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Complete Guide to Visiting Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the most popular of all Uganda’s
national Parks. Located in southwestern Uganda, this UNESCO world
heritage site features among the most splendid protected areas in East
African Region. It lies at the border area between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
just along the Albertine rift valley. It covers an area of about 331
square kilometers comprising of mainly the montane and lowland forests.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park lies between
altitude 1160 and 2607 meters and it was gazetted mainly to offer
refuge to most of its incredible wildlife species. This park is one of
the most biodiverse areas in Africa. It offers refuge to about 120
mammal species, 350 bird species, 27 frogs, 220 butterflies, 1000
flowering plant species plus more than 163 tree species as well as 104
ferns. As you head to the northern sector, you will find numerous Guinea Congolian flora that include 2 endangered species, brown mahogany and brazzeia longipedicellata.

The weather and climate of Bwindi National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park receives rainfall amount of around
1500mm and given the kind of habitat, this park features as a
significant rainfall catchment area. This UNESCO World Heritage Site
also experiences two wet seasons and two dry seasons with a wet season
starting from March to May and from October to November then the dry
season begins from June to September and December to February.

The people

Like any protected area, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
is surrounded by the Bakiga and Batwa pygmies. This also means that a
visit to this park doesn’t only reward travel endeavors with magical
mountain gorilla encounters but also with thrilling cultural experiences
from the Batwa and Bakiga communities where you will be amazed by their
rare dances, music performances and also get a chance to learn more
about their life styles.

What to do in Bwindi National Park

 

Mountain gorilla trekking

The main activity in this park is mountain gorilla trekking and it takes
visitors through the thick forest and steep slopes to look out for the
rare mountain gorillas. To track gorillas in this park, there are four
main trailheads where treks usually start from and they include Buhoma,
Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga. Each of these regions feature habituated
gorilla families of which Bwindi National Park comprises of about 17
habituated groups which are readily available for this life changing
experience. To be part of this lifetime gorilla safari experience, you
need $600 to secure your permit.

Gorilla habituation experience

 

Unlike other destinations where gorilla trekking safaris
are conducted, Bwindi National Park offers both the usual gorilla treks
and gorilla habituation experiences. With gorilla habituation
experience, you get opportunity to enjoy incredible moments with these
great apes in the wild. Bwindi National Park is the only national park
in the world where gorilla habituation experience is conducted. With
this adventure, you have all the fours to be with gorillas, explore
their behavior, take photos as many as you can. It is a rare experience
the fact that it takes you through semi-habituated gorilla families.

Bird watching

 

For those of you who love birding, Bwindi National Park is one of a few
remarkable birding habitats you need to consider a must to explore.
About 350 bird species call this park a home and these include 23
species that are endemic to the Albertine rift. Among the many birds
that thrive within this park include the African green broadbill, short
tailed warbler, blue headed sunbird and others. Bird watching in this
forested protected area is conducted in four of its main trails-Buhoma
waterfall, bamboo zone, Mubwindi swamp trail in Ruhija.

Nature walks/hiking

This park comprises of 6 (six) nature trails most of which are found
within Buhoma sector and you can embark on guided nature walks which
take you through hidden treasures of this protected area. Among other
incredible sites for you to explore include the waterfalls, primates,
mountain views as well as bird species. The nature trails in this park
include the Muyanga waterfall walk, Ivy River walk, Rushura hill walk,
Muzubijiro loop, Habinyanja trail and many others.
Other safari activities for you to do while on safari in this park include cycling or mountain biking, cultural encounters.

Where to stay in Bwindi National Park

Bwindi National Park is known for its numerous accommodation facilities
where tourists spend a night before or after their strenuous adventures.
The available lodges for you choose for your overnight stay in Bwindi
include Chameleon Hill lodge, Buhoma lodge, Mahogany springs lodge,
Silverback lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge, Trackers safari lodge,
Buhoma gorilla resort, Gorilla safari lodge, Bwindi Jungle Lodge and
many more.

Getting to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is reachable both by road and
by air. By road, most routes to this park converge to Butogota
approximately 108 kilometers away from Kabale to Buhoma through Ruhija.
If you are traveling from Kampala, you will head off to Buhoma via
Kabale to Ntungamo. There are also many other routes. Alternatively, you
can embark on direct flight from Entebbe International Airport or
Kajjansi airstrip to Kisoro or Kihihi airstrip where you can easily
connect up to the park within a shortest time.

