Wildlife Poaching Doubles in Uganda in Covid19 Lockdown

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July 9, 2020
Wildlife Poaching Doubles in Uganda in Covid19 Lockdown

Uganda Wildlife Authority has recorded a double increase in the rate of wildlife poaching during the copvid19 lockdown. 367 poaching cases have been registered in Uganda between February and June 2020, a double hike compared to 163 cases that were registered in a similar period of 2019. The unfortunate news was shared to the public…

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Safari Lodges/Accommodation in Nyungwe Forest National park

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May 18, 2020
Safari Lodges/Accommodation in Nyungwe Forest National park

Travelers on Rwanda safarisRwanda safaris to Nyungwe Forest National Park have a long list of top lodges and accommodation facilities for overnight stays. YES, a variety budget, midrange and luxury lodges have been established in and around Nyungwe Forest National Park to serve travelers with first class food and sleeping services. All lodge are located…

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Rwanda Unveils Virtual Tours to See Mountain Gorillas

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May 4, 2020
Rwanda Unveils Virtual Tours to See Mountain Gorillas

Escape reality and visit Rwanda mountain gorillas in the cinematic Victual reality film. YES, even when gorilla safaris gorilla safaris to Volcanoes National park are currently on suspension due to Covid19, Travelers have a chance to trekking Rwanda gorilla’s beautiful and curious mountain gorillas online. Rwanda Development Board has unveiled virtual tours to see mountain…

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Hirwa gorilla family returns to Rwanda

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April 27, 2020
Hirwa gorilla family returns to Rwanda

The Hirwa gorilla family that had crossed from Rwanda to Uganda in August 2019 has reportedly returned home. The gorilla group had migrated from Rwanda’s gorilla home of Volcanoes National Park to the Ugandan side in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. On Saturday, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) reported that the family had returned home after…

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Ugenda Gorilla Family

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April 13, 2020
Ugenda Gorilla Family

Located in the slopes of mount Bisoke, Ugenda is one of the habituated gorilla families in Volcanoes National park. The name “Ugenda” is derived from the continuous movements of this gorilla family which makes its trekking quite difficult and challenging compared to other gorilla families in Volcanoes National Park. “Ugenda” is a Rwanda local word…

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Agashya Gorilla Family

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March 27, 2020
Agashya Gorilla Family

Initially called group “13 family”, Agashya is one of the habituated gorilla families in Volcanoes National Park. This gorilla family was called group 13 due to the 13 members which the gorilla family started with on its time of habituation. The family was first led by Nyakaiima silverback who strived to expand and increase the…

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Kwitonda Gorilla Family

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March 20, 2020
Kwitonda Gorilla Family

Named after its founder “Kwitonda” silverback, Kwitonda gorilla family is one of the 10 gorilla families that call Rwanda home. Kwitonda is locally translated as “humble one” in Kinyarwanda due to the humble character of its founder, the fallen “Kwitonda silverback”. Kwitonda Gorilla family initially lived in Virunga National Park Congo till 2003 when its…

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Karisimbi Gorilla Family

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March 12, 2020
Karisimbi Gorilla Family

Inhabited in the slopes of Mount Karismbi., Karisimbi is one of Rwanda’s 10 gorilla families. Karismbi Family was formerly called (SusaB) having been broken from SusaA gorilla group. The gorilla family is named after Mount Karismbi, The highest Volcano in the Virunga Conservation Area in whose slopes, this gorilla family lives. Karisimbi gorilla family s…

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Hirwa Gorilla Family

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February 29, 2020
Hirwa Gorilla Family

Locally translated as “Lucky one” in Kirwanryanda, Hirwa gorilla family was formerly one of Rwanda’s 10 gorilla families in Volcanoes National Park. Hirwa gorilla group was formed in 2006 when Munyinga silverback rebelled and broke away from Susa Family. Munyinga was known for mating with adult females in his former groups (Susa), which caused troubles…

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DRC to Open an Environmental Radio Station

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February 18, 2020
DRC to Open an Environmental Radio Station

The Democratic Republic of Congo is set to open an environmental radio station in Kahuzi Biega National park. Gorilla FM is set to start broadcasting on 20th March 2020 aimed at enlightening local people on environmental protection and the need for wildlife conservation. The idea of opening up an environmental radio station was fit initiated…

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4 Rwandan Gorilla Killed by Lightening in Uganda

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February 8, 2020
4 Rwandan Gorilla Killed by Lightening in Uganda

Rwanda Development Board together with Uganda Wildlife Authority is mourning the sudden death of four Rwanda mountain gorillas believed to have bee struck by lightening in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in southwestern Uganda. The four gorillas were members of Rwanda’s Hirwa family which last year (2019) migrated from Volcanoes National Park to settle Uganda’s Mgahinga…

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How to Choose the Best Travel Company

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January 25, 2020
How to Choose the Best Travel Company

Dealing with a specialized travel agent/company is the first step to ensure an enjoyable and successful gorilla safari to Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. YES, a good travel company will make it simple for you. Right from booking gorilla permits, reserving hotel/lodge rooms, transport and also assigning you the very best driver-guide….

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Can a child of Below 15 Years Trek Mountain Gorillas

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January 15, 2020
Can a child of Below 15 Years Trek Mountain Gorillas

Yes, at some times, children below 15 years are allowed to trek gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo under some circumstances. Whereas the age limit for gorilla trekking is 15 years in all gorilla tour destinations, a child aged below 15 years may be allowed to trek gorillas. In all gorilla…

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France’s Top Soccer Team Signs Deal to Market Rwanda Gorillas

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January 7, 2020
France’s Top Soccer Team Signs Deal to Market Rwanda Gorillas

After one year of Rwanda’s partnership deal with the English Arsenal football club, RDB has yet signed another three years sponsorship deal with France’s Top football team “Paris Saint Germain”. The 3 years deal was signed in December and will see the “Visit Rwanda” brand featured on the sleeves of PSG’s women players and on…

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The night life of mountain gorillas

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December 13, 2019
The night life of mountain gorillas

The fact that gorillas share about 98 percent of the human DNA means that we have got a lot of things in common with these great primates. These gentle giants emulate several human aspects in their behaviour including living in well-organised families and social groups as well as caring for their infants just like humans…

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