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Uganda Wildlife Authority Boosts Number Of Gorilla Permits

Good news for anyone looking to add gorilla trekking to their African safari, the Uganda Wildlife Authority has increased the number of mountain gorilla permits available each day in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest due to the popularity of the wildlife encounter. Following the recent census, Uganda’s gorilla population has been confirmed as the largest in the world and growing at a faster rate than in neighbouring countries.

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American Express Helps To Preserve Matobo Hills
The Matobo Hills cultural landscape has been chosen as one of the eight beneficiaries of the $1 million set aside by the American Express Awards-funded World Monuments Watch towards the preservation of international heritage sites.

The site was selected because of its unique rock artwork which is under threat from deforestation. The Matobo cultural landscape is home to one of the world’s greatest rock art collections, the paintings marking critical stages in human history and evolution reaching back 100,000 years.

The World Monuments Watch said Matobo’s rock art is also under threat from veld fires, and other human activities, adding that the funds would be used to work with local heritage authorities on improved documentation and conservation plans at the site.

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Africa Makes TIME magazine’s “World’s Greatest Places” List
TIME Magazine, recently released its first annual list of the “World’s Greatest Places”. Based on certain key factors, such as quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and influence, the list showcases 100 destinations from six continents and 48 countries. The Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town (South Africa), the Giraffe Manor Hotel in Nairobi (Kenya) feature on the list.

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