AUTO Members

AUTO Members: Full List of Members

The Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) is a highly recognized tourism trade association in the Uganda Tourism Industry. Its solely aimed at representing the needs and interests of member tour companies. AUTO Members are referred to as professional tour operators which i partly do not agree to. Much as its members are…

What is Gorilla Trekking

What is Gorilla Trekking? Definition & Meaning

So many people wonder what gorilla trekking is probably when they first hear about it. In this article, i write the definition and meaning of gorilla trekking and how it differs from gorilla tracking. Gorilla trekking is made up of two words; “Gorilla” and “Trekking”. According to google, trekking means going…

Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

Mountain gorillas in Uganda are the biggest highlight of the tourism industry. There are currently around 880 mountain gorillas left in the world and half of that number resides in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, South West of Uganda. However, according to a much recent report 2016 / 2017 by saveagorilla…

Ishasha Tree Climbing Lions in Uganda

Tree Climbing Lions: Uganda’s Gem in Ishasha

Can lions climb trees? Yes, some lions climb trees. Uganda is one of the only two places in the world where tree climbing lions are found. The other is Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania. These lions spend their afternoons relaxing on the fig trees at the Ishasha Sector of…

L'hoest Monkeys in Uganda

L’hoest Monkeys in Uganda

Scientifically referred to as Cerecpithecus ihoesti, The L’hoest Monkey can be identified by its short dark brown coat along with a chestnut color at the bark and stomach. It has light grey cheeks with a pale mustache. These monkeys have a habitual and prestigious white color around their chest. They can grow up to 27 inches in body…

Patas Monkeys in Uganda

Patas Monkeys in Uganda

Want to see Patas Monkeys in Uganda? Do you have them on your list? Well, its possible to see them but it will take you some bit of luck as their sight is uncommon. Visiting Murchison Falls National Park will somehow increase your chances of seeing these Ugandas primates. Scientifically…

Olive Baboons in Uganda

Olive Baboons in Uganda

Scientifically referred to as Papiocynocephalus anubis, Olive baboons are one of the common sights you will see in game parks and similar areas. These baboons have are large with a dog face. They are very intelligent and artful. They have a wide array of vocalization sounds. The often grunt, scream and bark depending…

Grey Cheeked Mangabey in Uganda

Grey Cheeked Mangabey in Uganda

Scientifically referred to as the Lophocebus albigena, A grey cheeked mangabey is an ancient monkey with a few unique features and baboon related traits. They are commonly found in the Central African forests; from Cameroon through to Uganda. In Uganda, they are mainly found in Kibale Forest National Park. Places like Semuliki Valley National…