Conclusively, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is not only
popular for mountain gorillas but also for a number of most significant
wildlife species for you to catch a glimpse at while on Uganda safari.

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Guide to Visiting Kahuzi Biega National Park

What most travelers on safari to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have in mind is that tourism in the eastern side of this magical country entirely depends on the mountain gorilla trekking but the later isn’t true. A visit to this particular side of DRC offers travelers yet another incredible opportunity to encounter the unique eastern lowland gorillas that thrive in Kahuzi Biega National Park. This park was gazetted in 1970 mainly to offer refuge to these rare primate species. For primate safari seekers, the park is the only site worldwide where you can catch a glimpse at these most fascinating creatures.

This forest protected area spans for over 6000 square kilometers making it one of the largest parks in the DRC. Its name comes from the two extinct volcanoes that dominate its high sector-Mount Kahuzi and Biega that stretch for about 3308 meters and 2790 meters respectively.

This park is a true hidden treasure of the world the fact that it rewards visitors with thrilling primate experiences. Its vegetation cover comprises of swamps, bogs, marshlands, tropical rain forests a mention but a few thus offering refuge to variety of wildlife species. Around 1980, it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kahuzi Biega National Park is situated suitably in western Bukavu Town, south Kivu province and small portion of this park lies within the Mitumba Massif of the Albertine rift valley and largest portion of it is mainly lowland terrain. This park receives average annual precipitation of 1800 mm and maximum temperatures of about 18 degrees Celsius and minimum of 10.4 degrees Celsius.

The DR Congo visa

To pay a visit to DR Congo for any purpose, you need a visa even when you are on gorilla safari. Interestingly, there are relatively affordable tourist visa for visitors on safari in DR Congo. While booking for your gorilla permit in the Democratic Republic of Congo still you can use the same safari company to help you secure a visa for you.

How to get to Kahuzi Biega National Park

This park is situated about 40 kilometers off Bukavu town and you need about 1 and half hours’ drive to get there. It can be reached through various means-by road-you drive or take a bus from Bukavu or drive from Rwanda through Cyangugu border area from Burundi through Uvira border and then from Goma by road on Lake Kivu. By boat-there are many operators that operate each day between Goma and Bukavu with tickets for rapid boats costing about US$50 and then those that are large and slow cost between 8 and 25 dollars. You can obtain a ticket at the ports in Goma and Bukavu and you can do this early enough. By air-take a flight and land in a nearby international airport in Goma, Bujumbura-Burundi or Kigali Rwanda, Entebbe airport then connect to DR Congo.

What to do in Kahuzi Biega National Park

There are lots of things to do in the Kahuzi Biega National Park. Here are the most popular adventure activities that you can incorporate into your next holiday into the park;

Gorilla trekking

A visit to Kahuzi Biega National Park is perfect for you to track the lowland gorillas and this park comprises of 2 groups out of about 9 that are available. Treks to view these rare primates are more like mountain gorilla trekking in the Virunga National Park. Kahuzi Biega National Park offers refuge to eastern lowland gorillas making it a unique gorilla destination. The gorilla safari adventure may last you about half an hour to six hours while hiking through the dense vegetation.

Volcano hiking
Mount Kahuzi

A side from tracking the eastern lowland gorillas, Kahuzi Biega National Park is also ideal for volcano hiking. This park comprises of a duo inactive Volcanoes where it derived its name-Mount Kahuzi and Biega and exploring their summits rewards with breathtaking views of the park, wildlife and other surrounding areas. While on a hike, you also wind through the bamboo and subalpine vegetation which inhabits variety of wildlife species including several primates such as owl faced monkeys and birds.

Birding in Kahuzi Biega National Park

Bird Watching in Kahuzi Biega

Kahuzi Biega National Park offers refuge to over 342 species of birds 42 of which are endemic to the park making it a true birder’s haven. While on birding safari at this park, you have a chance to spot out avifauna species such as the Congo peafowl, African green broadbill, yellow crested helmet shrike a mention but a few.

Nature walks

For nature lovers, the best way for you to explore the hidden treasures within this park is by embarking on nature walk. There are many trails that take visitors through this tropical rain forest protected area to different tourist sites including Kibati Falls plus other 3 magical waterfalls. Besides, you have a chance to meet other pristine wildlife, vegetation, trees, birds, plants a mention but a few. In addition, there are also historical and cultural resources that are worth exploring while you are on safari in this park.

