Hey guys, it has been years, literally. If sitting in front of your computer screen didn’t give you an expectable tan just yet, then take not of this.
If you want to trek the rare mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, then you will have to go on a safari in either Uganda, Rwanda, or the unstable DR Congo. In my own experience I can say that Uganda has two national parks where you can trek the great apes. Mghinga National Park is directly at the border of the three above named countries. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, however, famous for its wildlife, communities, and waterfalls, is located a bit north at the other side of Kisoro district.
Gorilla trekking is 500 US Dollars in the peak seasons in February and August. In months like November or April, one can sometimes profit from low seasonal prices for the gorilla permits. They are then up to 150 US Dollars cheaper and cost only 350 US Dollars for foreigners.
If you want to make yourself a picture of east Africa, get involved with the community, and learn about the regions culture, then you should visit Instinct Safaris Limited. Their goal is community based tourism and sustainable adventure tourism. They also offer one day excursions to the Ngamba Chimp Sanctuary and do white water rafting on the Victoria Nile.
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There are many places in the continent of Africa which are worth being visited. One of them is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the most south western part of Uganda in East Africa. The rain forest is home to more than half of the world’s Mountain Gorilla population and some gorilla groups like Nkuringo, Nshongi, or Habinyanja can be visited with a guide and a group of up to eight people, every day.
The downside to “gorilla tourism” in Uganda is the fact, that local communities do not profit from “their” forest. In fact, the Batwa and Pygmy communitites were chased out of the forest more than 20 years back.
Instinct Safaris Limited has a new approach to develop eco-tourism with a high involvement of the local communities in the business. Through dancing classes, cooking classes, nature and community walks, and a medicinal herbs excursion, visitors get to know not only Uganda’s wildlife. They also get the chance to meet and interact with people from the area. They learn about african culture! These activities are also good for the local people. They learn to conserve their culture and traditions in a time of transition in the whole country. They get the chance to understand why tourism can be a good thing, especially for them.
Instinct Safaris Limited is trying to enhance the quality of life in the area through eco-tourism. If you want to find out more about them, please visit www.instinctsafaris.com and read about the company’s goals and actual projects!
“In the developed world, the small farmer may be going extinct. But among some amoebas, small farming—really small farming—is still a viable survival strategy, a new study says.”
When Dictyostelium discoideum amoebas run short of bacteria to eat in a patch of soil—presumably because the bacteria themselves are starving—the single-celled life-forms “start ‘talking’ to each other, and they gather together,” said lead study author Debra Brock.
“When there’re about a hundred thousand amoebas gathered together, then they form a fruiting body.”
By forming this fruiting body, they offer a perfect place for bacteria to grow in the area. Even when leaving the area, they keep spores to “plant” and to grow new food.
And it is Friday again… Let us pretend it’s Wednesday
Hope you like the photo! It was taken on the way from Kabale to Rubuguri (the middle of nowhere).
Solar cells transform energy of sun rays into electricity. New organic concepts based on semiconductors offer many advantages In difference to silicon (Si)-based products. Today, though, their effectiveness is not good enough to introduce them on the big markets.
Since 2007, Scientists from more than 40 different institutes and different disciplines try to raise the effectiveness and improve the life range of those organic solar cells!