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I can't say this enough! Please make sure that you book way ahead of time for your trip to Greece. I've been looking for hotels and flights, and almost everything is booked. The only air B&Bs and hotels that are left are either extremely expensive or very remote. It seems that people have been at home during Covid, and are feeling to get to Greece. This is a lesson learned for next year. Good luck to everyone!
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I can't say this enough! Please make sure that you book way ahead of time for your trip to Greece. I've been looking for hotels and flights, and almost everything is booked. The only air B&Bs and hotels that are left are either extremely expensive or very remote. It seems that people have been at home during Covid, and are feeling to get to Greece. This is a lesson learned for next year. Good luck to everyone!
The same thing happened to my daughter when she was trying to book, but kids don't listen these days!! Peloponisos and other areas of the mainland usually have more options than the islands
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I am always tempted to wait until the last minute to book things because I don't always know my itinerary. This is good advice because waiting can lead to frustrations.
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Mind-opening Wellness Tips Post Covid - The Greek Vibe!

Is Gorilla Trekking Safe in Uganda and Rwanda?

Is Gorilla Trekking Safe in Uganda and Rwanda?

Tour Operator: Dav Safaris

Email: [email protected] Tel: +256701412430 | +256757795781

Is Gorilla Trekking Safe in Uganda and Rwanda?

Yes, trekking gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda is safe. A pleasant vacation area is one that is safe, and in Africa, the safest places to go gorilla trekking are Uganda and Rwanda. To take a vacation and escape the hassles of daily life, one saves his or her hard-earned money. Nobody wants to take a vacation where there is a chance they won't make it back home alive.

Safaris for trekking gorillas in Uganda take place in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National Parks, both of which are in the country's far south-western region. The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was divided into two sectors, the southern sector and the northern sector, due to its enormous size. The park currently boasts the most habituated gorilla families in the world, and for ease of management, these families are grouped into gorilla trekking regions. The Buhoma area, Ruhija area, Nkuringo area, and Rushaga area are among the gorilla trekking regions in Uganda.

Rwandan gorilla trekking takes place in Volcanoes National Park, which is located in the country's northwest. The park is 160 square kilometers in size. Volcanoes National Park has predominantly mountainous geography. A lovely green picture of lofty mountains and lowlands is created by its five Virunga volcanoes. Mountain Karisimbi, Mountain Bisoke, Mountain Muhavura, Mountain Sabyinyo, and Mountain Gahinga are some of these volcanoes. Volcanoes National Park is home to about 13 gorilla trekking families, including the Amahoro family, group 13 family, and Hirwa gorilla family.

Accessibility to Gorilla Trekking Parks

With an upgraded road network, getting to the gorilla trekking sites from Kampala, Entebbe, or Kigali is now easier. Despite the fact that parks like Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, and Mgahinga National Park are all situated in entirely inaccessible regions. In the past, getting to them was difficult, but the roads have been improved, and additional building is being done. From the Ugandan metropolis of Kampala, there is some public transportation that goes to Kabale, from where you can take a variety of connections to go to Bwindi I Impenetrable National Park.

Public transportation is accessible in Rwanda from Kigali City to Musaze, where passengers can then travel to Volcanoes National Park. A daily domestic flight service is running in Uganda, further opening up this formerly isolated region. From Kajjansi Airstrip or Entebbe Airport, you can choose to land at Kihihi Air Strip or Kisoro Airstrip. Those who are averse to long journeys on winding roads have chosen this alternative; however, you must make reservations in advance. Both Uganda and Rwanda have charter flight arrangements.

Research Organizations in gorilla trekking

In both Uganda and Rwanda, a number of local and international research organizations are working to save gorillas. Beginning with the late American philanthropist Dian Fossey, who founded the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda. After she discovered that integrating people in the protection of mountain gorillas is one method to conserve them, her initiative gave rise to gorilla trekking. Some of them take part in gorilla habituation, treating the gorillas, performing checkups on the gorillas, taking a gorilla census over time, and many other activities. These aid in gorilla conservation, which has increased the number of the animals in Rwanda and Uganda, and keep them accustomed to human presence. Gorilla Fund, UNESCO, Gorilla Doctors, and others are a few of the organizations. These groups offer a lot of guidance regarding the gorillas' way of life and behavior. Over time, this has made gorilla trekking experiences better.

Limiting the number of Gorilla Trekkers

Gorilla trekking would result in food loss for the mountain gorillas, which are primarily vegetarian. To prevent trampling on the forest, the number of trekkers allowed to see gorillas is restricted to a maximum of 8. Those interested in going gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda must attend a briefing at the ranger station, which is the ORTPN in Rwanda and the Uganda Wildlife Authority park offices in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park in Uganda. The rangers walk you through the procedures for going gorilla trekking as well as the typical gorilla behavior.

After that, you are split up into groups of no more than eight trekkers to spend the day following a particular gorilla family. If there were more trekkers, it would be difficult for the rangers to look out for each traveler personally, which could result in some tourists getting lost in the bush or having a less enjoyable experience. The numerous individuals attempting to get a glimpse of the mountain gorillas would make them feel ambushed. The mountain gorillas become agitated by this and hide.

Why book with Dav Safaris for gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda?

Dav Safaris has experience of planning incredible trips to Uganda,and Rwanda but we have now expanded to include safaris in Kenya and Tanzania. If contacted, a member of our staff will assist in giving you reliable information as soon as possible. For a customized gorilla trekking tour to Bwindi Impenetrable forest NP and Volcanoes National Park, visit our website at www.davsafaris.com or Email us at [email protected]

Flights to the islands have become cheaper than taking ferries!

I never thought this would happen….but from the prices I’ve been searching for this summer it seems to make more sense to fly to these islands instead of taking the ferry. Nor only that, flying is much faster and they offer free snacks on board. When you book your transit please don’t jump to the ferry booking sites and check google flights or sky scanner first! You never know what you can find. Best of luck fellow travelers. 😊

ForwardKeys: Summer 2022 Record Breaking for Flights to Greece!

Tremendous effort by all concerned,I sincerely hope that Greek Tourism Authorities and Greek Government as PM Mitsotakis has already stated to pay the workers in Tourism Industry fairly and treat them humanely!

Where to go - Santorini Vs. Mykonos?

I am trying to plan a trip to Greece. I do have some time because it won't be happening this year. I realized that I won't really have time to visit both Santorini and Mykonos, but I am also having a very difficult time trying to figure out which to visit. A big pro of Mykonos is that I love nightclubs. I think it would be fun to experience the nightlife there. However, I am completely captivated by Santorini and how charming it looks, and I am not sure if I even need nightlife on this trip... I don't know, I just want to hear your thoughts. It might help me make a decision!
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