civil war in eastern DR Congo

An insight into the the civil war in eastern DR Congo and its impact on wildlife and tourism

The largest country in Sub Saharan Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) covers 2,345,409 sq.km including a huge part of Congo basin equatorial rainforests endowed with a variety of natural resources. The resources range from wildlife and minerals to lakes, rivers and active volcanoes. Mineral-rich DRC Some of the minerals in DR Congo include tungsten, […]

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Rwanda’s Conservation Efforts

Kigali capital city of Rwanda recently won the Ramsar Wetland City Accreditation award for restoring the 121 hectares of Nyandungu wetland located in Gasabo, the city’s largest district. Now Nyandungu is an Eco-tourism park used for recreation which has improved the quality of life. The park contains fish ponds and herb gardens with over 55 […]

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Best wildlife and cultural experiences to enjoy in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo

Wildlife, volcanoes and people around the Virunga Mountains Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo are tropical countries in East Africa. They share several ecosystems including the Virunga Mountains – a habitat for 603 of the 1,064 world’s mountain gorilla population which straddle the borders of the 3 countries. Virunga Area contains a chain of […]

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Gorilla trekking in Rwanda

 Rwanda Gorilla Tourism Revenue Rises by 25%

Rwanda Tourism Board is excited over the increase of Rwanda gorilla tourism revenue by up to 25%, a great recovery from the covid19 pandemic.  Tourism revenue has increased from US$131 million in 2020 to US$164 million in 2021. This good news of the gorilla revenue increase was announced on September 24th during the celebrations of […]

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Slow travel in East Africa

East African is one of the most lucrative regions in the world when it comes to exploring amazing safari experiences. The concept of slow travel is the best way to maxmize your East African safari experience. The region is truly rewarding in terms of wildlife, adventure, cultural and social experiences which can be fully explored […]

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Can I trek a gorilla family alone?

The Possibility of Trekking a Gorilla Family Alone

The possibility of trekking a gorilla family alone is one of the major concerns for travelers who wish to visit the endangered primates in their natural habitats. Over time, some travelers coming for gorilla tours in Africa ask how possible can one trek a gorilla family alone. Is it possible really? Yes, with proper planning, […]

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Sergio Ramos and 3 other PSG players track gorillas in Rwanda

Four Paris Saint Germain stars including Sergio Ramos, Julian Draxler, Keylor Navas and Thilo Kehrer visited Rwanda and participated in some amazing tour activities including gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park. Their three-day visit which began on Saturday last week was part of the club’s partnership with the Visit Rwanda campaign. The quartet, together with […]

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7 Days Rwanda safari

1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour

You can trek the endangered mountain gorillas of Rwanda in Volcanoes National park on a 1-Day Rwanda gorilla tour. The short gorilla trip is the best option for travelers with limited time, especially those who visited Rwanda for meetings, conferences, and events. Over time, gorilla trekking has become popular and a dream come true for […]

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Virunga Mountains: A gem of biodiversity in the heart of Africa

The Virunga Mountains, also known as the Virunga Massif or the Virunga Conservation Area is one the largest protected areas in Africa covering territories in 3 countries in East and Central Africa. The Area stretches across borders of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda. Wildlife in Virunga Mountains The Virunga Conservation Area is […]

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Gorilla trekking

East African safari experiences for adults

Majority of the experiences in most of East Africa’s tourist destinations are tenacious and adventurous in nature which require some minimum level of maturity and physicality. Some activities in particular, for example gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, mountain climbing and rafting require participants to be at least 15 years or older in order to take part. […]

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Rwanda to expand Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park in northwest Rwanda is one of the 3 parks within the Virunga Massif that protect the endangered mountain gorillas. The other gorilla parks include Virunga National Park in DR Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The increasing population of mountain gorilla According to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, a […]

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