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The Effected of Rwanda's Gorilla Permit Price Hike

It came as a shock to everybody, when last week, the Rwanda government announced that the price of a gorilla tracking permit would be doubled, from the already expensive $750, to a whopping $1500. The Ugandan Wildlife Authority quickly made the most of the situation by announcing that the cost of gorilla permits in Uganda would be remaining at $600. So why have the Rwandan government decided to go for this increase, and what is the knock-on effect for tourism in the region. W

What is Eco-Tourism?

You’ll hear plenty of tour operators and conservationists talk a lot about eco-tourism, but what actually is it and why is it important? Well, simply put, eco-tourism is using the money generated from tourism to conserve a specific area or habitat. Sounds simple enough right? Well it is, and it’s a brilliant and effective form of conservation. A great example of eco-tourism would be Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, home to nearly half of the world’s population of

My Gorilla Tracking Experience

Gorilla Tracking is on many people’s bucket list, and I often get asked what it is really like. So I thought I’d write this blog-post about my first Gorilla Tracking experience, from when I was a tourist/volunteer, before I’d even considered starting my own safari company. I showed up at the Rushaga gorilla tracking gate (in the southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable national park) at 7am ready to be briefed along with twenty other travelers about our upcoming adventure. We w