Where to stay

Wondering about where to stay on your next safari? Currently, there are plans to develop good accommodation facilities within the park. You can consider staying at nearby lodges that have been developed in either Bukavu or close to the park. Some of the popular lodge for visitor overnight stay includes L’Orchids safari club and Lodge Coco in Bukavu.

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Going on a Gorilla Safari in Africa

Uganda- Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo are popularly known for gorilla trekking. The three countries are proud for hosting one of the rarest species of the gorillas called Mountain Gorillas.  DRC on the other hand offers Lowland and Mountain Gorillas in Kahuzi -Biega National Park and Virunga National Park respectively.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National park are proven to have the largest number of mountain gorillas worldwide.  Gorilla news for Gorilla trekkers is that, Bwindi protects 18 habituated Mountain Gorilla Families while Mgahinga Gorilla park has one habituated Gorilla family.

Rwanda protects ten habituated Gorilla families in Volcanoes National Park. The park is situated in Ruhengeri province in northern Rwanda. The mountainous park offers fascinating views of the mighty Virunga ranges hence making Gorilla trekking memorable.

Rwanda Gorilla park is easily accessible – its 2hrs drive from Kigali Airport/ city to Volcanoes National Park. You can even decide to do one day gorilla trek to save time and money.  For people on very tight schedule, can fly to Kigali- do gorilla trekking and then fly out. For that case, the arrival flight should be around 4:30am – drive to the park for 2hrs and then report to the briefing point at 7:30am – Trek Gorillas and return to the Airport by 6:30 pm – fly out.

Rwanda has ten habituated Gorilla families – making it easy to get Gorilla permits. It should be noted that a maximum of eight people is allowed to trek each Gorilla family. That means there is a room for eighty visitors to trek Gorillas every day.

COVID-19 control measures– Rwanda is well organized – all Social operation procedures (SOP) are followed before Gorilla trekking – During gorilla trekking and after Gorilla Trekking to control the spread of Corona Virus. Like wise in Uganda, all international visitors are supposed to come with certificates proving COVID-19 free visitor. It must be with the advance checkup duration of 72 hours.

Uganda protects the largest number of Mountain Gorillas – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga gorilla parks are well known for keeping the largest number of mountain gorillas with 19 habituated gorilla groups making it easier to get gorilla trekking pass. You can only confirm this when you go on a gorilla safari to Mgahinga – Bwindi region. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has four trekking centres: Nkuringo, Ruhija, Rushaga and Buhoma.

Uganda and Rwanda are politically stable – For a long time, Rwanda has never engaged any war since 1994 Genocide Movement which cost the lives of about 800000 people. Uganda has also been stable since 1986 war which brought president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tihaburwa in power. Peace and stability have facilitated Gorilla trekking in the two countries. On the other hand, DRC experiences season insecurity which sometimes forces the government to halt Gorilla tourism. Its true that DRC experiences on and off Gorilla tourism but still people visit for other added good factors.

Democratic Republic of Congo offers cheap Gorilla permit at US$400 – For travelers wanting to save some money, DRC is an option. Compared to Rwanda Gorilla permit at US$1500, Uganda Gorilla permit cost US$700 that means, DRC is the cheapest country as far as Gorilla trekking is concerned.

DRC has both low and Mountain Gorillas – Its amazing to visit both Lowland Gorillas in kahuzi- Biega national Park and Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park. Rwanda and Uganda only offer Mountain Gorilla trekking thus clients wanting to see both, better visit DRC.

Other activities apart from Gorilla trekking – Uganda- Rwanda and DRC offers chimpanzee trekking, boat trips, city tour, Game viewing drives, nature walks, Golden monkey trekking among others. Other activities supplement Gorilla trekking and you can do any after or before.

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A Short Guide to Choosing the best Hotel

Many of us go away on holiday and expect to find a hotel which is perfect and with no flaws. However, the reality is that sometimes we’ll book ourselves into a place that just does not either suit us or for some other reason. Below are a few pointers which may help you and no matter whether you are a seasoned traveller or simply taking that short break, the below advice should assist you in choosing the right hotel accommodation.

Does the dining offer a varied spread of different foods?

How many times have we gone into a hotel and only found a few things on the menu? It really does matter what one needs in the food department and any hotel most certainly needs to be on top of this point. With families coming from all over the world, foods of many different types need to be available. Food can really be the testing factor of any hotel and if that is not at a good standard then people simply won’t return. Good hotels usually give a good spread and also give ones whole family the freedom of choice.

How well does the hotel take care of families?

