kigezi highlands

Kigezi highlands: The tourism hub in southwest Uganda

The Kigezi highlands are located in southwest Uganda covering a number of districts including Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu, and Rukungiri districts. The hills are bordered by Virunga massif and Rwanda to the south and DR Congo to the east. The national parks of Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, both of which are known for harbouring mountain […]

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grey-crowned crane

Saving the endangered grey-crowned crane in Uganda and Rwanda

There are 4 subspecies of cranes in sub–Saharan Africa including the grey-crowned crane, wattled, blue and black cranes. The grey crowned crane (Balearica regulorum) in particular was put on the IUCN Red List of endangered species in 2012. This came after it was discovered that their population was reducing across its range in East Africa. […]

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Nkombo Island

Nkombo Island: Rwanda’s hidden getaway

Nkombo Island, in Rusizi district, western province of Rwanda is a perfect place to relax after chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest national park. Found in Lake Kivu, the island is reached by a 28-minute boat ride from Cyangugu town, which is 36km from Kitabi, the park’s western entrance gate. Cyangugu is the 8th and last […]

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volcanoes national park

Cultural tours around Volcanoes national park in Rwanda

Travel to volcanoes national park for most people is about wildlife experiences including gorillas and golden monkey trekking and birding. Those intending to explore the local community, there’s a wide range of cultural tours in and around volcanoes national park including the traditional Rwandan music and dance at the Gorilla Guardian’s Center. Additionally, a tour […]

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oil in Uganda

Oil in Uganda: Exploration, production and management

Oil in Uganda was discovered through geological surveys first made in 1920s along with drilling of several wells that revealed the presence oil deposits in the Lake Albert graben in the western of the country. However, the first law to govern oil exploration and production was passed in the 1986. Several oil and gas operators […]

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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 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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gorilla trekking

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

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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