The Bird's Word

FAQ for Gorilla Safari Packages

It's the moment you'll never forget. That moment when, after trekking through mountainous terrain, it's time to remove your backpack and follow quietly. When the tracker pulls aside the brush, and you look through a green frame that moments ago was a tangle of vines and you see before you a proud, stoic and magnificent mountain gorilla. And you realize just how wonderfully, profoundly connected you are. 

After many years leading gorilla trekking trips in Uganda and Rwanda, led by our exceptional naturalist guide Paul Tamwanya, we've fine-tuned our expertise to know exactly where to go and how to get there. And, you won't just meet mountain gorillas; you'll also likely see other primates and many of the over 800 species of birds found in this region.

Here, we answer the most commonly asked questions about gorilla tracking and gorilla safari packages.

Posted on August 29, 2017

2016 Successes for Birds of a Feather

Through its nonprofit, Earth Preservation Fund, Journeys International supports organizations that focus on community-based environmental, educational and cultural preservation programs in our destinations. Here one of those organizations, Birds of a Feather, shares its successes in 2016. 

Posted on March 8, 2017

Congratulations, Paul: Best Cultural Guide in Uganda

Journeys International is proud to congratulate our long-time Uganda and Rwanda guide and friend Paul Tamwenya for being recognized as the best cultural guide in Uganda by the Uganda Tourism Board. 

Posted on February 21, 2017

Travel with Disabilities: Got wheels? No problem.

Think a physical disability means you can't travel? Think again. After four overseas trips, Cynthia toppled off an exercise ball and suffered a spinal cord injury, rendering her paralyzed. She learned how to live from a wheelchair, then graduated to a walker. After that, she was off to explore the world on custom adventures, with stops in Austria, Japan, Mongolia, Namibia, Norway, Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, China, Myanmar, Antarctica, Trans Siberian Express, Argentina, Bermuda and more. Here, she shares her story. 

Posted on February 16, 2017

Travel to Uganda: A Most Wonderful Adventure

When travelers Lorrie and Scott Artigo decided to travel to Uganda and Rwanda for gorilla trekking, they chose Journeys International's Primates and Parrots in Uganda and Rwanda. Off they went in search of gorillas...but ended up learning there is so much more to this fabulous part of the world.

Posted on February 2, 2017
    

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