The Construction Of Ellen DeGeneres Campus Commences In Kinigi Rwanda

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February 13, 2019
The Construction Of Ellen DeGeneres Campus Commences In Kinigi Rwanda

One year down the road, the long-awaited construction of the Ellen DeGeneres campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla fund commences in Kinigi Rwanda. The officials of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) officially launched the project yesterday 12th Feb 2017. Belise Kariza, the Chief Tourism officer for Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Portia De Rossi the partner of…

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How Fit Should I be to Trek Mountain Gorillas

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February 1, 2019
How Fit Should I be to Trek Mountain Gorillas

Physical fitness is one of the things that guarantee successful gorilla trekking tours in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo. How physically fit one should be to be able to see mountain gorillas is one of the frequently asked questions about gorilla trekking. While booking for gorilla tours, potential travelers are advised to ensure physical fitness prior…

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Virunga National Park To Re-Open For Tourism

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January 21, 2019
Virunga National Park To Re-Open For Tourism

After seven months of non-operating, Virunga national park is yet to be reopened for tourists. The world’s oldest national park was closed in June 2018 owing to the increased insecurity fears especially in the eastern province of Congo. The latest incident that led to the closure of gorilla-watching tours in Congo was the kidnap of…

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DRC To Ship Gorillas to Zimbabwe

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January 2, 2019
DRC To Ship Gorillas to Zimbabwe

Following the closure of Virunga national park for Congo gorilla safaris and Mt Nyiragongo hiking tours, Congo is in pending deals to donate mountain gorillas to Zimbabwe. The gorilla transfer idea was introduced in September 2018 when Zimbabwe parks and Wildlife management Authority (Zimparks) disclosed that Zimbabwe would soon receive a donation of mountain gorillas…

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Mountain Gorillas Nolonger Critically Endangered

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December 15, 2018
Mountain Gorillas Nolonger Critically Endangered

The steady increase of mountain gorilla population has made gorillas no longer critically endangered. Despite in the past when mountain gorillas were facing extinction, the rare species have slowly but steadily rebounded counting to over 1000 species at present. The change of status came after the release of 2018 gorilla census, which indicated an increase…

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