nilotics, nilo hamites and the hamites. Each of the tribes has a distinctive language, cultural norms, beliefs and a beautifully [...]

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Christmas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Christmas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Christmas in Bwindi impenetrable National park is such a wonderful time of the year. It is that time of the year that people get to spend time with their families, and what better way to share quality time with family than embarking on a safari to Africa? The Bwindi impenetrable national park, one of the best destinations in Uganda is a known world heritage site rich with species diversity of both Flora and fauna. The park is home to over 400 mountain Gorillas, 300 bird species, primates, African elephants, butterflies, amphibians, and a number of plant species. Gorilla Trekking in Uganda During the Christmas holiday, most countries outside Africa experience the winter season and this is a perfect time to plan a getaway from the freezing cold weather [...]

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Hiking Experience in Bwindi

The Hiking Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Bwindi impenetrable national park is known to be one of the best places for thrilling hiking experiences. Hiking in Bwindi is another exciting activity that tourists engage in besides gorilla Trekking. The park has hiking trails within and outside the forest which take between 3 to 6hrs, and are guided by welltrained and well-informed guides. The park is rich in biodiversity hence its recognition by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. It is home to over 120 mammal species, over 300 species of birds, 200 butterfly species, frogs, chameleons, and many endangered species. Hiking Experience in Bwindi Hiking within this forest; gives you a calming feel while you experience magnificent sights and sounds of nature that are so soothing and therapeutic to the mind. Hikes within [...]

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Gorilla Facts

Gorilla Facts Gorillas are fascinating primates here are interesting facts about these gentle giants. Gorilla nose prints are as unique as fingerprints. Researchers and rangers who study and protect gorillas differentiate them apart from their nose prints. Gorillas share 98% of their DNA with humans. This interesting fact explains their unique behaviors that are somehow close to humans. Gorillas in Bwindi An Adult male gorilla is called silver back. When young a male gorilla has its back entirely grey, however as grows older its back turns grey. An adult male gorilla has strength 10 times that of a human however they are gentle giants much of the time and are only aggressive when they feel threatened A gorilla can weigh up to 200kgs and are mainly herbivores that can eat up to 30kgs of [...]

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Batwa Community Experience

The Batwa Community Experience Who are the Batwa The Batwa community was also known as the pygmies are an indigenous group of people that live in south-western Uganda in the districts of Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu, and Bundibugyo. They are known to be the first people of the forest and are believed to have lived in Bwindi impenetrable forest for over 60,000 years before they were evicted. These are the minority group after the migration of the Bantu tribes like the Bakiga into these districts. In 1991, the Bwindi impenetrable forest was gazette by the government for purposes of its conservation and preservation but most importantly for the protection of the endangered Mountain Gorillas. This led to the eviction of the Batwa people from the forest and the beginning of their sad days. After their eviction, they [...]

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Conservation of Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

Conservation of Mountain Gorillas in Uganda Mountain gorillas live in family groups headed by one Silverback male, with several females and black backs. They mainly eat herbaceous vegetation such as nettles and thistles but will sample bamboo in excited groups when it is producing new shoots. Babies are born when a female reaches 9-12years and will be weaned at 3-4 years. Males are often pushed out of the group when they reach adulthood and develop the silver back at around 12 years, becoming lone males until they can take over a group of females when a group male is too old to defend it or dies. Mountain Gorillas Conservation in Bwindi impenetrable national park In Uganda conservation of gorillas is done in two national parks, Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park Mountain [...]

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Community-Based Sustainable Tourism

Community-Based Sustainable Tourism Sustainable Tourism refers to sustainable practices in and by the tourism industry. It is an aspiration to acknowledge all impacts of tourism, both positive and negative. It aims to minimize the negative impacts and maximize the positive ones. As part of our tourism Community-Based Sustainable Tourism is an emerging sector that offers travelers a more authentic and sustainable experience. It can add value to natural resource conservation and promote local livelihoods and jobs. At four gorillas lodge, we promote community-based sustainable tourism initiatives by encouraging guests to take part in some of the community activities at the lodge after gorilla tracking, Community-Based Sustainable Tourism Basket weaving class Basket weaving with the community women who live on the borders of the forest. Take part in their classes and learn this interesting and beautiful [...]

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Still looking for where to stay ?

Still looking for where to stay in Bwindi impenetrable National park The park is located in the southwest of Uganda, a known home of gorillas. After booking a trip to Uganda and you’re still looking for where to stay in Bwindi impenetrable national park with a focus on excellence in providing constant luxurious accommodation and making the traveller’s safari memorable four Gorillas lodge purposes to reach positive expectations of aguest. With our lodge the guest will be satisfied as he would be home. Your stay will be wonderful and unforgettable with furniture featuring gorgeous African designs and unique styles. Here at the lodge you will savour uncompromising high standards of service, efficiency and personalised attention. Come and relax at four gorilla lodge .After your gorilla safari, enjoy your evenings in our - luxury restaurant and bar time; [...]

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