UWA offers discounted gorilla tracking permits for 2 months
Mr. Stephen Masaba,the acting director of Tourism and Business Services at Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) confirms that Ugandans will be offered a permit at a mere 100,000 shillings, Foreign Residents with a 24 month express visa at 250 US dollars and Foreign Non Residents at 350 dollars a permit. Read more
Gorilla Census a success
The combined team of partners and UWA staff that has been combing the thick forests and steep ridges of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park during a mountain gorilla census finally wound up the exercise on October 22.
Uganda Wild Authority (UWA) acting Executive Director Dr. Andrew Seguya joined his colleagues from the IGCP, ITFC, CTPH and Marx Planks Institute to mark the formal end of the exercise meant to determine the current population of the gorillas in Bwindi.Bwindi impenetrable National Park is known to have more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas. The Teams comprising of rangers and wardens from the three countries from Uganda, Rwanda and Congo Read more
New Trails constructed in the National Parks
Over eight separate trails specifically meant for birding in Murchison Falls National Park have been opened to promote avian tourism in Uganda’s largest conservation area.
According to Patrick Tushabe the Product Development Executive at UWA, the trails are situated on both the northern
and southern banks of River Nile in the open savanna grassland and the forested area. Murchison Falls National Park boasts of hundreds of birds species including the most sought after ones like the shoe bill.
A principal Wildlife Officer from the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage, Mr. Akankwasa Barirega who walked along some of the new trails on the Big Birding Day in late September, applauded the management of Read more