Rwanda’s Renowned Elephant Dies at 48

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October 5, 2018
Rwanda’s Renowned Elephant Dies at 48

One of the oldest elephants in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park recently passed on at the age of 48. Mutware (chief) famously became the most recognized elephant in the park after breaking his tusks last year. His death was reportedly to have been of natural causes. During his last years, the veteran bull would spend most…

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24 Years of Rwanda After the Genocide

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September 29, 2018
24 Years of Rwanda After the Genocide

How Has Rwanda Managed To Transform & Recover? It is now 24 years since the end of the catastrophic genocide that saw close to a million people massacred in cold blood with over 90% of them being the minority Tutsis. The tragedy that happened in the spring of 1994 between April and July was characterized…

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Gorilla Namers at 2018 Kwita Izina Ceremony

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September 6, 2018
Gorilla Namers at 2018 Kwita Izina Ceremony

Gorilla Namers at 2018 Kwita Izina Ceremony Are you ready for the 2018 Rwanda gorilla naming ceremony? The long awaited Kwita Izina ceremony every traveler on his/her Rwanda gorilla safari is finally here. As always, the annual event is prepared by Rwanda Development Board (RDB) a government body responsible for tourism marketing and new product…

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DR Congo Tourism Now Looks to Kahuzi-Biega

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September 1, 2018
DR Congo Tourism Now Looks to Kahuzi-Biega

DR Congo Tourism Now Looks to Kahuzi-Biega Following the closure of Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park till 2019, all gorilla safaris to Congo have diverted to Kahuzi Biega national park. Virunga national park in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was closed in May 2018 due to insecurity concerns associated with kidnap and killing of…

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Relief After Rwanda Cuts Gorilla Permit fees

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August 21, 2018

Having been shaken by the high cost of gorilla safaris in Rwanda after the double increase of gorilla permits last year, Rwanda travel operators have felt a relief after the introduction of 30 percent low season discount permits in volcanoes National park. In 2017, RDB and the government of Rwanda with immediate effect doubled the…

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