Trekking gorillas during Covid-19 times

Covid-19 third wave preventing tourism revival in East Africa

East Africa is one of the leading tourist destinations in the world due to it’s breathtaking safaris in wildlife, adventure, culture and vacations. But the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and its negative impacts has left the region’s tourism industry on its knees. East Africa has experienced a sharp decline in the number of tourists […]

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gorillas in Bwindi

How mountain gorillas are safeguarded against Covid-19

Gorilla tourism is still going on in Rwanda and Uganda despite both countries currently going through the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The two countries have reinstated nationwide lockdowns to control the spread of Covid-19 but have both left tourism open with international tourists still welcomed to visit. However, unlike before, this time tourists […]

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Mount Nyiragongo eruption

The looming Volcanic catastrophe in Eastern DR Congo

On Saturday 22 May at about 18:30 UTC, Nyiragongo volcano, in the north of Goma city – North Kivu province had an effusive eruption that caused masses of people self-evacuating themselves, retreating to Rwanda. The Goma city authorities responded quickly with an evacuation plan despite the blockage of the main north road (N2) by the […]

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DR Congo: Panic in Goma after warnings of second volcanic eruption

Over 400,000 people have fled and others evacuated the battered Goma city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over fears of another volcanic eruption. This followed warnings from local authorities that Mount Nyiragongo could erupt again anytime after killing 32 people and leaving thousands homeless during when the volcano spewed lava over the surrounding […]

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protecting gorillas in virunga national park

Why protecting gorillas in Congo’s Virunga National Park is one of the toughest jobs in the world

Virunga National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the 3 parks within the Virunga Mountains that protect the endangered mountain gorillas and many other wildlife species. The other two parks include Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. Unlike Volcanoes and Mgahinga where the […]

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What makes the Virunga Mountains a unique wildlife gem?

The Virunga Mountain also known as the Virunga Conservation Area or the Virunga Massif is a protected ecological area that straddles the borders of 3 countries; Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda. The area is protected for its unique wildlife diversity with both fauna and flora species including endangered species like mountain gorillas […]

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Threats to wildlife in Uganda

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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Lodges in Nyungwe Forest National Park

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 gorillas in Volcanoes National park

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

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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