This is an important one and most of us would agree that families usually pack hotels during the summer season. A good hotel needs to know that the family is one of its main business endeavours and of course allot of care is involved. With children in particular there should be a wealth of facilities catered for such and in any capacity. Why go to a hotel that doesn’t offer children amenities?

Are the rooms clean?

One of the biggest bugbears of any hotel would be an untidy room. This point is rare however I’m sure it happens. Hotels around really do keep this point on the ball nonetheless if you do encounter it, simply ask for another room straight away. This point really does show the care factor and hotels need to have the vested interest in keeping every inch of their organisations clean at all times. It’s even worse when you are in a foreign country and there is a mess to greet you!

Is the room service competent?

Often being in a different country one can feel a little out of the norm and one often does need the care and commitment from a hotel to look after them. If the room service is bad then not only does the hotel reputation go by the boards but people just won’t want to be there. Room service must be caring and able to cater for the large demands which are encumbered on them day in day out. Nobody likes an ill-mannered room service and a service not up to standards.

Does your chosen hotel have a good track record?

How often have we checked into a hotel only to find that the place is an absolute nightmare? It’s important to do your research before you start the booking process. Does the hotel have a website? Find reviews on the hotel in particular and make your own decision.

The points above are rare, however if you do encounter them then one is certainly less likely to return, which means reduced pleasure from your holiday. A good hotel is really worth looking into and one will do well in checking through all the points just outlined beforehand which will certainly make your stay much more pleasurable, comfortable and enjoyable.

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Planning a Gorilla Trekking Safari

Did you know that there are only about 880 mountain gorillas left in the world? Do you know that meeting eye to eye with the mountain gorillas in the wild is one of the most unique wildlife encounters one can ever experience on the African continent. There are a few places where one can experience this lifetime thrilling moment. No wonder the cost of a mountain gorilla safari is far higher than other wildlife viewing experiences.

Here is practical information that you may need to plan a gorilla watching safari in Africa.

Where to trek gorillas

It is always very important to decide where to go and enjoy gorilla tracking. There are only three countries where mountain gorillas can be found in the world. Surprisingly there are unique features in each of these three countries that host these rare species in the world. Experience shows that most travelers looking for short trips opt for Rwanda while those looking for gorilla tracking combined with game viewing opt for Uganda.

A gorilla visit to many travelers in Africa is the single largest expenditure they make in the region. Not only having the best experience but it is also worth knowing the security side of it. For most of travelers it comes down to a choice between volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Bwindi national park in Uganda and as the Mgahinga gorillas always cross they boarder to Congo so before booking you need to confirm with your tour company the group is there and Djomba in democratic republic of Congo has been closed for years due to insecurity in the country which doesn’t favor safe gorilla tracking. So Rwanda and Uganda offers the best sighting areas for gorilla tracking, since Rwanda has about 10 gorilla habituated gorilla groups and Uganda has about 13 gorilla groups which are ready for tracking.

Bwindi impenetrable national park

This is the most visited Uganda national park. It is located in the South-western part of Uganda in just a drive of about 8-10 hours on the road from Kampala Uganda’s capital and largest city. Or by a plane it’s just about an hour from Kajansi air strip to kisoro air strip then from there to the park. The park covers an area of about 331 square kilometers. It borders the Republic of Congo border and the Virunga National park on the edge of the Albertine Rift. The park is most known because it hosts the rare species that’s the mountain gorillas almost a half of the world’s population about 400 individuals are estimated to live only in this park about of 880 individuals left worldwide making it the best safari destination for gorilla trekking in Africa. Bwindi impenetrable national park is a dense forest with steep slopes, so this sometimes makes gorilla trekking hard, due to it’s being dense, visibility is also some how tough, and a fast film or push-processing is necessary for good photographic results. Not being dense it’s also a tropical rainforest and in such a background it can rain at any time so you are advised to carry rain gears such as jackets, strong shoes/boots long sleeved shirts or blouses, gloves, other tracking gears include sticks these can be provided at the park headquarters, packed lunch and bottled water. Not only gorillas that are found in the park the is also a home to over 346 species of birds, 202 species of butterflies, 163 species of trees, 100 species of fern, it’s also the only park in the world where the chimps and gorillas co-exist in the same environment a very good experience at the park.

