mountain gorilla in uganda

Nature at its most enduring and endearing

There is sometimes a strange and unexpected reward for places isolated by political climate or conflict: blockades and war zones don't apply to nature. Having endured civil war, Idi Amin's bloody rule and decades of ethnic conflict, Uganda has finally found its silver lining, as off-limits areas have become havens to wildlife that might otherwise have perished. Its most famous residents are the critically endangered mountain gorilla, of which half the world's surviving population lives in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Aside from gorillas, chimps, and the Big Five, accessible and affordable Uganda is also the much-sought-after source of the Nile River, as mythical as ever – now for its whitewater rafting and kayaking.

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Overlanding in Africa: the True Meaning of Adventure

Feb. 25, 2015, 6:57 p.m.

Few places in the world offer the type of adventure that an overland camping trip through Africa does. G Adventures' Jason Allen takes a closer look at what it's all about.

Instagrams of the Week: East Africa

Feb. 6, 2015, 4:03 p.m.

Cast your eyes on an East Africa where the wildlife are free to roam through protected parks with backdrops of lush green hills and burning sunsets.

Time-lapse Tuesday: Uganda

Feb. 3, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Today's time-lapse reveals how the whitest white of these low-hanging clouds bring out the greenest greens of Uganda's landscape.

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