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 the 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…

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ONOMO Hotel Chain Opens In Kigali

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December 7, 2018
ONOMO Hotel Chain Opens In Kigali

The Pan-African hotel group ONOMO has opened its doors in Rwanda’s capital Kigali to boost business tourism in Rwanda and in the region at large. The hotel premises are located in Kiyovu, Kigali city with easy access to the city center and Kigali International Airport. The hotel is a US $20million investment project seeking to…

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Congo Creates a New National Park For Gorillas & Elephants

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December 1, 2018
Congo Creates a New National Park For Gorillas & Elephants

As a rescue to the closed gorilla safaris to Virunga national park, Congo has created a new national park named Ogooue-Leteki with a sole purpose of sheltering gorillas and forest elephants. Virunga national park was closed for tourism in May 2018 following the kidnap of travelers and the killing of rangers in the park. Ogooue-Leketi…

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Conservation Efforts Help Mountain Gorillas To Thrive

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November 19, 2018
Conservation Efforts Help Mountain Gorillas To Thrive

The tourism fraternity in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo rejoice over the steady rebound of mountain gorilla population in the Virunga conservation area. As of 2018 gorilla census, the world shelters over 1000 mountain gorillas living in the Virunga Massif comprised of Virunga, Mgahinga gorilla & Volcanoes National Park While the remaining gorillas dwell in Bwindi…

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Rwanda Gorilla Safaris Decline After Price Hike

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November 1, 2018
Rwanda Gorilla Safaris Decline After Price Hike

If you have been following Rwanda tourism analytics, you should have realized a drop in the number of travelers to this land of a thousand years. Undeniably, Rwanda has lost a large number of travelers since May 2017 compared to the past years. The fall in Rwanda’s tourist arrivals is attributed to the double increment…

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Festive season flights to Rwanda

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October 27, 2018
Festive season flights to Rwanda

Festive season flights to Rwanda Are you planning to have your Christmas/new year break in Rwanda? Rwanda air has introduced festive season flights to ease your movements to and from Rwanda the land of a thousand hills. This is to simplify your travel to and stay in Rwanda during you Christmas and New Year vacation….

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Why Visit Nyungwe Forest National Park

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October 23, 2018
Why Visit Nyungwe Forest National Park

What Makes Nyungwe Forest an Exceptional Tourism Destination Are you tired of a tiring busy city life and yearning for a new experience, take another perspective into the untouched rainforest canopy, walking upon the wildlife and centuries old treetops. This forest covers an area of over 1000sq kilometers lieng in the southwestern corner of Rwanda….

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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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