The park has 11 habituated gorilla ready for tracking including Mubale Gorilla Group Nshongi Gorilla Group, Mishaya Gorilla Group, Habinyanja Gorilla Group, The Rushegura Gorilla Group, Nkuringo Gorilla Group, The Oruzogo Gorilla Group, Bitukura Gorilla group, Busingye Gorilla Group, Bweza Gorilla Group, kyaguniro gorilla group, kahungye gorilla group. Only eight members are allowed to track in each group. Arranger guide is every time available to accompany the trackers in the forest and he is armed to guide the trackers in case of anything, he also help to give relative information to visitors to any forest flora and fauna they found on the way to make tracking more interesting. Porters are also available they are hired at a fee of about 10-15 USD they help in caring clients, bags and sometimes packed food in case a visitor gets tired during the tracking.

Mgahinga gorilla national park

This is another Uganda’s gorilla national park, it’s is located in the far south- western corner of the country it covers an area of about 434sqkm; it takes part of the Virunga volcanoes, which span the boarder of Uganda, Rwanda and democratic republic of Congo. The park was formed to protect the rare mountain that inhabit its dense forest and is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey. However gorillas to this park are not guaranteed as gorillas tend to migrate to the Virunga national park or Rwanda in search of different adventures although ever since they returned back in the park in 2012 they have stayed a while. However it’s advised to confirm with your tour company to know which side of the boarder the gorillas are on before you confirm your safari. There are only one gorilla group in Mgahinga gorilla national park and that’s Nyakagezi Gorilla Group. Gorilla permits are also at a cost of US$600 in the high seasons and 350 USD in the low seasons.

Volcanoes national park (Parc Nationale des Volcas, Rwanda

It’s just a 2-3 hours drive to the park (volcanoes national park) from Kigali Rwanda’s capital and its largest city. The park covers an area of about 160km2. It is located at the border with Uganda in the North and in the west by Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The park is known for its rare species mountain gorillas and it is refers to as the best gorilla tracking destination owning almost a half of the world mountain gorillas over 380 individuals are found at the park. The park was made famous through the works of Diane Fossy who studied the behaviors of these giant species for a period of over 20 years and it was a base where the film about her works was made (gorillas in the mist).

Due to her works of habituating gorillas, gorillas become the major tourist attraction in Rwanda and one of the major sources of revenue to the country. Not only gorillas but the forest is a home to golden monkeys, various species of birds, plants, butterflies among others. If you want the most real experience; this may be the place to come as the towering volcanoes form a breathtaking background.

Mountain gorilla tracking in Rwanda can be accessed easily as when you compare gorilla tracking in Uganda. Rwanda gorilla permits are at a fee of US$1500 per person per tracking, gorilla permit is a guarantee for tracking however it’s not a guarantee for seeing gorillas although chances of seeing them is at 95% and the park has well experience guides good at sighting them and there most of the time know where they allocate them.

The Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda has about 10 habituated gorilla group and only 8 members are allowed to track in each group. Rwanda gorilla groups include Susa Group (Susa A Family), Karisimbi FamilySabyinyo Gorilla Group, Amahoro Gorilla Group, Umubano Group, 13 Group (aka Agasha Group), Kwitonda Family, Hirwa Group, Bwenge Family, Ugenda Family. Like its counterpart Uganda, tracking gorillas lasts for only one hour and people below the age of 15 years are not allowed to track.

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Step by Step Guide to Pitch a Tent in the Mountains

Setting up a tent is one of the first things many people do after selecting a campsite. The camping tent serves as a shelter for sleeping during the night and provides protection from unfavorable weather conditions and bothersome insects. The process of setting up a simple tent is easy, and tent assembly can be completed within minutes once the basic procedure is understood.

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How to Choose the Right Backpack

Backpack is one of the most important outdoor and camping equipment that you need to make a successful and smooth journey. Any outdoor camping trip cannot not happen without a backpack and good quality backpack provides smooth and pleasant trips across the world. Backpacks are designed to fit to each personality of travelers whether men or women. Though the purpose of carry backpack is simply enabling us to carry all necessary things that you need during your travels, it is not easy for one to travel from one place to another without the right backpack. And when you decide to buy your backpack, there are things you should know as well as the purpose you intend to use it for.

It is quite obvious that backpacks now are becoming the most important equipment that traveler and most especially outdoor enthusiasts like campers, hikers, backpackers must have. However, the factor to determine the type of backpack you would need is to consider from the objective. There are various types of backpack and they can be divided into four major categories which are, military backpacks, assault packs, full packs, day packs.

