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Giraffes on the move in Murchison Falls NP – Uganda

 Twenty Rothschild’s giraffes in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park have been translocated across the Nile River from the northern to the southern sector of the Park. This means improved game viewing for CAS preferred properties Bakers Lodge and Nile Safari Lodge!

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Early Monday 01 February, six Rothschild giraffes left the northern side of Murchison Falls National Park to go to a new home across River Nile into the southern part of the same park. This batch was the last of the total giraffes moved into the new home.

The exercise was successfully carried out by an all Ugandan team from the Uganda Wildlife Authority and the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC). On site with the local team was a film crew from the BBC who for the last three weeks have lived, worked and laughed with the local rangers and vets.

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Two other giraffes have been moved to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) better known as the zoo, in Entebbe.

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The translocation of the giraffes was a very successful one with no loss at all. This is a record considering it is the first all Ugandan crew translocation, and in general worldwide, there is a high probability of wildlife loss during this very delicate exercise.

 New Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi – Uganda

We are excited to announce that a gorilla habituation experience is now available in Uganda! Two gorilla families are being habituated in the Rushaga sector of southern Bwindi and for the first time ever, visitors can participate! Groups are limited to four pax, trekking with the researchers and spending 4 hours with the gorillas! Permits cost $1,500 and will go fast.

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