Therefore, the following detail will take you thought the basic guide of these types of backpack. You will get to know each of them about what they look like and short description of their usage. We are going to start to know assault pack. Assault pack typically known as mountain pack, which is suitable for camping and mountain climbing activities or any other recreation trip. The pack of assault type is probably biggest among pack of any other type of backpack as they are designed for carrying more stuff for long or mountain vacation. Also the packs come in two main types! They are internal frame and external frame. The purpose of these frames is to distribute weight evenly through the pack. The internal frame may have less capability of hold heavy stuff than the pack that has external frame.

The first type of backpack is day pack. Day pack means to some kind of pack that we use to contain stuff that will be used during the day. Therefore, it doesn’t need to be big and they are usually has low capacity. Day pack may not suitable for long trip that requires bigger and tougher backpack. However, you may use day pack with your long trip by us them as a personal bag to carry traveling stuff such as wallet, purse, air tickets, and all travel document. This is because when you travel, especially if you travel overseas, you should keep this kind of stuff handy.

The third type is military backpack. Military backpack is quite flexible and utilized because they are designed to be used in very hard and tough condition. However, you may find that military backpack may not have as large size as other type of travel backpack. Military backpack is also suitable for short trip and if you are willing to travel to remote rural area, military backpack maybe the one that you are looking for. The fabric used for military backpack is extremely hard and you cloud make sure that it will never easily tear.

From the detail described above then you can see that there’s practical value in learning more not only about backpack topic but for all other ones. Can you think of ways to apply what’s been covered in this article and as your knowledge about this topic may continues to grow, you will begin to see how it fits into the overall scheme of things.

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Getting a Visa to Burma from Bangkok

Getting a visa to Burma in Bangkok is not as hard as you think as long as you prepare all the requirements you need beforehand. So while you’re in Bangkok, getting to Burma is possible. The requirements that you will need is your passport, a copy of your passport, and 2 colored passport photos. If you want to pick your visa on the same day of your application you also need to provide a copy of your flight itinerary, but if not it won’t be necessary.

Prices of the Myanmar Visa are 810 baht if you choose to pick it up after two days, 1035 baht for the day after your application, and 1260 baht for same day pickup. You can pickup your visa between 3:30 and 4:30pm on your specified day of pickup.

To avoid the queue in the Myanmar embassy, you better go there at around 8am as they opened at 9am.

But if you can’t make it is also good to be there later in the day to avoid the early rush. If you’re not sure about the location of the embassy, you can search for it in Google maps. Just search for Myanmar embassy Bangkok Thailand and it will show you the correct location but the address that was shown is incorrect. To easily get there, I suggest just take the Skytrain to either the Surasak BTS Station or Chong Nonsi. If ever you will get lost its very easy ask the locals anyway, they all know where it is.

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Guide to Shopping for Travel

Shopping is all about buying the things by examining its quality and quantity. The word bargaining is very common and it’s co-related with shopping. Selection of goods is followed by on the spot purchase.

Shopping can be done from the various shopping venues like shopping hubs, shopping centers, shopping malls, town squares, bazaars and flea markets.

Online Shopping Guide is essential for it protects you from falling in trap. The risk to be deceived is much. So the former detail information about the goods and its respective brand is necessary. The way of shopping is divided into various categories such as you can go direct to the stores or you can buy through on line shopping.

The traditional method of shopping being the purchasing things from the open market place or from the stores, people still love to buy goods from stores by verifying the rates. The stores are like bookstores, candy shops, gifts shops, liquor stores, hardware stores, pet stores, supermarkets, pharmacy and so on.

The Online Shopping Guide websites consist of the information about the names of the accessories along its company name. Just make a click to a particular catalog; it will display every single product of every possible design. Shopping guide also reveals the latest fashions of the day. Hence, it makes your task of selection easier. Let it be jewelry, cloths or cosmetics accessories, there is no doubt about the variety of the items it exhibits.

The latest shopping guides define the home shopping, online shopping, window shopping etc. In today’s advanced world of technology one can do shopping without stepping a single step outside the room of his/her own home. You can make an order through telephone or through television to the retail shops which provide such online facilities. A consumer could make purchases though online, shopping, shopping channels, mail order, etc.

Online shopping gives lots of advantages to its consumers like online shopping time is anytime. But the product price may raise little high in comparison to the prices that offer by the stores.  Shopping guides also tell about the shopping seasons which show special attractions of the respective season.

Christmas time, New Year and other many more festivals and eves of the world have its best selling season. You can also avail the offers of discount which can be seen in the off seasons. To get the genuine information about the today’s market rates and products and above all latest fashions, shopping guide is must to follow.